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Trip Summary

There are 55 daily trains from Görlitz to Erfurt. Traveling by train from Görlitz to Erfurt usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 3 hours and 57 minutes.

Distance171 mi (276 km)
Fastest train3h 57m
Lowest price$36.58
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Görlitz to Erfurt?

2 train services operate from Görlitz, Saxony to Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company usually has more trains scheduled, with 55 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn25h 31m$78.09
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company556h 16m$82.06

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Görlitz to Erfurt during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Görlitz to Erfurt?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Görlitz to Erfurt. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Görlitz to Erfurt?

The distance between Görlitz and Erfurt is approximately 171 miles, or 276 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 57 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Görlitz to Erfurt are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Görlitz at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Görlitz to Erfurt?

There are 55 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Erfurt to Görlitz. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Görlitz to Erfurt for $22.64.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Görlitz?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Görlitz.

Where is the train station in Erfurt?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Erfurt than most cities. Most trains from Görlitz will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Erfurt:

Train stations in Erfurt:

  • Erfurt-Bischleben

  • Erfurt Ost

  • Stotternheim

  • Erfurt-Gispersleben

  • Kühnhausen

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