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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Erlangen to Passau. Traveling by train from Erlangen to Passau usually takes around 4 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance130 mi (210 km)
Fastest train3h 19m
Lowest price£23.12
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
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Which train should you take from Erlangen to Passau?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Erlangen to Passau. However, there are 12 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn124h 27m£35.15

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Erlangen to Passau 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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.

How long is the train journey from Erlangen to Passau?

The distance between Erlangen and Passau is approximately 130 miles, or 210 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 19 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?

Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Erlangen to Passau. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Erlangen at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Erlangen to Passau?

There are 12 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 Passau to Erlangen.

City Information


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Erlangen is a small city in the German state of Bavaria, located just north of Nuremberg. Most of Erlangen's residents are enrolled or employed at either the Friedrich-Alexander University or the Siemens company. Visitors to Erlangen often stay near the historic core, where quaint streets lead to some of the city's most impressive buildings. These include the 18th century Palais Stutterheim, historically Erlangen's town hall and now home to the museum Kunstpalais and the city's public library. Don't forget to visit one of the oldest churches in the city, the Huguenot Church, which boasts an impressive size and architecture, and reflects the influence of Huguenots in Erlangen's history.

Erlangen also offers plenty of scenic spots for outdoor activity or relaxation. The Schlossgarten quickly fills up with sunbathing students on sunny days, and the nearby Botanical Garden includes a unique attraction in its artificial stalactite cave.

The closest airport to Erlangen is in Nuremberg, but you can easily connect to Erlangen via Deutsche Bahn or commuter S-Bahn trains. Intercity trains from Munich to Berlin often stop in Erlangen, and connections from these hubs open up the entire country and continent for exploration. Plus, several intercity coach companies, including FlixBus, offer affordable ground travel from Erlangen to destinations throughout Germany.


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Passau is a German city in Lower Bavaria, located at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, Inn, and Ilk. Known as the Three Rivers City, Passau is a popular college town with many students attending the University of Passau.

One of Passau's most famous attractions is the Veste Oberhaus, an ancient fortress dating back to the 13th century. The impressive Gothic structure today includes a museum and, due to its hilltop location, excellent views of Passau's rivers and city. St. Stephen's Cathedral, a magnificent Baroque cathedral, is also worth a stop. However, if you simply want to enjoy a stroll around the city, the square in front of the cathedral is an excellent starting place to encounter some of Passau's most beautiful architecture.

Passau is located right on Germany's border with Austria, so the city is very easy to reach from Austrian cities like Linz or Salzburg. Travel options include intercity coach service with FlixBus and Union Ivkoni or train service with Deutsche Bahn. Trains to Passau arrive at the station directly downtown, so taking the train is especially convenient.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Erlangen?

Main departure station: Eltersdorf

Erlangen has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Passau.

All train stations in Erlangen:

  • Eltersdorf

  • Erlangen-Bruck

  • Erlangen Paul-Gossen-Straße

Where is the train station in Passau?

Main arrival station: Neustift(B)

Passau has one train station.

Train stations in Passau:

  • Neustift(B)

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