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Salzburg-Erfurt Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Salzburg to Erfurt?

Lowest Price€74.64
Fastest Train5h 1m
Trains Per Day47
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salzburg 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Salzburg to Erfurt?

In the last month, €89.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Salzburg, to Erfurt, TH. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Salzburg to Erfurt?

The distance between Salzburg and Erfurt is approximately 238 miles, or 382 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 6 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 1 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 Salzburg to Erfurt are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Salzburg at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Salzburg to Erfurt?

There are 47 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 Salzburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salzburg to Erfurt for €46.46.

Which train should you take from Salzburg to Erfurt?

2 train services operate from Salzburg, to Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 25 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn255h 30m€90.01
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company226h 49m€88.32

Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Salzburg to Erfurt start from €75, and on average cost €90. Daily there are 25 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Erfurt. Deutsche Bahn in Salzburg leaves from Salzburg Liefering, And in Erfurt trains arrive at Vieselbach and 2 other train stations. From Salzburg to Erfurt train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 5 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Erfurt faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 25 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €90 for a one-way train ticket to Erfurt.

Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Salzburg to Erfurt start from €82, and on average cost €88. Daily there are 22 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Erfurt. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Salzburg leaves from Salzburg Liefering, And in Erfurt trains arrive at Stotternheim and 2 other train stations. From Salzburg to Erfurt train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 6 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Erfurt faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 1 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 22 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay €88 for a one-way train ticket to Erfurt.

Where is the train station in Salzburg?

There is one train station in Salzburg:

  • Salzburg Liefering

Where is the train station in Erfurt?

There are more train stations and stops in Erfurt than most cities. Most trains from Salzburg will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Erfurt:

  • Vieselbach
  • Stotternheim
  • Kühnhausen

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