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Chemnitz-Erfurt Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 26 daily trains from Chemnitz to Erfurt. Traveling by train from Chemnitz to Erfurt usually takes around 5 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance83 mi (134 km)
Fastest train2h 35m
Lowest price$24.32
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Chemnitz to Erfurt?

There are 3 train lines with service from Chemnitz, Saxony to Erfurt, Free State of Thuringia. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn43h 12m$24.32
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company146h 49m$49.07
Non-federally owned railway company85h 12m$32.39

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Chemnitz 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.

How long is the train journey from Chemnitz to Erfurt?

The distance between Chemnitz and Erfurt is approximately 83 miles, or 134 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 35 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Chemnitz to Erfurt are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Chemnitz at 5:00pm 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 Chemnitz to Erfurt?

There are 26 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 Chemnitz. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Chemnitz to Erfurt for $24.30.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Chemnitz?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Chemnitz.

Where is the train station in Erfurt?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Erfurt:

  • Kühnhausen

  • Stotternheim

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