Zurich to Erfurt by train

  • First train
    06:00
  • Last train
    00:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 26m
  • Distance
    439 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    8
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Zurich to Erfurt by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Erfurt take around 6 hours and 26 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 439 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Erfurt.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Erfurt?

Journeys between Zurich and Erfurt usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Zurich to Erfurt every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 9 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Zurich to Erfurt?

The Zurich to Erfurt train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 26 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Zurich to Erfurt train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Erfurt is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:00 and the last train is around 00:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 06:00, and the last at 22:00.

When to book Zurich to Erfurt train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Zurich to Erfurt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Erfurt?

More than one train company operates on the route from Zurich to Erfurt, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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