Erfurt to Basel by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 54m
  • Distance
    456 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Erfurt to Basel by train

Fast trains from Erfurt to Basel take around 4 hours and 54 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 456 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Erfurt and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Erfurt to Basel?

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

We usually find around 34 departures on the route from Erfurt to Basel every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 36 departures.

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

The Erfurt to Basel train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 54 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Erfurt around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:50. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Erfurt around 06:13, and the last at 23:41.

When to book Erfurt to Basel 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 Erfurt to Basel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Erfurt and Basel?

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

  • 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.