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Erfurt to Madrid by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    23:41
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    17hr 45m
  • Distance
    1,635 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    30hr 7m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Erfurt to Madrid by train

Fast trains from Erfurt to Madrid take around 17 hours and 45 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,635 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Erfurt and Madrid.

1. Are there direct trains from Erfurt to Madrid?

Journeys between Erfurt and Madrid usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Erfurt to Madrid 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 5 departures.

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

The Erfurt to Madrid train travel time is normally about 17 hours and 45 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Madrid is usually scheduled to depart Erfurt around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Erfurt around 06:15, and the last at 21:33.

When to book Erfurt to Madrid train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 and a half 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 Madrid by train.

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Which train companies operate between Erfurt and Madrid?

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

  • AV City
  • AVE
  • Alleo
  • Eurocity-Express
  • FS100
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • TGV

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.