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Hanover to Erfurt by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    23:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 19m
  • Distance
    180 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    43
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 42m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Hanover to Erfurt by train

Fast trains from Hanover to Erfurt take around 2 hours and 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 180 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hanover and Erfurt.

1. Are there direct trains from Hanover to Erfurt?

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

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Hanover 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 44 departures.

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

The Hanover to Erfurt train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Erfurt is usually scheduled to depart Hanover around 04:00 and the last train is around 21:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hanover around 04:59, and the last at 00:04.

When to book Hanover to Erfurt train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Hanover to Erfurt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Hanover and Erfurt?

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

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

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

Erfurt to Hanover by train

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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.