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Salzburg to Erfurt by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    23:08
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 9m
  • Distance
    380 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    23
  • Avg. journey time
    9hr 2m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Salzburg to Erfurt by train

Fast trains from Salzburg to Erfurt take around 4 hours and 9 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 380 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Salzburg and Erfurt.

1. Are there direct trains from Salzburg to Erfurt?

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

We usually find around 24 departures on the route from Salzburg 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 23 departures.

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

The Salzburg to Erfurt train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 9 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Erfurt is usually scheduled to depart Salzburg around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Salzburg around 05:15, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Salzburg 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 Salzburg to Erfurt by train.

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Which train companies operate between Salzburg and Erfurt?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • Inter City Express
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Meridian
  • Railjet
  • Railjet Express

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

Erfurt to Salzburg 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.