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Travel from Erfurt to London by train in 9 hours 6 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Erfurt to London by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Erfurt to London by train is 12 hours 17 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 9 hours 6 minutes. You'll usually find 11 trains per day traveling the 776 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to London. You're likely to be traveling with Eurostar, TGV or Thalys to London. As the main train operators on this route, all offer plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating as standard.

Book train tickets from Erfurt to London in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $87.41. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Erfurt to London by train

It takes an average of 12h 17m to travel from Erfurt to London by train, over a distance of around 482 miles (776 km). There are normally 11 trains per day traveling from Erfurt to London and tickets for this journey start from $87.41 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

9h 6m


776 miles (482 km)


11 trains per day


2 changes


From $87.41

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Eurostar, Flixbus, Traveleuro, Thalys, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Regiojet

Erfurt to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Erfurt to London for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:14 13:57 9h 43m, 2 changes
06:51 15:57 9h 6m, 3 changes
07:50 16:57 9h 7m, 4 changes
09:18 19:43 10h 25m, 3 changes
09:31 19:43 10h 12m, 4 changes
11:50 21:57 10h 7m, 3 changes
13:50 08:30 18h 40m, 3 changes
17:18 10:00 16h 42m, 4 changes
17:50 10:30 16h 40m, 4 changes
18:30 10:30 16h 0m, 5 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Erfurt to London

You can travel from Erfurt to London on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

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An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Erfurt to London

The price of train tickets from Erfurt to London starts at $87.41 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Erfurt to London by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Erfurt to London

Want to know more about your journey from Erfurt to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Erfurt to London take?

The average journey time by train between Erfurt and London is 12 hours and 17 minutes, with around 11 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Erfurt and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Erfurt to London is 9 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Erfurt to London cost?

Train tickets from Erfurt to London can start from as little as $87.41 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Erfurt to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Erfurt to London. Travelling from Erfurt to London by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Erfurt to London leave?

The first train from Erfurt to London leaves at 01:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Erfurt to London leave?

The last train from Erfurt to London leaves at 19:30. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Erfurt and London by train?

Trains travelling from Erfurt to London cover a distance of around 482 miles (776 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Erfurt.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Erfurt to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/15/2022 for travel on 11/15/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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