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Travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train in 2 hours 24 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train is 2 hours 40 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 2 hours 24 minutes. You'll usually find 29 trains per day traveling the 177 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there are no direct services to Erlangen.

Book train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $39.39. 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.

Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train

It takes an average of 2h 40m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train, over a distance of around 110 miles (177 km). There are normally 29 trains per day traveling from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen and tickets for this journey start from $39.39 when you book in advance.

First train

3:26 am

Last train

10:36 pm

Departure station

Frankfurt (Main)

Arrival station

Erlangen

Journey time

From 2h 24m

Distance

110 miles (177 km)

Frequency

29 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $39.39

Train and bus operators

Flixbus

Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen for Tuesday Jun 25th 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
9:22 am 11:52 am 2h 30m, 1 change
9:53 am 12:25 pm 2h 32m, 1 change
10:53 am 1:25 pm 2h 32m, 1 change
11:22 am 1:54 pm 2h 32m, 1 change
11:53 am 2:25 pm 2h 32m, 1 change
12:53 pm 3:17 pm 2h 24m, 1 change
1:21 pm 3:52 pm 2h 31m, 1 change
1:53 pm 4:25 pm 2h 32m, 1 change
2:53 pm 5:17 pm 2h 24m, 1 change
3:21 pm 5:52 pm 2h 31m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen starts at $39.39 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen? 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Erlangen is 2 hours and 40 minutes, with around 29 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Erlangen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen is 2 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen can start from as little as $39.39 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 Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen?

No, there are no direct train services from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen. Travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen leaves at 03:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen leaves at 22:36. 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 Frankfurt (Main) and Erlangen by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Erlangen cover a distance of around 110 miles (177 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Erlangen to Frankfurt (Main).


* Based on European average monthly visitors to Trainline’s app and website from 1.1.2023 to 10.31.2023 vs other independent retailers.

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