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Erfurt to Munich by train

It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Erfurt to Munich by train, over a distance of around 197 miles (317 km). There are normally 19 trains per day travelling from Erfurt to Munich and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 16m
Price€17.50 - €153.90
Distance197 miles (317 km)
Frequency19 trains per day
Departure stationErfurt
Arrival stationMunich
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn

Erfurt to Munich train times

Check out the next trains departing from Erfurt to Munich for martedì 20º aprile 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:51 10:26 2h 35m, direct
08:50 11:24 2h 34m, direct
09:51 00:26 2h 35m, direct
10:14 01:09 2h 55m, direct
10:45 01:09 2h 24m, 1 change
10:51 01:24 2h 33m, direct
11:51 02:26 2h 35m, direct
00:51 03:24 2h 33m, direct
01:51 04:26 2h 35m, direct
02:50 05:24 2h 34m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Erfurt to Munich

You can travel from Erfurt to Munich on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

Cheap train tickets from Erfurt to Munich

The price of train tickets from Erfurt to Munich starts at €17.50 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.
lowest price found
from17.50
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price54.46
on the day
avg. single price77.80

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 Munich 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Erfurt to Munich? 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 Munich take?

The average journey time by train between Erfurt and Munich is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 19 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 Munich by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Erfurt to Munich is 2 hours and 16 minutes.

How much does the train from Erfurt to Munich cost?

Train ticket prices from Erfurt to Munich can start from as little as €17.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Erfurt to Munich?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Erfurt to Munich without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Erfurt to Munich each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Erfurt to Munich leaves at 03:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Erfurt to Munich leaves at 10:00. 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 Munich by train?

Trains travelling from Erfurt to Munich cover a distance of around 197 miles (317 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Munich to Erfurt. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Erfurt to Munich.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Erfurt to Munich for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/04/2021. 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 04/04/2021 for travel on 08/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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