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About the train journey from Erlangen to Gelnhausen

Want to travel from Erlangen to Gelnhausen by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen usually takes 4 hours 5 minutes on average to travel 91 miles (146 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 34 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Erlangen and Gelnhausen, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Gelnhausen. You can choose to travel with ICE or DB to get to Gelnhausen – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Erlangen to Gelnhausen in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save!

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Gelnhausen, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Erlangen to Gelnhausen by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 2h 54m


91 miles (146 km)


34 trains per day


2 changes

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn

Erlangen to Gelnhausen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Erlangen to Gelnhausen for Tuesday 30th July 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:03 15:03 3h 0m, 2 changes
12:20 15:23 3h 3m, 3 changes
12:20 16:02 3h 42m, 2 changes
12:54 16:19 3h 25m, 2 changes
13:03 16:19 3h 16m, 3 changes
14:03 17:03 3h 0m, 2 changes
14:20 17:24 3h 4m, 3 changes
14:20 18:03 3h 43m, 2 changes
15:03 18:53 3h 50m, 2 changes
15:54 19:03 3h 9m, 3 changes

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Erlangen to Gelnhausen

You can travel from Erlangen to Gelnhausen 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.

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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.

ICE classes from Erlangen to Gelnhausen

Compare the different travel classes offered by ICE when travelling from Erlangen to Gelnhausen.

Onboard services on ICE

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Erlangen to Gelnhausen.


You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

When travelling with ICE, you can enjoy an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you choose the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

Upgrade to First Class and you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

DB change their menu every three months, but you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


If you’re travelling on a ICE train, you can connect to the free WiFi and catch up on some work or your favourite TV show.

You can also connect to the ICE portal, where you’ll find a wide range of entertainment, such as films, television, audiobooks, games, newspapers and magazines.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On DB’s ICE trains, kids under 5 years old travel for free and don’t need a ticket. Children up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

You can also book family areas and children compartments on all ICE trains.


With ICE, you need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle onboard. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Generally, bike storage spaces are located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.


You can travel with your pet on all ICE trains. You do not need an extra ticket If you have a small dog and they can travel in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

DB’s Mobility Service can assist you with boarding, disembarking or changing trains. Also, staff are happy to answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Erlangen to Gelnhausen

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 Erlangen to Gelnhausen 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Erlangen to Gelnhausen? 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 Erlangen to Gelnhausen take?

The average journey time by train between Erlangen and Gelnhausen is 4 hours and 5 minutes, with around 34 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 Erlangen and Gelnhausen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen is 2 hours and 54 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen?

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

What time does the first train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen leave?

The first train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen leaves at 00:43. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen leave?

The last train from Erlangen to Gelnhausen leaves at 23:03. 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 Erlangen and Gelnhausen by train?

Trains travelling from Erlangen to Gelnhausen cover a distance of around 91 miles (146 km) during the journey.

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