How to get from Vienna to Erfurt

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from Vienna to Erfurt

You can get from Vienna to Erfurt by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Vienna to Erfurt on 12 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)5h47 16:02Erfurt Hbf
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20:30Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)11h39 08:09Erfurt Hbf
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11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)6h11 17:26Erfurt Hbf
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13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)6h11 19:26Erfurt Hbf
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15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)6h11 21:26Erfurt Hbf
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Travel Information between Vienna and Erfurt

distanceDistance305 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £86
fastestFastest modeTrain • £86 • 5 h 42 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 305 miles to Erfurt from Vienna. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Vienna to Erfurt.

Travel Tips: Travel from Vienna to Erfurt

Travel to Erfurt easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Vienna to Erfurt.

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Erfurt, Germany is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Austria enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Erfurt from Vienna?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Erfurt, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 08/08/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Vienna to Erfurt.

The current restriction level for returning to Vienna, Austria from Germany is: Fully open.

Am I allowed to reenter Vienna, Austria from Erfurt, Germany?

Reentering Austria is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Vienna from Erfurt?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Vienna, Austria regarding COVID-19?

All travellers returning to Austria must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 28/07/2022. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Vienna from Erfurt here.

There are 4 ways to travel from Vienna to Erfurt including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way from Vienna to Erfurt is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around £7 compared to other travel options to Erfurt:

A flight journey is usually £57 less than a journey to Erfurt by coach, which costs on average £64 for the same trip.

A flight is about £79 less than a train, which costs on average £86 for this route.

The fastest way to get to Erfurt from Vienna is by train with an average travel time of 5 h 42 min.

There are alternative travel options to Erfurt that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 11 h 5 min.

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Erfurt is approximately 305 miles away from Vienna.

The average frequency per day from Vienna to Erfurt is:

  • Around 2 coaches per day.
  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Vienna to Erfurt as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Vienna to Erfurt:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Vienna, International Busterminal (VIB) and arrive in Erfurt, Urbicher Kreuz.
  • Flights most often depart from Vienna at Vienna International Airport and arrive in Erfurt at Erfurt.
  • Trains mostly leave from Wien Westbahnhof and tend to arrive in Erfurt Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Vienna to Erfurt:

  • You can take a coach from Vienna to Erfurt with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £64 with Flixbus from Vienna to Erfurt.
  • You can take a train from Vienna to Erfurt with Deutsche Bahn with connection. Cheap tickets can be found for £86 with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Vienna to Erfurt.

Yes, there are direct services available between Vienna and Erfurt with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE with 1 direct train per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Erfurt as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Erfurt from Vienna.

Many of our customers travelling from Vienna to Erfurt don't make Erfurt their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Berlin, Frankfurt am Main or Munich, either of which you could add to your Vienna and Erfurt trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Erfurt to any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Vienna to Erfurt, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £64 one way.
  • The price of a plane ticket is £7 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £86 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Vienna to Erfurt tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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