Arrival by train

Thanks to the good connection to the German railway network, you can reach Erfurt quickly and easily with all long-distance and local trains.

Erfurt's main railway station is very centrally located within the city, meaning that the historic old town with its numerous sights, restaurants & cafés and shopping facilities is just a few minutes' walk away. There is a direct connection to the city's public transport network at the main railway station. The tram stops are located in the passage below the railway tracks, and the central bus station can be reached on foot via Willy Brandt Platz in approx. 1 minute. The station building houses the railway information centre, various shops as well as multiple gastronomic establishments. A barrier-free toilet and lockers for your luggage are also available in the building.


Travel Information:
Tram No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, main station (Hauptbahnhof) 


Accessibility Erfurt main station

Information on accessibility at Erfurt main station

  • Barrier-free access to the station via the main entrance and Bahnhofstraße (subway)
  • Entrance area fully accessible for wheelchair users
  • Lifts fully accessible for wheelchair users
  • Toilets fully accessible for wheelchair users
  • Marked disabled parking spaces available
  • Access to the underground car park under the station forecourt possible by lift
  • Guidance strips for the blind on both sides of the platform
  • Lift up to 250kg available
  • Assistance available daily 6.00 - 22.30 hrs
  • Direct connection to public transport

Mobility service centre
Mon - Fri 06.00 am - 10.00 pm
Sat, Sunday/Public holiday 08.00 am - 08.00 pm

Phone: +49 30/65212888

Contact information Erfurt main station

Deutsche Bahn AG, Erfurt Central Station
Willy-Brandt-Platz 12
D-99084 Erfurt

DB Information
+49 (0)361 300 1053 and +49 (0)361 300 1055 (daily: 6.00 am to 10.50 pm)

National travel information (Germany)
+49 (0)30/ 2970

+49 (0)1805 54884 (Hermes-Versand/Deutsche Bahn door-to-door courier services must be booked two days in advance)

Website of the DB

5 good reasons for travelling to Erfurt

  • Historical, cultural & culinary highlights of Erfurt
  • Central location of Erfurt / main station in the centre of the old town
  • Good direct connections for commuting throughout Thuringia
  • Ideal for cyclists - explore Erfurt/Thuringia by bike
  • No search for a parking space or parking fees

The best direct connections to/from Erfurt

The 5 best local connections

  • Weimar  approx. 15min
  • Eisenach approx. 47min
  • Leipzig approx. 1h 37min
  • Nordhausen approx. 1h 27min
  • Altenburg approx. 1h 45min

The 5 best ICE connections

  • Leipzig approx. 45min
  • Berlin approx. 1h 50min
  • München approx. 2h 15min
  • Nürnberg approx. 1h 20min
  • Frankfurt/Main approx. 2h 15min

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