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Trip Zurich Erfurt

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Erfurt

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We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Erfurt. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Erfurt

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Erfurt (Thuringia, Germany) with a distance of 273 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Erfurt is a direct bound.
Trains CityNightLine Canopus of Deutsche Bahn to Erfurt leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Erfurt will take place at Erfurt Hbf station (0.7 mi from the city centre).
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Erfurt.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Erfurt from Zurich without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Zurich-Wurzburg and Wurzburg-Erfurt.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Würzburg, Hauptbahnhof bus station (0.6 mi from Wurzburg, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Wurzburg. Once arrived in Wurzburg, take another coach of FlixBus that will take you to Erfurt bus station (Thuringia Germany).
No flight allows you to fly directly to Erfurt from Zurich. You can take the flight Zurich-Leipzig and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Leipzig (Leipzig-Halle airport, IATA code: LEJ) operated by Etihad Airways.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Erfurt?

Railway companies
SBB CFF FFS provides a rail connection Zurich-Frankfurt am Main with the train InterCity (IC) from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at arrival (0.8 mi from centre)
Deutsche Bahn transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Erfurt with the train CityNightLine Canopus which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Erfurt Hbf railway station (Thuringia Germany)
Etihad Airways carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Leipzig (arrival at Leipzig-Halle LEJ airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Swiss International Airlines schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Frankfurt am Main (arrival at Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Erfurt (274 mi)
Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Würzburg, Hauptbahnhof (Bavaria Germany) and between the city of Wurzburg (serving Würzburg, Hauptbahnhof bus station at 0.6 mi from centre) and the city of Erfurt where the coach will drop you off at Erfurt, Busbahnhof am Hauptbahnhof, Haltestelle station situated at about 0.8 mi from Erfurt city centre.
ADAC PostBus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line from the bus station of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Frankfurt am Main and to the one of Erfurt, Busbahnhof am Hauptbahnhof, Haltestelle (Thuringia Germany)
The coach company Eurolines CH carries out the route between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Leipzig where the coach will drop you off at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof, Goethestraße station situated at about 0.1 mi from Leipzig city centre.

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Erfurt

When travelling from Erfurt to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Baden located at 13 mi from Zurich (Switzerland) Leipzig 64 mi away from Erfurt, Weimar situated at 14 mi from Erfurt, Stuttgart at approximately 102 mi from Zurich, Wurzburg located at 95 mi from Erfurt, Karlsruhe 114 mi away from Zurich, Mannheim situated at 147 mi from Zurich, Frankfurt am Main at approximately 119 mi from Erfurt (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Erfurt or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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