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Cologne to Erfurt by bus

The journey from Cologne to Erfurt by bus is 177.9 mi and takes 7 hr 57 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:15 AM and the last at 11:15 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Erfurt by bus for as little as $16.37 or as much as $63.59. The best price for this journey is $16.37.

Lowest Price$16.37
Journey Duration7 hr 57 min
Connection per Day6
Lowest Price$16.37
Highest Price$63.59
First Departure2:15 AM
Last Departure11:15 PM
Distance177.9 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalErfurt
CarriersFlixBus, FlixTrain

Cologne to Erfurt Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Jul 15, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Cologne to Erfurt by bus?

The prices for bus tickets from Cologne to Erfurt vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Cologne to Erfurt will cost $16.37. The average bus ticket price is approximately $38.22. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Erfurt. On average, though, you'll pay about $38.22 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Erfurt by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Erfurt is approximately 177.9 mi. In general, it will take you about 7 hr 57 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey from Cologne to Erfurt covers a distance of 177.9 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 7 hr 57 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 15 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cologne to Erfurt faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Cologne to Erfurt take place each day?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Erfurt using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 6 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Erfurt using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 1 direct connections from Cologne to Erfurt each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 5 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Erfurt. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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The cheapest Cologne - Erfurt bus tickets can be found for as low as $16.37 if you’re lucky, or $33.85 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $55.30.

Find the best day to travel to Erfurt by bus

When travelling to Erfurt by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Services on board FlixBus and FlixTrain from Cologne to Erfurt
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Erfurt by bus.
Facilities FlixBus FlixTrain
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luggage Luggage check check
food_and_drink Food and drink check check
air_con Air conditioning check check
quiet_zone Quiet zone cross check
accessibility Accessibility cross check
bicycle Bicycle cross check
sleeper_couchette Sleeper cross check

Cologne to Erfurt CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
20.04kg
Bus
21.47kg
Flight
57.26kg
Car
45.81kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Erfurt?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Erfurt is $38.22. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $16.37.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Erfurt?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Erfurt is $16.37. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Erfurt by bus?
Cologne to Erfurt is 177.9 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Erfurt take?
Cologne to Erfurt is on average 7 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 15 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Erfurt?
The bus journey from Cologne to Erfurt is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixBus and FlixTrain.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Erfurt?
Cologne to Erfurt has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Erfurt leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Erfurt departs at 2:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Erfurt depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Erfurt departs at 11:15 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Erfurt in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $16.37 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Erfurt?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Erfurt.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Erfurt by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Erfurt is 5 hr 15 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Erfurt?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Erfurt.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Erfurt by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Erfurt creates 21.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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