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Erfurt Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Erfurt Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The gate area had bucket seats and poor ventiliation (take plenty of water in the summer!) – Shan

ERF Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Erfurt-Weimar Airport.

What to Expect

Erfurt Airport (code: ERF) has two small terminals, A and B, but currently only Terminal B is in use. The airport primarily serves leisure destinations across Europe, with many seasonal routes. Amenities are limited to a couple small shops, a landside restaurant, and an airside cafe/bar, though none are open 24 hours. Free WiFi is available to help pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is located on airport grounds. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Erfurt Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Airport Hotel Erfurt – (4 minute walk to the airport terminal) This hotel is located at the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Erfurtblick – (5 minute drive to the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Erfurt Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are currently no pay-per-use lounges at Erfurt airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Erfurt Airport for 30 minutes.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Airport Tours – Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. A variety of tours are available including a photography tour, a night tour and a classic tour. Tours must be arranged in advance. Rates starting at: 9,50 € (adults) / 7,00 € (child).

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Terminal B, Ground Floor.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby Change facilities are available on the First Floor only.

Currency Exchange – Not available.

Duty Free & Shopping – A duty-free shop is located airside. Newspapers, magazines, snacks, souvenirs, and more can be purchased from The Air Shop, which also features a small cafe, located landside.

Food & Drinks – Two dining options are available: Bistro (Location: Landside, Upper Floor) • KaffeeBar (Location: Airside.) Hours: 10:00AM – 5:00PM, and 2 hours before flight departure.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? An information desk is located on the Ground Floor, near the main entrance. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available in the Parking Garage. Rates are 2,00€/bag/day. Only coins are accepted.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: First Floor. Hours: open 24 hours a day. You can purchase food from the Airport Bistro and take it outside with you. A smoking section is available.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available

Travel Agencies – If you are arriving in Erfurt and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. At the time of this update, the travel agency names are not known; however, they are open 7 days a week, including holidays.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


Erfurt airport is served by the following airlines: Air Malta • Air Via • Austrian • Bulgarian Air Charter • Croatia Airlines • Corendon • Fly Egypt • Freebird • Pegasus • Tailwind.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Erfurt Airport is served by bus routes 91, 92, 891 and 894. For route maps, timetables and fare information, visit the SWE website.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are offered in the pavilion between Terminals A and B. Onsite car rental agencies include Avis • Hertz • Sixt.

Light Rail

Line 4 travels between Wiesenhügel and Bindersleben, stopping along the way at Erfurt Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) and Erfurt Airport. Connections to numerous local and long-distance trains are available from Erfurt train station including the new high speed connection between Berlin and Münich. The airport tram stop is located across from the terminal. Trams run every 10 minutes (30 minutes on weekends), and take about 20 minutes to reach Erfurt railway station. For route maps, schedules and fare information, visit the SWE EVAG website.


Taxis are available outside the terminal. If no taxis are waiting outside, the employees at the Information Desk can call one for you.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.