When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.
2hr 10mins - 2hr 20mins approx
1 or 2 x connections per hour
The relatively new high speed line used by the ICE trains which travel between Berlin and Erfurt, by-passes Weimar, so as a consequence Weimar lost its direct trains from the German capital.
As a result the best option for making this journey is to take those ICE trains from Berlin to Erfurt and connect there into other trains for the relatively short hop by Regio trains to Weimar.
The fastest end-to-end journeys are dependent on making a connection in Erfurt of under 10 mins, but tickets will be valid on any train between Erfurt and Weimar.
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