Flights & getting there
As Schmalkalden has decent train connections, buses generally only serve small local destinations. Most services pass through the Busbahnhof, located adjacent to the Hauptbahnhof, at some point in their circuit. A single inner-zone ticket is €2; consult www.mbb-mgn.de for schedules and routes.
Schmalkalden is about 6km east of the B19, which connects Eisenach and Meiningen.
Bahnhof Schmalkalden is served by the private Süd-Thüringen-Bahn (South-Thuringia Railway). Going to Erfurt (€20, two hours) requires a change in Zella-Mehlis; for Eisenach (€12, one hour), change in Wernshausen.