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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt am Main

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite

Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf

Train #2

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
  2. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leipzig

Fly to Leipzig

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Leipzig (LEJ)

Fly to Dresden, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dresden (DRS)
  2. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf

Fly to Hannover, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf

Fly to Berlin Brandenburg, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER)
  2. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf

Amsterdam to Leipzig by train

37 Weekly Trains
7h 44m Average Duration
€102 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Germany
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leipzig is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Leipzig is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Leipzig is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 2 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig is to fly and train which costs €100 - €440 and takes 5h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Leipzig. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Leipzig Hbf via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 44m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leipzig is 526 km. The road distance is 660.2 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig without a car is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 44m and costs €100 - €180.

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It takes approximately 7h 44m to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig is to train via Frankfurt am Main which takes 7h 44m and costs €100 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €170 - €750 and takes 5h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig.
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  • Distance: 526.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 44m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Leipzig, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leipzig via Frankfurt(Main)Hbf in around 7h 44m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite once daily. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Brandenburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€35 - €55
1st Class
€60 - €85
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €80
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€30 - €50
1st Class
€55 - €80
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €30
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€13 - €19
1st Class
€22 - €30
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Flixtrain
VIAS Rail GmbH
Phone
069 450099650
Email
Kundenservice-Linie10@vias-online.de
Website
vias-online.de
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
VIAS Rail GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite station.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Leipzig Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Leipzig is 660 km. It takes approximately 5h 44m to drive from Amsterdam to Leipzig.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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