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There are 12 ways to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 38m

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

94€ - 161€

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Bus  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Leipzig central station N67

30€ - 40€

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  7h 46m

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

102€ - 194€

Bus, train  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Hannover
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Goslar
  3. Take the train from Goslar to Halle(Saale)Hbf Re

Drive  •  5h 49m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Leipzig 658.8 km

85€ - 130€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig  •  5h 38m

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

150€ - 439€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Leipzig  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Leipzig (LEJ) DUS - LEJ

148€ - 866€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden, train  •  5h 23m

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

101€ - 512€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5h 37m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) AMS - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

103€ - 416€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train  •  6h 8m

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

154€ - 473€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) AMS - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf

80€ - 389€

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Nuremberg, train  •  6h 32m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Nuremberg (NUE) AMS - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

118€ - 661€

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 8h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig is to train and fly which costs 140€ - 900€ and takes 5h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 55m.

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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 Hannover Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Leipzig is 526 km. The road distance is 658.8 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 7h 38m and costs 90€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Amsterdam to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, 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 which takes 7h 38m and costs 90€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 8h 55m, you could also fly, which costs 150€ - 440€ and takes 5h 38m.

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  • Distance: 526.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 38m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Leipzig via Hannover Hbf in around 7h 38m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 3 times a day. Tickets cost 30€ - 40€ and the journey takes 8h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Leipzig via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nuremberg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 450€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 470€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 470€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dresden via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
85€ - 320€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 130€
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 Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 85€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
1st Class
60€ - 85€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
22€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
22€ - 30€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hannover Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Goslar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
erixx.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Goslar to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Goslar to Halle
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland 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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Hannover
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Schedules at
deinbus.de

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 55m and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Leipzig central station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Leipzig is 659 km. It takes approximately 5h 49m to drive from Amsterdam to Leipzig.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Leipzig train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Amsterdam to Leipzig bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 760+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at 87€ 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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