There are 4 ways to get from Berlin to Leipzig by train, bus, rideshare or car
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Take the train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Take the rideshare from Berlin to Leipzig
Take the bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
Drive from Berlin Hbf to Leipzig
Berlin to Leipzig by train
The train journey time between Berlin and Leipzig is around 1h 16m and covers a distance of around 168 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Flixtrain, the Berlin to Leipzig train service departs from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Leipzig Hbf. Typically 135 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Leipzig is to rideshare which costs €4 - €15 and takes 2h 20m.
The quickest way to get from Berlin to Leipzig is to train which costs €10 - €50 and takes 1h 16m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] and arriving at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.
Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 16m.
The distance between Berlin and Leipzig is 150 km. The road distance is 187.4 km.
The best way to get from Berlin to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €10 - €50.
The train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf takes 1h 16m including transfers and departs hourly.
Berlin to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] station.
Berlin to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hauptbahnhof station.
The best way to get from Berlin to Leipzig is to train which takes 1h 16m and costs €10 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €11 - €14 and takes 2h 10m.
What companies run services between Berlin, Germany and Leipzig, Germany?
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 1h 16m. Flixtrain also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite hourly. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 10m.
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).
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 16m
- Estimated price
- €35 - €50
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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).
Bus from Berlin ZOB [Fernbus] to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 10m
- Estimated price
- €11 - €14
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Berlin to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite station.
Berlin to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Leipzig Hbf station.
Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Leipzig is 187 km. It takes approximately 1h 46m to drive from Berlin to Leipzig.
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