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There are 4 ways to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dresden central station to Leipzig central train station

Train via Leipzig Hbf

  1. Take the train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ)

Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) by train

The train journey time between Dresden and Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is around 1h 30m and covers a distance of around 134 km. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) train service departs from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt and arrives in Leipzig/Halle Flughafen. Typically 67 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

67 Weekly Trains
1h 30m Average Duration
€30 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is to bus which costs €12 - €17 and takes 2h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is to drive which costs €15 - €23 and takes 1h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt and arriving at Leipzig/Halle Flughafen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Dresden and Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is 113 km. The road distance is 123.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) without a car is to train which takes 1h 30m and costs €30 - €45.

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The train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen takes 1h 30m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt station.

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The best way to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is to train which takes 1h 30m and costs €30 - €45. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €17 and takes 2h 6m.

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Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Leipzig/Halle Flughafen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ) is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 6m to drive from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ).

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Map of how to get from Dresden to Leipzig Airport (LEJ).
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  • Distance: 113.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Dresden, Germany and Leipzig Airport (LEJ), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen every 3 hours. Tickets cost €30 - €45 and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dresden central station to Leipzig central train station hourly. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 1h 35m.

Train operators
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 Dresden Bahnhof Neustadt to Leipzig/Halle Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Bahn DE
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 Hauptbahnhof to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dresden central station to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
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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