There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice

$80 - $120

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Leipzig 237.3 miles

$18 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig N13

$21 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig 243.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Frankfurt to Leipzig  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Leipzig (LEJ) FRA - LEJ

$90 - $256

Fly Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Leipzig Hbf

$100 - $232

Fly Frankfurt to Dresden, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dresden (DRS) FRA - DRS
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf

$108 - $315

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Leipzig  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Leipzig (LEJ) CGN - LEJ

$101 - $259

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Leipzig, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, Deinbus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig?

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig is 293 km. The road distance is 389 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig?

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 26€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig?

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

Is there a direct train between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

Is there a direct bus between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hauptbahnhof/Karlstraße, Frankfurt am Main and arriving at Leipzig. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig?

The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Leipzig Hbf takes 3 h 3 min including transfers and departs hourly.