There are 7 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.

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

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

$75 - $110

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Rideshare  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Leipzig 237.3 miles

$16 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 012

$19 - $40

Drive  •  3 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig 243.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Leipzig  •  3 h 24 min

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

$88 - $253

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$93 - $224

Fly to Dresden, train  •  4 h 57 min

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

$106 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig is 293 km. The road distance is 389.4 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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

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The nearest airport to Leipzig is Leipzig (LEJ) Airport which is 13.7 km away. Other nearby airports include Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) (140.6 km), Berlin Tegel (TXL) (149 km), Prague (PRG) (191.3 km) and Hannover (HAJ) (221.8 km).

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Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Wiesbaden Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig.
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  • Distance: 183.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

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 $75 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 10 min. Deinbus also services this route once 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 Friday
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
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
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
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
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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