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

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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 - $29

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 15 min

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

$20 - $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 24 min

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

$88 - $254

Fly Frankfurt 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 - $230

Fly Frankfurt 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 - $314

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

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

$97 - $254

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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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 15 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 distance between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig is 293 km. The road distance is 389.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 65€ - 95€.

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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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Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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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 once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 15 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
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Dresden via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
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 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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 15 min
Frequency
Once 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
$20 - $35
Schedules at
deinbus.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Leipzig central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Leipzig Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig is 389 km. It takes approximately 3 h 27 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 604+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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