There are 5 ways to get from Hamburg to Leipzig by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice

$90 - $130

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Rideshare  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Leipzig 245.1 miles

$17 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Leipzig, Leipzig central station 105 / ...

$29 - $50

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Leipzig 246.2 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Leipzig (LEJ) HAM - LEJ

$75 - $302

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Leipzig is 295 km. The road distance is 393.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs .

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf takes 3 h 6 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Hamburg to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hamburg station.

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Hamburg to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Leipzig is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 10 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 5 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Hamburg Airport to Leipzig Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Hamburg to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Leipzig central station.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Leipzig.
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  • Distance: 184.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Hamburg, Germany and Leipzig, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Leipzig every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 6 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Leipzig 4 times a day. Tickets cost $29 - $50 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Hamburg to Leipzig via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
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 Hamburg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
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 Hamburg to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hamburg to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Leipzig Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Leipzig is 394 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Hamburg to Leipzig.

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Hamburg Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Leipzig bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 573+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at $47 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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