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

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station 205 / ...

$11 - $18

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Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Bamberg Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Bamberg to Bayreuth Hbf Re

$79 - $115

Train via Lichtenfels  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to Bahnhof Lichtenfels Ice 1517 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lichtenfels to Bayreuth Hbf Re / ...

$70 - $100

Rideshare  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Bayreuth 128.5 miles

$12

Drive  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Bayreuth 125 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Bayreuth. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Bayreuth Hbf via Bamberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Bayreuth is 165 km. The road distance is 200.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Bayreuth without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs .

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The bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station takes 3 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Bayreuth is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 35 min.

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Leipzig to Bayreuth bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station.

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

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Bayreuth.
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  • Distance: 102.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Bayreuth twice daily. Tickets cost $11 - $18 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leipzig to Bayreuth via Bamberg in around 3 h 35 min.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Bamberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bamberg to Bayreuth Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof to Bahnhof Lichtenfels
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lichtenfels to Bayreuth Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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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Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Bayreuth, Bayreuth main station
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
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 Leipzig to Bayreuth
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Bayreuth is 200 km. It takes approximately 1 h 49 min to drive from Leipzig to Bayreuth.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Bayreuth. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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

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