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There are 8 ways to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 47m

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

65€ - 110€

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Bus  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt - Main station Berlin - Central Bus Station > Leipzig > Frankfurt - Main station

14€ - 18€

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Train, bus  •  5h 45m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Rb 20 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Erfurt central train station to Frankfurt central train station N1305

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) 392.1 km

40€ - 65€

Train to Dresden, fly to Frankfurt  •  3h 53m

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

83€ - 410€

Fly Leipzig to Frankfurt  •  2h 36m

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

136€ - 651€

Fly Leipzig to Stuttgart, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Stuttgart (STR) LEJ - STR
  2. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

149€ - 367€

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA

81€ - 373€

Leipzig → Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level)
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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to bus which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to fly which costs 130€ - 650€ and takes 2h 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig and arriving at Frankfurt - Main station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 47m.

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It is 295 km from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level). It is approximately 392.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) without a car is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 65€ - 110€.

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The train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 3h 47m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Leipzig station.

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Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Leipzig Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is to train which takes 3h 47m and costs 65€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 6h 1m, you could also fly, which costs 130€ - 650€ and takes 2h 36m.

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  • Distance: 294.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 47m

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 65€ - 95€ and the journey takes 3h 47m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route once a week. Alternatively, Blablabus operates a bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt - Main station once daily. Tickets cost 14€ - 18€ and the journey takes 5h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 240€
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 270€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Leipzig to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 250€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Erfurt central train station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
Blablabus

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Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) bus services, operated by Blablabus, arrive at Frankfurt - Main station.

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Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level) is 392 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Leipzig to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof (low level).

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