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There are 7 ways to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 3 min

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

$75 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station N13

$20 - $40

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Rideshare  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Leipzig to Frankfurt 242.4 miles

$21

Drive  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main 243.2 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Leipzig  •  2 h 42 min

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

$88 - $253

Train to Berlin Tegel, fly  •  4 h 13 min

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

$97 - $225

Train to Dresden, fly  •  5 h 1 min

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

$94 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 19€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Leipzig, Leipzig central station station and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

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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 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main is 293 km. The road distance is 389.1 km.

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

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

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

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

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs 65€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 220€ and takes 2 h 42 min.

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

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $40 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Deinbus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $290
Flights from Dresden to Frankfurt via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
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 Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$17 - $40
First
$30 - $65
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 Leipzig, Leipzig central station to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 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 Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main
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 Leipzig to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Leipzig Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main is 389 km. It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to drive from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Leipzig Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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

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There are 680+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main. 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 Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs 10€ - 15€.

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