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There are 8 ways to get from Munich to Leipzig by train, bus, rideshare, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train via Halle(Saale)Hbf  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from München Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf Ice

$106 - $150

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Rideshare  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Munich to Leipzig 264.6 miles

$16 - $29

6 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station N95 / ...

$23 - $40

Train  •  6 h 41 min

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

$150 - $220

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Leipzig 268.5 miles

$55 - $85

Subway, fly to Leipzig  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Leipzig (LEJ) MUC - LEJ

$102 - $263

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$92 - $249

Fly to Dresden, train  •  5 h 26 min

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

$120 - $353

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Leipzig is to rideshare which costs 14€ - 25€ and takes 4 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Leipzig is to train which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from München Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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The distance between Munich and Leipzig is 361 km. The road distance is 429.6 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Munich to Leipzig, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Munich to Leipzig is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs 90€ - 130€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 20€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Leipzig.
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  • Distance: 225.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Munich to Leipzig every 2 hours. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 2 h 42 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich to Leipzig 3 times a day. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Munich to Dresden
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
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 München Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$150 - $220
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
MVV
Phone
+49 89 41 42 43 44
Website
mvv-muenchen.de
Subway from München Marienplatz to München Nordfriedhof
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
mvv-muenchen.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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Munich to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Munich to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Halle(Saale)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Leipzig is 430 km. It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to drive from Munich to Leipzig.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Munich Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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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 Munich and Leipzig. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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