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There are 4 ways to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] to S Südkreuz Bhf S45
  2. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf Ice / ...

€13 - €73

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Train via Leipzig central train station  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] to S Südkreuz Bhf S45
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Leipzig central train station Flx35

€13 - €16

Bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Leipzig central train station N13 / ...

€14 - €18

Drive  •  1h 41m

  1. Drive from Schönefeld to Leipzig 195.2 km

€21 - €35

Schönefeld to Leipzig by train

The train journey time between Schönefeld and Leipzig is around 2h 9m and covers a distance of around 184 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 44m. Operated by S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Schönefeld to Leipzig train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arrives in Leipzig Hbf. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 9m
Fastest train time:
1h 44m
Train distance:
184 km
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:05
Last train departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Schönefeld to Leipzig train schedules

Schönefeld → Leipzig
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Leipzig is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Leipzig is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Leipzig is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig is to train via Leipzig central train station, which costs €12 - €17 and takes 2h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 1h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Schönefeld to Leipzig station. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bus ZOB] and arriving at Leipzig central train station via Berlin Airport BER. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schönefeld to Leipzig. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] and arriving at Leipzig Hbf via Berlin Suedkreuz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 10m.

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The distance between Schönefeld and Leipzig is 140 km. The road distance is 195.2 km.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 2h 10m and costs €12 - €75.

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It takes approximately 2h 10m to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Schönefeld to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Airport BER station.

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Schönefeld to Leipzig train services, operated by S-Bahn Berlin, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] station.

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The best way to get from Schönefeld to Leipzig is to train which takes 2h 10m and costs €12 - €75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €18 and takes 3h 19m.

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  • Distance: 140.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 10m

What companies run services between Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany and Leipzig, Germany?

You can take a train from Schönefeld to Leipzig via S Südkreuz Bhf and Berlin Suedkreuz in around 2h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Airport BER to Leipzig central train station twice daily. Tickets cost €11 - €15 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Train operators
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 [Bahnhof] to S Südkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
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 Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
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 Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Südkreuz station to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
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 Berlin Airport BER to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Schönefeld to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Leipzig Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Schönefeld to Leipzig is 195 km. It takes approximately 1h 41m to drive from Schönefeld to Leipzig.

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