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There are 7 ways to get from Vienna to Leipzig by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Leipzig  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Leipzig (LEJ) VIE - LEJ

165€ - 327€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Prague to Leipzig central train station 1926

25€ - 33€

5 alternative options

Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  5h 48m

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

52€ - 331€

Train via Nuremberg  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice / ...

139€ - 257€

Bus, train  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Stadioncenter to Dresden Bayrische Strasse Varna - Berlin
  2. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic / ...

45€ - 96€

Train  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ic

150€ - 200€

Drive  •  5h 46m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Leipzig 585.2 km

60€ - 95€

Vienna to Leipzig by train

The train journey time between Vienna and Leipzig is around 8h 23m and covers a distance of around 814 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 55m. Operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Vienna to Leipzig train service departs from Wien Hbf and arrives in Leipzig Hbf. Typically 35 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
8h 23m
Fastest train time:
6h 55m
Trains per week:
35
Cheapest price:
152€
Carbon emissions:
42 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:50
Last train departs at:
19:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vienna to Leipzig train schedules

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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
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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.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs 160€ - 330€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Leipzig station. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Leipzig central train station via Prague. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 35m.

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The distance between Vienna and Leipzig is 451 km. The road distance is 585.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Leipzig without a car is to train via Nuremberg which takes 7h 8m and costs 130€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Vienna to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Vienna to Leipzig bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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Vienna to Leipzig train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to fly which takes 3h 50m and costs 160€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can train via Nuremberg, which costs 130€ - 260€ and takes 7h 8m, you could also bus, which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 9h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Leipzig.
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  • Distance: 451.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Leipzig, Germany?

Austrian Airlines flies from Vienna to Leipzig twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Vienna to Leipzig via Nuernberg Hbf and Erfurt Hbf in around 7h 8m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 440€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380€ - 420€
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 150€
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 Berlin Suedkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
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
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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
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 Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 27€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
150€ - 200€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
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 Dresden Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Prague, ÚAN Florenc
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
RegioJet
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 Prague to Leipzig central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Leipzig is 585 km. It takes approximately 5h 46m to drive from Vienna to Leipzig.

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Austrian Airlines offers flights from Vienna Airport to Leipzig Airport.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to line 9011 train which takes 16 min and costs 12€.

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