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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  •  4h 1m

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

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Bus via Stephansplatz  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Leipzig Hbf Ostseite Amsterdam Prins Hendrikplantsoen - Sofia Central Bus Station / ...

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Fly to Berlin Brandenburg, train  •  6h 9m

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Brandenburg (BER) VIE - BER
  2. Take the train from S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf

Train via Nuremberg  •  7h 29m

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf 28 / ...
  3. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf 50 / ...

Bus  •  8h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Vienna Erdberg to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite N66 / ...

Train  •  9h 35m

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

Drive  •  5h 46m

  1. Drive from Vienna to Leipzig 585.2 km
Austria → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Austria

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Yes, entry into Germany is currently allowed from Austria.

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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
  • 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.

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

No, returning to Austria from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 4 Oct 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to bus via Stephansplatz which costs €20 - €29 and takes 10h 7m.

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The fastest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs €100 - €370.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 5m.

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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 29m and costs €100 - €220.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Vienna to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Vienna to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna Erdberg station.

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Vienna to Leipzig train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs €100 - €370. Alternatively, you can train via Nuremberg, which costs €100 - €220 and takes 7h 29m, you could also bus, which costs €29 - €35 and takes 8h 5m.

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  • Distance: 451.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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 Nürnberg Hbf and Erfurt Hbf in around 7h 29m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €470
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €470
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Brandenburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €650
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 S Südkreuz Bhf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Wien Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€140 - €200
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
oebb.at
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
oebb.at
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
oebb.at
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna Erdberg to Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€29 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Vienna Central Bus Station VIB to Leipzig Hbf Ostseite
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Leipzig Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Vienna to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Leipzig, Hauptbahnhof/Ostseite 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 141+ hotels available in Leipzig. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs €3 - €11.

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