There are 9 ways to get from Vienna to Leipzig by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Nürnberg Hbf  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf Ice

$149 - $219

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Bus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Leipzig, Leipzig central station N66

$30 - $55

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Train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n. Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Leipzig Hbf (Fernbus-Terminal) Ec

$57 - $89

Drive  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Leipzig 362 miles

$75 - $110

Fly to Leipzig  •  4 h 42 min

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

$110 - $311

Fly to Berlin Tegel, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$100 - $227

Fly to Prague, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Prague (PRG) VIE - PRG
  2. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Leipzig Hbf (Fernbus-Terminal)

$140 - $351

Fly to Berlin Schoenefeld, train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) VIE - SXF
  2. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Leipzig Hbf

$80 - $192

Fly to Nuremberg, train  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Nuremberg (NUE) VIE - NUE
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

$130 - $291

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to bus which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Leipzig is to fly which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Leipzig, Leipzig central station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Leipzig. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Leipzig Hbf via Nürnberg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 17 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Leipzig is 451 km. The road distance is 579.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Leipzig without a car is to train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 17 min to get from Vienna to Leipzig, including transfers.

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Vienna to Leipzig bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg 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 train which takes 7 h 17 min and costs 120€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 50€ and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 270€ and takes 4 h 42 min.

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

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

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  • Distance: 282 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Leipzig via Nürnberg Hbf in around 7 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Vienna to Leipzig twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $55 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Vienna to Leipzig via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $410
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Vienna to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Vienna to Prague
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Praha hl.n.
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
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 Nürnberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Leipzig Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to Leipzig Hbf (Fernbus-Terminal)
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
cd.cz
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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Leipzig, Leipzig central station
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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