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Date: 20.07.2019

Getting to Leipzig


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Getting to Leipzig

Leipzig is a long-established transport and communications hub. As a centre for commerce and trade fairs that grew up at the junction between two military and trading roads, Leipzig today is more than ever the focus for transport links from all points of the compass. This provides a wide range of options for getting to the city.

By car

Getting to Leipzig by car, Photo: LTM-Brzoska
The A9, A14 and A38 (Leipzig - Göttingen) motorways mean that Leipzig is centrally placed within the German motorway network.
There is direct access from the motorway junctions to the various parts of the city. We recommend the following routes into the city centre:
  • From Berlin and Magdeburg:
    approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Mitte' (Leipzig City Centre)
  • From Dresden:
    approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Ost' (Leipzig East)
  • From Munich and Erfurt:
    approach on the A38, leaving at junction 'Leipzig - Südwest' (Leipzig South West)
For guidance within the city extensive information is available via the Car-Park Routing System and the Roadworks Information System.
Traffic informations and construction sites in Leipzig
Low-emission zones in Leipzig
Charging stations for electric cars
Download: Park and Ride in Leipzig (pdf 243.8 kB)

By air

Airport Leipzig/Halle; Photo: LTM-Brzoska
Leipzig/Halle Airport is situated close to the Schkeuditzer Kreuz (A9, A14) motorway junction. Distance to Leipzig: 18 km. Distance to Halle: 23 km.

Leipzig/Halle Airport provides direct connections to cities in Germany and the rest of Europe, including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Stuttgart, London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Zurich and Vienna. Further European and worldwide destinations can be reached via hubs such as Frankfurt/Main and Munich.

Comprehensive information about arrivals and departures can be obtained directly from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The Deutsche Bahn's 'FlughafenExpress' (Airport Express) is particularly worth noting. It connects Leipzig Central Station with the airport's intercity station (including a stop at the Leipzig New Fair exhibition centre) in just 14 minutes.
Airport Leipzig/Halle
From Zurich to Leipzig with SWISS
From Vienna to Leipzig with Austrian Airlines
From London/Stansted to Leipzig with Ryanair
From Barcelona to Leipzig with Vueling
From Istanbul to Leipzig with Turkish Airlines
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By rail

ICE at Leipzig central station, Photo: LTM-Schmidt
Located right in the centre of the city, Leipzig Central Station is long established as one of the key hubs of the German railway network.
For long-distance travel the ICE-, IC-, EC-, CityNightLine- and DB NachtZug (sleeper) connections provide good and fast route options from north to south and east to west. ICE lines run hourly from Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Erfurt, Munich, Nuremberg and Dresden direct to Leipzig.
There are non-stop IC routes to Magdeburg, Hanover, Bremen and Dortmund. Local trains provide direct connections to all the larger towns within the surrounding area.
Getting informations and tickets with Deutsche Bahn
Fast and direct: The Leipzig city tunnel

By bus

Getting to Leipzig by bus; Photo: Elisabeth Schinner
Leipzig can also be reached by bus. Several bus companies offer good value for money rides to the city. The connections range from many domestic cities like Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich to european destinations like Prague, Paris or Copenhagen. A lot of places are just a few hours away. This way it is really easy for visitors to include Leipzig in their travel plans.

The drop-off is located in the Goethestrasse right in the city center, which gives you the chance to explore Leipzig right away.
Travel with MeinFernbus Flixbus
Start your journey with Berlin-Linien-Bus
Getting to Leipzig with Fernbus24