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Hamburg to Leipzig by train

It takes an average of 3h 57m to travel from Hamburg to Leipzig by train, over a distance of around 184 miles (296 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Hamburg to Leipzig and tickets for this journey start from $18.44 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 04m
Price$18.44 - $207.80
Distance184 miles (296 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationHamburg
Arrival stationLeipzig
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Hamburg to Leipzig train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg to Leipzig for Tuesday Aug 18th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:36 12:42 3h 06m, 1 change
10:35 13:42 3h 07m, 1 change
11:36 14:42 3h 06m, 1 change
12:35 15:42 3h 07m, direct
13:36 16:42 3h 06m, 1 change
14:35 17:42 3h 07m, direct
15:36 18:42 3h 06m, 1 change
16:35 19:42 3h 07m, direct
17:35 20:42 3h 07m, 1 change
18:35 21:42 3h 07m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Hamburg to Leipzig

You can travel from Hamburg to Leipzig on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig

Train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig start at $18.44 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $104.91.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$79.38
on the day
avg. single price$104.91

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Hamburg to Leipzig

Want to know more about your journey from Hamburg to Leipzig? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Hamburg to Leipzig take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg and Leipzig is 3 hours and 57 minutes, with around 20 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Hamburg and Leipzig by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg to Leipzig is 3 hours and 4 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg to Leipzig cost?

Train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig can start from as little as $18.44 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Leipzig?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Leipzig without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Hamburg to Leipzig. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Hamburg to Leipzig leave?

The first train from Hamburg to Leipzig leaves at 03:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Hamburg to Leipzig leave?

The last train from Hamburg to Leipzig leaves at 22:46. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Hamburg and Leipzig by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg to Leipzig cover a distance of around 184 miles (296 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leipzig to Hamburg.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg to Leipzig for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/18/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/10/2020 for travel on 03/16/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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