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Heidelberg to Leipzig by train

It takes an average of 5h 37m to travel from Heidelberg to Leipzig by train, over a distance of around 211 miles (340 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Heidelberg to Leipzig and tickets for this journey start from $28.36 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 57m
Price$28.36 - $227.71
Distance211 miles (340 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
Departure stationHeidelberg
Arrival stationLeipzig
Changes1 change
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Heidelberg to Leipzig train times

Check out the next trains departing from Heidelberg to Leipzig for Tuesday May 26th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:12 15:10 3h 58m, 1 change
11:22 16:24 5h 02m, 1 change
12:10 16:24 4h 14m, 2 changes
13:13 17:10 3h 57m, 1 change
13:46 18:24 4h 38m, 1 change
14:10 18:24 4h 14m, 2 changes
15:13 19:10 3h 57m, 1 change
15:46 20:24 4h 38m, 1 change
16:10 20:24 4h 14m, 2 changes
17:13 21:10 3h 57m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Heidelberg to Leipzig

Train tickets from Heidelberg to Leipzig start at $28.36 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 $112.11.
lowest price found
from$28.36
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$78.27
on the day
avg. single price$112.11

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 Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Leipzig

Want to know more about your journey from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Leipzig take?

The average journey time by train between Heidelberg and Leipzig is 5 hours and 37 minutes, with around 32 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 Heidelberg and Leipzig by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Heidelberg to Leipzig is 3 hours and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Heidelberg to Leipzig cost?

Train tickets from Heidelberg to Leipzig can start from as little as $28.36 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 Heidelberg to Leipzig?

No, there are no direct train services from Heidelberg to Leipzig. Travelling from Heidelberg to Leipzig by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Heidelberg to Leipzig leaves at 00:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Heidelberg to Leipzig leaves at 20:23. 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 Heidelberg and Leipzig by train?

Trains travelling from Heidelberg to Leipzig cover a distance of around 211 miles (340 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leipzig to Heidelberg.
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 Heidelberg to Leipzig for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/26/2020. 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 06/26/2020 for travel on 07/28/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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