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Taking the train from Leipzig Hbf to London in 10 hours 24 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Leipzig Hbf to London? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 13 hours 17 minutes to travel the 863 km from Leipzig Hbf to London by train, although you can get there in as little as 10 hours 24 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 17 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Eurostar, TGV or Thalys. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to London start from $83.01 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to London? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Leipzig Hbf to London by train

It takes an average of 13h 17m to travel from Leipzig Hbf to London by train, over a distance of around 536 miles (863 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Leipzig Hbf to London and tickets for this journey start from $83.01 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 24m
PriceFrom $83.01
Distance536 miles (863 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train00:35
Last train22:55
Departure stationLeipzig Hbf
Arrival stationLondon
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Eurostar, Flixbus, Thalys, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Regiojet, ÖBB, Traveleuro

Leipzig Hbf to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leipzig Hbf to London for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
05:38 16:57 11h 19m, 3 changes
06:33 16:57 10h 24m, 4 changes
06:33 18:57 12h 24m, 2 changes
06:48 18:57 12h 9m, 3 changes
08:33 19:30 10h 57m, 2 changes
08:48 19:57 11h 9m, 3 changes
10:33 21:57 11h 24m, 2 changes
10:48 21:57 11h 9m, 3 changes
14:33 08:30 17h 57m, 2 changes
14:53 09:57 19h 4m, 8 changes

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Leipzig Hbf to London

You can travel from Leipzig Hbf to London on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) 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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to London

The price of train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to London starts at $83.01 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Leipzig Hbf to London 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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 Leipzig Hbf to London

Want to know more about your journey from Leipzig Hbf to London? 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 Leipzig Hbf to London take?

The average journey time by train between Leipzig Hbf and London is 13 hours and 17 minutes, with around 17 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 Leipzig Hbf and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leipzig Hbf to London is 10 hours and 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Leipzig Hbf to London cost?

Train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to London can start from as little as $83.01 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 Leipzig Hbf to London?

No, there are no direct train services from Leipzig Hbf to London. Travelling from Leipzig Hbf to London by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Leipzig Hbf to London leave?

The first train from Leipzig Hbf to London leaves at 00:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Leipzig Hbf to London leave?

The last train from Leipzig Hbf to London leaves at 22:55. 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 Leipzig Hbf and London by train?

Trains travelling from Leipzig Hbf to London cover a distance of around 536 miles (863 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Leipzig Hbf to London for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 12/06/2022 for travel on 12/06/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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