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How to travel from Leipzig to Bremen by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Leipzig to Bremen? Look no further.

You'll usually find 27 trains per day running between Leipzig and Bremen, which usually take 4 hours 39 minutes to complete the 311 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 7 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. All or part of your journey will be onboard a train operated by DB, as they are the main carrier on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Leipzig to Bremen if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $19.81. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Leipzig to Bremen by train

It takes an average of 4h 39m to travel from Leipzig to Bremen by train, over a distance of around 193 miles (311 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Leipzig to Bremen and tickets for this journey start from $19.81 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 7m
PriceFrom $19.81
Distance193 miles (311 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train03:58
Last train23:38
Departure stationLeipzig
Arrival stationBremen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Leipzig to Bremen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leipzig to Bremen for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:42 12:50 4h 8m, direct
09:38 13:45 4h 7m, 1 change
10:42 14:50 4h 8m, direct
11:38 15:45 4h 7m, 1 change
11:48 16:41 4h 53m, 2 changes
12:42 16:50 4h 8m, direct
13:38 17:45 4h 7m, 1 change
14:16 18:41 4h 25m, 2 changes
14:42 18:50 4h 8m, direct
15:16 19:41 4h 25m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Leipzig to Bremen

You can travel from Leipzig to Bremen on Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Leipzig to Bremen

The price of train tickets from Leipzig to Bremen starts at $19.81 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 to Bremen 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 to Bremen

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

The average journey time by train between Leipzig and Bremen is 4 hours and 39 minutes, with around 27 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 and Bremen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leipzig to Bremen is 4 hours and 7 minutes.

How much does the train from Leipzig to Bremen cost?

Train tickets from Leipzig to Bremen can start from as little as $19.81 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 to Bremen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leipzig to Bremen without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Leipzig to Bremen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Leipzig to Bremen leaves at 03:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leipzig to Bremen leaves at 23:38. 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 and Bremen by train?

Trains travelling from Leipzig to Bremen cover a distance of around 193 miles (311 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bremen to Leipzig.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Leipzig to Bremen for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 12/20/2022 for travel on 12/20/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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