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Traveling from Mainz to Leipzig by train

Looking to travel from Mainz to Leipzig by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 50 minutes to travel from Mainz to Leipzig by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 41 minutes though. You'll usually find 30 trains per day running along the 327 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Leipzig. Trains on this route are usually operated by either ICE or DB. On board you'll find modern comfortable seating and plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Mainz to Leipzig start from $18.57 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Leipzig by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Mainz to Leipzig by train

It takes an average of 4h 50m to travel from Mainz to Leipzig by train, over a distance of around 203 miles (327 km). There are normally 30 trains per day traveling from Mainz to Leipzig and tickets for this journey start from $18.57 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 41m
PriceFrom $18.57
Distance203 miles (327 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train00:41
Last train21:44
Departure stationMainz
Arrival stationLeipzig
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus, Deutsche Bahn

Mainz to Leipzig train times

Check out the next trains departing from Mainz to Leipzig for mardi oct. 11 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:13 14:10 3h 57m, 2 changes
11:10 15:10 4h 0m, 2 changes
11:43 15:24 3h 41m, direct
12:10 16:10 4h 0m, 1 change
12:13 16:10 3h 57m, 2 changes
13:10 17:10 4h 0m, 2 changes
13:43 17:24 3h 41m, direct
14:10 18:10 4h 0m, 1 change
14:13 18:10 3h 57m, 2 changes
15:10 19:10 4h 0m, 2 changes

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

You can travel from Mainz 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 Mainz to Leipzig

The price of train tickets from Mainz to Leipzig starts at $18.57 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 Mainz 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 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.
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FAQs for Mainz to Leipzig

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

The average journey time by train between Mainz and Leipzig is 4 hours and 50 minutes, with around 30 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 Mainz and Leipzig by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Mainz to Leipzig is 3 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Mainz to Leipzig cost?

Train tickets from Mainz to Leipzig can start from as little as $18.57 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 Mainz to Leipzig?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Mainz to Leipzig without having to change trains. There are 5 direct trains from Mainz to Leipzig each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Mainz to Leipzig leaves at 00:41. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Mainz to Leipzig leaves at 21:44. 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 Mainz and Leipzig by train?

Trains travelling from Mainz to Leipzig cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Mainz to Leipzig for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 07/01/2022 for travel on 07/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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