Are you heading to Leipzig for your next venture? There is no better way of getting there than by taking a train from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf. Rail travel offers extra comfort with plenty of legroom and spacious seats so you can arrive at your destination feeling relaxed and ready for your next activity. Plus, trains will take you to the city centre so you can easily begin exploring.
Travel to Leipzig in style by boarding a Deutsche Bahn train and in slightly over an hour you could be admiring the decadent Old Town Hall. The Deutsche Bahn trains are equipped with free WiFi, power outlets and USB ports at every seat as well as onboard catering. If you fancy a little more comfort, you can travel first class and enjoy food and drinks from the comfort of your seat.
Once in Leipzig, just a short distance from the train station on foot is the Leipzig Zoo. You can make your way there and check out some exotic wild animals and then later on you can visit the beautiful St. Thomas Church. You can begin your search for train times and tickets above or read on for more information about the journey, daily timetables and journey FAQs.
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.
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.
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.
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 Berlin to Leipzig Hbf by booking early.§
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.
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!
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The average journey time by train between Berlin and Leipzig Hbf is 1 hour and 40 minutes, with around 29 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf is 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf can start from as little as €17.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf leaves at 00:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf leaves at 10:33. 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.
Trains travelling from Berlin to Leipzig Hbf cover a distance of around 92 miles (148 km) during the journey.