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Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf by train

It takes an average of 3h 11m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf by train, over a distance of around 184 miles (296 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €17.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 56m
Price€17.50 - €156.50
Distance184 miles (296 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main) Hbf
Arrival stationLeipzig Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf for Tuesday 20th April 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:33 11:36 3h 3m, direct
09:48 00:44 2h 56m, direct
10:33 01:36 3h 3m, direct
10:48 01:56 3h 8m, 1 change
11:48 02:44 2h 56m, direct
00:33 03:36 3h 3m, direct
01:48 04:44 2h 56m, direct
02:33 05:36 3h 3m, direct
02:48 05:56 3h 8m, 1 change
03:48 06:44 2h 56m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf

The price of train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf starts at €17.50 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.
lowest price found
from17.50
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price49.37
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price53.58
on the day
avg. single price70.90

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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf? 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Leipzig Hbf is 3 hours and 11 minutes, with around 22 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Leipzig Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf is 2 hours and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf 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.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf leaves at 11:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf leaves at 09:53. 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 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Leipzig Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf cover a distance of around 184 miles (296 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Leipzig Hbf to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Leipzig Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 20/04/2021. 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 05/04/2021 for travel on 05/02/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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