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How to travel from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf by train

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

There are around 18 trains per day running between Leipzig Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf, which usually take 2 hours 26 minutes to complete the 143 miles (231 km) journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 17 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. During your journey, you're likely to be travelling with ICE, DB or FlixTrain, as these are the main train operators on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from €9.99. 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 timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 26m to travel from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 143 miles (231 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €9.99 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 17m
PriceFrom €9.99
Distance143 miles (231 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train01:02
Last train20:50
Departure stationLeipzig Hbf
Arrival stationNürnberg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, Flixbus, RoadJet

Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf for Tuesday 25th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:48 10:07 2h 19m, 1 change
08:48 11:08 2h 20m, direct
09:48 12:11 2h 23m, 1 change
10:48 13:08 2h 20m, direct
11:48 14:08 2h 20m, 1 change
12:48 15:08 2h 20m, direct
13:48 16:05 2h 17m, 1 change
14:48 17:08 2h 20m, direct
15:48 18:11 2h 23m, 1 change
16:48 19:08 2h 20m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), FlixTrain and IC (Intercity) trains from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf

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

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

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 Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf

The price of train tickets from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf starts at €9.99 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 Nürnberg 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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg 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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Leipzig Hbf and Nürnberg Hbf is 2 hours and 26 minutes, with around 18 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 Nürnberg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf is 2 hours and 17 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf can start from as little as €9.99 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 Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 10 direct trains from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf leaves at 01:02. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf leaves at 20:50. 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 Nürnberg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf cover a distance of around 143 miles (231 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Nürnberg Hbf to Leipzig Hbf. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Leipzig Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/25/2022. 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 12/10/2021 for travel on 12/10/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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