How to Reach Leipzig


  • By Air: Leipzig/Halle Airport, also called as Schkeuditz Airport, is the second biggest airport in the eastern Germany after Berlin. The Airport is well connected to the city through the trains which run every 30 minutes.
  • By Train: Leipzig has a strong railway network with Deutsche Bahn operating regular train services between Leipzig and nearby cities such as Berlin, Munich, Prague and Hamburg. Leipzig’s Hauptbahnhof is the largest terminal railway station in Europe.
  • By Car: Leipzig is well connected with Autobahn highway system. The nearest highways are A14 (North, Northeast), A9 (West) and A38 (South).


  • By Tram: With a strong tram network that is structured like a star with a circle in the centre, it is quiet easy to get around in the city and the outskirts. It is operated by LVB and most of the lines run every ten minutes during the day and at least hourly at night.
  • By Taxi: It is quiet easy to get a taxi in the city. You can also wave for a taxi if the sign is lit up.
  • By Bike: Leipzig has a wide network of rivers and channels with almost all of them having a bike track. There is a proper bike highway system as these bike paths run beneath the street level.
  • By Night Bus: If you wish to roam around the city at night, you can get the Leipzig’s NightLiner buses which start from Hauptbahnhof.

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Leipzig. The most preferred mode of transport in Leipzig is Bike.

Average distance: 16.8 km Average time: 31.71 min

  • Bike 25%
    Bike 7 min Overall average time for 1.8 kms 7 min
  • Car 12.5%
    Driving 25 min Walking 5 min Overall average time for 20 kms 30 min
  • Train/Metro 12.5%
    Train 80 min Waiting 15 min Walking 15 min Tram 10 min Overall average time for 85 kms 120 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 12.5%
    Bus 10 min Waiting 2 min Walking 2 min Overall average time for 3 kms 14 min
  • Tram/Streetcar 12.5%
    Train 10 min Tram 10 min Waiting 5 min Walking 4 min Overall average time for 5 kms 29 min
  • Walking 12.5%
    Walking 10 min Bike 5 min Overall average time for 1 kms 15 min
Route Distance Time
Windischleuba to Leipzig 36.82 km 36 mins
Gera to Leipzig 60.61 km 1 hour 36 mins
Chemnitz to Leipzig 81.88 km 1 hour 21 mins
Riesa to Leipzig 98.17 km 1 hour 38 mins
Jena to Leipzig 99.74 km 1 hour 39 mins
Magdeburg to Leipzig 119.52 km 1 hour 59 mins
Potsdam to Leipzig 136.16 km 2 hours 16 mins
Dresden to Leipzig 153.65 km 2 hours 33 mins
Erfurt to Leipzig 155.47 km 2 hours 35 mins
Berlin to Leipzig 168.55 km 2 hours 48 mins
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