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Top Tips for Getting to Leipzig

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Leipzig is to the south west of Berlin in the east of Germany and while not quite as easy to get to as the capital, you have plenty of options available. While planning such a trip may seem daunting and time consuming, it is worth it to explore the fascinating city of Leipzig. Plus, with our top tips below, you will be able to quickly arrange the travelling aspect and save money at the same time. We will be waiting to welcome you on one of our tours when you arrive!

Airport Parking

If you plan to drive to your departure airport, don’t forget to book your airport parking in advance. By planning ahead and booking as far in advance as possible, you can save up to 60%, compared to last-minute and on the day bookings. Combined with using a comparison website, you can easily make big savings! A great example is Parkhero for UK travellers. This website helps holidaymakers find cheap Manchester Airport parking and many other airports across the country. These sorts of websites are simple to use as you just need to choose your airport and enter your travel dates for a full breakdown of the available parking options. To find a similar website for your country of origin, type ‘compare …airport parking’ into a search engine.

Choosing an airport

There is one main airport in Leipzig and two nearby in Berlin. The easiest to visit Leipzig is of course to fly directly to the nearest airport, but keep in mind that it is small with limited choice of flights. It may be a better idea to fly into one of the Berlin airports where there are many budget flights from across Europe and easy transport links to Leipzig. Below we will show you your transfer options from all three airports.

Leipzig Halle Airport

The airport is to the northwest of Leipzig city centre and you will find flights across Europe and North Africa with airlines include Eurowings, Lufthansa, Condor, Corendon amongst others.

Transfer options

By train

  • Train station directly at the airport with local and regional trains to Leipzig and beyond
  • Lines S5 and S5X operate from the airport every 30 minutes and it takes just 14 minutes to reach Leipzig central station
  • Tickets cost around €4 and you can buy them at the airport station (remember to validate your ticket)

By taxi

  • Taxi rank is outside Terminal B with taxis taking around 30 minutes to reach Leipzig city centre
  • Taxis cost between €30 and €40 but make sure that the driver has the meter turned on

Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

This airport is the second largest in Berlin and is used as a base by Ryanair and easyJet. It provides flights mostly across Europe with some flights to the Middle East and Turkey. The airport is located 18 km southeast of Berlin and almost 200 km from Leipzig.

Transfer options

By train

  • Take the train to either Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Berlin Südkreuz stations for connections to Leipzig
  • From the airport to Leipzig it takes between 1 hour 40 and 2 hours and costs between €90 and €100 depending on how far in advance you book and which class you choose

By bus

  • Bus station is right outside the airport
  • Flixbus offers routes to Leipzig that take just over 2 hours and tickets start at around €14

Berlin Tegel Airport

Berlin’s largest airport offering flights to destinations across the world with a great variety of airlines to choose from. It is a great option for travellers from outside of Europe. The airport is located just 8 km to the north of Berlin and 188 km from Leipzig.

Transfer options

By train

  • You can reach either Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Berlin Südkreuz stations in around 30 minutes by train from the airport and find connections to Leipzig
  • From the airport to Leipzig it takes between 1 hour 40 and 2 hours and costs between €90 and €100 depending on how far in advance you book and which class you choose

 

By bus

  • You can find connections from Flixbus to Leipzig directly from Tegel and journeys take around 3 hours with tickets starting at around €15

Arriving by train or coach

You will also easily find train and coach connections to Leipzig from across Europe with a good network of options available across Germany. You can find international trains directly to Leipzig or trains that stop in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and other large cities from where you can find a connection. The same is true of coach transfers with great value journeys offered by the pan-European Flixbus network. Make sure to book in advance for the best prices!

So, there you have it, your travel options for reaching us in Leipzig. If you want more information about what you can do in the city, make sure to check out our blog!