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Getting to Leipzig

Leipzig is a long-established transport and communications hub. As a centre for commerce and trade fairs that grew up at the junction between two military and trading roads, Leipzig today is more than ever the focus for transport links from all points of the compass. This provides a wide range of options for getting to the city.

By car

Anreise mit dem Auto, Photo: LTM-Brzoska
The A9, A14 and A38 (Leipzig - Göttingen) motorways mean that Leipzig is centrally placed within the German motorway network. There is direct access from the motorway junctions to the various parts of the city. We recommend the following routes into the city centre:
  • From Berlin and Magdeburg: approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Mitte' (Leipzig City Centre)
  • From Dresden: approach on the A14, leaving at junction 'Leipzig-Ost' (Leipzig East)
  • From Munich and Erfurt: approach on the A38, leaving at junction 'Leipzig - Südwest' (Leipzig South West)
For guidance within the city extensive information is available via the Car-Park Routing System and the Roadworks Information System.


By air

Flughafen Leipzig-Halle
Leipzig/Halle Airport is situated close to the Schkeuditzer Kreuz (A 9, A 14) motorway junction. Distance to Leipzig: 18 km. Distance to Halle: 23 km.

Leipzig/Halle Airport provides direct connections to cities in Germany and the rest of Europe, including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Stuttgart, London, Barcelona, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Amsterdam and Vienna. Further European and worldwide destinations can be reached via hubs such as Frankfurt/Main and Munich.

Comprehensive information about arrivals and departures can be obtained directly from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The Deutsche Bahn's 'FlughafenExpress' (Airport Express) is particularly worth noting. It connects Leipzig Central Station with the airport's intercity station (including a stop at the Leipzig New Fair exhibition centre) in just 14 minutes.

By rail

ICE im Leipziger Hauptbahnhof, Foto: LTM-Schmidt
Located right in the centre of the city, Leipzig Central Station is long established as one of the key hubs of the German railway network.

There are three multi-storey car parks, one of which is an integral part of the station.

For long-distance travel the ICE-, IC-, EC-, CityNightLine- and DB NachtZug (sleeper) connections provide good and fast route options from north to south and east to west. ICE lines run hourly from Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Erfurt, Munich, Nuremberg and Dresden direct to Leipzig. There are non-stop IC routes to Magdeburg, Hanover, Bremen and Dortmund.

Local trains provide direct connections to all the larger towns within the surrounding area.