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Trip Summary

There are 107 daily trains from Karlsruhe to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Karlsruhe to Leipzig usually takes around 5 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance238 mi (384 km)
Fastest train4h 9m
Lowest price$71.16
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Karlsruhe to Leipzig?

There are 4 train lines with service from Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 89 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity16h 58m$151.70
DB Intercity-Express74h 32m$120.34
Deutsche Bahn895h 47m$118.30
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company235h 55m$112.38

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Karlsruhe to Leipzig during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Karlsruhe to Leipzig?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Karlsruhe to Leipzig. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Karlsruhe to Leipzig?

The distance between Karlsruhe and Leipzig is approximately 238 miles, or 384 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 9 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Karlsruhe to Leipzig are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Karlsruhe at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Karlsruhe to Leipzig?

There are 107 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Karlsruhe to Leipzig. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leipzig to Karlsruhe. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Karlsruhe to Leipzig for $26.43.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Karlsruhe?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 11 stops and stations in Karlsruhe where you can board the train.

Train stations in Karlsruhe:

  • Grötzingen Oberausstraße

  • Maxau

  • Grötzingen Krappmühlenweg

  • Karlsruhe-Durlach

  • Train Station

  • Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld

  • Karlsruhe West

  • Karlsruhe-Knielingen

  • Karlsruhe-Mühlburg

  • Albtalbf

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Arrival stations

Leipzig has one train station.

Need a return trip from Leipzig to Karlsruhe?

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