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Trip Summary

There are 56 daily trains from Prague to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Prague to Leipzig usually takes around 5 hours and 23 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance126 mi (202 km)
Fastest train3h 40m
Lowest price£15.08
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Prague to Leipzig?

2 train services operate from Prague, to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 40 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn405h 3m£31.17
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company166h 13m£32.19

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Prague 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 Prague to Leipzig?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Prague 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 Prague to Leipzig?

The distance between Prague and Leipzig is approximately 126 miles, or 202 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 40 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 Prague to Leipzig are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Monday 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 Prague at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Prague to Leipzig?

There are 56 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Leipzig to Prague. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Prague to Leipzig for £23.30.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Prague?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Prague where you can board the train to Leipzig.

Train stations in Prague:

  • Central Bus Station

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Leipzig than most cities. Most trains from Prague will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Leipzig:

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

  • Train Station

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

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