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There are 4 daily trains from Munich to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Munich to Leipzig usually takes around 3 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 14 minutes.
|Distance||224 mi (361 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 14m|
|Trains per day||8|
|Most frequent service||DB Intercity-Express|
Which train should you take from Munich to Leipzig?
2 train services operate from Munich, Bavaria to Leipzig, Saxony. DB Intercity-Express usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Munich 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.
How long is the train journey from Munich to Leipzig?
The distance between Munich and Leipzig is approximately 224 miles, or 361 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 14 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 Munich to Leipzig are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Wednesday 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 Munich at 04:00 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 Munich to Leipzig?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Leipzig. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.
Where is the train station in Munich?
There is one train station in Munich.
Where is the train station in Leipzig?
Leipzig has one train station.
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