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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Rostock to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Rostock to Leipzig usually takes around 4 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance191 mi (307 km)
Fastest train3h 40m
Lowest price£20.59
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines2

Which train should you take from Rostock to Leipzig?

2 train services operate from Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 19 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity14h 35m£44.59
Deutsche Bahn194h 59m£61.04

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Rostock and Leipzig is approximately 191 miles, or 307 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 58 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 Rostock to Leipzig are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 Rostock 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 Rostock to Leipzig?

There are 19 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Rostock 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 Rostock. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Rostock to Leipzig for £12.09.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rostock?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Rostock where you can board the train.

Train stations in Rostock:

  • Rostock-Lichtenhagen

  • Werft

  • Rostock-Torfbrücke

  • Rostock-Lütten Klein

  • Rostock-Evershagen

  • Rostock-Kassebohm

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Arrival stations

Leipzig has one train station.

Need a return trip from Leipzig to Rostock?

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