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Leipzig-Bayreuth Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 52 daily trains from Leipzig to Bayreuth. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Bayreuth usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance103 mi (165 km)
Fastest train3h 0m
Lowest price£23.70
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Bayreuth?

There are 3 train lines with service from Leipzig, Saxony to Bayreuth, Bavaria. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 46 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express13h 57m£28.01
Deutsche Bahn463h 46m£41.65
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company55h 23m£36.94

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Leipzig and Bayreuth is approximately 103 miles, or 165 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 44 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Leipzig to Bayreuth 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 Leipzig at 00:00 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 Leipzig to Bayreuth?

There are 52 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 Bayreuth to Leipzig. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leipzig to Bayreuth for £14.27.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Departure stations

Leipzig has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Bayreuth.

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig Hbf (tief)

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

Where is the train station in Bayreuth?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Bayreuth than most cities. Most trains from Leipzig will stop at one (or more) of the 4 following stations in Bayreuth:

Train stations in Bayreuth:

  • Friedrichsthal(b Bayreuth)

  • Bayreuth-St Georgen

  • Laineck

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