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Trip Summary

There are 17 daily trains from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 3 hours and 47 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance182 mi (294 km)
Fastest train2h 56m
Lowest price£45.32
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main?

There are 3 train lines with service from Leipzig, Saxony to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 14 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express53h 21m£47.68
Deutsche Bahn144h 1m£44.13
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company17h 18m£25.72

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main?

The distance between Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main is approximately 182 miles, or 294 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 56 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 Frankfurt am Main 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 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 Frankfurt am Main?

There are 17 scheduled trains on most days. 15 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Frankfurt am Main to Leipzig. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Leipzig to Frankfurt am Main for £13.77.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Departure stations

Leipzig has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Frankfurt am Main.

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Frankfurt am Main than most cities. Most trains from Leipzig will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Frankfurt am Main:

Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:

  • Frankfurt(Main)West

  • Frankfurt-Rödelheim

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