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Leipzig - Chemnitz Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between Leipzig and Chemnitz. The average train journey from Leipzig to Chemnitz takes one hour and 9 minutes, but some DB Intercity train trips are as short as one hour and 2 minutes.

Distance43 mi (69 km)
Fastest train1h 2m
Lowest price£15.43
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceDB Intercity-Express
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Chemnitz?

There are 3 train lines with service from Leipzig to Chemnitz. DB Intercity-Express is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity21h 8m£16.14
DB Intercity-Express21h 6m£16.02
Deutsche Bahn31h 20m£19.50
  • Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • The most popular Deutsche Bahn ICE routes travel to Berlin, Cologne, Paris, and Munich. Seating is spacious with a good amount of legroom, and onboard amenities include complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and a restaurant car selling beverages, snacks, sandwiches, and hot meals. Unlike the rest of the Deutsche Bahn network, ticket prices on Deutsche Bahn ICE services are not based on a per-kilometer rate but on specific station-to-station links.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Leipzig and Chemnitz is approximately 43 miles, or 69 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 9 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 2 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Leipzig to Chemnitz on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Leipzig 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.

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 19 of these are direct connections to Chemnitz. 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 Chemnitz to Leipzig.

City Information

Leipzig

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Leipzig is a hip city in the Saxony region in the east of Germany. This city is the home of famous composers Richard Wagner and Johann Sebastian Bach and pays tribute to these musical giants with attractions such as the Bach-Museum Leipzig.

Discover some of the city's most interesting architecture in its historic churches. St. Nicholas Church, near Leipzig University, is a Romanesque church with Gothic roots. It was built in 1797 and boasts neoclassical interiors and magnificent pillars. St. Thomas Church is just as impressive and is Bach's final resting place.

Significant art collections are on view at both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts. Check out the Asisi Panometer to see how a giant painting merges with an equally large gas tank to form a remarkable panoramic attraction.

When hunger strikes, Leipzig has many excellent places to wine and dine. Take a seat at Auerbachs Keller, one of Germany's oldest and most popular restaurants. Ouzeri Was Kost Das is perfect for a romantic dinner, thanks to its cosy setting by the canal.

International travelers can reach Leipzig via the Leipzig/Halle Airport or the impressive European train system. Trains with service to Leipzig include Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, or alex. If you prefer getting there by coach, simply hop on any one of these: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RoadJet, Union Ivkoni, or Racic Eurobus.

Chemnitz

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Named for the river running through the town, Chemnitz is a cultural centre in Saxony, close to Germany's border with Czechia. The city was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt before German reunification, and an enormous bronze sculpture of Karl Marx's head reminds visitors of this legacy. Other notable structures in town include the Red Tower, a remnant of the city's 12-century walls, and the striking Altes Rathaus, or Old Town Hall. These two buildings are located close to the city centre, with many enticing restaurants and unique shops in between.

You can find even more of Chemnitz's unique architecture in the Kassberg neighbourhood, a residential area of 18th-century and 19th-century Art Nouveau buildings. For something a bit more special, check out trunks of petrified wood from Chemnitz petrified forest on display at the Museum of Natural History.

Dresden has the closest passenger airport to Chemnitz, but it is nearly an hour away. So, ground travel is often much more convenient to travel into Chemnitz. Check out cheap coach tickets on local carriers like FlixBus, or experience Germany's reliable rail network on a Deutsche Bahn train trip.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Main departure station: Leipzig Central Station (FlixTrain)

There is one train station in Leipzig.

All train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig Central Station (FlixTrain)

Where is the train station in Chemnitz?

Main arrival station: Train Station

Chemnitz receives travelers from Leipzig at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Chemnitz:

  • Train Station

  • Bus Station

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