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There are 65 daily trains from Leipzig to Gothenburg. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Gothenburg usually takes around 17 hours, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 12 hours and 49 minutes.
|Distance||441 mi (709 km)|
|Fastest train||13h 0m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Leipzig to Gothenburg?
2 train services operate from Leipzig, Saxony to Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län. Deutsche Bahn usually has more trains scheduled, with 53 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Deutsche Bahn||53||17h 14m||£94.09|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||12||16h 40m||£95.80|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Leipzig to Gothenburg 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 Gothenburg?
The distance between Leipzig and Gothenburg is approximately 441 miles, or 709 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 12 hours and 49 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 Leipzig to Gothenburg are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 Gothenburg?
There are 65 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.
Where is the train station in Leipzig?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Leipzig where you can board the train.
Train stations in Leipzig:
Leipzig Hbf (tief)
Where is the train station in Gothenburg?
Gothenburg has one train station.
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