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Trip Summary

There are 268 daily trains from Magdeburg to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Magdeburg to Leipzig usually takes around 2 hours and 18 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in one hour and 18 minutes.

Distance63 mi (101 km)
Fastest train1h 18m
Lowest price£15.95
Trains per day37
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Magdeburg to Leipzig?

There are 3 train lines with service from Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 219 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity161h 47m£16.25
Deutsche Bahn2192h 17m£17.19
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company332h 47m£17.29

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Magdeburg 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.

How long is the train journey from Magdeburg to Leipzig?

The distance between Magdeburg and Leipzig is approximately 63 miles, or 101 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 18 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Magdeburg to Leipzig are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Sunday 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 Magdeburg at 03:00 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 Magdeburg to Leipzig?

There are 268 scheduled trains on most days. 37 of these are direct connections to Leipzig. 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 Leipzig to Magdeburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Magdeburg to Leipzig for £3.20.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Magdeburg?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 12 stops and stations in Magdeburg where you can board the train.

Train stations in Magdeburg:

  • Train Station

  • Magdeburg-Buckau

  • Magdeburg Herrenkrug

  • Magdeburg-Neustadt

  • Magdeburg Südost

  • Magdeburg SKET Industriepark

  • Magdeburg-Eichenweiler

  • Magdeburg-Salbke

  • Magdeburg Hasselbachplatz

  • Magdeburg-Sudenburg

  • Beyendorf

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

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