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There are 177 daily trains from Rotterdam to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Rotterdam to Leipzig usually takes around 9 hours and 56 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 7 hours and 19 minutes.
|Distance||341 mi (549 km)|
|Fastest train||7h 19m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Rotterdam to Leipzig?
There are 3 train lines with service from Rotterdam, South Holland to Leipzig, Saxony. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 70 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||40||9h 24m||£33.15|
|Deutsche Bahn||70||9h 30m||£53.13|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||67||10h 45m||£49.29|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Rotterdam 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Rotterdam to Leipzig?
How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Leipzig?
The distance between Rotterdam and Leipzig is approximately 341 miles, or 549 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 19 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam to Leipzig?
There are 177 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 Rotterdam?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Rotterdam where you can board the train.
Train stations in Rotterdam:
Where is the train station in Leipzig?
Leipzig has one train station.
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