Trains from Hamburg to Leipzig

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Trip Summary

There are 28 daily trains from Hamburg to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Leipzig usually takes around 4 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 1 minute.

Distance183 mi (294 km)
Fastest train3h 1m
Lowest price€9.74
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Leipzig?

In the last month, €22.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Leipzig. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 13 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €70.80 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Leipzig by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for March. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €48 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Leipzig in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €71 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 13 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Leipzig from Hamburg will be about €70.80 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Leipzig?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Leipzig. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 31 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express43h 42m€70.43
Deutsche Bahn314h 34m€67.67
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company45h 33m€51.22
FlixTrain13h 33m€27.62
  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Leipzig. DB Intercity-Express in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Leipzig trains arrive at Train Station and 13 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Leipzig train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 42 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leipzig faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 14 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Leipzig.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    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.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Leipzig start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Leipzig. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Leipzig trains arrive at Leipzig Markt and 15 other train stations.

    From Hamburg to Leipzig train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Leipzig faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 1 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Leipzig.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 1 daily trips to Leipzig from Hamburg. The train usually departs from Hamburg Train Station in Hamburg and arrives at Train Station in Leipzig after about 3 hours and 33 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hamburg 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Hamburg to Leipzig?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hamburg to Leipzig. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Leipzig?

The distance between Hamburg and Leipzig is approximately 183 miles, or 294 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 1 minute.

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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Hamburg to Leipzig. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. 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 Hamburg to Leipzig?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. 6 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 Hamburg.

City Information

Hamburg

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Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

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 cozy 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 bus, simply hop on any one of these: FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RoadJet, Union Ivkoni, or Racic Eurobus.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

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Main departure station: Hamburg Train Station

Although it could be mistaken for a church with its clock tower and arched, windowed facade, the Hamburg Train Station (or Hauptbahnhof) is a bustling hub for intercity trains throughout Germany and into other countries in Europe. Originally opened in 1906, the current station welcomes about 480,000 passengers every day. These passengers travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain intercity trains, as well as S-Bahn (suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway) trains that run throughout Hamburg. Inside the vast station, you'll find shops, cafes, and the Wandelhalle shopping center in the northern section of the complex.

All train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hamburg-Harburg

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Main arrival station: Leipzig Markt

There are more train stations and stops in Leipzig than most cities. Most trains from Hamburg will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Leipzig:

Train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig Markt

  • Train Station

  • Train Station

  • Leipzig Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz

  • Leipzig MDR

  • Leipzig-Gohlis

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Leipzig Miltitzer Allee

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

  • Train Station (tief)

  • Leipzig Coppiplatz

  • Leipzig-Heiterblick

  • Leipzig Messe

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