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Leipzig - Kassel Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

There are 92 daily trains from Leipzig to Kassel. Traveling by train from Leipzig to Kassel usually takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance125 mi (201 km)
Fastest train2h 10m
Lowest price€12.98
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Which train should you take from Leipzig to Kassel?

There are 4 train lines with service from Leipzig to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 87 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity13h 59m€45.18
DB Intercity-Express93h 27m€52.50
Deutsche Bahn874h 18m€52.04
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company45h 32m€49.85
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Leipzig to Kassel start from €31, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Kassel. DB Intercity in Leipzig leaves from Leipzig-Knauthain . And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Leipzig to Kassel train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you are looking to travel to Kassel on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Leipzig.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Leipzig to Kassel start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Kassel. DB Intercity-Express in Leipzig leaves from Leipzig-Miltitz and 8 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Leipzig to Kassel train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 27 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 31 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Leipzig to Kassel start from €13, and on average cost . Daily there are 87 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn in Leipzig leaves from Leipzig-Lützschena and 26 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and one other train station.

    From Leipzig to Kassel train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 216 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

  • 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 Leipzig to Kassel start from €24, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Kassel. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Leipzig leaves from Leipzig-Knauthain and 5 other stations. And in Kassel trains arrive at Train Station and one other train station.

    From Leipzig to Kassel train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Kassel faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 10 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Kassel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Leipzig to Kassel 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 Leipzig to Kassel?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Leipzig to Kassel. 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 Leipzig to Kassel?

The distance between Leipzig and Kassel is approximately 125 miles, or 201 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Leipzig to Kassel are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday 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 Kassel?

There are 92 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Kassel 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 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.

Kassel

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Located in central Germany, Kassel is a city with roots dating to the 10th century. These days, Kassel is perhaps best known for hosting documenta, a remarkable contemporary art exhibition that takes place every five years. However, if you're visiting outside of a documenta year, Kassel has many other exciting experiences to offer.

One of the most popular sites in Kassel is the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a landscape park covering over 2.5 square kilometers of hillside. Construction of the park began in 1689, and the Baroque style of the Bergpark took 150 years to complete. The park's defining feature is a giant statue of Hercules, surrounded by a system of fountains and waterworks.

Kassel is also famed for being near the hometown of the legendary writers, the Brothers Grimm, and Grimm World is the newest attraction in the city. It commemorates the brothers’ legacy through interactive and multimedia exhibits inspired by their iconic works, such as Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Snow White. The museum is not just for children, though. Prepare your worst insults to shout into the swear word generator, which translates modern German curse words into older linguistic versions.

The easiest way to reach Kassel is via one of the ICE (Inter-City Express) trains that run throughout Europe. Rail service is convenient and affordable from nearby destinations like Berlin, Leipzig, and Hamburg. Buses also provide easy travel into Kassel, and FlixBus and Sindbad operate most bus routes.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Main departure station: Leipzig-Lützschena

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Leipzig where you can board the train.

All train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Train Station

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

  • Leipzig Miltitzer Allee

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

  • Engelsdorf

  • Leipzig-Heiterblick

  • Leipzig Karlsruher Str

  • Leipzig Messe

  • Leipzig-Rückmarsdorf

  • Leipzig-Holzhausen

  • Leipzig-Wahren

  • Leipzig Allee-Center

  • Leipzig-Thekla

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