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Copenhagen - Leipzig Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 71 daily trains from Copenhagen to Leipzig. Traveling by train from Copenhagen to Leipzig usually takes around 10 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 8 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance300 mi (482 km)
Fastest train8h 16m
Lowest price$97.25
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
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Which train should you take from Copenhagen to Leipzig?

Deutsche Bahn is the one and only train line which connects Copenhagen to Leipzig. However, there are 71 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn7110h 59m$164.48

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

The distance between Copenhagen and Leipzig is approximately 300 miles, or 482 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 16 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 Copenhagen to Leipzig are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Saturday 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 Copenhagen at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Copenhagen to Leipzig?

There are 71 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 Leipzig to Copenhagen.

City Information

Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is the Danish capital, located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand. Copenhagen is reputedly the happiest city in the world, so head to Scandinavia to get a taste of that happiness for yourself.

One of the most popular spots for visitors and locals alike is the Tivoli Gardens: one of the world's oldest and most-visited theme parks. With more than two dozen rides and a pleasure garden, you can easily spend the whole day wandering through this exciting village.

Take a tour through the Nyhavn, or "New Harbor," to discover Copenhagen's history. The brightly-colored houses and old wooden ships moored there are delightfully Danish, and you will even be able to see the places where Denmark's most renowned author, Hans Christian Andersen, once lived. Fans of his work must also visit the Little Mermaid statue by Edvard Erikson, which has now become the unofficial symbol of the city. Is that "Part of Your World" we hear you singing?

Copenhagen is also home to a fantastic shopping culture. Take a walk along Strøget for both high-end and local independent boutiques, as well as some of Copenhagen's most important historical buildings. As one of the largest pedestrian-only shopping streets in Europe, you'll be sure to find all of the fashionable Scandi items you are looking for.

Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia's central travel hubs. The Copenhagen Airport Kastrup welcomes flights from all over the world, while the Öresund Bridge connects the city to Malmö in Sweden across the Kattegat strait. In addition, train service and bus services on carriers such as Nettbuss and FlixBus make it easy to reach Copenhagen from nearby European cities.

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 Copenhagen?

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Main departure station: Koebenhavn H

Copenhagen Central Station is located in the heart of Denmark's capital (Københavns Hovedbanegård). Denmark's largest railway station serves more than 100,000 passengers daily. The station has intercity and express services across Denmark to cities like Aarhus, Aalborg, and Thisted provided by carriers like Deutsche Bahn. For public transportation, the S-Train and Metro stop around Copenhagen. The Central Station is packed with amenities, with plenty of indoor seating, fresh food, ticket kiosks, cafes, restaurants, and a post office. And if you have some time before your trip, walk down the block to visit Tivoli Gardens- one of the oldest theme parks in the world!

All train stations in Copenhagen:

  • Koebenhavn H

Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Main arrival station: Leipzig-Lützschena

There are more train stations and stops in Leipzig than most cities. Most trains from Copenhagen will stop at one (or more) of the 13 following stations in Leipzig:

All train stations in Leipzig:

  • Leipzig-Lützschena

  • Leipzig-Knauthain

  • Train Station

  • Leipzig-Miltitz

  • Leipzig-Rückmarsdorf

  • Leipzig Messe

  • Leipzig Karlsruher Str

  • Leipzig Miltitzer Allee

  • Engelsdorf

  • Leipzig-Liebertwolkwitz

  • Leipzig Allee-Center

  • Leipzig-Heiterblick

  • Leipzig-Holzhausen

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