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Transportation from Leipzig Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 26. 10. 2023

The terminal is directly connected to the railway station and the train is the main form of transport to Leipzig Airport.

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Train to Leipzig

Transport to the city centre to the main station, is provided by the city's S-Bahn lines S5 and S5X. The terminus of the trains is usually Zwickau or Altenburg and, in addition to the main station, they also pass directly through the centre of Leipzig (Leipzig Markt station).

Tickets for 5,40 eur can be purchased at the station's ticket machine (cash and card payment) or on the Moovme mobile app.

Long-distance trains stopping at the airport can also be used to get from the airport to the city centre, but the ticket price is higher (7,30 eur) and does not apply to other public transport connections in Leipzig.

  • Travel time Leipzig Hbf-airport: 16 minutes
  • Frequency: 26-34 minutes
  • Price: 5,40 eur transfer for 120 minutes (3 zones) / 12,40 eur for 24 hours (3 zones)*
  • First train from the centre (Hbf) to the airport - 3:41
  • Last train from the airport to the centre - 1:10

* If you are travelling in more than one person, there are good 24-hour tickets for 2 people for 18,60 eur, 3 people for 24,80 eur or 4 people for 31 eur.

You can find the exact timetable for example on bahn.de or on the Leipzig public transport website: mdv.de

Train to Halle

The second major city near the airport is also conveniently accessible by the S-Bahn trains of the S5 and S5X lines.

Tickets can be purchased for 5,40 eur at the ticket machine at the station (cash and card payment) or on the Moovme mobile app.

  • Journey time Halle Hbf-airport: 10 minutes
  • Frequency: 26-34 minutes
  • Price: 5,40 eur transfer for 120 minutes (3 zones) / 12,40 eur for 24 hours (3 zones)*
  • First train from the centre (Halle Hbf) to the airport - 4:10
  • Last train from the airport to the centre - 0:26

* If you are travelling in more than one person, there are good 24-hour tickets for 2 people for 18,60 eur, for 3 people for 24,80 eur or for 4 people for 31 eur.

You can find the exact timetable for example on bahn.de or on the Leipzig public transport website: mdv.de

Long-distance trains

InterCity long-distance trains and ICE express trains from Leipzig or Dresden to other German destinations also stop at the airport station.

For the best price, buy your tickets in advance online at bahn.de.

Examples of the busiest connections:

  • Hannover - direct connections approx. once every 2 hours, prices from 19,90 eur
  • Magdeburg - direct connections approx. once every 2 hours, prices from 9,90 eur
  • Braunschweig - direct connections approx. once every 2 hours, prices from 14,90 eur

Public transport buses

All transport to Leipzig city centre and Halle is provided by trains. The only bus line 217 takes you from the airport once every 2 hours for 3,90 eur to the towns of Delitzsch and Schkeuditz.

For timetables, visit mdv.de.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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