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Train Information from Salzburg to Leipzig

distanceDistance246 miles (396 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$30 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB

Trains from Salzburg to Leipzig cover the 246 miles (396 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 10 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $19 (€16). Travelers depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

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Salzburg to Leipzig with Deutsche Bahn

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Salzburg and Leipzig from $19 (€16) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 246 miles (396 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Salzburg to Leipzig. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Salzburg to Leipzig on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Salzburg and Leipzig you can pay as low as $21 (€18).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

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Trains from Salzburg to Leipzig
Travel by train to Leipzig easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Salzburg to Leipzig.
FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Salzburg, Austria and Leipzig, Germany allowed?

Travel between Salzburg, Austria and Leipzig, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Austria?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Salzburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Leipzig, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 12/3/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Leipzig from Salzburg before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Austria from Leipzig, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Salzburg, Austria from Leipzig is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Salzburg from Leipzig restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Leipzig?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

What are the safety rules to follow in Salzburg, Austria?

The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/1/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Salzburg from Leipzig closer to your date of departure here here.

How much do cheap trains between Salzburg and Leipzig cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Salzburg to Leipzig trains for as little as $19 (€16)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Salzburg to Leipzig?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $30 (€25)  for a train ticket from Salzburg to Leipzig.
How far is Salzburg to Leipzig by train?
You should expect to travel around 246 miles (396 km)  from Salzburg to Leipzig by train.
How long is a train to Leipzig from Salzburg on average?
On average the Salzburg to Leipzig train time is 5 h 10 min  covering the 246 miles (396 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Salzburg to Leipzig do I depart from? Which Leipzig train station from Salzburg do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Salzburg to start your journey from including Salzburg Hbf, Salzburg Aigen and Salzburg Aiglhof. In Leipzig you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and Leipzig Markt.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Salzburg Hbf   and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

Where is the train station in Salzburg to go to Leipzig? Where is the train station in Leipzig located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Salzburg Hbf, is located 0.9 miles (1.5 km) from the city center of Salzburg.

The most popular arrival train station, Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, is located 0.6 miles (889 m) away from the city center of Leipzig.

Which train companies can take me to Leipzig from Salzburg?
When taking a train from Salzburg to Leipzig, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or ÖBB for the best way to get you to Leipzig. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Salzburg and Leipzig and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there to Leipzig from Salzburg a day?
The average number of trains departing Salzburg for Leipzig is 8 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Salzburg to Leipzig? When is the last train from Salzburg to Leipzig?
The first Salzburg to Leipzig train departs at 5: 40 AM   and the last train from Salzburg to Leipzig leaves at 8: 00 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Salzburg to Leipzig on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I book a train ticket from Salzburg to Leipzig to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets from Salzburg to Leipzig within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $30 (€25) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Salzburg to Leipzig a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Salzburg
Leipzig
Salzburg Hbf is the most popular Salzburg railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Salzburg for your trip to Leipzig.