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Travel Information between Madrid and Leipzig

distanceDistance1073 miles (1731 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or flight
priceTicket price range$89 - $254
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $89 (€74) • 31 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $254 (€212) • 4 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa Cityline

Travel 1073 miles (1731 km) by bus or flight from Madrid to Leipzig. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 4 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $89 (€74). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar Bus or Lufthansa Cityline among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Madrid to Leipzig.

Travel Tips: Travel from Madrid to Leipzig

Travel 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 Madrid to Leipzig.

Is cross-border travel to Leipzig, Germany from Madrid, Spain currently allowed?

International travel from Madrid, Spain to Leipzig, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Spain?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leipzig if traveling from Madrid?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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 measures do I need to follow in Leipzig, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/26/22; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Madrid to Leipzig.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Madrid, Spain from Leipzig, Germany due to COVID-19?

The current restriction level for returning to Madrid, Spain from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Madrid, Spain from Leipzig, Germany?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Madrid from Leipzig?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Health screen upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands

Which rules do I need to follow in Madrid, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Madrid from Leipzig here.

How do I get from Madrid to Leipzig?

There are 2 ways to travel to Leipzig from Madrid including taking a bus or flight.

What is the cheapest way to go from Madrid to Leipzig?

The cheapest way to go to Leipzig from Madrid is by taking a bus, which costs on average $89 (€74).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leipzig:

Taking a bus is usually $166 (€138) less than taking a flight to Leipzig, which costs on average $254 (€212) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Madrid to Leipzig?

The fastest way to get to Leipzig from Madrid is by flight with an average travel time of 4 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Leipzig can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 31 h 30 min   on average.

How many miles from Madrid to Leipzig would I travel?

The Madrid to Leipzig distance is around 1073 miles (1731 km).

Where do I depart from Madrid? Where do I arrive in Leipzig?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Madrid to Leipzig:

  • Buses mostly depart from Madrid, Estación Sur/Gare routière Méndez Alvaro - 83 and arrive in Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Flights mostly depart from Madrid Barajas Airport and arrive in Leipzig/Halle Airport.

Which travel companies can get me from Madrid to Leipzig?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Madrid to Leipzig, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • BlaBlaCar Bus can get you to Leipzig by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with BlaBlaCar Bus from Madrid to Leipzig for $89 (€74) on Omio.
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Leipzig. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Madrid to Leipzig tickets on Omio for $254 (€212).

Where should I go next after I travel from Madrid to Leipzig?

Your trip from Madrid to Leipzig doesn't have to end in Leipzig. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Prague or Munich to your Madrid to Leipzig tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leipzig today!

How far in advance should I buy tickets between Madrid and Leipzig online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Madrid to Leipzig, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $89 (€74) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $254 (€212) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Madrid to Leipzig online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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