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Travel Information to Leipzig from Zurich

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$36 - $182
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€30) • 7 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $182 (€152) • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 323 miles (521 km) to Leipzig from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $36 (€30). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Leipzig.

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FAQs
What are the international travel restrictions for Germany due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Zurich and Leipzig?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Leipzig, Germany is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Leipzig from Zurich?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Leipzig, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 12/3/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Zurich to Leipzig.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Switzerland from Leipzig, Germany?

Return travel to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Germany?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Switzerland from Germany?

Requirements for reentering Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • 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
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Switzerland?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Switzerland to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

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

The above information about your return travel to Zurich, Switzerland was last verified on 11/29/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Zurich from Leipzig.

How do I reach Leipzig from Zurich?

There are 3 ways to travel between Zurich and Leipzig including taking a flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Zurich to Leipzig the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Zurich to Leipzig is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $36 (€30) compared to other travel options to Leipzig:

A train is generally $146 (€122) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $182 (€152) from Zurich to Leipzig.

A train is $4 (€3) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Zurich to Leipzig costing on average $40 (€33).

What is the quickest way to get from Zurich to Leipzig?

The fastest way from Zurich to Leipzig is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leipzig that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 13 h 50 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 7 h 11 min   on average.

What is the distance from Zurich to Leipzig?

The distance is approximately 323 miles (521 km) from Zurich to Leipzig.

How many services a day are there to Leipzig from Zurich?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Leipzig is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Leipzig from Zurich as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

  • Flights most often depart from Zurich at Zurich Airport and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig/Halle Airport.
  • Buses most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Trains from Zurich to Leipzig most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.
Which travel companies can get me from Zurich to Leipzig?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Leipzig by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Zurich to Leipzig tickets on Omio for $182 (€152).
  • Flixbus can get you to Leipzig by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Zurich to Leipzig for $40 (€33) on Omio.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Leipzig by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Leipzig for $36 (€30) on Omio.
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Zurich to Leipzig?
Looking to extend your trip from Zurich to Leipzig? Many Omio customers who go from Zurich to Leipzig usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Prague or Munich from Leipzig, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Leipzig from Zurich online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Zurich to Leipzig, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $182 (€152) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $40 (€33) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $36 (€30) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich to Leipzig tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.