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$537Lufthansa Cityline
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$80Deutsche Bahn
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$462Swiss
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$63Deutsche Bahn
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Travel Information to Leipzig from Zurich

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$40 - $365
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $40 (€32) • 7 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $365 (€291) • 3 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight 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 3 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $40 (€32). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline 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 to Leipzig from Zurich?

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 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • 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 compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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 7/30/21. 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.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Zurich, 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 boarding for all arrivals by air
  • 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)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

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 7/29/21. 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 go from Zurich to Leipzig?

There are 3 ways to get from Zurich to Leipzig: bus, flight or train.

How far is Leipzig from Zurich?

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

When traveling from Zurich to Leipzig, where do I depart from Zurich and where do I arrive in Leipzig?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Flights from Zurich to Leipzig most often leave from Zurich Airport and arrive in Leipzig/Halle Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Zurich at Zürich HB and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 Flixbus for buses to Leipzig. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Zurich to Leipzig tickets on Omio for $51 (€41).
  • 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 $365 (€291).
  • 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 $40 (€32) on Omio.
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Zurich to Leipzig?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Leipzig often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Leipzig itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leipzig and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Zurich to Leipzig tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $51 (€41) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $365 (€291) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $40 (€32) one way for this route.

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.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Leipzig is by taking a train with an average price of $40 (€32).

This is compared to other travel options to Leipzig:

A train is generally $11 (€9) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $51 (€41) from Zurich to Leipzig.

Taking a train is about $325 (€259) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $365 (€291) for this route.

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 3 h 15 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 20 min.

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

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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Leipzig
Zürich HB
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