How to travel from Zurich to Leipzig

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Travel Information between Zurich and Leipzig

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$40 - $173
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $40 (€35) • 16 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $173 (€150) • 2 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 323 miles (521 km) from Zurich to Leipzig. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Zurich to Leipzig.

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How to get from Zurich to Leipzig by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Zurich to Leipzig is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel from Zurich to Leipzig on SWISS, Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel from Zurich to Leipzig. DB uses different types of travel 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, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly between Zurich and Leipzig and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

        FAQs: Travel from Zurich to Leipzig

        FAQs: 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 Zurich to Leipzig.

        There are 3 travel options between Zurich and Leipzig. You can take a train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel to Leipzig from Zurich is a bus with an average price of $40 (€35).

        This is compared to other travel options from Zurich to Leipzig:

        A bus is $133 (€115) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Leipzig costing on average $173 (€150).

        Taking a bus costs $2 (€2) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€37) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Leipzig from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 45 min.

        Other travel options to Leipzig take longer:

        Bus takes on average 16 h 25 min.

        Getting to Leipzig by train takes 7 h 11 min on average.

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

        The average frequency per day from Zurich to Leipzig is:

        • 2 buses per day.
        • Around 3 trains per day.

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

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

        • Most travelers catch their flight from Zurich Airport and arrive in Leipzig/Halle Airport.
        • Most travelers board their train from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Leipzig Hbf.

        The following travel companies offer services from Zurich to Leipzig:

        • BlaBlaCar, FlixBus or Student Agency can get you to Leipzig by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with FlixBus from Zurich to Leipzig for $40 (€35) on Omio.
        • Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cityline (2), Austrian Airlines or SWISS can get you to Leipzig by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Austrian Airlines from Zurich to Leipzig for $202 (€175) on Omio.
        • Travel with Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB Nightjet for trains to Leipzig. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Leipzig tickets on Omio for $43 (€37).

        Yes, there are direct services available from Zurich to Leipzig with the following travel companies:

        • 1 direct bus per day with FlixBus.
        • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn with 3 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Leipzig as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Zurich and Leipzig.

        Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Leipzig don't make Leipzig their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Leipzig are Berlin, Prague, Frankfurt am Main, Paris or Dresden, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Leipzig to any of these top destinations today!
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