How to get to Leipzig
Thanks to a variety of transport options, getting from the Leipzig Airport to the city centre is a hassle-free experience. Take a closer look at the options available.
Train: Take the S-Bahn train S5 or S5X from the station at the airport to the main train station in the city. Trains run every 30 minutes, and the journey takes approximately 15 minutes. The cheapest option by far, tickets cost €5.00 for adults and €3.00 for children from 6 to 14 years.
Bus: If you’re travelling from the airport to Schkeuditz or Delitzsch north of the city, take bus 202 or 206 from the bus stop at parking lot P3.
Taxi: You’ll find the taxi rank outside Terminal B at the airport. The cost ranges between €30 and €40, and the journey to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.
Car: If you’re hiring a car at the airport you can drive to the city centre in little more than 20 minutes. Take the S8a and get onto the A14, and then take B2 to Goerdelerring. Take Dittrichring to Thomaskirchhof.
Getting around Leipzig
Like all German cities, Leipzig has an excellent public transport system. You’ll also find other transport options. Let’s explore them.
S-Bahn: Leipzig’s overground trains are best suited for long-distance travel, such as making day trips or continuing your holiday in other cities. You’ll find the main station, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof at Willy-Brandt-Platz.
Tram: The tram network is at the heart of Leipzig’s public transport system. There are 13 lines and more than 500 stops across the city. Thanks to the tracks being separate from the roads, other traffic cannot delay the trams.
Bus: Numerous bus routes supplement Leipzig’s tram network. You can change between them to get to your destination.
Bicycle: Riding a bicycle is a great way to get around Leipzig, especially during the warmer months. The city has several bike routes, and bikes are allowed on most streets. Some pedestrian areas allow bike riding during certain hours. Outside of those hours, you’ll need to push your bike through those areas.
Car rental: Numerous car rental companies have offices in Leipzig, so if you’d prefer to rent a car for your holiday, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Parking in the city isn’t always easy to find, so if you’re visiting an attraction, park in one of the many covered carparks in the city centre.
Consider purchasing a Leipzig Card while you’re in the city. You can purchase a card valid for one or a few days. The card offers you unlimited travel on the public transport network within Travel Zone 110 (Leipzig city), including all tram, train (S-Bahn, RE, RB) and bus lines regardless of changes made. You can also enjoy discounts on walking, bike, bus, tram, and boat tours, half-price entry to museums, and discounts on various things to do in Leipzig, boat hires, theatre and events tickets, and at shops, restaurants, and leisure centres.
Where to stay in Leipzig
Choose Capri by Fraser Leipzig for your holiday accommodation. Our modern apartment hotel is a few steps away from the main train station, so you’re right in the heart of the Old Town. Stay in a comfortable serviced apartment in close proximity to some of the best things to do in Leipzig, fantastic attractions, a lively music and arts scene, excellent shopping, and vibrant cafes, bars, and restaurants.