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Overview: Train from Basel to Leipzig

distanceDistance337 miles (544 km)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Leipzig cover the 337 miles (544 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 16 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

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Deutsche Bahn trains Basel to Leipzig

Find the best route to Leipzig from Basel with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train 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 train from Basel to Leipzig. DB uses different types of trains 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 toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Leipzig train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 16 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 12 a day

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Basel and Leipzig don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Leipzig
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FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Leipzig, Germany if I'm coming from Basel, Switzerland by train?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Leipzig, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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

What are the safety rules to follow in Leipzig, Germany?

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 06/12/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Leipzig before travelling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Leipzig, Germany to Basel, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Leipzig to Basel is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Germany?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Leipzig?

What are the entry requirements?

  • 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 safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Leipzig to Basel train here.

What is the distance between Basel and Leipzig by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Leipzig from Basel via train to be approximately 337 miles (544 km).
How many hours does it take from Basel to Leipzig by train?
On average the train from Basel to Leipzig duration is 6 h 16 min  for the 337 miles (544 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Basel to Leipzig, which train station in Basel do I depart from and which train station in Leipzig do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Basel to Leipzig, you can choose to depart from train stations like Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. Your trip can end in train stations such as Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and Leipzig Markt.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Basel SBB   and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

Where is the train station in Basel? Where is the train station in Leipzig?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Basel SBB, located approximately 1.1 miles (1.7 km) from the city centre of Basel. The most popular arrival train station in Leipzig, called Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, is located around 0.6 miles (889 m) away from its city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Basel to Leipzig?
If you're looking for trains from Basel to Leipzig, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Leipzig. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Basel to Leipzig route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there between Basel and Leipzig?
The average number of trains departing Basel for Leipzig is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Basel to Leipzig?
If you prefer early morning trains from Basel to Leipzig, the first train leaves at 12: 13. If you prefer late night trains from Basel to Leipzig, the last train of the day leaves at 22: 13. Omio shows you the latest train from Basel to Leipzig times to help you book the best departure time for this route.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Leipzig
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Leipzig.