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from Basel to Leipzig

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Travel Information from Basel to Leipzig

distanceDistance337 miles (544 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£17 - £171
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £17 • 5 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £171 • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 337 miles (544 km) between Basel and Leipzig. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Basel to Leipzig.

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FAQs

Is cross-border travel to Leipzig, Germany from Basel, Switzerland currently allowed?

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

Can travellers 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 Basel?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • 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 19/01/2022. 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 trip to Leipzig from Basel.

Are there restrictions on reentering Switzerland from Leipzig, Germany due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Basel, 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:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • 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 travellers 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 Basel, Switzerland was last verified on 13/01/2022. 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 Basel from Leipzig.

How do I travel from Basel to Leipzig?

There are 3 ways to travel to Leipzig from Basel including taking a coach, flight or train.

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Basel to Leipzig, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leipzig:

A train is £19 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Basel to Leipzig costing on average £37.

A train is £154 less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Basel to Leipzig costing on average £171.

What is the fastest way to Leipzig from Basel?

The fastest way from Basel to Leipzig is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

Other travel options from Basel to Leipzig can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Leipzig by coach can take on average 12 h 50 min.

In comparison, getting to Leipzig by train can take on average 5 h 57 min.

How many miles from Basel to Leipzig would I travel?

The Basel to Leipzig distance is approximately 337 miles (544 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Basel to Leipzig is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Basel to Leipzig?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Basel to Leipzig:

  • Coaches from Basel to Leipzig most often leave from Basel and arrive in Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Flights mostly depart from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and arrive in Leipzig/Halle Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from Basel SBB and tend to arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

Which travel companies can take me from Basel to Leipzig?

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

  • Flixbus can take you to Leipzig by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Basel to Leipzig for £37.
  • Lufthansa Cityline can get you to Leipzig by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Lufthansa Cityline from Basel to Leipzig for £171 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Leipzig. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Basel to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £17.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Basel and Leipzig ends?

Omio customers who travel from Basel to Leipzig often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Prague or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Leipzig and these popular destinations at a great price.

How early should I book tickets to Leipzig from Basel online for the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £37 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £171 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is £17 one way on average.

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

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