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from Cologne to Leipzig

You can get from Cologne to Leipzig by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Cologne to Leipzig on 21 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

21:20Köln, Köln Bonn Airport14h40 12:00Leipzig
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£381One-way
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21:20Köln, Köln Bonn Airport14h40 12:00Leipzig
1 changes
£381One-way

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Wed
20 Oct
£38Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
21 Oct
£38Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Fri
22 Oct
£42Deutsche Bahn
£40BlaBlaCar Bus
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Sat
23 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Sun
24 Oct
£25Deutsche Bahn
£30BlaBlaCar Bus
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Mon
25 Oct
£15FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£105Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
26 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£36BlaBlaCar Bus
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Wed
27 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
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Thu
28 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£23Flixbus
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Fri
29 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Sat
30 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£26Flixbus
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Sun
31 Oct
£16Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
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Mon
1 Nov
£15FlixTrain
£24Flixbus
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Tue
2 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
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Wed
3 Nov
£15FlixTrain
£18Flixbus
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Thu
4 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£30BlaBlaCar Bus
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Fri
5 Nov
£16Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
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Sat
6 Nov
£15FlixTrain
£22Flixbus
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Sun
7 Nov
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£24BlaBlaCar Bus
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Tue
9 Nov
£15FlixTrain
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Travel Information to Leipzig from Cologne

distanceDistance236 miles (380 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £127
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 4 h 29 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £127 • 3 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 236 miles (380 km) by coach, flight or train between Cologne and Leipzig. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £21. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Lufthansa Cityline or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Leipzig.

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FAQs
How do I travel from Cologne to Leipzig?

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Leipzig: coach, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Leipzig?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Leipzig, which costs on average £21.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leipzig:

A train is about £5 less than a coach, which costs on average £27 for this route.

A train is generally £106 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £127 from Cologne to Leipzig.

What is the fastest way to get from Cologne to Leipzig?

The quickest way to travel between Cologne and Leipzig is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by coach can take 7 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Leipzig by train can take on average 4 h 29 min.

How far is Leipzig from Cologne?

You should expect to travel around 236 miles (380 km) from Cologne to Leipzig.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cologne to Leipzig?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Leipzig is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Leipzig?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cologne to Leipzig:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Cologne to Leipzig depart from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Leipzig/Halle Airport.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Leipzig?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Leipzig by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Cologne to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £27.
  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Leipzig by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Cologne to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £127.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Leipzig by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Cologne to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £21.
Is it possible to travel directly to Leipzig from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Leipzig with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to take to Leipzig with.
  • You can find 12 direct trains per day to Leipzig with Deutsche Bahn.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Leipzig tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Leipzig from Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Cologne to Leipzig? Many Omio customers who go from Cologne to Leipzig usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Prague or Munich from Leipzig, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase my Cologne to Leipzig ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cologne and Leipzig, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £27 one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing £127 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost £21 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cologne and Leipzig online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.