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from Essen to Leipzig

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

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27 Oct
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Thu
28 Oct
£35Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
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29 Oct
£33Deutsche Bahn
£22Flixbus
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30 Oct
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31 Oct
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1 Nov
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2 Nov
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Travel Information to Leipzig from Essen

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£21 - £213
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £21 • 4 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £213 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 230 miles (371 km) by flight, coach or train from Essen to Leipzig. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 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 journey are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Essen to Leipzig.

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Travel from Essen to Leipzig
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 Essen to Leipzig.
FAQs
What are my Essen to Leipzig travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Essen to Leipzig: flight, coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Essen to Leipzig. Tickets for a train cost on average £21.

This is compared to other travel options to Leipzig:

A train is about £192 less than a flight, which costs on average £213 for this trip.

A train journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Leipzig by coach, which costs on average £22 for the same trip.

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

The fastest way to get to Leipzig from Essen is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

There are alternative travel options to Leipzig that can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 6 h 20 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 55 min   of travel time.

How many miles from Essen to Leipzig would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km) from Essen to Leipzig.

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

The average frequency per day from Essen to Leipzig is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

Where do I depart from Essen? Where do I arrive in Leipzig?

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Essen-Altenessen (Bahnhof) and arrive in Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Trains most often depart from Essen at Essen Hbf and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Essen to Leipzig?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline to go to Leipzig by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Cityline Essen to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £213.
  • Flixbus can take you to Leipzig by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Essen to Leipzig for £22.
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Leipzig by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Leipzig for £21 on Omio.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Essen to Leipzig ends?
Your journey from Essen to Leipzig doesn't have to end in Leipzig. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Prague or Munich to your Essen to Leipzig trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Leipzig today!
How early should I buy tickets to Leipzig from Essen online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Essen 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 plane ticket is on average £213 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £22 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £21 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Essen 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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