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from Zurich to Leipzig

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19 Oct
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Travel Information between Zurich and Leipzig

distanceDistance323 miles (521 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £135
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £27 • 7 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £135 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 323 miles (521 km) to Leipzig from Zurich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Lufthansa Cityline, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Zurich to Leipzig.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Leipzig, Germany allowed?

Travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Leipzig, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Leipzig from Zurich restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Leipzig, Germany from Zurich?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Leipzig, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip to Leipzig from Zurich closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The restriction level for your return to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Zurich from Leipzig restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Zurich from Leipzig?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 15/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Zurich from Leipzig closer to your date of departure here.

What are my Zurich to Leipzig travel options?

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

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

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Leipzig, which costs on average £27.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Leipzig:

A train is £108 less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Leipzig costing on average £135.

A train journey is usually £3 less than a journey to Leipzig by coach, which costs on average £29 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Zurich to Leipzig?

The fastest way to get to Leipzig from Zurich is by flight with an average travel time of 2 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 13 h 50 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 7 h 11 min.

How far is Leipzig from Zurich?

The distance between Zurich and Leipzig is around 323 miles (521 km).

How many services a day are there between Zurich and Leipzig?

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Leipzig is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Flights most often depart from Zurich at Zurich Airport and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig/Halle Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Zurich at Zürich, Bus-Parkplatz Sihlquai and arrive in Leipzig at Leipzig, Fernbus-Terminal Hbf.
  • Trains mostly depart from Zürich HB and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.
Which travel companies can take me from Zurich to Leipzig?

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

  • Travel with Lufthansa Cityline for flights to Leipzig. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Cityline Zurich to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £135.
  • Flixbus can get you to Leipzig by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Zurich to Leipzig for £29 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn to go to Leipzig by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Deutsche Bahn Zurich to Leipzig tickets on Omio for £27.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Zurich to Leipzig ends?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Leipzig often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Prague or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Leipzig itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leipzig and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase Zurich to Leipzig tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Zurich 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 £135 one way for this route.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £29 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is £27 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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