Getting to Leipzig

Leipzig is a long-established transport and communications hub. As a centre for commerce and trade fairs that grew up at the junction between two military and trading roads, Leipzig today is more than ever the focus for transport links from all points of the compass. This provides a wide range of options for getting to the city.

By air

Leipzig/Halle Airport is situated close to the Schkeuditzer Kreuz (A9, A14) motorway junction. Distance to Leipzig: 18 km. Distance to Halle: 23 km. There are direct connections provided to Leipzig/Halle Airport including Düsseldorf, Frankfurt/Main, Cologne/Bonn, Munich, Stuttgart, London-Stansted, Barcelona, Istanbul, Zurich and Vienna. Comprehensive information about arrivals and departures can be obtained directly from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The Deutsche Bahn’s ‚FlughafenExpress‘ (Airport Express) is particularly worth noting. It connects Leipzig Central Station with the airport’s intercity station in just 14 minutes.

By car

The A9, A14 and A38 (Leipzig – Göttingen) motorways mean that Leipzig is centrally placed within the German motorway network. There is direct access from the motorway junctions to the various parts of the city. We recommend the following routes into the city centre, where the hotel is located: From Berlin and Magdeburg: approach on the A14, leaving at junction ‚Leipzig-Mitte‘ (Leipzig City Centre) From Dresden: approach on the A14, leaving at junction ‚Leipzig-Ost‘ (Leipzig East) From Munich and Erfurt: approach on the A38, leaving at junction ‚Leipzig – Südwest‘ (Leipzig South West). For detailed routing visit Google Maps

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By rail

Located right in the centre of the city, Leipzig Central Station is long established as one of the key hubs of the German railway network. For long-distance travel the ICE-, IC-, EC-, CityNightLine- and DB NachtZug (sleeper) connections provide good and fast route options from north to south and east to west. ICE lines run hourly from Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Erfurt, Munich, Nuremberg and Dresden direct to Leipzig. There are non-stop IC routes to Magdeburg, Hanover, Bremen and Dortmund. You can find detailed information here.

By bus

Leipzig can also be reached by bus. Several bus companies offer good value for money rides to the city. The connections range from many domestic cities like Berlin, Frankfurt or Munich to Leipzig. The drop-off is located in the Goethestrasse right in the city center, just a 10 minutes walk to the Intercity hotel. Find additional information on Leipzig Travel.