The journey by train from Berlin to Leipzig has been transformed for the better in recent years, with a big increase in the number of direct connections between the two cities
Final Destination: Munchen (or Leipzig)
Departing from Berlin:
These trains usually depart from the lower level (tief) in Berlin Hbf.
These trains also call at Berlin Sudkreuz - which is to the south.
Connections are available at Berlin Sudkreuz from S-Bahn trains from the eastern and western edges of the city centre, as well as S-Bahn (local) trains from Brandenburger Tor and Postdamer Platz and Anhalter stations.
Check your connections in Berlin on this public transport map.
Despite Berlin and Leipzig not being connected by a high speed line, virtually all of the departures on this route are by ICE trains.
Some of the ICE trains used on this route are the new ICE-4 trains - particularly the trains which depart in odd hours.
If you want to travel with an ordinary non-folding bicycle, you'll need to take an ICE 4 train.
ICE- T trains are also used on an few of these departures.
1 x train per hour
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date - usually
When making an online booking, check that you’re looking at booking info for the direct trains.
On the DB Bahn booking site look for journeys that have 0 in the Chg. column
Trains departing at different times can be cheaper than others leaving on the same day, so you may need to look through the day's departures to find the cheapest fares.
It's not a particularly long journey from Berlin to Leipzig, but the train services on these routes are among the busiest in Germany.
If you book a 1st class ticket, you will now have an automatically assigned seat(s).
However, if you will be booking a 2nd class ticket or travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass, then reservations are available for a fee, but are are optional
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €17.90|
|Happy rail||from €17.90|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
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