The timetable is arranged so that in even hours the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Leipzig will be an ICE 1 or ICE 4 train heading to Berlin or Hamburg.
While in the odd hours the service is provided by an ICE T train heading to Dresden
Final Destination: Dresden or Berlin or Hamburg (or other)
All trains also call at: Erfurt
Some trains (the trains heading for Dresden) also call at: Eisenach and Gotha
1 x train per hour
Book early and save: Yes
Online bookings open: 6 months ahead of the travel date
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
Use the earlier/later buttons to search for the cheapest ticket prices.
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.
Book 1st class ticket journey tickets and your seat reservation is included, but they're optional when booking 2nd class tickets, or if you will be travelling with a 1st or 2nd class rail pass.
Opting to reserve is particularly recommended if you will be travelling at business hours and/or during the day on Fridays and Sundays.
|Ticket Provider||Approximate Cost|
|DB Bahn||from €17.90|
|Happy rail||from €17.90|
|Save A Train||from €17.90|
If you will be travelling with a non-folding bicycle it can only be transported on the ICE 4 trains, which are used on only a limited number of departures on this route.
So it's best to look up the journey on the DB (German national railways) website and use the bicycles filter, you can then hone in the relevant departures.
These trains spend around 30 mins on the new high speed line between Erfurt and Leipzig, but the remainder of the journey is on a 'classic' railway.
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