Travelling

 

 

 ARRIVING BY PLANE 

The Leipzig/Halle airport is located at Schkeuditzer Kreuz (A9, A14), 18 km from Leipzig and 23 km from Halle. 
 
Direct flights to major German cities, such as Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn are available, as well as flights to international metropolises, such as Vienna, Zurich, London, Istanbul and Moscow. Several other European and worldwide destinations are easy to reach from the German hubs of Frankfurt and Munich or, thanks to the fast ICE connection between Berlin and Leipzig (1 hr and 14 mins), can be reached from one of Berlin's airports.  Once you have landed in Leipzig, the tram brings you to the city centre in 12 mins, or to Leipzig's "Messegelände" (trade fair grounds) in 6 mins.

 

 ARRIVING BY TRAIN

The Leipzig Central Station offers the perfect start to your stay in Leipzig.

Located directly in the city centre, the station is the ideal starting point for exploring the city. And: you can easily and comfortably reach all of Leipzig's districts with the "Bimmel" ("Leipzigish" for tram).  But, before setting off, stay a little! Have a look around the now over 100-year-old architectural monument. You will agree - there is barely a single more beautiful or larger train station, at least not in Europe. 

You have already acknowledged that, no doubt! The Leipzig Central Station is much more than just a central transport hub. The "Promenaden Hauptbahnhof" (Central Station Mall), doubles up as the no. 1 shopping mile in Leipzig. Here, in over 140 shops, you can find everything you are looking for, and everything you didn't even known you were looking for, too. 
             source: Leipzig Toursit Information

 ARRIVING BY CAR

Leipzig is a traditional transportation hub. 
 
More than ever before, the trade fair and trade centre, which has grown at the crossroads of two military and trade routes, bundles transport routes from all directions.

Thanks to its location on the motorways A9, A14 and A38, Leipzig is ideally connected to the nation-wide motorway network. The city centre can be reached via the following exits:

  • From Berlin and Magdeburg via A14, Exit Leipzig-Mitte
  • From Dresden via A14, Exit Leipzig-Ost
  • From Munich and Erfurt via A38, Exit Leipzig-Südwest
 
 

.  ARRIVING BY BUS

Today, long-distance buses connect many of Germany's important cities. Leipzig too can be reached comfortably and cheaply by bus.
 
The main long-distance bus stop is located on Goethestraße 11, facing the eastern side of the central station.
 
Some long-distance buses serve the Leipzig Trade Fair and the Leipzig/Halle airport. The easiest way to book tickets is online from the appropriate company.
 
             source: Leipzig Travel Information

   PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The best way to travel from one place to the next in Leipzig is by bus or tram.

Leipzig's dense network of transport companies with short cycle times not only makes Leipzig mobile, but it makes you mobile too. The modern vehicles and several disability-accessible stops are not treasured by passengers from Leipzig alone.  Leipzig's public transport provider, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe, will happily personally advise you in one of their two customer centres: 

Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe service centre 
Markgrafenstraße 2, 04109 Leipzig 
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Mobility Centre at the Central Station
Willy-Brandt-Platz, 04109 Leipzig 
Opening hours: 
Monday - Friday:
8.00 am - 8.00 pm
Saturday: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

source: Leipzig Travel Information

 

 BICYCLING IN LEIPZIG 

Bicycles are not only popular as recreational and sporting equipment, but also as a practical daily means of transportation. In the city centre, it is not only the fastest means of getting from one point to another, but the one that best contributes to Leipzig's climate control efforts.

In the long run, the percentage of those who use bicycles as a means of transportation in Leipzig needs to increase. To this end, efforts are constantly being undertaken to improve the safety and attractiveness of Leipzig's bike lanes, as well as to improve services related to cycling.

Bicycle Rental Stations

nextbike's bicycle rental stations in Leipzig. The bicycle rental operation is a cooperative effort on the part of the Leipzig Transport Authority (LVB), the Leipzig Municipal Utility Company (Stadtwerke Leipzig) and nextbike. Many nextbike stations can be found in the vicinity of LVB stops in Leipzig. At www.nextbike.de, there is an overview of exactly where available rental bicycles are located and ready to be put into service.

source: Leipzig Travel Information