Rotterdam to Leipzig by train

  • First train
    05:02
  • Last train
    00:05
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 42m
  • Distance
    550 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    13
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 33m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Rotterdam to Leipzig by train

Fast trains from Rotterdam to Leipzig take around 7 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 550 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Rotterdam and Leipzig.

1. Are there direct trains from Rotterdam to Leipzig?

Journeys between Rotterdam and Leipzig usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 12 departures on the route from Rotterdam to Leipzig every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Rotterdam to Leipzig?

The Rotterdam to Leipzig train travel time is normally about 7 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Rotterdam to Leipzig train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leipzig is usually scheduled to depart Rotterdam around 06:05 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Rotterdam around 05:02, and the last at 23:35.

When to book Rotterdam to Leipzig train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Rotterdam to Leipzig by train.

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Which train companies operate between Rotterdam and Leipzig?

More than one train company operates on the route from Rotterdam to Leipzig, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • IC Direct
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

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Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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