Basel to Leipzig by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:12
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 46m

Travelling from Basel to Leipzig by train

Fast trains from Basel to Leipzig take around 5 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 547 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Leipzig.

Are there direct trains from Basel to Leipzig?

Journeys between Basel and Leipzig usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Basel 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 20 departures.

How long is the train journey from Basel to Leipzig?

The Basel to Leipzig train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Basel to Leipzig train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Leipzig is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 04:12 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 06:08, and the last at 23:40.

When to book Basel to Leipzig train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Basel to Leipzig by train.

Which train companies operate between Basel and Leipzig?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

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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