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Düsseldorf to Leipzig by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 47m
  • Distance
    389 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 34m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Düsseldorf to Leipzig by train

Fast trains from Düsseldorf to Leipzig take around 4 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 389 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Düsseldorf and Leipzig.

1. Are there direct trains from Düsseldorf to Leipzig?

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

We usually find around 49 departures on the route from Düsseldorf to Leipzig every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 46 departures.

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

The Düsseldorf to Leipzig train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leipzig is usually scheduled to depart Düsseldorf around 04:51 and the last train is around 23:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Düsseldorf around 05:27, and the last at 23:41.

When to book Düsseldorf to Leipzig train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 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 Düsseldorf to Leipzig by train.

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Which train companies operate between Düsseldorf and Leipzig?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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 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.