Getting here and travel in Leipzig

Off to Leipzig!

All roads lead to Leipzig: the Saxon conference destination is located in the heart of Europe, easily accessible from all directions, and once you’re here it’s easy to get from A to B. Event planners and delegates also benefit from the city’s excellent transport links and attractive offers.

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Good accessibility

  • Leipzig/Halle Airport 18 km from the city centre

    Twelve minutes by S-Bahn to the city centre or six minutes to the exhibition centre at Neue Messe

  • Leipzig Central Station with ICE, IC, EC and IR services

    Covering more space than any other station in Europe, the railway station also has a shopping mall with over 140 shops

  • Autobahn road links

    • A9 (Berlin-Munich)
    • A14 (Dresden-Halle)
    • A38 (Göttingen-Leipzig)
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Leipzig/Halle Airport

Leipzig/Halle Airport has regular flights to and from Frankfurt am Main and Düsseldorf, both major domestic destinations and important hubs for connecting flights.

There are direct international flights to and from Vienna, London, Istanbul and Abu Dhabi.

You’ll also find connections from Leipzig/Halle Airport to other cities and holiday destinations.

Please note:
Flight schedules often change at short notice. For the latest information, please visit the airport’s website.

Carbon-neutral travel to Leipzig

with the Deutsche Bahn event ticket

Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and Deutsche Bahn have teamed up to offer you the option of travelling safely and comfortably to your event in Leipzig from any train station in Germany using 100% green electricity.

Event Ticket one-way and specific train (subject to availability)

  • 1st class for €89.90 (incl. seat reservation)
  • 2nd class for €55.90

Event Ticket one-way and fully flexible

  • 1st class for €112.90 (incl. seat reservation)
  • 2nd class for €77.90

The event ticket includes a City Ticket for the Leipzig city area (fare zone 110).

You can book directly online using the booking button and secure the cheapest ticket (at the earliest six months before departure).

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Take the night train to Leipzig 

night train service between Zurich and Leipzig started at the end of 2022. The Canopus leaves Zurich at 19:59 and arrives at Leipzig’s main railway station via Basel, Freiburg and Karlsruhe at 04:48 the next morning. Passengers can also travel to Zurich while they sleep. The night train departs Leipzig at 23:46 and arrives in Zurich at 09:05 the next day. 

A transport hub with a rich past

Situated at the crossroads of two military and trade routes, over the years Leipzig grew as a trade fair and commercial centre. Today, more transport links than ever before converge here from all directions.

Leipzig’s proximity to the A9, A14 and A38 motorways provides access from the German autobahn network. The following exits will take you to the city centre:

  • From the direction of Berlin and Magdeburg via the A14, exit at Leipzig-Mitte
  • From the direction of Dresden via the A14, exit at Leipzig-Ost
  • From the direction of Munich and Erfurt via the A38, exit at Leipzig-Südwest
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Stay mobile in Leipzig

Public transport

The best way to travel in Leipzig is by tram or bus. The extensive network operated by Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), with its frequent trams and buses, means you can get around Leipzig quickly and conveniently during your conference.

As the city’s public transport provider, the LVB bring more than 104 million passengers to their destinations quickly and comfortably every year.
With 13 tram lines, 36 bus lines and 12 night lines, they cover the entire area of the city.

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Get around Leipzig with the congress ticket

Event planners can benefit from bespoke mobility solutions from the LVB. With the congress ticket, the participant’s pass becomes a travel pass. This means that participants can travel to the venue in comfort and in a climate-friendly manner.

Travelling by car

The city’s conference and event venues are also accessible by car. For the sake of the environment, all vehicles within the city’s low-emission zone require a green sticker.

Leipzig has six Park & Ride sites in total. Located on major access routes and directly linked to Leipzig’s dense public transport network, they make it easier to get around without your car. All sites are open throughout the day and free to use.

Car sharing is also widespread and great for the environment. cityflitzer, teilAuto and Flinkster are the biggest names.

With Leipzig’s oldest radio taxi centre and over 250 taxis, the number 4884 is there for you reliably and quickly around the clock.

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Electric mobility in Leipzig

With BMW and Porsche, Leipzig is already an industrial location for electric vehicles.

There are currently 540 charging points where you can charge your electric car inexpensively. This is one of the ways in which the utility company Stadtwerke Leipzig and other stakeholders are promoting electric mobility in the city.

But that alone is not enough for us Leipzigers. When it comes to e-mobility, we want to be Germany’s pioneering city. Numerous initiatives and projects are already making Leipzig a true electric car paradise.

Alongside a comprehensive network of charging stations, Leipzig also offers a highly innovative way to recharge your battery using an LED lantern.

On two wheels

Leipzig’s compact size, flat terrain and excellent cycle paths mean that many conference and event venues are easily accessible by bike or e-scooter. It is not necessary to bring your own bike. There are rental stations all over the city.

Leipzig is also ideal for e-bikes. Charging points and self-help workshops can be found not just in the city centre. This makes exploring the area around Leipzig on one of the scenic cycle routes an ideal activity to complement your stay. High-speed cycle paths between Leipzig and surrounding towns are in the pipeline.

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