Edinburgh to Leipzig by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 29m
  • Distance
    1,145 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    26hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Edinburgh to Leipzig by train

Fast trains from Edinburgh to Leipzig take around 14 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,145 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Edinburgh and Leipzig.

1. Are there direct trains from Edinburgh to Leipzig?

Journeys between Edinburgh and Leipzig usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Edinburgh 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 8 departures.

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

The Edinburgh to Leipzig train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leipzig is usually scheduled to depart Edinburgh around 05:40 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Edinburgh around 07:30, and the last at 23:15.

When to book Edinburgh to Leipzig train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Edinburgh to Leipzig by train.

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Which train companies operate between Edinburgh and Leipzig?

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

  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • East Coast
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Serco Caledonian Sleeper
  • TGV
  • UK Rail Connections

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.