Kassel to Leipzig by train

  • First train
    04:15
  • Last train
    23:56
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 10m
  • Distance
    201 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    35
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Kassel to Leipzig by train

Fast trains from Kassel to Leipzig take around 2 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 201 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Kassel and Leipzig.

1. Are there direct trains from Kassel to Leipzig?

Journeys between Kassel and Leipzig usually involve one change of train. We have found some direct departures on this route but these are less frequent than routes requiring a change.

We usually find around 38 departures on the route from Kassel 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 34 departures.

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

The Kassel to Leipzig train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Leipzig is usually scheduled to depart Kassel around 04:15 and the last train is around 23:16. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Kassel around 04:35, and the last at 23:56.

When to book Kassel 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 Kassel to Leipzig by train.

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Which train companies operate between Kassel and Leipzig?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • S-Bahn
  • cantus

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.