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Cologne to Leipzig by bus

The journey from Cologne to Leipzig by bus is 236.91 mi and takes 9 hr 40 min. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:50 AM and the last at 10:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Leipzig by bus for as little as $22.56 or as much as $69.77. The best price for this journey is $22.56.

Lowest Price$22.56
Journey Duration9 hr 40 min
Connection per Day18
Lowest Price$22.56
Highest Price$69.77
First Departure2:50 AM
Last Departure10:45 PM
Distance236.91 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalLeipzig
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Cologne to Leipzig Bus Times

Departure date
Friday, Jul 19, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cologne to Leipzig?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Leipzig. On average, though, you'll pay about $32.76 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $22.56, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Leipzig. On average, though, you'll pay about $32.76 for a bus ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.

How long does it take to get from Cologne to Leipzig by bus?

Traveling from Cologne to Leipzig by bus will usually take 9 hr 40 min. This journey covers a distance of 236.91 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 9 hr 40 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Cologne and Leipzig runs for about 236.91 mi and usually takes approximately 9 hr 40 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 7 hr 25 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Leipzig as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

How many times a day do departures from Cologne leave for Leipzig?

The exact number of journeys from Cologne to Leipzig can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 18 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cologne to Leipzig. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cologne to Leipzig varies, but in general, you can expect to find 5 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 13 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Leipzig. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Leipzig
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Leipzig.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Leipzig, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Leipzig.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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The cheapest Cologne - Leipzig bus tickets can be found for as low as $17.35 if you’re lucky, or $26.96 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $38.48.

Find the best day to travel to Leipzig by bus

When travelling to Leipzig by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Leipzig

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Leipzig.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
wifi WiFi
power_sockets Power sockets
luggage Luggage
accessibility Accessibility
bicycle Bicycle

Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Leipzig
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Leipzig by bus.
Facilities FlixTrain FlixBus
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wifi WiFi check check
power_sockets Power sockets check check
luggage Luggage check check
accessibility Accessibility check cross
food_and_drink Food and drink check check
air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
sleeper_couchette Sleeper check cross

Cologne to Leipzig CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
26.69kg
Bus
28.6kg
Flight
76.26kg
Car
61kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Leipzig?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Leipzig is $32.76. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $22.56.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Leipzig?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Leipzig is $22.56. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Leipzig by bus?
Cologne to Leipzig is 236.91 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Leipzig take?
Cologne to Leipzig is on average 9 hr 40 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 7 hr 25 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Leipzig?
The bus journey from Cologne to Leipzig is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Leipzig?
Cologne to Leipzig has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Leipzig leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Leipzig departs at 2:50 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Leipzig depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Leipzig departs at 10:45 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Leipzig in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $22.56 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Leipzig?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Leipzig.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Leipzig by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Leipzig is 7 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Leipzig?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Leipzig.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Leipzig by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Leipzig creates 28.6kg of CO2 emissions.

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