Travel and transport

Arriving into your new home and exploring a new region

Travelling to Leipzig

Travelling to your new home can seem like a daunting experience, but Leipzig’s transport links could not make it easier.  You have several options for how to get to your accommodation and Lancaster University Leipzig.  

Leipzig/Halle Airport is Leipzig’s own airport. From there you can get a 20-minute train to the city centre or take a 30-minute taxi journey.  

If you choose to arrive from Berlin Brandenburg Airport, you then can get the fast Intercity Express connection between Berlin and Leipzig, which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, from Berlin Südkreuz or Hauptbahnhof.

Another opportunity for you is to arrive in Germany via Frankfurt/Main or Munich. Both airport cities are connected with direct trains to Leipzig. Average train travel time is three hours.

Leipzig Central train station (Leipzig Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city centre and is only five minute walk from the campus. It is Europe's largest railway station measured by floor area and connects the city to Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and several other cities. The bus station is opposite Leipzig Central Station. From here, you can connect with trams, buses or taxis to reach your accommodation in the city.

Travelling around Leipzig

Leipzig is very pedestrianised, meaning you will be able to easily walk or cycle around this vibrant, compact city. The main shopping district is fully pedestrianised, and there are many cycling lanes throughout the city.  

There is also plenty of public transport to help you get around. There are 13 tramlines running throughout the city, as well as 61 bus routes. What is more, as Lancaster University Leipzig student, you can use all public transport with your annual student travel pass.

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