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Leipzig lies on the confluence of three rivers: White Elster, Parthe and Please. It is a transportation hub with fast roads (part of the Autobahn system) and rail connection to the rest of the country. This German city boasts interesting sights, lively nightlife and a variety of shopping options.
In the 18th century, Leipzig was known as Klein Paris or Little Paris, the cradle of a classical literary movement. You can find traces of the city's history on every corner such as city trade houses, ring streets around the city and Napoleon battle-fields. Leipzig is home the largest Old Town Hall in Europe, as well as, the second oldest university in Germany.
The public transport in Leipzig includes 61 bus, 13 tram lines operated by LVB (Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe) and S-Bahn. By using an integrated ticket, you can travel by any of these three transport means. The City Tunnel, connects the city centre to the north and south suburbs, with S-Bahn (train) that serves 1.2 million inhabitants. For nighttime travels, ten bus lines operate hourly from 01:11 to 03:33.
The Leipzig taxi fleet is extensive with taxi vehicles available on many designated areas in the city. If the taxi sign is on it means the vehicle is free and you can hail one on the street.
Renting a car to explore Leipzig is not recommended due to the dense traffic problems. Also, there are city centre entrance restrictions and parking fees.
Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, the largest terminal station in Europe, handles regular train connections from Leipzig to Dresden, Halle, Chemnitz, Jena, Magdeburg and high-speed trains to Dresden, Prague, Munich, Berlin. The trains depart from 26 platforms. FlixBus and MeinFernbus provide bus services from Leipzig to other cities in Germany. Buses depart from the bus station between the Central Station and Opera House.
Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) serves the eastern part of the country. It is located 22 km away from Leipzig. The airport is the central DHL aviation hub.
Train S5 runs from the Leipzig Airport to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof every 30 minutes. The service is available from 04:20 to 00:50. Intercity express trains connect the airport to Halle, Dresden, Erfurt, Magdeburg and Frankfurt. Trains depart from Deutsche Bahn Intercity rail station.
Airport buses are available to Dresden (twice per day), as well as, to Dortmund and Cologne (once per day). Minibuses operated by Fritzsche Gmb offer transfers to 45 km radius from the airport bringing the passengers to their destination address. It requires booking the airport transfer service at the same time when booking your flight.
Leipzig Airport taxis are available in front of Terminal 8. The travel time is 30 minutes to Halle and 40 minutes to Leipzig.
We recommend booking a private Leipzig taxi transfer with us, for a pleasant and stress-free ride from Leipzig Airport to your destination. You can book the private airport taxi service online, prior to your travel date. When you arrive at the airport, the taxi will be waiting for you.
The rates are fixed, and the charge is per vehicle. You can pay in advance upon completing your booking. Flight monitoring, meet and greet service, luggage and free waiting time are included in the price, as well. The rates for a private airport taxi from Leipzig Airport to Leipzig start from EUR 80.
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