Leipzig by air

Leipzig by air

Two ‘local’ airports
Leipzig is served be two airports.  The main one is called Leipzig Halle.  As the name suggests, it also serves the town of Halle, which lies to the north west of Leipzig.

Crossing the road at Leipzig-Halle!

Crossing the road at Leipzig-Halle!

The second airport or relevance to Leipzig is at a place called Nobitz, about one hour’s drive south of Leipzig.  Ryanair call this airport Leipzig Altenburg and use it for all their flights to and from this region.

Internal German connections
Internally within Germany, Leipzig Halle offers direct flights to and from many other footballing cities, including: Nuremberg (with Air Berlin), Dortmund (LGW), Munich (Lufthansa & Air Berlin), Frankfurt (Lufthansa ) and Stuttgart (various airlines).

Air Berlin fly to / from Leipzig-Halle

Air Berlin fly to / from Leipzig-Halle

International connections
While Leipzig Altenburg is essentially just a landing strip for Ryanair, Leipzig Halle is a full-blown international airport with flights to and from many other parts of Europe.  Air Berlin, for instance, fly in from London Stansted, Air France from Paris and KLM from Amsterdam.

Travel into Leipzig
Leipzig Halle has its own railway station.  An aiport express runs to Leipzig main station every half hour (taking 14 minutes).

A coach runs between Leipzig Altenburg and Leipzig station twice a day.  Journey time: 80 minutes.

For train times from Leipzig Halle to Leipzig main railway station, you can use the local transport company’s online timetable.  Click the union flag to see the English version, and when asked for departure and destination points enter ‘Leipzig, Hbf‘ for Leipzig station (Hbf is the abbreviation for Hauptbahnhof) and ‘Leipzig/Halle Flugh‘ for the airport (Flugh is accepted by the timetable as an abbreviation of Flughafen).

External links
Leipzig Halle airport
Leipzig Altenberg airport
Altenberg to Leipzig bus times
Leipzig public transport timetable

Flying from the UK?  Going to the airport by train, coach or car?
If you’re flying from the UK and planning to go to the airport by coach or train, these links to National Express coaches and thetrainline let you book your journey to the airport online.  If you’re driving, try Purple Parking or BAA for cheap parking at all major UK airports.


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