Arrival and Transportation 

Arrival by Car

Leipzig is easily accessible when travelling by car. You can reach Leipzig from Berlin and Magdeburg via freeway A14 (exit Leipzig-Mitte), from Dresden via freeway A14 (exit Leipzig-Ost) and from the direction of Munich and Erfurt via freeway A38 (exit Leipzig-Südwest). The national high-ways B2 and B6 lead directly to the city center of Leipzig.

Environmental zone Leipzig
Leipzig’s city center is part of the Umweltzone (environmental zone). Only vehicles with a green emissions sticker can be driven in the center. For more information and to see if you are allowed to drive your car within the city limits please check here.

Car park/Park + Ride (P+R)
Leipzig offers a lot of parking facilities in the city center. Unfortunately, they charge a fee for parking and can be very busy during the International German Gymnastics Festival. We advise you to use the Park+Ride areas and take advantage of more economically friendly urban transportation. For more information on current construction sites and detours please visit the website of the City of Leipzig.

Arrival by Bus

Leipzig‘s modern long-distance bus terminal is located directly on the east side of Leipzig Central Station. From here you can easily reach the city center on foot or change to public transportation.

Arrival by Train

Deutsche Bahn operates high-speed trains from Berlin, Dresden, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Nuremberg straight into Leipzig Central Station.

Use the Deutsche Bahn website to discover Europe‘s biggest railway station. Not to mention the stunning integrated shopping center.

Arrival by Plane

Leipzig/Halle Airport is located about 18 km outside of Leipzig directly at the highway junction Schkeuditzer Kreuz (A9, A14). From there it is a 15-minute train ride into the city center. The train runs every 30 minutes.

Public Transportation within Leipzig

Your Participants Card already includes all rides on public transportation within the city of Leipzig (zone 110). For the most current schedules, please check of Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) website.

For a quick and easy way to check out public transportation, feel free to download the app LeipzigMOVE. The app shows you instantly how to get places fast using of busses and trains, car, and bike rentals, as well as taxis. Eco-friendly transportation made easy!

Riding a Bike through the City

Take a bike and pedal to your next venue. Several bike rental systems offer to get you around quickly and sustainably. Keep your eyes open and you will find plenty of rental bikes near various bus and train stations. Changing bikes made easy!