Public Transport/Travelling

Public Transport/Travelling

Tram and Bus

The public transport in Leipzig consists of suburban trains, trams and buses. There is a total of 13 tram lines, five suburban railway lines and 61 bus lines, all forming a reliable network en-route in the suburban areas. The operating company of tram and bus lines is called Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB).

If you are signed up at Leipzig University, you will have to pay a semester fee, this fee includes a semester ticket, which covers the area of the "Mitteldeutsche Verkehrsbetriebe"(MDV) and includes the LVB. Important is that the imprint “MDV“ shows up clearly on your card.

Here you find further information regarding a semester ticket at Leipzig University.


Taxis are a slightly more expensive, but a convenient alternative to tram and bus. Taxis are widely available – you can either telephone to get a taxi or also stop one directly at the street by waving. Also, there are special taxi parking places everywhere in town.
Some phone numbers of local taxi companies:


 (0341) 982222

Funktaxi Leipzig

 (0341) 600500

Taxi 4233

(0341) 4233

City Taxi Leipzig

(0341) 22224444

Taxi Heute

(0341) 4884


If you want to explore Leipzig's surroundings beyond the Leipzig Transport Services or want to visit other parts of Germany or its neighbours, like Poland or Czech Republic, you can travel by train with Deutsche Bahn.

Long distance bus travel


An alternative to travelling by train is long distance bus travel. Leipzig has a long-distance bus station, which is located on the east side of Leipzig main station. The easiest way to buy a ticket is online.

Further information and tickets:

Leipzig travel



Cycling is one of the best ways to travel in Leipzig. Most streets in Leipzig have a separate cycle lane. Many short cuts can be made by cycling through parks, or the city forest. If you are unsure whether you want to buy a bike, try the citywide bike rental nextbike or swapfiets.

If you decide to purchase a bike, you can find bike stores all over the town:

Or you get a second hand bike:

Car sharing

Due to the lack of parking space and the environment car sharing increased in the last couple of years in Leipzig. It is a much cheaper solution than purchasing or renting a car. The biggest car sharing company in Leipzig is called Teilauto. Here you choose between different tariffs with or without a monthly fee. Depending on which tariff you choose, the amount for the time you rent the car differs. Alternatively, you could register with cityflitzer, the first freefloating-carsharer in Leipzig.

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