You can easily walk around the Old Town upon your arrival in Leipzig from the main train station. Most of the main sights/museums are there so you don’t have to worry for public transportation.
There is no underground system but if you need a tram there are plenty of them (modern and old) and you can catch them in front of the train station.
A single ticket costs 1.90euro (1.40e for a short ride till 4 stops). The day ticket costs 5 euro but there are also week tickets (15.90e) and month tickets (47.50e). All these prices are for the town. There are extra tickets that include the suburbs too but you wont need them anyway: single ticket (2,90e, day ticket 7e, week ticket 20.30e, month ticket 60,50e)
We had to take the tram more than 4 times per day so we preferred to buy the Leipzig card that gives you free ride on trams and buses and also discount in many sights/museums/zoo. If you are a student you will have the same discount like having the Leipzig Card so it’s not worth buying it. Although we stayed 2 days we bought the one for 3 days and we saved more than 15euro just fror the monuments.
There are different Leipzig Cards depending on how many days you want:
3 day(1adult) 18.50euro
3 days(2adults+3children!) 34euro
I saw several taxis too but I never used any. Many locals use bicycles.
For a first time visitor it probably won't be cost-efficient to buy a day ticket for public transportation but if you're in Leipzig for the second or third time or stay for more than just two days you should consider getting a pass for public transportation. The tram and bus network is excellent. Included in the network are also the S-Bahn (commuting) trains.
A single day ticket for the central zone (city Leipzig) is 5 Euro. A single trip fare is good for one hour and costs 2 Euro.
Leipzig has a lot of cute old trams from communist times, and a few more modern ones. The older ones are stuffy and hot as hell during the summer, but look great pootling around the city. There's no underground system, but there are a few S-Bahn trains to outlying areas.
The system is quiet expensive, with day tickets priced at 4.90. When you consider that you'll find most of what is interesting in the city within walking distance of the station, it doesn't sound like such a bargain.
If you want to do some hardcore sight seeing, and have a few places outside the center you want to see, it might be worth picking up a Leipzig Card for 7.90 for an entire day of travelling on the metro, plus discounts of up to 50% on many museums and restaurants.
Leipzig has one of Europe's modernest public transport system. 'Travel in comfort' is the slogan of the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB) GmbH. Today, this enterprise is one of the largest local transport enterprises in Germany.
Prices (as in 2002):
€ 1,00...short trip ticket (4 stations)
€ 1,30...one hour ticket in town only
€ 1,90...one hour ticket in town & suburbs
€ 4,00...day ticket in town only
€ 5,90...day ticket in town & suburbs
The weblink for Leipzig's trams and other public transport is below.
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There are great street cars in Leipzig...a magnificent train station
by foot and streetcar..also plenty of taxi's