How to reach Leipzig
Germany and Leipzig are in the centre of Europe, with excellent national and international transport links and outstanding infrastructure.
The compact and efficient infrastructure allows participants and visitors from all over the world fast and convenient access to the congress venue.
Europe is crisscrossed by a network of 17 long distance cycling routes, the EuroVelo network, which will take you and your bike almost all the way to our host city of Leipzig. While for those that find long-distance cycling a bit daunting, do not fear, part of your journey can also be completed by train!
Germany is crossed by an impressive number of EuroVelo routes, a total of ten EuroVelo routes and more than 260 bicycle paths. Amongst these, there are three EuroVelo cycling routes that will bring you to the doorstep of Velo-city 2023 Leipzig:
EuroVelo 7 – Sun Route
EuroVelo 2 – Capitals Route
EuroVelo 13 – Iron Curtain Trail
There is a cycle path all the way from Leipzig city centre to the exhibition site. When you arrive, there are bicycle stands at all the visitor entrances as well as at the staff entrance to the Congress Center Leipzig.
We also have a charging station for e-bikes with lockers for the batteries and your bicycle equipment in the front of the Administration Building. Each locker contains a 230V plug to charge your battery.
Once you arrive in Leipzig, it is easy to explore Leipzig city and its surrounding region by bike:
There are hourly connections from Leipzig to all major German cities. From the main station, the congress venue can be easily reached by S-Bahn or tram.
See for more information Deutsche Bahn, MDV.
Leipziger Messe can be reached via the A9, A14 and A38 motorways. You will see signs on the motorways indicating the exit for Leipziger Messe / CCL. It only takes ten minutes from the congress venue to the city centre on the B2.
Using the S-Bahn metro train, it takes only about 10 to 15 minutes from Leipzig/Halle Airport to Congress Center Leipzig by motorway. And eight minutes by S-Bahn (S 5), running every half hour.
You can also travel to Leipzig via Berlin BER airport. There is a direct ICE train from Berlin Central Station to Leipzig that takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, and from Berlin Südkreuz in 1 hour and 5 minutes. It takes just under 2 hours by car from Berlin airport to Congress Center Leipzig (CCL).
Public Transport and getting around in Leipzig
Leipzig is a city of short distances; it is easy to get around. The CCL venue is 15 – 20 minutes away from the city centre of Leipzig where most of the hotels are located. Leipzig features an excellent and perfectly reliable public transport network.
Buses, trams, regional and suburban trains all offer fast and convenient connections between the airport, the exhibition grounds, the city centre, hotels and sights.
Velo-city 2023 will take place at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), on the grounds of Leipziger Messe.
Tram line 16 takes you directly to the exhibition grounds (final stop “Messegelände”). You can also reach Leipziger Messe by regional train (RB) or suburban train (S-Bahn). On arrival, alight at the station “Leipzig Messe”.