Leipzig/Halle Airport Guide (LEJ)

Airport info
Code: LEJ
Address:
Terminalring 11, Schkeuditz, Saxony 04435, Germany
Location:

The airport is located in Germany, approximately 15km (9 miles) northwest of central Leipzig, and a similar distance southeast of Halle.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +49
Telephone:
+49 341 224 1155
Timezone: GMT ++01:00

Leipzig/Halle Airport is located halfway between the two German cities from which it takes its name. Our guide to the airport includes information regarding terminal facilities, public transport routes and local accommodation, plus important contact details.

Information

There is a central airport information desk (tel: +49 341 224 1155) in the main terminal.

Transfer between terminals

The Central Terminal and Terminal B are linked by a walkway.

Driving directions

The airport is directly linked to the main Berlin – Munich Autobahn (A9) and the A14 which links Dresden to Hanover via Magdeburg. From central Leipzig head north on National Route 6 – the airport is clearly signposted. From Halle, take the same road south out of the city.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

The airport railway station is beneath the terminal. Trains into Leipzig (tel: +49 391 536 310; www.starker-nahverkehr.de) take 20-30 minutes, and the single fare is €4.20. From Halle, journey time is 11 minutes, and the fare is also €4.20. From Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, inter-city services connect to destinations all over Germany and beyond – some long-distance services also stop at the airport.

Public transport road

Bus:As the train is so quick and convenient, this is the recommended public transport option. The airport does, however, operate a pre-bookable minibus shuttle (tel: +49 372 413 1366; www.fritzsche-shuttle.de), which runs to and from locations within a 45km (30 mile) radius.

Taxi:Taxis are available immediately outside Terminal B. Travel time to Leipzig is approximately 40 minutes, and to Halle a little less. Fares start from around €35.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATMs are located in Terminal B. There is also automatic money changing machines operating in a number of currencies.

Communication

Wi-Fi internet access is not currently available at Leipzig/Halle Airport. Static monitors with internet access are available however, though carry a charge to use. A post office is also available on site.

Food

Several snack bars and other food and drink outlets are located in both Terminal B and the Central Terminal. There is also a bistro restaurant in the check-in area.

Shopping

Airport shops offer goods ranging from fashion items to books to food products. Duty Free shopping is available for passengers leaving the EU.

Luggage

Left luggage lockers are available outside Terminal B. The lost and found office (tel: +49 341 224 1631) is on hand to deal with lost property issues. Baggage trolleys are available within the terminal complex.

Other

Children’s play areas are located in Departures and pastoral care is also offered. Medical assistance can be found both airside and in public areas.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Leipzig/Halle Airport has a range of meeting rooms for hire, with capacity for up to 50 people (tel: +49 341 224 2227).

Disabled facilities

All areas of the airport are fully accessible, with lifts and disable toilet facilities readily available. Passengers requiring assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel. Designated parking spaces are also provided.

Car parking

The airport offers around 5,000 parking spaces (tel: +49 341 224 1247), 2,000 of these are in a multistorey block. Short-stay and pick-up/drop-off parking is located outside Terminal B, while a low-cost parking area is about 15 minutes’ walk away (no shuttle bus operates to this lot). There is, however, a free shuttle to and from the regular long-stay car parks.

Car rental

Car hire desks are situated in Terminal B. Among the car hire companies represented at the airport are Avis, Budget, Caro, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Hotels

There is one hotel situated on-site at Leipzig/Halle Airport and there are several others located in the vicinity. Further accommodation can be found in Leipzig itself.


Globana Airport Hotel

+49 342 043 3333

The 158-room Globana is a 4-star hotel that offers a gymnasium, sauna and restaurant serving traditional and seasonal local food. It is also located near a forest that has various walking and cycling trails. Conference facilities are also available at the hotel.

Frankfurter Straße 4, 04435, Schkeuditz, Germany

Ibis Styles Leipzig

+49 342 07420

A short distance to the east of the airport, the Ibis Styles reflects the standard offering of this international brand. It has 112 rooms, and the restaurant is open from 0600-2300 daily. It has a fitness centre, and meeting rooms are available.

Haynaer Weg 15, 04435, Radefeld/Leipzig, Germany

Friendly Hotel

+49 342 047 780

Located in the heart of the airport campus, this small hotel is a short walk from the terminal. It offers a choice of single, double and apartment-style rooms. Advertised room rates do not include breakfast.

Glesiener Straße 24, 04435, Schkeuditz-Kursdorf, Germany
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