Travel to Halle (Saale)*
*make sure you have the right Halle – Halle (Saale) – since there are several places called Halle in Germany.
**while planning your trip, the following general information about Germany may be useful: Germany Travel Info: https://wikitravel.org/en/Germany
Arrival Airport options:
The closest airport to Halle (Saale) is Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ). It is very convenient to fly here, as this airport is connected to Halle (Saale) by S-Bahn (15 minutes to Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof (main station)). However the connections on offer are limited, therefore prices may be slightly higher than flying to bigger airports in Berlin and Frankfurt. It makes sense to check train prices and connection times from these larger airports when comparing flights.
Of these two larger nearby cities, Berlin is closer and better connected to Halle (Saale), with two airports: Berlin Tegel (TXL) and Berlin Schönefeld (SXF). From Berlin to Halle (Saale) it takes about 2 hours by train. Make sure to arrive no later than 20:00 h, since train connections to Halle (Saale) at night are terrible.
Frankfurt (FRA) is the largest international airport in Germany with great flight connections. However, from Frankfurt it takes about 4 hours by train to get to Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof. Hence, this means you cannot arrive later than 18:00 in order to reach Halle (Saale) on the same day.
Train travel to Halle (Saale):
Travel from the airports to Halle (Saale) can be booked online at the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways): https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml. We advise you to include a city ticket, so you can take a tram from Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof to your hotel. Booking train tickets in advance is much cheaper, but these reduced-fare tickets are non-transferable.