Transportation in Halle
Halle is located about 150 km south west of Berlin and 30 km west of Leipzig. Halle is easily reachable by public transportation as well as by car. This website provides information in German on how to reach Halle.
The closest airport is Leipzig-Halle. There are direct international connections from/to Vienna (Austrian Airlines), London (Air Berlin), and Paris (Air France). Lufthansa offers several daily flights from/to Frankfurt and Munich. The airport has a railway station. The train ride to the main station in Halle takes about 10 minutes. Airports beside Leipzig-Halle are the airports in Berlin, Dresden and Hannover.
Traveling to Halle by train
Halle is well connected to the Intercity net of the German Railway. It has also some connections with the fast train ICE. However, Leipzig is better connected with ICEs.
Traveling to Halle by car
Halle is well-connected to the freeway system of Germany. The main axis to reach Halle is the A9. From Berlin one can leave the A9 at exit Halle. From there it is about 20 km to Halle on a freeway-like street. From Munich, take the A14 (direction Magdeburg) and leave at Halle-Peissen. The exit is about 3 km from the city.
From the airport (Halle-Leipzig) to Halle (Saale) city (main station) by train
Follow the signs to the central train station of the airport. When you arrive on Sunday the train starts four minutes before every full hour (HH:56 o'clock), on Monday the train will start six minutes before every full hour (HH:54 o'clock). There are some further connections available. The journey takes 11 minutes and costs EUR 6,00. You can buy a ticket at the train platform.
The full name of the railway station at the airport is "Flughafen Halle-Leipzig Zentralgebaeude, Schkeuditz". The full name of the main station of Halle (Saale) is "Halle (Saale) Hauptbahnhof".
For further information please have a look at http://www.bahn.de/international/view/en/index.shtml (English website) or this website (German).
Tickets for all modes of public transport are available at (red) ticket machines which may be found at nearly every train station. The ticket machines also have an English interface, should you need one. Please note the availability of a ticket that is valid for four one-hour journeys on Halle (Saale) public transport at the price of EUR 5,90 – in some cases, this may be the cheaper option.
For further information on trams and busses, timetables and a route planner, please take a look at this website