Situated very near to the Dutch border in the north-west of Germany, Leer within striking distance of the North Sea coast. The closest airport is Emden, approximately 35km away. The town is served by one train station; Leer (Ostfriesl). This station has very good services to many local destinations as well as intercity services to major towns such as Cologne and Hannover. The station lies on the outskirts of the central shopping and cultural district.