Lübeck to Hamburg train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Lübeck to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for May 24

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

39 m

Average

1 h 16 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

55 km

Cheap train tickets from Lübeck to start from $11 with an average ticket price of $32.

The fastest train from Lübeck to takes 39m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 16m and covers a distance of 55 km.

2 trains that leave Lübeck for every day with 2 travelling directly.

Deutsche Bahn
07:16AM0h39
Lübeck
07:55AMHamburg
$111One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:10AM1h53
Lübeck
10:03AMHamburg
$531One-way
0 transfers

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Pros
IconDirect connection without change
IconLow price
IconWifi and sockets available
Cons
IconNo catering
IconRelatively full trains
I took a regional express from Lübeck to Hamburg at the beginning of June. It is a direct connection without changing trains. The 45-minute journey also costs relatively little. Because of the wifi and power sockets in some of the newer trains, the journey flies by. Overall, I am completely satisfied with the trip and can recommend it to everyone.
Pros
IconCalm atmosphere
IconGood equipment
IconFriendly staff
Cons
IconDisplays inside did not work
IconSeats dirty
When the train arrived, it had been quite full. However, most people got off at the next stops, so there was more space. On the train, I noticed that inside the displays didn't work at all and the seats could be a bit cleaner. The train had had full facilities, meaning wifi and power sockets were fully functional. What I also liked was the punctuality. The staff were friendly and gave friendly greetings at the ticket check. In itself, it was a pleasant journey and a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Pros
IconPleasant volume
Cons
IconNothing negative
I couldn't reserve my seat, but the train arrived on time and luckily there was an empty seat when I got on. I charged my mobile phone as usual and connected to the wifi and, if you wanted to go to the toilet, you would see that everything was clean and hygienic. The service was very friendly and offered me something to drink. You don't have to change trains and when I wanted to sleep, the volume was very pleasant. The price-performance ratio was very good.
Pros
IconBeautiful trains
IconNo change
IconPower sockets/USB connection available depending on train
Cons
IconRare wifi connection for the route
IconSometimes too busy, no seats
IconOften a few minutes late
The connection from Lübeck to Hamburg takes about 45 minutes, and most of the time there are nice clean trains with loading facilities. You don't have to change trains, but you are often a few minutes late in Hamburg. Wifi is usually not available, only very rarely so far. The conductors have all been very friendly so far. The price for the route is OK, but it's better to buy economy tickets such as the Schleswig Holstein Ticket.
Pros
IconComfortable seats
Cons
IconSometimes comes too late
When I got on, I immediately saw that there were sockets and bins by the seats. The service was very friendly and offered to disinfect my hands, which says it was very hygienic. Toilet visits were also very relaxed, all very clean. The seats were comfortable, the food was very good and the volume was very pleasant. The value for money was very good.
Pros
IconFriendly staff
IconCleanliness and equipment
IconNoise level and capacity utilisation
Cons
IconMinor delay
I found this journey very relaxing as the train was not full and it was therefore relatively quiet. There were plenty of toilets, power sockets, a snack machine and stable internet on the train. The staff who checked the tickets were very friendly. The seats were clean and the toilets were hygienic. I didn't have to change trains here, but the train was slightly delayed by about 5 minutes. Apart from that, everything else was acceptable, so I can recommend this journey!
Pros
IconFast connection from Lübeck to Hamburg
IconYou can use this connection every 20 minutes during the week.
IconDouble-decker trains offer enough space for commuters and other travellers
IconThe staff are very friendly.
Cons
IconFrequent delays mean you often miss your connection in Hamburg.
IconRoute often completely closed for various reasons
IconThe trains are often very dirty.
IconUnfortunately, there is no socket for charging your mobile phone.
As I have been commuting between Lübeck and Mönchengladbach for some time now, I often use this connection. So I can say that the train is often late or doesn't arrive at all. This means you miss the connection, which is of course very annoying. When it does arrive, there is plenty of space as the train has 2 floors. Unfortunately, you won't find any power sockets here. The cleanliness also leaves something to be desired. The staff are friendly and helpful. The announcements made by the train staff are often difficult to understand. I have not yet found a bistro.
Pros
IconReliable
Cons
IconNot so clean
The punctuality of this train connection was remarkable, the train always arrived in Lübeck as well as in Hamburg at the scheduled time. The train was generally well maintained and clean, the seats and floors were cleaned regularly. The availability of power outlets was sufficient, most seats were equipped with working sockets. The toilets on the train were in an acceptable condition, but regular cleaning would have been desirable, there were occasional shortages of toilet paper and soap. Overall, the train service provides a pleasant travelling experience, while some improvements could be made in terms of cleanliness and availability of toilet resources.
Pros
IconPunctual
Cons
IconToilet stank
I travelled with a friend and we were both very happy with the journey. The conductor was very nice to us and the check went without a hitch. We arrived at our destination station in Hamburg on time. Power sockets and wifi were available. The train was well cleaned. Unfortunately, the toilet stank.
Pros
IconEasy ticket booking
IconComfortable seats
Cons
IconInformation announcements difficult to understand
The wifi and power sockets worked well. Ticket booking was easy and it was not necessary to reserve a seat, as there were plenty of seats available. The comfort of the seats contributed to a pleasant journey. In addition, the train attendants were friendly and ensured that everything ran smoothly. Unfortunately, the information announcements were difficult to understand and there was a lack of displays showing the current position of the train.
Pros
IconPunctual
Iconnice staff
I travelled with a colleague and the journey was quite comfortable. We arrived at our destination station in Hamburg on time. The staff were very friendly to us. We could have charged our mobile phones via a socket. Wifi was available, but didn't work that well. The toilet was in good condition.

Overview: Train from Lübeck to Hamburg

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
durationAverage train duration7 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency21 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 21 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Lübeck to Hamburg cover the 33 miles (54 km) long journey taking on average 7 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 21 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $11 (€10), but the average price of train tickets is $22 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Lübeck Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Lübeck to Hamburg trains

Travel between Lübeck and Hamburg from $11 (€10) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Lübeck to Hamburg train.

Deutsche Bahn from Lübeck to Hamburg train information:

  • Average Duration: 39 min
  • Cheapest Price: $11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 21 a day

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB) classes from Lübeck to Hamburg

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Lübeck to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB)

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Lübeck to Hamburg

FAQs: Travel by train from Lübeck to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Lübeck to Hamburg.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Lübeck to Hamburg can start from as little as $11 (€10) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Lübeck to Hamburg is $22 (€19); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Lübeck and Hamburg is on average 7 min   for the 33 mile (54 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Hamburg from Lübeck by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Lübeck to Hamburg leaves at 6: 16 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Lübeck to Hamburg leaves at 8: 10 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Lübeck to Hamburg without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 21 direct trains from Lübeck to Hamburg each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Lübeck to Hamburg train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Lübeck to Hamburg to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 10 PM.

When departing from Lübeck, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Lübeck Hbf, Lübeck-Travemünde Strand station and Lübeck-Travemünde Hafen station. When arriving in Hamburg, you can end your trip in train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Harburg.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Lübeck Hbf, which is located around 3.6 miles (5.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Hamburg Hbf, located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Hamburg from Lübeck is worth doing with a journey time of 7 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Lübeck to Hamburg is March.
You have options as you can travel from Lübeck to Hamburg 2 different ways: train or bus.

Important Stations and Airports in Lübeck and Hamburg

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Hamburg
Lübeck Hbf is the most popular Lübeck railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lübeck for your trip to Hamburg.
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At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
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