How to travel from Lübeck to Cologne

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Travel Information from Lübeck to Cologne

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $42 (€39) • 4 h 31 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $113 (€105) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Travel 256 miles (413 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Cologne from Lübeck. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $42 (€39). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn with connection among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lübeck to Cologne.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lübeck to Cologne

Travel to Cologne 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 Cologne.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Lübeck and Cologne. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Lübeck is by taking a train, which costs on average $42 (€39).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

Taking a train is usually $2 (€2) less than taking a bus to Cologne, which costs on average $44 (€41) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $71 (€66) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $113 (€105) for this journey.

The fastest way from Lübeck to Cologne is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 12 h 5 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 31 min.

The distance from Lübeck to Cologne is approximately 256 miles (413 km).

The average frequency per day from Lübeck to Cologne is:

  • Around 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Lübeck to Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Lübeck to Cologne:

  • Buses from Lübeck to Cologne most often leave from Lübeck, Wallstraße / Holstentorplatz and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport (Fernbusbahnhof).
  • Flights from Lübeck to Cologne most often leave from Hamburg Airport and arrive in Cologne/Bonn Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Lübeck at Lübeck Hbf and arrive in Cologne at Köln Hbf.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Lübeck to Cologne, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Lübeck to Cologne tickets on Omio for $44 (€41).
  • Travel with Eurowings for flights to Cologne. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Eurowings Lübeck to Cologne tickets on Omio for $113 (€105).
  • Deutsche Bahn with connection can get you to Cologne by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn with connection from Lübeck to Cologne for $42 (€39) on Omio.
Your trip from Lübeck to Cologne doesn't have to end in Cologne. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Lübeck to Cologne tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Cologne today!

Before traveling from Lübeck to Cologne, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $44 (€41) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $113 (€105) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $42 (€39) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Lübeck to Cologne tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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