How to travel from Lübeck to Hamburg

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from Lübeck to Hamburg

You can get from Lübeck to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Lübeck to Hamburg on Mar 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:16AMLübeck Hauptbahnhof0h39 08:55AMHamburg Central Station
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08:16AMLübeck Hauptbahnhof0h39 08:55AMHamburg Central Station
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05:18PMLübeck Hauptbahnhof0h43 06:01PMHamburg Central Station
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02:16PMLübeck Hauptbahnhof0h39 02:55PMHamburg Central Station
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Travel Information from Lübeck to Hamburg

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $25
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $8 (€7) • 55 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€22) • 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 33 miles (54 km) between Lübeck and Hamburg. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $8 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lübeck to Hamburg.

Travel Tips: Travel from Lübeck to Hamburg

Travel Tips: Travel 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.

There are 2 travel options from Lübeck to Hamburg: bus or train.

The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Hamburg is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is usually $17 (€15) less than taking a train to Hamburg, which costs on average $25 (€22) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Lübeck and Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 40 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 55 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 33 miles (54 km) between Lübeck and Hamburg.

The average frequency per day from Lübeck to Hamburg is:

  • 4 buses per day.
  • 41 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Lübeck and Hamburg as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Lübeck to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Lübeck, Wallstraße / Holstentorplatz to Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14.
  • Most travelers take a train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Lübeck to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $25 (€22).

Yes, there are direct routes from Lübeck to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 3 direct buses a day to Hamburg with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find 41 direct trains per day to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Hamburg tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Lübeck to Hamburg often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen or Munich. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Lübeck and Hamburg itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Hamburg and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Lübeck to Hamburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $25 (€22) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Lübeck to Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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