How to travel from Lübeck to Hamburg

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Travel Information from Lübeck to Hamburg

distanceDistance33 miles (54 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$11 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 7 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 33 miles (54 km) by train or bus between Lübeck and Hamburg. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Lübeck to Hamburg.

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from Lübeck to Hamburg

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

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The best way to travel from Lübeck to Hamburg is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train and Bus from Lübeck to Hamburg

You can travel by travel between Lübeck and Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Lübeck and Hamburg. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

    FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Lübeck to Hamburg

      FAQs: 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 ways to get from Lübeck to Hamburg: train or bus.

      The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Hamburg is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $11 (€10) compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

      Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which average ticket prices of $13 (€11).

      The quickest way to travel between Lübeck and Hamburg is by train, which takes on average 7 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 1 h.

      The Lübeck to Hamburg distance is around 33 miles (54 km).

      The average frequency per day from Lübeck to Hamburg is:

      • Around 3 buses per day.
      • 21 trains a day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Lübeck and Hamburg as scheduled services by train or bus 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 who book a bus ticket from Lübeck to Hamburg depart from Lübeck, Bussteig Beim Retteich to Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof.
      • Most travelers board their train from Lübeck Hbf and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

      Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Lübeck to Hamburg:

      • You can travel from Lübeck to Hamburg by bus with BlaBlaCar or FlixBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $13 (€11) with FlixBus from Lübeck to Hamburg.
      • You can travel from Lübeck to Hamburg by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $11 (€10) with Deutsche Bahn from Lübeck to Hamburg.

      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 FlixBus.
      • You'll find 21 direct trains a 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 trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Lübeck to Hamburg? Many Omio customers who go from Lübeck to Hamburg usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Amsterdam or Stockholm from Hamburg, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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