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There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV

Train via Hamburg

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Lübeck

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM)
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE)
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ)
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Train to Brussels, fly to Hamburg, train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

Amsterdam to Lübeck by train

The train journey time between Amsterdam and Lübeck is around 6h 35m and covers a distance of around 547 km. This includes an average layover time of around 53 min. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Amsterdam to Lübeck train service departs from Amsterdam Centraal and arrives in Lübeck Hbf. Typically 66 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

66 Weekly Trains
6h 35m Average Duration
€47 Cheapest Price
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Netherlands → Germany
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lübeck is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lübeck is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lübeck is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 6 Nov 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck is to bus which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs €95 - €350 and takes 4h 32m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Osnabrück Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 35m.

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It is 421 km from Amsterdam to Lübeck. It is approximately 527.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs €45 - €150.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Lübeck train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs €45 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 10m.

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  • Distance: 420.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 35m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lübeck via Osnabrück Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 6h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV twice daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 10m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €360
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Dammtor
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €100
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Bremen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 311682904
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Deutsche Bahn Regional
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
metronom
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €110
Website
Thalys
Standard
€55 - €80
Comfort
€65 - €90
Premium
€80 - €110
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Amsterdam to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV station.

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Amsterdam to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Lübeck is 528 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Amsterdam to Lübeck.

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Eurowings and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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