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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
  2. Take the train from Osnabrueck 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

Night bus, train

  1. Take the night bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bremen
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Tostedt
  3. Take the train from Tostedt to Hamburg Hbf
  4. 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 Hbf 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
Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Netherlands
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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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, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 30 Nov 2021
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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 €90 - €440 and takes 4h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV. Services depart once 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 Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 13m.

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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 13m and costs €60 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m 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 13m and costs €60 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €27 - €35 and takes 8h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 420.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 13m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Lübeck via Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV once 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 - €550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €320
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€110 - €480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €370
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 2 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 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
HVV
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Tostedt
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Train from Tostedt to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
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 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 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).

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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
Once 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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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Night bus from Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk to Bremen
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus

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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, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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