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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Buechen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf Re83 / ...

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Rideshare  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Lübeck 277.5 km

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Train via Bad Kleinen  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bad Kleinen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf Re4 / ...

Bus  •  4h 52m

  1. Take the bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV N1376

Night train, train  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Bad Kleinen Bhf Re2
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf Re4 / ...

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck 277.5 km

Fly, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Hamburg (HAM) BER - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck is to rideshare which costs €7 - €18 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck is to train which costs €30 - €95 and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Büchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Lübeck is 233 km. The road distance is 277.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs €30 - €95.

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It takes approximately 2h 21m to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Berlin Central Station to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs €30 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €65 and takes 4h 52m.

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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Berlin Central Station to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 232.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck via Büchen in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV 5 times a week. Tickets cost €15 - €19 and the journey takes 3h 45m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €1400
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€220 - €950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€290 - €950
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Buechen
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 Berlin Hbf to Buechen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Berlin Hbf to Buechen
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Büchen
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.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 Büchen to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bad Kleinen Bhf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
HVV
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Website
Polregio
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 S Südkreuz Bhf to Lübeck Hbf/Am Retteich SEV
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €19
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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Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Lübeck is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 49m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Lübeck.

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, DAT Danish Air Transport and three other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin Central Station and Lübeck. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs €3 - €50.

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