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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin to Lübeck by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 22m

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

20€ - 27€

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Rideshare  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Lübeck 277.5 km

7€ - 18€

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Train via Bad Kleinen  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Bad Kleinen Re
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

30€ - 45€

Bus  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg Berlin - Central Station > Hamburg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Lübeck central train station N1386

18€ - 22€

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Lübeck 277.4 km

30€ - 45€

Fly, train  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Hamburg (HAM) BER - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

51€ - 336€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lübeck is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 18€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lübeck is to train which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 2h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin station to Lübeck station. However, there are services departing from Berlin - Central Train Station and arriving at Lübeck central train station via Hamburg central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Büchen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Berlin and Lübeck is 235 km. The road distance is 277.4 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs 19€ - 27€.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Berlin to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Berlin to Lübeck bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Berlin - Central Train Station.

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Berlin 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 to Lübeck is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs 19€ - 27€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 23€ and takes 5h 25m.

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  • Distance: 235 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Lübeck via Büchen in around 2h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Hbf to Lübeck via Hamburg and Hamburg central bus station in around 5h 25m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Salzburg
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 330€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 460€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 460€
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Saarbrucken
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 240€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
240€ - 550€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 410€
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Hamburg via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
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 a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
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 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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
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 Buechen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin - Central Train Station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 15€
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Lübeck central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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There is no direct flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Berlin to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lübeck central train station.

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Berlin to Lübeck train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Lübeck is 277 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Berlin to Lübeck.

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DAT Danish Air Transport, Austrian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and six other airlines offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 278+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin 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 to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs 2€ - 8€.

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