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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 21m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Buechen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Buechen to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

30€ - 93€

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Rideshare  •  3h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Lübeck 277.5 km

6€ - 17€

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Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Lübeck 049

15€ - 19€

Train via Bad Kleinen  •  4h 16m

  1. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Bad Kleinen, Bahnhof Re2
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

38€ - 57€

Drive  •  2h 49m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Lübeck 277.1 km

30€ - 50€

Fly, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Hamburg (HAM) TXL - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

89€ - 421€

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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Lübeck is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 17€ and takes 3h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Lübeck is to train which costs 29€ - 95€ and takes 2h 21m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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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 Luebeck Hbf via Buechen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 21m.

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The distance between Berlin and Lübeck is 235 km. The road distance is 277.1 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 2h 21m and costs 29€ - 95€.

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

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Berlin to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin central bus 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 21m and costs 29€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 19€ and takes 4h 15m.

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  • Distance: 235 km
  • Duration: 2h 21m

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

You can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Lübeck via Buechen in around 2h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Lübeck every 4 hours. Tickets cost 15€ - 19€ and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 1300€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 700€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 650€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 700€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 1300€
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 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Buechen
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
3 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
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
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Czech Railways (ČD)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Buechen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 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
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
3€ - 4€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
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€ - 4€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
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
6€ - 17€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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Scandinavian Airlines, KLM, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Berlin Tegel Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Berlin to Lübeck train tickets online with Omio and Omio.

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Book your Berlin to Lübeck bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2314+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at 87€ 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 Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 3€.

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