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There are 10 ways to get from Brussels to Lübeck by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 10m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

70€ - 234€

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Bus  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Hamburg 155
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck 173 / ...

37€ - 51€

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Train via Duisburg  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

98€ - 313€

Night bus, bus  •  12h 19m

  1. Take the night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N818
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck 173 / ...

40€ - 49€

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Lübeck 652.5 km

70€ - 110€

Fly Brussels to Hamburg, train  •  4h 52m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hamburg (HAM) BRU - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

63€ - 296€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

124€ - 510€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

83€ - 374€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Hamburg, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hamburg (HAM) AMS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

102€ - 386€

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Bremen, train  •  5h 53m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

137€ - 608€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Lübeck is to night bus and bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 12h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 300€ and takes 4h 52m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles, Nord and arriving at Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 10m.

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The distance between Brussels and Lübeck is 545 km. The road distance is 652.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 65€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7h 10m to get from Brussels to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Brussels to Lübeck bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Bruxelles, Nord station.

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Brussels to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Lübeck is to train which takes 7h 10m and costs 65€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 10h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 545.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 10m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Brussels to Lübeck via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 7h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Lübeck via Hamburg and Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 10h 19m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 700€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 290€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 310€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 700€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 430€
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 220€
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 95€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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 Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 220€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Hkx
Website
hkx.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
hkx.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
hkx.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 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 Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
HVV
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
75€ - 110€
Comfort
85€ - 120€
Premium
110€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 150€
Website
Thalys
Standard
70€ - 100€
Comfort
85€ - 110€
Premium
100€ - 150€
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Thalys
Standard
60€ - 85€
Comfort
70€ - 95€
Premium
85€ - 120€
metronom
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
der-metronom.de
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Bruxelles, Nord to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Eurolines FR
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, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Lübeck is 652 km. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Brussels to Lübeck.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 16€ - 18€.

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