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There are 7 ways to get from Budapest to Lübeck by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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Fly Budapest to Hamburg, train  •  5h 32m

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

52€ - 329€

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Fly Budapest to Hannover, train  •  7h 54m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Hannover (HAJ) BUD - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

27€ - 246€

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Train to Vienna, fly to Hamburg, train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Hamburg (HAM) VIE - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

71€ - 336€

Train  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

205€ - 329€

Bus, train  •  18h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 1926
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

54€ - 121€

Night train, train  •  19h 39m

  1. Take the night train from Budapest-Keleti to Berlin Hbf En
  2. Take the train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Bad Kleinen, Bahnhof Re2
  3. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

118€ - 171€

Drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Lübeck 1167.7 km

130€ - 200€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Lübeck is to bus and train which costs 19 000 Ft - 43 000 Ft and takes 18h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 18 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft and takes 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Wien Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 57m.

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The distance between Budapest and Lübeck is 920 km. The road distance is 1167.7 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 12h 57m and costs 70 000 Ft - 120 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Budapest to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Budapest to Lübeck train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Kelenfoeld station.

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Lübeck is 1168 km. It takes approximately 10h 55m to drive from Budapest to Lübeck.

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  • Distance: 919.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Budapest to Lübeck via Wien Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 12h 57m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 600€
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Budapest to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Budapest to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 410€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 410€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Budapest to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 220€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
45€ - 340€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 290€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Budapest to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 700€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
16€ - 110€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Budapest to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Budapest to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 320€
Train operators
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
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
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
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
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 Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 260€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Austrian Airlines, LOT, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Budapest Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 2314+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 27 min and costs 350 Ft.

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