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There are 4 ways to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from København H to Lübeck Hbf Ec

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck X73 / ...

$15 - $26

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Trelleborg
  2. Take the car ferry from Trelleborg to Travemünde

$49 - $58

Fly, train  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hamburg (HAM) CPH - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$65 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to bus which costs 95 kr - 170 kr and takes 4 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 420 kr - 1900 kr and takes 3 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from København H and arriving at Lübeck Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 2 min.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Lübeck is 234 km.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 270 kr - 390 kr.

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The train from København H to Lübeck Hbf takes 4 h 2 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Copenhagen to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen station.

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Copenhagen to Lübeck train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 270 kr - 390 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 95 kr - 170 kr and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 146.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Lübeck, Germany?

Danish Railways (DSB) operates a train from Copenhagen to Lübeck 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck 5 times a day. Tickets cost $15 - $26 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
TT-Line
Phone
+49 180 6 666600
Email
info@ttline.com
Website
ttline.com
Car ferry from Trelleborg to Travemünde
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$38 - $41
Schedules at
ttline.com

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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Copenhagen to Lübeck train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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Scandinavian Airlines offers flights from Copenhagen Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your Copenhagen to Lübeck bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 1526+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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