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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 2 min

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

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

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

$16 - $27

2 alternative options

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 19 min

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

$53 - $62

Fly, train  •  4 h 46 min

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

$65 - $289

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

Danish Railways (DSB) operates a train from Copenhagen to Lübeck 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 4 h 2 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck 5 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $27 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
$16 - $27
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
$42 - $46
Schedules at
ttline.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Copenhagen and Lübeck is 234 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to train which takes 4 h 2 min and costs 290 kr - 420 kr.

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

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.

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