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

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Bus  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck N613 / ...

15€ - 18€

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

47€ - 115€

Drive, car ferry  •  9h 2m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Trelleborg
  2. Take the car ferry from Trelleborg to Rostock
  3. Drive from Rostock to Lübeck

47€ - 59€

Fly, train  •  3h 33m

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

67€ - 406€

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to bus which costs 110 kr - 140 kr and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 500 kr - 3100 kr and takes 3h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 31m.

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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 bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 110 kr - 140 kr.

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The bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck takes 4h 30m including transfers and departs every two hours.

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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 bus which takes 4h 30m and costs 110 kr - 140 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 350 kr - 900 kr and takes 5h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 234.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 30m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck every 2 hours. Tickets cost 15€ - 18€ and the journey takes 4h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 5h 31m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 420€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
15€ - 190€
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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
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
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
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 Copenhagen to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
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 Rostock
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 26€
Website
TT-Line
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Trelleborg to Rostock
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
17€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
17€
Small Car
93€

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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 Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Luebeck Hbf station.

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Norwegian Air International and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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

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Book your Copenhagen 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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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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