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There are 8 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

23€ - 165€

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Train via Düsseldorf  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg central station Flx20
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

24€ - 80€

Train #2  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Ic

85€ - 120€

Bus  •  7h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 073 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck N613 / ...

28€ - 34€

Drive  •  4h 9m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Lübeck 461.2 km

50€ - 80€

Fly from Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 37m

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

73€ - 457€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly, train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Hamburg (HAM) CGN - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

53€ - 498€

Train to Frankfurt, fly, train  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

117€ - 484€

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck is to bus which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 460€ and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 56m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Duesseldorf Hbf and arriving at Luebeck Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 57m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Lübeck is 396 km. The road distance is 461.2 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 23€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 4h 7m to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck, including transfers.

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

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Düsseldorf to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Duesseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Lübeck is to train which takes 4h 7m and costs 23€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 27€ - 35€ and takes 7h 56m.

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  • Distance: 395.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 7m

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 4h 7m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 7h 56m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
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 Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 26€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 110€
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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
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
National Express Rail
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 50€
Website
NS
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
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 Düsseldorf to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 27€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Lübeck is 461 km. It takes approximately 4h 9m to drive from Düsseldorf to Lübeck.

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Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Dusseldorf 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 Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 2€ - 60€.

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