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

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Fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 36m

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

73€ - 309€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  8h 1m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bremen (BRE) DUB - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

41€ - 291€

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Bus and ferry, bus, night bus, train  •  29h 14m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  3. Take the night bus from London to Duisburg N80
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

69€ - 228€

Car ferry, train, bus, night bus  •  29h 35m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  4. Take the night bus from London to Duisburg N80
  5. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

202€ - 413€

Car ferry, train, bus  •  31h 9m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Newport (S Wales)
  3. Take the bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  4. Take the bus from London to Düsseldorf 080 / ...
  5. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  6. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

204€ - 413€

Bus and ferry, bus  •  33h 45m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus from London to Dortmund 080
  3. Take the bus from Dortmund to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB 073 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck 173 / ...

68€ - 89€

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  34h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Utrecht
  4. Take the bus from Utrecht to Hamburg
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

61€ - 134€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Lübeck is to bus and ferry and bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 33h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 310€ and takes 5h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Lübeck via London, Dortmund and Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 45m.

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The distance between Dublin and Lübeck is 1116 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Lübeck without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and night bus and train which takes 29h 14m and costs 65€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 5h 36m to get from Dublin to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Dublin to Lübeck bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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

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Lübeck is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 4:37 AM in Dublin and 5:37 AM in Lübeck.

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  • Distance: 1116.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 36m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Lübeck, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Lübeck. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport 11 11a, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Hamburg, take the walk to Hamburg Airport, take the train to Hamburg Hbf, then take the train to Lübeck. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport 11 11a, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Bremen, take the walk to Bremen Airport, take the line 6 tram to Bremen Herdentor, take the walk to Bremen Hbf, take the train to Hamburg Hbf, then take the train to Lübeck.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 600€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 470€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 130€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 160€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Porto
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 280€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 350€
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 250€
Flights from Dublin to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 490€
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
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 95€
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 190€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Duisburg, Duisburg central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Flixtrain
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
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€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
National Express
Bus from BIRMINGHAM Coach Station, Digbeth to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
National Express
Bus from NEWPORT, South Wales to LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
National Express
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
Night bus from London to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
33€ - 37€
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
120€ - 140€
On Foot
33€ - 37€
car
100€
Passenger
35€
Stena Line
Phone
+44 844 770 7070
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 140€
Website
Stena Line
Passenger
40€
Small Car
133€

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Eurowings and four other airlines offer flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 6€ - 11€.

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