• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 12 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck by train, taxi, bus, car 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 41 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$102 - $168

Cheapest option

Bus via Bad Oldesloe  •  8 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg N33 / ...

$34 - $55

10 alternative options

Train via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$106 - $185

Train, taxi  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take a taxi from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck

$271 - $402

Bus Eurolines DE  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB 73

$56 - $77

Drive  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck 344.4 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Frankfurt to Hamburg, train  •  3 h 55 min

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

$79 - $301

Fly Frankfurt to Bremen, train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$111 - $373

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$88 - $231

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg, train  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Fly from Mannheim (MHG) to Hamburg (HAM) MHG - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$212 - $461

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$92 - $290

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Hamburg (HAM) DUS - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$92 - $231

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 27 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 55 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf/ZOB via Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

More details

The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Lübeck is 439 km. The road distance is 551 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 85€ - 150€.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck, including transfers.

More details

Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Frankfurt Hbf station.

More details

Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

More details

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs 85€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 27 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 274.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Köln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
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 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$20 - $25
1st Class
$37 - $39
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
Taxi from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Hansa Taxu
Phone
+49 40/211211
Website
taxi211211.de

Want to know more about travelling around Germany

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

Search flights

Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lübeck Hbf/ZOB station.

More details

Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is 551 km. It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck.

Get driving directions

Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

Search flights

Book your Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck train tickets online with Rome2rio.

Search and book

There are 1717+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

More details