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There are 12 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 33m

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

90€ - 178€

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Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lübeck N110

30€ - 40€

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Train via Göttingen  •  5h 3m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

90€ - 225€

Train #2  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Ic

110€ - 160€

Bus via Hamburg  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck N613 / ...

52€ - 70€

Drive  •  4h 56m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck 550.3 km

60€ - 95€

Fly Frankfurt to Hamburg, train  •  3h 46m

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

99€ - 412€

Fly Frankfurt to Bremen, train  •  4h 41m

  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 Luebeck Hbf

149€ - 524€

Train to Mannheim, fly to Hamburg, train  •  4h 40m

  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 Luebeck Hbf

38€ - 296€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 1m

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

78€ - 511€

Fly Frankfurt to Hannover, train  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ) FRA - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

68€ - 549€

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 28m

  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 Luebeck Hbf

83€ - 359€

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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 420€ and takes 3h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Luebeck Hbf. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 19m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Lübeck is 439 km. The road distance is 550.3 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 4h 33m and costs 90€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is to train which takes 4h 33m and costs 90€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus via Hamburg, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 8h 46m.

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  • Distance: 439.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

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 4h 33m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 370€
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 400€
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1600€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 400€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
MHS Aviation GmbH
Website
mhs-aviation.de
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Mannheim to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110€ - 160€
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
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
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
HVV
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
29€ - 34€
1st Class
23€ - 27€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Railjet
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
29€ - 45€
Website
Railjet
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 Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
11h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck is 550 km. It takes approximately 4h 56m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Lübeck.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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

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Book your Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35802 train which takes 16 min and costs 3€ - 5€.

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