There are 5 ways to get from Hamburg to Lübeck by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  44 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$3 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus, line 8710 bus  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from U Wandsbek Markt to Mölln, ZOB 8700
  2. Take the line 8710 bus from Mölln, ZOB to Lübeck, Kohlmarkt 8710

$7 - $10

Rideshare  •  1 h 5 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Lübeck 41 miles

$6

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Hamburg to Lübeck 42.4 miles

$200 - $250

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Lübeck 42.4 miles

$8 - $13

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from U Wandsbek Markt and arriving at Lübeck, Kohlmarkt via Mölln, ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 44 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Lübeck is 55 km. The road distance is 67.9 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 44 min and costs .

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf takes 44 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Hamburg to Lübeck bus services, operated by HVV, depart from U Wandsbek Markt station.

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Hamburg to Lübeck train services, operated by HVV, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Lübeck is to train which takes 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 8710 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 2 min.

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Hamburg to Lübeck bus services, operated by HVV, arrive at Lübeck, Kohlmarkt station.

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Hamburg to Lübeck train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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  • Distance: 34.3 miles
  • Duration: 44 min

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

HVV operates a train from Hamburg to Lübeck hourly. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 44 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hamburg to Lübeck via Mölln, ZOB in around 2 h 2 min.

Train operators
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
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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Bus from U Wandsbek Markt to Mölln, ZOB
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Bus from Mölln, ZOB to Lübeck, Kohlmarkt
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
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blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Hamburg to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Hansa Taxu
Phone
+49 40/211211
Website
taxi211211.de

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Lübeck is 68 km. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Hamburg to Lübeck.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Lübeck. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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