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There are 12 ways to get from Istanbul to Lübeck by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg, train  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Hamburg (HAM) IST - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$74 - $276

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Fly Sabiha Gokcen to Hamburg, train  •  9 h

  1. Fly from Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) to Hamburg (HAM) SAW - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$76 - $262

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Bremen (BRE) IST - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$111 - $368

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel, train  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) IST - TXL
  2. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Büchen
  3. Take the train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf

$116 - $415

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen, train  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Copenhagen (CPH) IST - CPH
  2. Take the train from København H to Lübeck Hbf

$118 - $491

Fly Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover, train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Hannover (HAJ) IST - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$115 - $409

Bus Alpar Turizm, train  •  37 h

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Ice

$252 - $322

Bus Arda Tur  •  40 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
  2. Take the bus from Haskovo to Berlin
  3. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Lübeck 049

$124 - $153

Bus Racic Eurobus  •  42 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv to Hamburg

$147 - $170

Bus Arda Tur, train  •  45 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Burgas
  2. Take the bus from Burgas to Berlin
  3. Take the train from Berlin Südkreuz to Büchen Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf

$179 - $219

Night train, train  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Arad D
  3. Take the train from Arad to Szolnok Ic
  4. Take the train from Szolnok to Budapest-Nyugati Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Büchen Ec
  6. Take the train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf

$292 - $415

Drive  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lübeck 1557.5 miles

$320 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck is to bus which costs 700 ₺ - 900 ₺ and takes 40 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 410 ₺ - 1.600 ₺ and takes 7 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Istanbul to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Istanbul and arriving at Lübeck via Haskovo and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40 h 50 min.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lübeck is 1971 km. The road distance is 2492 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck without a car is to bus and train which takes 37 h and costs 1.400 ₺ - 1.900 ₺.

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It takes approximately 7 h 36 min to get from Istanbul to Lübeck, including transfers.

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Istanbul to Lübeck bus services, operated by Metro Plus, depart from Istanbul station.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 25 min.

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

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Lübeck is 2 h behind Istanbul. It is currently 3:17 PM in Istanbul and 1:17 PM in Lübeck.

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  • Distance: 1231.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 36 min

What companies run services between Istanbul, Turkey and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Lübeck via Haskovo, Berlin, and Berlin, Berlin central bus station in around 40 h 50 min.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hamburg via Izmir
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Ankara
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Konya
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Ankara
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $460
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $470
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,400
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,300
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Athens
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Copenhagen via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $230
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Pegasus Airlines
Website
flypgs.com
Flights from Sabiha Gokcen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Onur Air
Website
onurair.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $850
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
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Büchen to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 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
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Büchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from München Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Berlin Südkreuz to Büchen
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Büchen
Ave. Duration
13 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$230 - $330
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Arad
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Train from Arad to Szolnok
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
cfrcaltori.ro
Bus operators
Alpar Turizm
Phone
0090 212 658 18 51
Email
info@alparturizm.com.tr
Website
alparturizm.com.tr
Bus from Istanbul to Munich
Ave. Duration
28 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$91
Schedules at
alparturizm.com.tr
Metro Plus
Website
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Haskovo
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Bus from Istanbul to Burgas
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
metrotransport.bg
Arda Tur
Phone
0700 20 544
Website
ardatur.bg
Bus from Haskovo to Berlin
Ave. Duration
29 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
Bus from Burgas to Berlin
Ave. Duration
33 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$101
Schedules at
ardatur.bg
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Racic Eurobus
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Plovdiv to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$115
Schedules at
racicbg.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lübeck is 2492 km. It takes approximately 23 h 57 min to drive from Istanbul to Lübeck.

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Scandinavian Airlines, LOT, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to Metro which takes 34 min and costs 4 ₺.

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