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There are 9 ways to get from Istanbul to Lübeck by plane, train, bus, night train, car or car train

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 to Hamburg, train  •  5h 7m

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

96€ - 241€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  6h 17m

  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 Luebeck Hbf

146€ - 473€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 13m

  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 Luebeck Hbf

120€ - 438€

Bus, train via Munich  •  37h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Ice

197€ - 257€

Bus  •  42h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Munich
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lübeck N05

107€ - 117€

Bus, train  •  46h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
  2. Take the bus from Plovdiv Central Bus Station South to Hamburg Central Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

Night train, train  •  46h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Halkali to Videle
  2. Take the train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti Ir
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

244€ - 411€

Drive  •  23h 51m

  1. Drive from Istanbul to Lübeck 2487.6 km

280€ - 420€

Drive, car train  •  31h

  1. Drive from Istanbul to München Ost
  2. Take the car train from München Ost to Hamburg Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Lübeck

283€ - 451€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck is to bus which costs 800 ₺ - 950 ₺ and takes 42h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 700 ₺ - 1.900 ₺ and takes 5h 7m.

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The distance between Istanbul and Lübeck is 1971 km. The road distance is 2487.6 km.

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Lübeck without a car is to bus and train via Munich which takes 37h 1m and costs 1.500 ₺ - 2.000 ₺.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Istanbul to Lübeck, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 10m.

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Lübeck is 1h behind Istanbul. It is currently 6:42 AM in Istanbul and 5:42 AM in Lübeck.

Yes, the driving distance between Istanbul to Lübeck is 2488 km. It takes approximately 23h 51m to drive from Istanbul to Lübeck.

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LOT, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Istanbul Ataturk 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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Map of how to get from Istanbul to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 1971 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Istanbul to Lübeck via Otogar, Istanbul, and Munich, Munich central bus station in around 42h 8m.

Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 270€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Izmir
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 700€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 330€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 440€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 550€
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 450€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Istanbul Ataturk to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 160€
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
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
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
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)
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 Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
190€ - 260€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Night train from Halkali to Videle
Ave. Duration
17h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 23€
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
15€ - 19€
1st Class
19€ - 23€
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Videle to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
17€ - 22€
1st Class
45€ - 51€
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
5€ - 18€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
5€ - 7€
1st Class
16€ - 18€
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Car train from München Ost to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Matpu
Phone
02 952 50 04
Email
matpu96@abv.bg
Website
matpu.com
Bus from Istanbul to Plovdiv
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 25€
Schedules at
matpu.com
Racic Eurobus
Phone
+359-887-208-506
Email
racic_bg@yahoo.com
Website
racicbg.com
Bus from Plovdiv Central Bus Station South to Hamburg Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
33h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Racic Eurobus

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The best way to get from Istanbul to Istanbul Ataturk Airport is to taxi which takes 31 min and costs 150 ₺ - 190 ₺.

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