There are 4 ways to get from Kiel to Lübeck by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Kiel to Lübeck 149

$4 - $8

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Rideshare  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Kiel to Lübeck 49.7 miles

$2 - $8

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Neumünster Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Neumünster to Bad Oldesloe
  3. Take the train from Bad Oldesloe to Lübeck Hbf Re8

$9 - $30

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Kiel to Lübeck 51.9 miles

$10 - $16

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kiel and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Neumünster and Bad Oldesloe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Kiel and Lübeck is 62 km. The road distance is 83.1 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Lübeck without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Kiel to Lübeck takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Kiel to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kiel station.

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

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The best way to get from Kiel to Lübeck is to bus which takes 1 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 20 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 38.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Kiel to Lübeck once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $8 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kiel to Lübeck via Neumünster and Bad Oldesloe in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Neumünster
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Neumünster to Bad Oldesloe
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bad Oldesloe to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kiel Hbf to Neumünster
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
bahn.de
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Kiel to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Lübeck is 83 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Kiel to Lübeck.

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Book your Kiel to Lübeck bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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

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