There are 9 ways to get from Lübeck to Cologne by train, bus, rideshare, car, plane or subway

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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Train  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...

$89 - $159

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lübeck to Cologne 300.5 miles

$22 - $29

7 alternative options

Train Flixtrain  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
  3. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Re1 / ...

Bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Lübeck to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen X73 / ...

$28 - $50

Drive  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Lübeck to Cologne 301.7 miles

$60 - $95

Train to Hamburg, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) HAM - CGN

$60 - $194

Train, subway to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the subway from Hamburg Hbf to Ohlsdorf
  3. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf

$48 - $192

Train to Hamburg, fly to Frankfurt, train  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf

$109 - $345

Train, train to Rostock, fly to Cologne/Bonn Apt  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Bad Kleinen
  2. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Schwaan
  3. Fly from Rostock (RLG) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) RLG - CGN

$124 - $596

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Cologne is to rideshare which costs 19€ - 25€ and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lübeck to Cologne is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 41 min.

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The distance between Lübeck and Cologne is 413 km. The road distance is 482.7 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 9 min to get from Lübeck to Cologne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lübeck to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lübeck and arriving at Köln, Heumarkt via Leverkusen, Wiesdorf Rathaus-Galerie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lübeck to Cologne. However, there are services departing from Lübeck Hbf and arriving at Köln Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 9 min.

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

You can take a train from Lübeck to Cologne via Hamburg Hbf in around 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lübeck to Cologne twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $200
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Hamburg to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Rostock to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
VLM Airlines
Website
flyvlm.com
Flights from Rostock to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Bad Kleinen
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bad Kleinen to Schwaan
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Subway from Hamburg Hbf to Ohlsdorf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bad Kleinen to Schwaan
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Duisburg, Duisburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$16 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lübeck to Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lübeck to Cologne
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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