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There are 11 ways to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main by train, taxi, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$99 - $168

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Rideshare  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lübeck to Frankfurt 341.4 miles

$26 - $35

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Train via Hannover Hbf  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$104 - $183

Taxi, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Take a taxi from Lübeck to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Süd Ice / ...

$269 - $391

Bus via Bad Oldesloe  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 007 / ...

$34 - $59

Bus Eurolines DE  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lübeck Hbf/ZOB to Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port 73
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf

$54 - $81

Drive  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main 344 miles

$70 - $110

Train to Hamburg, fly to Frankfurt  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Frankfurt (FRA) HAM - FRA

$80 - $300

Train to Bremen, fly to Frankfurt  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Frankfurt (FRA) BRE - FRA

$142 - $353

Train to Hamburg, fly to Mannheim, train  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Mannheim (MHG) HAM - MHG
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$213 - $463

Train to Hamburg, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Stuttgart (STR) HAM - STR
  3. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf

$91 - $295

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main is to train and fly which costs 65€ - 270€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lübeck Hbf/ZOB and arriving at Frankfurt Hbf via Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Lübeck Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 40 min.

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The distance between Lübeck and Frankfurt am Main is 439 km. The road distance is 550.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 85€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lübeck Hbf/ZOB station.

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Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by HVV, depart from Lübeck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs 85€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 29€ - 55€ and takes 8 h 46 min.

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Map of how to get from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 274.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

What companies run services between Lübeck, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

You can take a train from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main via Hamburg Hbf in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Bremen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Hamburg to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hamburg to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
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
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 Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt(Main)Süd
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Göttingen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $26
1st Class
$38 - $40
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Hamburg to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lübeck Hbf/ZOB to Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Frankfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.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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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lübeck to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Lübeck to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Estimated price
$190 - $240
Lübecker Funktaxen Mini Taxi GmbH & Co.
Phone
+49 451/8112
Website
luebecker-funktaxen.de
Lübecker Minicar
Phone
+49 451/71011
Website
minicar-luebeck.de

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Frankfurt Hbf station.

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Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main is 550 km. It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to drive from Lübeck to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 681+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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

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