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There are 8 ways to get from Lübeck to Leiden by train, plane, bus or car

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Train, train to Bremen, fly  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  3. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS

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Bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Lübeck Holstentor to The Hague N1399 / ...

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Train to Hamburg, fly  •  4h 42m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS

Train, train to Hannover, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
  3. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS

Train via Zwolle  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf 43 / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hengelo 77
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Leiden Centraal

Train  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re8 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf 43 / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hengelo 77
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport

Train, bus  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Lübeck-Moisling to Hamburg Hbf Re8
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Utrecht
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans

Drive  •  5h 14m

  1. Drive from Lübeck to Leiden 557.6 km

Lübeck to Leiden by train

122 Weekly Trains
7h 37m Average Duration
€76 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Leiden is to bus which costs €50 - €70 and takes 9h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Lübeck to Leiden is to train and fly which takes 4h 29m and costs €110 - €450.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lübeck to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Lübeck Holstentor and arriving at Leiden, Hogewoerd via Den Haag, Den Haag Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lübeck to Leiden. However, there are services departing from Lübeck Hbf and arriving at Leiden Centraal via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 37m.

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The distance between Lübeck and Leiden is 491 km. The road distance is 557.6 km.

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The best way to get from Lübeck to Leiden without a car is to train via Zwolle which takes 7h 37m and costs €75 - €180.

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It takes approximately 4h 29m to get from Lübeck to Leiden, including transfers.

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

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Lübeck to Leiden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Lübeck Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Lübeck to Leiden is to train via Zwolle which takes 7h 37m and costs €75 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €70 and takes 9h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Lübeck to Leiden.
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  • Distance: 490.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 29m

What companies run services between Lübeck, Germany and Leiden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Lübeck to Leiden via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrück Hbf, Hengelo, and Zwolle in around 7h 37m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lübeck Holstentor to The Hague twice daily. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 8h 25m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €800
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Lübeck-Moisling to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
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 Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €28
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€32 - €36
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€38 - €42
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€46 - €52
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €33
Website
https://www.bahn.com/en
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
der-metronom.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg Central Station to Bremen Central Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
https://www.flixtrain.com/
Train from Hamburg Central Station to Osnabrück Central Station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
https://www.flixtrain.com/
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
https://www.eurobahn.de/en/
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Blauwnet
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Zwolle to Leiden Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €45
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€17 - €25
1st Class Full Fare
€29 - €45
Train from Hengelo to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €50
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€19 - €28
1st Class Full Fare
€30 - €50
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Leiden Lammenschans
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €23
Website
https://www.ns.nl/en
2nd Class Full Fare
€9 - €13
1st Class Full Fare
€15 - €23
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).

Rome2Rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lübeck Holstentor to The Hague
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
https://www.flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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BlaBlaCar Bus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
blablacar.fr
Bus from Hamburg to Utrecht
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
https://www.blablacar.co.uk/

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Lübeck to Leiden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at The Hague station.

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Lübeck to Leiden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leiden Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lübeck to Leiden is 558 km. It takes approximately 5h 14m to drive from Lübeck to Leiden.

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