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Train  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St. Ic

591 kr - 1456 kr

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Train, fly  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Copenhagen (CPH) HAM - CPH
  3. Take the train from CPH Lufthavn to Odense St.

481 kr - 2303 kr

2 alternative options

Train via Kiel  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Odense Ic

550 kr - 800 kr

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Lübeck to Odense 308.8 km

270 kr - 400 kr

Lübeck to Odense by train

The train journey time between Lübeck and Odense is around 4h 39m and covers a distance of around 405 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 37m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, HVV, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Lübeck to Odense train service departs from Luebeck Hbf and arrives in Odense St.. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 39m
Fastest train time:
4h 37m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
321 kr
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:42
Last train departs at:
15:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lübeck to Odense train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Germany → Denmark
Partially open

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International entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Denmark, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Denmark from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Odense is 072 22 74 59.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Odense is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Odense is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 072 22 74 59.

Yes, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lübeck to Odense is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Lübeck to Odense is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lübeck to Odense. However, there are services departing from Luebeck Hbf and arriving at Odense St. via Hamburg Hbf and Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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It is 171 km from Lübeck to Odense. It is approximately 308.8 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Lübeck to Odense without a car is to train which takes 5h 15m and costs €75 - €200.

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It takes approximately 5h 15m to get from Lübeck to Odense, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Lübeck to Odense train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Odense St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lübeck to Odense is 309 km. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Lübeck to Odense.

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  • Distance: 170.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between Lübeck, Germany and Odense, Denmark?

You can take a train from Lübeck to Odense via Hamburg Hbf, Altona, and Hamburg-Altona in around 5h 15m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2700 kr
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 Luebeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
75 kr - 110 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Luebeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
95 kr - 140 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
85 kr - 120 kr
Website
HVV
Train from Lübeck Hbf to Kiel Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
100 kr - 150 kr
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 Luebeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 kr - 200 kr
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Luebeck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
280 kr - 390 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Odense
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
450 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 kr - 320 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from CPH Lufthavn to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kr - 190 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)

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