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There are 12 ways to get from London to Lübeck by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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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Fly London Heathrow to Hamburg, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hamburg (HAM) LHR - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

87€ - 434€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20h 55m

  1. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk N814 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck N1386

46€ - 72€

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Fly London Stansted to Hamburg, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

69€ - 478€

Fly London City to Hamburg, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Hamburg (HAM) LCY - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

93€ - 483€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

76€ - 443€

Fly London Stansted to Bremen, train  •  6h 37m

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bremen (BRE) STN - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

79€ - 620€

Fly London Heathrow to Hannover, train  •  7h 27m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hannover (HAJ) LHR - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

71€ - 671€

Train  •  10h 18m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

170€ - 646€

Train via Amsterdam  •  11h 17m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

177€ - 573€

Train, bus  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the bus from Lille, Europe to Hamburg 155
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck 173 / ...

123€ - 393€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  9h 16m

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lübeck

255€ - 315€

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 48m

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
  3. Drive from Dunkirk to Lübeck

111€ - 217€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Lübeck is to bus which costs £40 - £65 and takes 20h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs £75 - £390 and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Lübeck via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Eurostar and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 18m.

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The distance between London and Lübeck is 774 km.

The best way to get from London to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs £150 - £600.

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

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

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London to Lübeck train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London to Lübeck is to train which takes 10h 18m and costs £150 - £600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £65 and takes 20h 55m.

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Map of how to get from London to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 773.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 15m

What companies run services between London, England and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from London King's Cross to Lübeck via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Koeln Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 10h 18m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Lübeck via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk in around 20h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 500€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 600€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 310€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 350€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
15€ - 95€
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 390€
Flights from London Heathrow to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 260€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 380€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 330€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
HVV
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
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 Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 110€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 230€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 130€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 350€
Standard
100€ - 130€
Standard Premier
150€ - 190€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
130€ - 360€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 360€
Standard
130€ - 170€
Standard Premier
180€ - 240€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
65€ - 130€
Website
Thalys
Standard
65€ - 90€
Comfort
75€ - 100€
Premium
90€ - 130€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
95€ - 120€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Osnabrück Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
147€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lille, Europe to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Eurolines FR
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 24€
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Dunkirk
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 55€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
22€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
27€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
7€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 55€

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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Lübeck is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 3:34 AM in London and 4:34 AM in Lübeck.

London to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Luebeck Hbf station.

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Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Book your London to Lübeck bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 2314+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 15 min and costs £5 - £35.

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