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There are 9 ways to get from Milan to Lübeck by plane, train, car, car train or bus

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Fly from Milan Linate, train  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Hamburg (HAM) LIN - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

42€ - 560€

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Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Hamburg (HAM) MXP - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

92€ - 563€

Fly from Milan Bergamo, train  •  6h

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Hamburg (HAM) BGY - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

46€ - 488€

Train via Göttingen  •  13h 6m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Basel Bad Bf Ec
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

217€ - 463€

Train  •  13h 11m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb Ec
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

212€ - 402€

Train #2  •  19h 7m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

113€ - 197€

Drive, car train  •  18h 18m

  1. Drive from Milan to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Take the car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg-Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg-Altona to Lübeck

128€ - 172€

Bus  •  20h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB N24
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck N613 / ...

57€ - 75€

Drive  •  11h 3m

  1. Drive from Milan to Lübeck 1180.2 km

150€ - 230€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lübeck is to bus which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 20h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 600€ and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from via orefici p.za cordusio and arriving at Lübeck via Milan, Milan and Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Basel Bad Bf, Goettingen and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 6m.

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The distance between Milan and Lübeck is 941 km. The road distance is 1180.2 km.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lübeck without a car is to train via Göttingen which takes 13h 6m and costs 210€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m to get from Milan to Lübeck, including transfers.

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

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Milan to Lübeck train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Lübeck is to train via Göttingen which takes 13h 6m and costs 210€ - 470€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 75€ and takes 20h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 940.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Milan to Lübeck via Basel Bad Bf, Goettingen, and Hamburg Hbf in around 13h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Lübeck via lampugnano m1, Milan, Milan, and Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 20h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 900€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 490€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Hamburg via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 600€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 240€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 340€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 320€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Hamburg via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 390€
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 Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
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 Basel Bad Bf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
150€ - 210€
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 Basel Bad Bf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
75€ - 110€
1st Class
130€ - 180€
Train from Milano Centrale to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 140€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
55€ - 80€
1st Class
100€ - 140€
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 Goettingen to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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 Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250€ - 450€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Trenord
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
15h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
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Urlaubs-Express
Car train from Verona Porta Nuova to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100€ - 130€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 65€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan to Lübeck is 1180 km. It takes approximately 11h 3m to drive from Milan to Lübeck.

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Alitalia, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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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 Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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