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There are 10 ways to get from Munich to Lübeck by train, bus, car train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Ice

130€ - 190€

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Bus  •  11h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lübeck N05

40€ - 50€

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Train via Hamburg  •  10h 19m

  1. Take the train from München Ost to Hamburg Uex 1394 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

104€ - 171€

Car train, drive  •  12h 34m

  1. Take the car train from München Ost to Hamburg Altona Uex 1847
  2. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Lübeck

67€ - 129€

Drive  •  7h 22m

  1. Drive from Munich to Lübeck 829 km

95€ - 140€

Fly Munich to Hamburg, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Hamburg (HAM) MUC - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

63€ - 277€

Fly Munich to Bremen, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Bremen (BRE) MUC - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

68€ - 339€

Train to Nuremberg, fly to Hamburg, train  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
  2. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Hamburg (HAM) NUE - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

105€ - 491€

Fly Munich to Rostock, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Rostock (RLG) MUC - RLG
  2. Take the train from Schwaan to Bad Kleinen
  3. Take the train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf

270€ - 843€

Fly Munich to Hannover, train  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Hannover (HAJ) MUC - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

77€ - 394€

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The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lübeck is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 60€ - 280€ and takes 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Munich, Munich central bus station station and arriving at Lübeck. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Muenchen Hbf and arriving at Luebeck Hbf. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 22m.

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The distance between Munich and Lübeck is 640 km. The road distance is 829 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 130€ - 190€.

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The train from Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf takes 6h 22m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Munich to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Muenchen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lübeck is to train which takes 6h 22m and costs 130€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 11h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 640.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Lübeck, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf twice daily. Tickets cost 130€ - 190€ and the journey takes 6h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lübeck once daily. Tickets cost 40€ - 50€ and the journey takes 11h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Munich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 380€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 370€
Flights from Munich to Rostock
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 750€
Flights from Munich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Flights from Munich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Munich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 310€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 200€
Flights from Nuremberg to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 210€
Train operators
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 Muenchen Hbf to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
130€ - 190€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
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
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from München Ost to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
9h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
100€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Car train from München Ost to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 42m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 120€
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Urlaubs-Express
Passenger
59€
Motorcycle
99€
Vehicle
109€
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schwaan to Bad Kleinen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 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 Schwaan to Bad Kleinen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
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

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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
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
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)
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 Muenchen Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
29€ - 40€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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
Polregio
Phone
(+48) 22 439 6052
Email
info@p-r.com.pl
Website
polregio.pl
Train from Bad Kleinen to Luebeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Polregio
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Munich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Munich to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Luebeck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Lübeck is 829 km. It takes approximately 7h 22m to drive from Munich to Lübeck.

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Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Munich 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 Munich to Munich Airport is to line 8833 train which takes 35 min and costs 6€ - 10€.

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