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There are 5 ways to get from San Francisco to Lübeck by plane, train or bus

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Fly to Hamburg, train  •  16h 29m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Hamburg (HAM) SFO - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

104€ - 912€

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Fly to Bremen, train  •  17h 29m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Bremen (BRE) SFO - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

369€ - 1324€

Fly to Hannover, train  •  19h 46m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Hannover (HAJ) SFO - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

283€ - 889€

Fly to Rostock, train  •  20h 55m

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

336€ - 738€

Fly to Copenhagen, bus  •  19h 14m

  1. Fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Copenhagen (CPH) SFO - CPH
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck

114€ - 831€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from San Francisco to Lübeck is to fly and bus which costs $120 - $950 and takes 19h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from San Francisco to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs $110 - $1,100 and takes 16h 29m.

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The distance between San Francisco and Lübeck is 8879 km.

It takes approximately 16h 29m to get from San Francisco to Lübeck, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from San Francisco Airport to Hamburg Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 35m and has one stopover.

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Lübeck is 9h ahead of San Francisco. It is currently 7:51 PM in San Francisco and 4:51 AM in Lübeck.

Eurowings, Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines and eight other airlines offer flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to San Francisco Airport is to BART which takes 29 min and costs $3 - $5.

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Map of how to get from San Francisco to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 8878.7 km
  • Duration: 16h 29m

What companies run services between San Francisco, CA, USA and Lübeck, Germany?

There is no direct connection from San Francisco to Lübeck. However, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Hamburg, take the walk to Hamburg Airport, take the train to Hamburg Hbf, then take the train to Lübeck. Alternatively, you can take the BART to San Francisco International Airport, take the walk to San Francisco airport, fly to Bremen, take the walk to Bremen Airport, take the line 6 tram to Bremen Herdentor, take the walk to Bremen Hbf, take the train to Hamburg Hbf, then take the train to Lübeck.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 950€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
320€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
380€ - 1700€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Munich
Ave. Duration
22h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 1400€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Paris CDG, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
370€ - 900€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Chicago O'Hare, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
410€ - 1800€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Washington Dulles, Munich
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 1800€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via London Heathrow, Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
420€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Rostock via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 1300€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310€ - 800€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
390€ - 1000€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
340€ - 900€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
270€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1000€
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 1600€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
320€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 2300€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
13h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 950€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
370€ - 1600€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1500€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1400€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
310€ - 1000€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
360€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
320€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Salt Lake City, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
360€ - 2300€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
14h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 950€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
300€ - 750€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
260€ - 900€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 1200€
Flights from San Francisco to Bremen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
13h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
350€ - 1400€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 1100€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
290€ - 1100€
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
250€ - 700€
Flights from San Francisco to Hannover via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
270€ - 750€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
240€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
240€ - 650€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 850€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 800€
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
14h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
300€ - 550€
Flights from San Francisco to Copenhagen via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
290€ - 550€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from San Francisco to Hamburg via Dublin
Ave. Duration
17h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
300€ - 750€
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
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
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
Train from Schwaan to Bad Kleinen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 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
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
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 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Copenhagen to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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