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There are 5 ways to get from Vienna to Lübeck by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly, train  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Hamburg (HAM) VIE - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$81 - $218

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Bus  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Hamburg N66
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB 73

$62 - $102

3 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$190 - $299

Train Deutsche Bahn  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Nürnberg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Ice

$203 - $312

Drive  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Lübeck 609.6 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Lübeck is to bus which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 190€ and takes 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Lübeck Hbf/ZOB via Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Lübeck is 744 km. The road distance is 975.3 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 9 h 43 min and costs 160€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Vienna to Lübeck, including transfers.

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

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Vienna to Lübeck train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Lübeck is to train which takes 9 h 43 min and costs 160€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 16 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 464.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 9 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Lübeck via Hamburg and Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port in around 16 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Nürnberg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $270
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Wien Hbf to Nürnberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $130
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Vienna to Lübeck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lübeck Hbf/ZOB station.

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Vienna to Lübeck train services, operated by HVV, arrive at Lübeck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Lübeck is 975 km. It takes approximately 9 h 31 min to drive from Vienna to Lübeck.

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Swiss, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Vienna Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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There are 1717+ hotels available in Lübeck. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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