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There are 11 ways to get from Zürich to Lübeck by plane, train, car, car train, bus or night train

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Fly Zurich to Hamburg, train  •  5h 3m

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

59€ - 256€

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Bus  •  15h 6m

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

48€ - 58€

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Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

124€ - 398€

Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg, train  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Hamburg (HAM) BSL - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

105€ - 557€

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 32m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  2. Take the train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Hamburg (HAM) FDH - HAM
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf

143€ - 330€

Fly Zurich to Bremen, train  •  6h 13m

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

109€ - 508€

Fly Zurich to Hannover, train  •  7h 10m

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

123€ - 603€

Train  •  8h 31m

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

156€ - 262€

Drive, car train  •  12h 45m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Lübeck

Night train, train  •  12h 47m

  1. Take the night train from Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf Nj
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Luebeck Hbf Re / ...

80€ - 155€

Drive  •  8h 32m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lübeck 956.4 km

110€ - 170€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 15h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs SFr 60 - SFr 280 and takes 5h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Luebeck Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 31m.

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The distance between Zürich and Lübeck is 738 km. The road distance is 956.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 8h 31m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 280.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Zürich to Lübeck, including transfers.

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

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Zürich to Lübeck train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to train which takes 8h 31m and costs SFr 160 - SFr 280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 65 and takes 15h 6m.

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  • Distance: 738.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 3m

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Lübeck, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 8h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB in around 15h 6m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 320€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 1600€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 750€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 410€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 750€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 450€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 300€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 430€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 250€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 340€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 420€
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 160€
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Venice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
45€ - 210€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 300€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 280€
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 Singen(Hohentwiel) to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 35€
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 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 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 Zuerich Hb to Boeblingen
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Zuerich Hb to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
250€ - 450€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
30€ - 35€
1st Class
24€ - 29€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Zuerich Hb to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Austrian Railways
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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
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Singen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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 Zurich to Hamburg, Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
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 Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lübeck is 956 km. It takes approximately 8h 32m to drive from Zürich to Lübeck.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Zurich 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 Zürich to Zurich Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 3 - SFr 20.

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