There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Lübeck by plane, train, bus, night train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Zurich, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$51 - $244

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Train to Basel, fly, train  •  6 h 23 min

  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 Lübeck Hbf

$84 - $328

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hamburg (HAM) STR - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf

$103 - $311

Train  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB 3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$196 - $347

Bus  •  15 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Lübeck, Stockelsdorf 375

$55 - $91

Bus, train  •  16 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Reinfeld Re8

$72 - $106

Night train, train  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf Re8 / ...

$91 - $143

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lübeck 598.2 miles

$120 - $190

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to bus and train which costs SFr 70 - SFr 110 and takes 16 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs SFr 50 - SFr 250 and takes 5 h 13 min.

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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, Stockelsdorf via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Lübeck. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Lübeck Hbf via Basel SBB, Mannheim Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Lübeck is 738 km. The road distance is 957.1 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lübeck without a car is to train which takes 10 h 4 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min 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 Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to train which takes 10 h 4 min and costs SFr 190 - SFr 350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 90 and takes 15 h 20 min.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Lübeck.
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  • Distance: 461.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Lübeck via Basel SBB, Mannheim Hbf, and Hamburg Hbf in around 10 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg in around 15 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Reinfeld
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
hvv.de
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $300
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $27
1st Class
$40 - $41
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
11 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Lübeck, Stockelsdorf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hamburg ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
eurolines.de

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