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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Lübeck by train, car, taxi, bus, night train or plane

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Train  •  8 h 39 min

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

$201 - $331

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Bus  •  15 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB 73

$55 - $91

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Drive, train, taxi  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Take a taxi from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck

$377 - $531

Train, night train  •  15 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Baden to Basel SBB 36 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400

$121 - $183

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lübeck 598.2 miles

$120 - $190

Fly Zurich to Hamburg, train  •  5 h 15 min

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

$59 - $244

Train to Basel, fly to Hamburg, train  •  6 h 31 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 - $329

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Hamburg, train  •  7 h 5 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 - $314

Fly Zurich to Bremen, train  •  6 h 24 min

  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 Lübeck Hbf

$141 - $416

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to bus which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to fly and train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 250 and takes 5 h 15 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 Hbf/ZOB via Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 35 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 Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 39 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 8 h 39 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 330.

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It takes approximately 8 h 39 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 8 h 39 min and costs SFr 200 - SFr 330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 50 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 35 min.

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  • Distance: 461.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg Hbf in around 8 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg and Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port in around 15 h 35 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
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 Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Zurich to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Baden to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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
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 Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
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 Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
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 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 ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Hamburg Hbf to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Hansa Taxu
Phone
+49 40/211211
Website
taxi211211.de

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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 Hbf/ZOB station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Lübeck is 957 km. It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to drive from Zürich to Lübeck.

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Swiss, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer flights from Zurich 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 Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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