There are 6 ways to get from Zürich to Lübeck by plane, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Zurich, train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$52 - $251

5 alternative options

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  6 h 9 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

$86 - $335

Train  •  8 h 27 min

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

$214 - $354

Bus  •  15 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Hamburg 024 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB 173 / ...

$59 - $98

Bus, train  •  16 h 43 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 Lübeck Hbf Re / ...

$76 - $139

Drive  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lübeck 598.2 miles

$120 - $190

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 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Lübeck via Hamburg and Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port in around 15 h 25 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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Zurich to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Basel to Hamburg via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $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
$4 - $5
Website
hvv.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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$210 - $320
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$24 - $29
1st Class
$43 - $44
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
$55 - $95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg ZOB/Bus-Port to Lübeck Hbf/ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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
$55 - $80
Website
eurolines.de

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Lübeck?

The distance between Zürich and Lübeck is 738 km. The road distance is 957 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to bus which costs SFr 55 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 25 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Lübeck is to fly and train which takes 4 h 59 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 250.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Lübeck?

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 27 min.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Lübeck?

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 25 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Lübeck?

It takes approximately 4 h 59 min to get from Zürich to Lübeck, including transfers.