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Overview: Train from Cologne to Lübeck

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Cologne to Lübeck cover the 256 miles (413 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £21, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Lübeck Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Cologne to Lübeck

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Cologne and Lübeck from £21. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Lübeck train.

Cologne to Lübeck train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 25 min
  • Average Price: £21
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train from Cologne to Lübeck are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Cologne to Lübeck

Travel by train to Lübeck easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cologne to Lübeck.

How much do cheap trains from Cologne to Lübeck cost?

Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Cologne and Lübeck for the next 7 days starting from £21  one way.

How much does the train from Cologne to Lübeck cost on average?

The Cologne to Lübeck train ticket price is on average £21  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How many miles is it from Cologne to Lübeck by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Lübeck from Cologne via train to be approximately 256 miles (413 km).

How long is the train between Cologne and Lübeck?

While the time it takes to travel 256 miles (413 km) to Lübeck from Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Cologne to Lübeck is on average 4 h 47 min.

What is the departure train station in Cologne and arrival train station in Lübeck?

When taking the train from Cologne to Lübeck, you can choose to depart from train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. Your route can end in train stations such as Lübeck Hbf, Lübeck-Travemünde Strand and Lübeck-Kücknitz.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Köln Hbf   and arrive in Lübeck Hbf.

Where is the Cologne train station located? Where is the Lübeck train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Köln Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre of Cologne.

The most popular arrival train station, Lübeck Hbf, is located 0.7 miles (1.1 km) away from the city centre of Lübeck.

What train providers go from Cologne to Lübeck?

For the best Cologne to Lübeck train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Cologne to Lübeck to compare what amenities they may offer.

How many train services per day are there from Cologne to Lübeck?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Cologne to Lübeck. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Cologne to Lübeck? What time is the last train from Cologne to Lübeck?

The first Cologne to Lübeck train departs at 08: 09   and the last train from Cologne to Lübeck leaves at 17: 04. Check out the most up-to-date Cologne to Lübeck train schedule on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I buy train tickets to Lübeck from Cologne to score the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets to Lübeck from Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Cologne to Lübeck a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Cologne for your journey to Lübeck.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+49 2211411055
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for Köln Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB