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from Cologne to Lübeck

You can get from Cologne to Lübeck by train, bus or flight.

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Travel Information between Cologne and Lübeck

distanceDistance256 miles (413 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£20 - £130
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £20 • 4 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £130 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or FlixTrain

Travel 256 miles (413 km) by flight, coach or train to Lübeck from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £20. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Lufthansa, Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Cologne to Lübeck.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Lübeck
Travel 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.
What are my Cologne to Lübeck travel options?

There are 3 ways to get from Cologne to Lübeck: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Lübeck from Cologne?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Cologne to Lübeck. Tickets for a train cost on average £20.

This is compared to other travel options to Lübeck:

A train is generally £111 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £130 from Cologne to Lübeck.

A train journey is usually £25 less than a journey to Lübeck by coach, which costs on average £44 for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Cologne to Lübeck?

The fastest way from Cologne to Lübeck is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options from Cologne to Lübeck can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 14 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 4 h 40 min.

How many miles are between Cologne and Lübeck

The distance between Cologne and Lübeck is around 256 miles (413 km).

How many services a day are there from Cologne to Lübeck?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Lübeck is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Lübeck from Cologne as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Cologne to Lübeck?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Lübeck:

  • Flights most often depart from Cologne at Cologne/Bonn Airport and arrive in Lübeck at Hamburg Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Cologne at Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Lübeck at Lübeck, Wallstraße / Holstentorplatz.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Lübeck at Lübeck Hbf.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Cologne to Lübeck?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Lübeck:

  • You can go to Lübeck from Cologne by plane with Lufthansa. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £130 with Lufthansa from Cologne to Lübeck on Omio.
  • You can travel to Lübeck from Cologne by coach with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £44 with Flixbus from Cologne to Lübeck.
  • You can take a train from Cologne to Lübeck with FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for £20 with FlixTrain from Cologne to Lübeck.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Cologne to Lübeck ends?
Your journey from Cologne to Lübeck doesn't have to end in Lübeck. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Hamburg, Berlin or Copenhagen. If you’d like to add Hamburg, Berlin or Copenhagen to your Cologne to Lübeck trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lübeck today!
How early should I buy tickets between Cologne and Lübeck online for the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Lübeck, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a plane ticket for this trip is £130 one way on average.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is on average £20 one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Lübeck tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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