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Lübeck to Cologne by train

  • First train
    05:08
  • Last train
    00:18
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 37m
  • Distance
    411 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    29
  • Avg. journey time
    5hr 55m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lübeck to Cologne by train

Fast trains from Lübeck to Cologne take around 4 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 411 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lübeck and Cologne.

1. Are there direct trains from Lübeck to Cologne?

Journeys between Lübeck and Cologne usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 31 departures on the route from Lübeck to Cologne every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 27 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Lübeck to Cologne?

The Lübeck to Cologne train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Lübeck to Cologne train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Lübeck around 05:08 and the last train is around 00:18. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lübeck around 04:13, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Lübeck to Cologne train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Lübeck to Cologne by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lübeck and Cologne?

More than one train company operates on the route from Lübeck to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Cologne to Lübeck by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.