Your journey to Lübeck

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Relax and travel safely to Lübeck and Travemünde by car, rail, coach or public transport and spend a pleasant few days holiday in peace.

On this page you will find the following tips:
Travel by rail with the Deutsche Bahn
Public transport in Lübeck
Travelling by car
Travelling by coach
Travelling by plane
Travelling by boat

Travel by rail with Deutsche Bahn

Leave traffic jams behind and enjoy your journey right from the start. Deutsche Bahn long-distance trains are fast, affordable and environmentally-friendly. The rail's travel information service not only knows all about train timetables but also when buses leave and how long it takes to walk to the next stop.

Important info concerning the route Hamburg-Lübeck-Copenhagen
Due to increasing construction work carried out in connection with preparations for the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel with rail replacement service in Denmark, IC trains on the Hamburg - Copenhagen line will be diverted via Padborg (previously via Lübeck-Puttgarden-Rodby) for the next few years. There's no stop in Lübeck. As one convenient alternative, we recommend Flixbus.

Public transport in Lübeck

Quick and easy travel to Lübeck and Travemünde
The Stadtverkehr Lübeck GmbH operates the public transport system in Lübeck and the surrounding area as well as the Priwall ferries. Information on timetables, tickets and tariffs are available from or Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/8 88 28 28.

Interactive busnetwork

Arrival by car

Wherever you come from- these are the easiest ways

From the North

A7 from Flensburg, A1 from Puttgarden

From the East

A20 from Rostock, A24 from Berlin and change in Hamburg onto the A1

From the South

A7 from Hanover and change in Hamburg onto the A1

From the West

A1 from Bremen

Find charging stations for electric vehicles

Arrival by coach

You can comfortably travel to Lübeck by coach. The central bus station is located opposite the main station of Lübeck from where the Old Town can be reached within walking distance. You can by the tickets at the Tourist Information in Lübeck.

The numerous coach connections to Lübeck can be found here.

Travel by plane

Getting to Lübeck's town centre is easy
The number 6 bus route starts right in front of the airport and leaves every 20 mins for the central bus station and back (journey approx. 30 mins). A train leaves for the main train station every hour from the "Lübeck Flughafen" stop and back again (journey approx. 8 mins).

From Hamburg Airport you can get the S-Bahn (suburban rail network) line S1. Line S1 operates every 10 minutes between Hamburg Airport and Hamburg’s central railway station, Hauptbahnhof, a journey of only 25 minutes. Trains from Hamburg central station to Lübeck central station operate from 8 am - 8 pm, every 30 minutes and before and after that every hour. The journey from Hamburg to Lübeck is approximately 40 minutes. The “Hamburg Airport (Flughafen)” S-Bahn station is directly in front of the terminals and is easily reached by lift, escalator or stairs.

Airport Lübeck

Lübeck Air connects Lübeck with Munich and Stuttgart, plus a number of European destinations e.g. Dublin, Cracow, Keflavik or Salzburg.

> To Lübeck Air

Arrival by boat

If you come to Lübeck or Travemünde on the Elbe-Lübeck canal, the river Wakenitz or the river Trave with your own boat, you will find the addresses of comfortable marinas, moorings and jetties here.

Please get in touch with the individual contact address to see what connections, such as water or electricity, are available. It may be necessary to register the boat prior to arrival.


More than 5,000 parking spaces in or close to the Old Town

In Lübeck the parking fee is charged Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm and Sun 10am - 2pm. You can buy a ticket valid up to the end of the fee-charging period at all KWL parking areas. This allows you to explore the city in peace without having to keep an eye on how long you've been parked for. People parking over the long-term can even buy a ticket lasting several days.

Park your car

If you are travelling to Lübeck by car and want to explore the Old Town, we'll be pleased to provide you with information on parking spaces and multi-storey car parks close to the centre, parking fees, the "bread roll button", mobile phone parking and fee refunds here. By the way, free parking is available in Possehlstraße, all other parking spaces and multi-storey car parks are subject to charge.

You can find an up-to-date list of car parks and multi-storey car parks with details of their charges as well as a map here.

Mobile phone parking
You can conveniently pay parking fees without cash. Simply by making a call with your mobile phone. No need to get a ticket, no need to decide how long you want to stay beforehand, afterwards only pay for the exact amount of time your car was parked in the car park. And, if you use your car for business purposes, bookkeeping will be made much easier through regular parking fee invoices.

Disabled parking town centre

(Sorted alphabetically)

  • An der Untertrave/ corner Alsheide
  • An der Untertrave/corner kl. Alte Fähre
  • Beckergrube opposite Theater Lübeck
  • Dankwartsgrube
  • Domkirchhof at the Völkerkundesammlung
  • Dr. Julius-Leber-Strasse in front of the registration offices
  • Fleischhauer Strasse/ at No. 45/55
  • Gerade Querstrasse/Obertrave/Gr. Petersgrube
  • Hundestrasse between
  • Rosengarten/Königstrasse
  • Hüxstrasse/at No.55
  • Hüxterdamm after Hüxtertorbrücke towards town on the right
  • Kanalstrasse/at Klughafen-Brücke
  • Königstrasse/corner Aegidienstrasse
  • Königstrasse/corner Dr.-Julius-Leber-Str.
  • Königstrasse/corner Hüxstrasse
  • Königstrasse/at Behn House/Dräger House
  • Krähenstrasse car park/corner St.-Annen-Straße
  • Mühlenstrasse/corner Musterbahn
  • Musterbahn in front of Mühlenteich
  • Parade opposite catholic church
  • Car park between Braun- and Fischerstrasse
  • Rosenstrasse
  • Wahmstrasse/lower section
  • Wakenitzmauer/corner Glockengießer Strasse
  • Wakenitzmauer/corner Gr. Gröpelgrube
Coach parking

If you are travelling by coach and want to explore Lübeck's Old Town, you will find coach parking spaces and permitted locations for drop-off  and pick-up close to the town centre here.

Coach parking spaces:
Coaches may park at the Music- and Congress Hall (Willy-Brandt-Allee). There are also designated areas for stopping along the curb by the car parking spaces.

In addition, parking is available for coaches at Lastadie car park (space for 24 buses, approx 200 m down the River Trave). If there isn't sufficient capacity, coaches may also park on Gustav-Radbruch-Platz.

Permitted stop for drop-off and pick-up:
Untertrave, Höhe Braunstraße at the jetty
Wallstraße, opposite Heick & Schmaltz
Schüsselbuden at P&C

Park your caravan

If you travel to Lübeck with your camper van , you can easily and conveniently park in a central location close to the Old Town. We have put together a list of all the different parking options and you can choose which one is best suited to you.

Campsite Lübeck-Schönböcken
The campsite has a children's playground and a kiosk. A grocery store and pub restaurant are nearby. Supply and disposal units for caravans are situated directly on site.
The number 2 bus route directly opposite the campsite leaves for the historic Old Town of Lübeck every 30 minutes (about 15 minute drive).

Hans Wulf
Steinrader Damm 12, 23556 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 (0)451/89 30 90

Caravan pitch at Plaza Markt
Ziegelstr. 232, 23554 Lübeck Buntekuh
Tel.: +49 (0) 4 51/8 90 80

Motorhome parking for 39 caravans "Nördliche Wallhalbinsel", Willy-Brandt-Allee at the Media Docks
Due € 2,- per hour or € 10,-  for the day ticket. Maximum length of stay 24 hours.

Wohnmobiltreff (motorhome rendezvous) Lübeck
at the Sportpark Hülshorst
An der Hülshorst 11, 23568 Lübeck
Tel.: +49 (0)4 51/3 21 11

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