Lübeck Airport (LBC), a.k.a. Lübeck-Blankensee Airport, is located in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Germany, north-east of Hamburg.
From its beginnings as a World War 2 air base to its life-saving role during the Berlin Blockade, it’s had a long history in Germany.
These days there are about 600,000 passengers that make their way through here every year. There is one terminal.
Lübeck-Blankensee can be found 4.6 km (2.9 mi) from the city center of Lübeck. The nearest major city, Hamburg, is 54 km (34 mi) away. LBC serves the greater area of Hamburg. Kiel is also fairly close with a distance of 91 km (57 mi).
Hours Of Operation
LBC likes their morning lie-in! No 6 am flights here. The airport is open from 08:30 until 22:00.
Lübeck Airport Airlines
Only two airlines currently call at Lübeck-Blankensee Airport, Ryanair and the East-European low-cost airline Wizz Air. Despite the paucity of airlines, most major holiday destinations like the U.K., Spain, Ireland, Scandinavia and Italy can be reached via LBC.
Lübeck Airport — Arrivals & Departures
Here is the live timetable for both arrivals and departures…
Getting To And From Lübeck Airport
With a sparkling new train terminal and many convenient shuttle buses, you can have a hassle-free commute to Lübeck-Blankensee Airport.
Currently, there are no long-distance trains that stop directly at the airport. However, the airport does have its own station and regional trains do stop here (see below).
The new station called Lübeck Flughafen makes transferring to the airport a breeze. Take the Deutsche Bahn trains to this station and you are just 300 m away from the terminal!
There are many buses that will be happy to transport you from the Lübeck or Hamburg city center to the airport. Hamburg is a 55 minute journey while Lübeck is just 20 minutes away via bus line 6. Check the airport’s Web site for up-to-date bus prices and timetables.
Car / Taxi
The Autobahn A20 with its exit “Lübeck Süd” is the hub to the airport. From the Lübeck city center it’ll take you about 10 minutes (via B207, though) while coming from Hamburg takes about 35 minutes and from Kiel approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
Despite its small size, there are still many opportunities for shopping at LBC. At Sweets and Goods, you can purchase yummy candy, famous Lübeck marzipan, souvenirs and books or magazines. There is also a Take & Off Travel Shop that offers the typical perfumes, cosmetics and alcoholic beverages.
Food & Drink
The Pressezentrum Bistro provides quick snacks and coffee for those on-the-move travelers. The Welcome Restaurant has a more leisurely pace where you can have a more relaxing meal.
Lübeck-Blankensee Airport was first opened in 1917 as a military base, only to be closed a little less than a year later with the end of World War One. It was reopened in 1933 and also played a vital role in the Berlin Airlift of 1948 when the Royal Air Force used it for transporting coal and refugees.