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Hamburg to Copenhagen by train
Fastest journey4hr 40m
Trains per day18
Avg. journey time5hr 56m
Travelling from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train
Fast trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen take around 4 hours and 40 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 290 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Hamburg and Copenhagen.
1. Are there direct trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen?
Direct trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen have been found.
We usually find around 18 direct trains on the route from Hamburg to Copenhagen every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 20 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen?
The Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel time is normally about 4 hours and 40 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Hamburg to Copenhagen train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Copenhagen is usually scheduled to depart Hamburg around 07:24 and the last train is around 23:56. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Hamburg around 07:24, and the last at 23:57.
What's the Hamburg to Copenhagen train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen are $31.92.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $114. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Hamburg to Copenhagen train tickets?
Trains for this journey 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen by train.
Which train companies operate between Hamburg and Copenhagen?
More than one train company operates on the route from Hamburg to Copenhagen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Euro City
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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A key link between two European cities, and a rare case of a rail journey where the entire train is shipped on a ferry.
It is an easy journey by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen. This short trip comes with a bonus. You’ll get a 45-min ferry ride along the way. The direct daytime trains between the two cities all rely on the international ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby. These services can be full, so it is very advisable to secure seat reservations in advance.
There are alternative routes which avoid the ferry, heading north from Hamburg via Flensburg or Niebüll to cross the land border between Germany and Denmark. These are both very scenic options, but they are slower and involve changes of train (except for the summer season overnight train from Hamburg to Copenhagen which travels by night by the route through Flensburg to reach Denmark).
Hamburg to Copenhagen
Running north-east from Hamburg the first stop is at the beautiful city of Lubeck. The route then takes in some fine Baltic scenery. The highlight is a short sea crossing on a ferry from Puttgarden in Germany to Rødby in Denmark. Your train rolls onto the ferry with passengers on board. You then have free run of the ship, with time to have a meal on board or stroll on deck, before rejoining the train as the ship docks at Rødby. The ride through Denmark from Rødby to Copenhagen takes two hours with four stops along the way.
All services leave from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and arrive at the centrally located Hovedbanegård in Copenhagen.
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