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There are 8 ways to get from Basel to Copenhagen by plane, train, car, bus or night train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Basel  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Copenhagen (CPH) BSL - CPH

$75 - $254

7 alternative options

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Copenhagen (CPH) ZRH - CPH

$125 - $358

Train  •  13 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$223 - $339

Train, drive  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  2. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  3. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$233 - $367

Bus  •  20 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Hamburg N33
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen N74 / ...

$78 - $131

Train, night train  •  14 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

$234 - $356

Night train, bus  •  19 h 2 min

  1. Take the night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf Nj 400
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen N74 / ...

$109 - $153

Drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Basel to Copenhagen 801.8 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Basel to Copenhagen is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Basel to Copenhagen is to fly which costs SFr 70 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Basel station to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Basel, Basel central station and arriving at Copenhagen via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Basel to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Basel SBB and arriving at København H via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 14 min.

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The distance between Basel and Copenhagen is 966 km. The road distance is 1282.9 km.

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The best way to get from Basel to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 13 h 14 min and costs SFr 220 - SFr 340.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Basel to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Basel to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Basel, Basel central station.

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Basel to Copenhagen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Basel SBB station.

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The best way to get from Basel to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4 h 30 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 220 - SFr 340 and takes 13 h 14 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 75 - SFr 130 and takes 20 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Basel to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 603.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 30 min

What companies run services between Basel, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark?

easyJet, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from Basel to Copenhagen every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Basel to Copenhagen via Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe and Hamburg Hbf in around 13 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $270
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Basel SBB Station to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
10 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
nightjet.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
12 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Basel Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 55 min.

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Basel to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen station.

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Basel to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Basel to Copenhagen is 1283 km. It takes approximately 11 h 35 min to drive from Basel to Copenhagen.

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Brussels Airlines, KLM, Austrian Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Basel Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Basel to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 642+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Basel to Basel Airport is to line 50 bus which takes 8 min and costs SFr 2 - SFr 4.

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