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There are 6 ways to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, night train, car or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly  •  3h 1m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Copenhagen (CPH) BER - CPH

277 kr - 1618 kr

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Copenhagen central train station N1376 / ...

207 kr - 567 kr

4 alternative options

Train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H Ic

427 kr - 564 kr

Bus via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB  •  9h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Copenhagen Central Bus Station Bucuresti - Stockholm / ...

632 kr - 793 kr

Night train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the night train from Berlin Hbf to Hoeje Taastrup 300

280 kr - 346 kr

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 4m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Świnoujście
  2. Take the car ferry from Świnoujście to Ystad
  3. Drive from Ystad to Copenhagen

584 kr - 717 kr

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen by train

The train journey time between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Copenhagen is around 7h 16m and covers a distance of around 779 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 54m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Koebenhavn H. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 16m
Fastest train time:
6h 54m
Train distance:
779 km
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
1060 kr
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:38
Last train departs at:
22:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen train schedules

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International entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Denmark, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Argentina, Botswana, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Iran, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Denmark is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Copenhagen is 072 22 74 59.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Copenhagen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Copenhagen is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 072 22 74 59.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Denmark.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen is to bus which costs €27 - €80 and takes 9h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen is to fly which costs €35 - €220 and takes 3h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Koebenhavn H via Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 32m.

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The distance between Berlin Hauptbahnhof and Copenhagen is 354 km.

The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 7h 32m and costs €55 - €80.

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It takes approximately 3h 1m to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 3h 1m and costs €35 - €220. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €55 - €80 and takes 7h 32m, you could also bus via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 9h 13m.

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koebenhavn H station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 354.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 1m

What companies run services between Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air International and two other airlines fly from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Copenhagen via Hamburg-Altona in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
300 kr - 1100 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
420 kr - 2400 kr
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75 kr - 1800 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
250 kr - 1900 kr
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
410 kr - 600 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 170 kr
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
100 kr - 130 kr
Business
140 kr - 170 kr
1st Class
140 kr - 170 kr
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
480 kr - 700 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
220 kr - 310 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
320 kr - 440 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Night train from Berlin Hbf to Hoeje Taastrup
Ave. Duration
11h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kr - 280 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Berlin Central Bus Station to Copenhagen Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
600 kr - 750 kr
Website
Comati PSG
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
200 kr - 250 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Unity Line
Phone
+48 91 88 02 909
Email
rezerwacje@unityline.pl
Website
unityline.eu
Car ferry from Świnoujście to Ystad
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
unityline.eu
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