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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, night train, car or car ferry

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Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 1m

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

286 kr - 1520 kr

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Bus  •  8h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Copenhagen central train station 032 / ...

160 kr - 750 kr

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Train to Hamburg, fly  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Copenhagen (CPH) HAM - CPH

435 kr - 2449 kr

Fly from Berlin Tegel  •  6h 55m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Copenhagen (CPH) TXL - CPH

580 kr - 1909 kr

Train  •  7h 32m

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

878 kr - 1615 kr

Night train  •  10h 52m

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

282 kr - 349 kr

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 4m

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

577 kr - 714 kr

Berlin to Copenhagen by train

The train journey time between Berlin and Copenhagen is around 6h 56m and covers a distance of around 785 km. The fastest train normally takes 6h 54m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Czech Railways (ČD), Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Berlin to Copenhagen train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in København H. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
6h 56m
Fastest train time:
6h 54m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
730 kr
Carbon emissions:
41 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:01
Last train departs at:
14:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin to Copenhagen train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Germany → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Entry is partially 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), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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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, but conditions apply when entering Denmark 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Berlin to Copenhagen is to night train, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 10h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 35€ - 210€ and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Copenhagen central train station station. Services depart five times a week, and operate Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 8h 15m.

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

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The distance between Berlin and Copenhagen is 355 km.

The best way to get from Berlin to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 7h 32m and costs 110€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Berlin to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Berlin to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin 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 to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs 35€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 220€ and takes 7h 32m, you could also bus, which costs 22€ - 95€ and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 354.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

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

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines and easyJet fly from Berlin to Copenhagen 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Hbf to Copenhagen via Hamburg-Altona in around 7h 32m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
350 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2700 kr
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
280 kr - 950 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Copenhagen via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2500 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
220 kr - 1100 kr
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Copenhagen via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 1800 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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
400 kr - 550 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
95 kr - 170 kr
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
95 kr - 120 kr
Business
130 kr - 160 kr
1st Class
130 kr - 170 kr
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 170 kr
Website
Czech Railways (ČD)
2nd Class
100 kr - 120 kr
Business
130 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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
480 kr - 700 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
110 kr - 150 kr
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
220 kr - 310 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
220 kr - 310 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 120 kr
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 130 kr
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
370 kr - 490 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Train from Berlin Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
380 kr - 500 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 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
10h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
230 kr - 280 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
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 central bus station to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
160 kr - 200 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
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
Polferries

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