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There are 8 ways to get from Brussels to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Brussels  •  4h 10m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Copenhagen (CPH) BRU - CPH

339 kr - 1733 kr

Cheapest option

Fly from Charleroi  •  4h 58m

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Copenhagen (CPH) CRL - CPH

227 kr - 474 kr

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) AMS - CPH

762 kr - 2246 kr

Train  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to København H Ic

1134 kr - 2241 kr

Train via Duisburg  •  12h 8m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

1017 kr - 2295 kr

Bus and ferry, train  •  16h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
  2. Take the train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Høje Taastrup

395 kr - 509 kr

Bus  •  17h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Cologne South N1153
  2. Take the bus from Cologne South to Copenhagen central train station 073

380 kr - 459 kr

Drive  •  9h 24m

  1. Drive from Brussels to Copenhagen 1059 km

900 kr - 1400 kr

Brussels to Copenhagen by train

The train journey time between Brussels and Copenhagen is around 15h 32m and covers a distance of around 1151 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 59m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others, the Brussels to Copenhagen train service departs from Bruxelles-Nord and arrives in København H. Typically 13 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
15h 32m
Fastest train time:
12h 59m
Trains per week:
13
Cheapest price:
1194 kr
Carbon emissions:
60 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:32
Last train departs at:
21:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels 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.
Belgium → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Belgium

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
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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 Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
  • 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 Belgium
  • 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, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland 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 Belgium

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 Belgium.

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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 Belgium from Denmark.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Copenhagen is to fly which costs €30 - €65 and takes 4h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Copenhagen is to fly which costs €45 - €240 and takes 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels station to Copenhagen station. However, there are services departing from Brussels-North train station and arriving at Copenhagen central train station via Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles-Nord and arriving at København H via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 53m.

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The distance between Brussels and Copenhagen is 765 km. The road distance is 1059 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 11h 53m and costs €150 - €310.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Brussels to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Brussels to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Brussels-North train station.

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Brussels to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 10m and costs €45 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €150 - €310 and takes 11h 53m, you could also bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 17h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 764.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Scandinavian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and two other airlines fly from Brussels to Copenhagen every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels to Copenhagen via Koeln Hbf and Hamburg-Altona in around 11h 53m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
380 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kr - 1600 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kr - 2200 kr
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
400 kr - 1700 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kr - 1600 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310 kr - 850 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kr - 1300 kr
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Charleroi to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100 kr - 550 kr
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
450 kr - 900 kr
Website
Thalys
Standard
450 kr - 650 kr
Comfort
550 kr - 700 kr
Premium
650 kr - 900 kr
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
550 kr - 1100 kr
Website
Thalys
Standard
550 kr - 750 kr
Comfort
650 kr - 850 kr
Premium
800 kr - 1100 kr
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 Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 kr - 800 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
490 kr - 700 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
600 kr - 850 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
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
550 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
850 kr - 1600 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
700 kr - 1300 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Koeln Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
310 kr - 430 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
260 kr - 370 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hamburg-Altona station
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
160 kr - 210 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
140 kr - 180 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Duisburg central train station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
150 kr - 190 kr
Website
Flixtrain
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)
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
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
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Høje Taastrup
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kr - 170 kr
Website
Snälltåget
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Brussels to Duisburg
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50 kr - 75 kr
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Brussels-North train station to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
95 kr - 120 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne South to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
280 kr - 340 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Brussels to Copenhagen train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Copenhagen is 1059 km. It takes approximately 9h 24m to drive from Brussels to Copenhagen.

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Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, KLM and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €8 - €10.

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