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There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly from Cologne Bonn  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH

$48 - $198

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Bus  •  15h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Copenhagen 073 / ...

$45 - $75

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH

$64 - $230

Train to Frankfurt, fly  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Copenhagen (CPH) FRA - CPH

$111 - $315

Train to Brussels, fly  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Copenhagen (CPH) BRU - CPH

$94 - $279

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) AMS - CPH

$114 - $310

Train  •  10h 4m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$141 - $204

Train, drive  •  8h 47m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$156 - $229

Drive  •  8h 16m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Copenhagen 550.3 miles

$120 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Copenhagen is to bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 15h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Copenhagen via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at København H via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 4m.

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The distance between Cologne and Copenhagen is 646 km. The road distance is 880.4 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 10h 4m and costs 120€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m to get from Cologne to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Cologne to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 8m and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 180€ and takes 10h 4m, you could also bus, which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 15h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 403.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 8m

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

Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Copenhagen twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Copenhagen via Hamburg Hbf in around 10h 4m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $390
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $390
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Train operators
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 Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Copenhagen is 880 km. It takes approximately 8h 16m to drive from Cologne to Copenhagen.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 654+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 13€ - 16€.

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