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There are 6 ways to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by plane, train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Fly from Copenhagen  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CPH - AMS

57€ - 192€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Lübeck N05
  2. Take the bus from Lübeck to Amsterdam Sloterdijk N1386

42€ - 53€

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Train to Billund, fly  •  6h 18m

  1. Take the train from København H to Vejle St.
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BLL - AMS

108€ - 371€

Train  •  11h 6m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal Ic

117€ - 230€

Train, bus  •  16h 44m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf Snälltåget
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht Lesko - Amsterdam 1 / ...

48€ - 66€

Drive  •  8h 28m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Amsterdam 922.2 km

110€ - 170€

Copenhagen to Amsterdam by trains

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Amsterdam is around 14h 20m and covers a distance of around 984 km. The fastest train normally takes 11h 34m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Copenhagen to Amsterdam train service departs from København H and arrives in Amsterdam Centraal. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
14h 20m
Fastest train time:
11h 34m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
149€
Carbon emissions:
51 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:20
Last train departs at:
15:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Amsterdam train schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Denmark

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea and Thailand

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Netherlands from Denmark.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Amsterdam is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Amsterdam is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

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

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Last updated: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam is to bus which costs 310 kr - 400 kr and takes 13h 35m.

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The fastest way to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam is to fly. Taking this option will cost 420 kr - 1500 kr and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Amsterdam Sloterdijk via Lübeck. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Amsterdam Centraal via Hamburg Hbf and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 6m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Amsterdam is 621 km. The road distance is 922.2 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam without a car is to train which takes 11h 6m and costs 850 kr - 1800 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, including transfers.

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

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Copenhagen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 420 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 850 kr - 1800 kr and takes 11h 6m, you could also bus, which costs 310 kr - 400 kr and takes 13h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Amsterdam.
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  • Distance: 620.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Amsterdam, Netherlands?

Scandinavian Airlines, KLM and three other airlines fly from Copenhagen to Amsterdam hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Amsterdam via Hamburg Hbf and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 11h 6m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 320€
Flights from Billund to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Billund to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 340€
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 170€
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Vejle St.
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Flixtrain
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
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 Copenhagen central train station to Lübeck
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lübeck to Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
27€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Hamburg Central Bus Station to Amsterdam Duivendrecht
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
20€ - 30€
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Copenhagen to Amsterdam train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Amsterdam is 922 km. It takes approximately 8h 28m to drive from Copenhagen to Amsterdam.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 760+ hotels available in Amsterdam. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs 45 kr - 65 kr.

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