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There are 6 ways to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate by train, bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Train via Hamburg  •  7h 21m

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

€74 - €150

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Bus  •  8h 46m

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

€29 - €36

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Bus via Berlin Central Bus Station  •  9h 45m

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

€90 - €103

Train  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation Öresundståg / ...
  2. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Berlin Hbf Snälltåget

€44 - €62

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 21m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Ystad
  2. Take the car ferry from Ystad to Świnoujście
  3. Drive from Świnoujście to Brandenburg Gate

€78 - €97

Fly  •  4h 16m

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

€38 - €209

Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate by bus, train and walk

The journey time between Copenhagen and Brandenburg Gate is around 8h 57m and covers a distance of around 573 km. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 43m. Operated by FlixBus, Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin and others, the Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate service departs from Copenhagen central train station and arrives in Brandenburg Gate. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 57m
Fastest journey time:
8h 43m
Journey distance:
573 km
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:15
Last service departs at:
20:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate bus, train and walk schedules

Denmark → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Portugal and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany 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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Brandenburg Gate is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Brandenburg Gate is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Brandenburg Gate is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, returning to Denmark from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate is to bus, which costs 210 kr - 270 kr and takes 8h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate is to fly which costs 280 kr - 1600 kr and takes 4h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Brandenburg Gate. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen Central Bus Station and arriving at Berlin, Reichstag/Bundestag via S Messe Nord/ICC and Berlin, Hertzallee. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Berlin Hbf via Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 21m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Brandenburg Gate is 355 km.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 7h 21m and costs 550 kr - 1200 kr.

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It takes approximately 7h 21m to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate bus services, operated by Comati PSG, depart from Copenhagen Central Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate is to train via Hamburg which takes 7h 21m and costs 550 kr - 1200 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 210 kr - 270 kr and takes 8h 46m, you could also fly, which costs 280 kr - 1600 kr and takes 4h 16m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate.
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  • Distance: 355.3 km
  • Duration: 7h 21m

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

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate via Hamburg-Altona and Berlin Hbf in around 7h 21m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin Südkreuz train station twice daily. Tickets cost €27 - €35 and the journey takes 8h 30m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €130
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €210
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Ronne
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €75
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-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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-Altona to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Öresundståg
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 57m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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 Berlin Südkreuz train station
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Copenhagen Central Bus Station to Berlin Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €100
Website
Comati PSG
Ferry operators
Unity Line
Phone
+48 91 88 02 909
Email
rezerwacje@unityline.pl
Website
unityline.eu
Car ferry from Ystad to Świnoujście
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
unityline.eu
Polferries

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Copenhagen to Brandenburg Gate bus services, operated by Comati PSG, arrive at Berlin Central Bus Station.

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