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There are 12 ways to get from Copenhagen to Colchester by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or car train

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Fly Copenhagen to London Heathrow, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Heathrow (LHR) CPH - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

£73 - £230

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Fly Copenhagen to London Stansted, bus  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Stansted (STN) CPH - STN
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester East Hill/High Street

£26 - £124

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Fly Copenhagen to London City, train  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London City (LCY) CPH - LCY
  2. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

£96 - £292

Fly Copenhagen to London Gatwick, train  •  6h 6m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Gatwick (LGW) CPH - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

£73 - £367

Fly Copenhagen to Norwich, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Norwich (NWI) CPH - NWI
  2. Take the train from Norwich to Colchester

£124 - £300

Fly Copenhagen to Birmingham, train  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Birmingham (BHX) CPH - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

£99 - £455

Train to Billund, fly to London City, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take the train from København H to Vejle St.
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to London City (LCY) BLL - LCY
  3. Take the train from Stratford (London) to Colchester

£134 - £367

Train  •  17h 38m

  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
  4. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  5. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

£233 - £544

Train, bus and ferry  •  25h 44m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hamburg central station to Duisburg central train station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
  4. Take the train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester

£79 - £110

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Cologne South 073
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to London
  3. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Colchester East Hill/High Street

£57 - £73

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 41m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Colchester

£203 - £330

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  13h 13m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Colchester

£270 - £333

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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
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Colchester is 111.

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

The social distance requirement in Colchester is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Yes, entry into Denmark from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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The most affordable way to get from Copenhagen to Colchester is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs 490 kr - 650 kr and takes 29h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Colchester is to fly and bus which costs 220 kr - 1100 kr and takes 5h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Colchester. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Colchester East Hill/High Street via Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport and London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Colchester. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Colchester via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Amsterdam Centraal, King's Cross St. Pancras station and London Liverpool Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 38m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Colchester is 545 miles.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Colchester without a car is to train which takes 17h 38m and costs 2000 kr - 4800 kr.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Copenhagen to Colchester, including transfers.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Colchester.
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  • Distance: 545.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Colchester, England?

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Colchester via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Amsterdam Centraal, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, Liverpool Street station, and London Liverpool Street in around 17h 38m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£95 - £260
Flights from Copenhagen to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£80 - £260
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£100 - £550
Flights from Billund to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£90 - £370
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £230
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £290
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Billund to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£60 - £300
Flights from Billund to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £110
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£20 - £110
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£22 - £100
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £260
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Norwich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to Norwich via Paris CDG, Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £260
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £750
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£150 - £1,000
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£20 - £30
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Norwich to Colchester
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£27 - £40
Website
greateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Liverpool Street to Colchester
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£23 - £28
Train from Stratford (London) to Colchester
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£21 - £26
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
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
£20 - £29
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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
£50 - £70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
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
£40 - £55
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
£22 - £35
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
£11 - £15
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£17 - £22
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
£16 - £20
Website
Snälltåget
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to Colchester East Hill/High Street
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Colchester East Hill/High Street
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to London
Ave. Duration
11h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£19 - £26
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 Copenhagen central train station to Cologne South
Ave. Duration
13h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£30 - £40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Copenhagen to Colchester bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Colchester East Hill/High Street station.

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Colchester is 1h behind Copenhagen. It is currently 4:45 AM in Copenhagen and 3:45 AM in Colchester.

Copenhagen to Colchester train services, operated by Greater Anglia, arrive at Colchester station.

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Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines and KLM offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Colchester. 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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