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Train via Hamburg  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice

€139 - €200

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Bus  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Berlin central bus station 032 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Erfurt central train station 147

€38 - €46

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Train  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Berlin Hbf Snälltåget
  2. Take the train from Berlin central station to Erfurt central train station Flx10

€56 - €73

Drive  •  7h 51m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Erfurt 859.1 km

€100 - €150

Fly to Hamburg, train  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hamburg (HAM) CPH - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

€134 - €383

Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CPH - BER
  2. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf

€88 - €339

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  7h 20m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Frankfurt (FRA) CPH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

€65 - €309

Fly to Hannover, train  •  7h 29m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hannover (HAJ) CPH - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Goettingen
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Erfurt Hbf

€115 - €479

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  9h 4m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

€112 - €368

Fly to Prague, bus, train  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Prague (PRG) CPH - PRG
  2. Take the bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
  3. Take the train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf

€81 - €332

Copenhagen to Erfurt by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Erfurt is around 12h 15m and covers a distance of around 1067 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 3m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB) and Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, the Copenhagen to Erfurt train service departs from København H and arrives in Erfurt Hbf. Typically 22 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
12h 15m
Fastest train time:
9h 3m
Trains per week:
22
Cheapest price:
€139
Carbon emissions:
56 kg CO2

First and last trains

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

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Erfurt train schedules

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International entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, 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
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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Rules to follow in Germany

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No, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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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 Erfurt is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Erfurt 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, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Germany.

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Last updated: 21 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt is to bus which costs 280 kr - 350 kr and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt is to fly and train which costs 650 kr - 2600 kr and takes 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Erfurt station. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Erfurt central train station via Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Erfurt. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Erfurt Hbf via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 10m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Erfurt is 532 km. The road distance is 859.1 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 9h 10m and costs 1000 kr - 1500 kr.

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It takes approximately 9h 10m to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt is to train via Hamburg which takes 9h 10m and costs 1000 kr - 1500 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 280 kr - 350 kr and takes 13h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Erfurt.
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  • Distance: 532.1 km
  • Duration: 9h 10m

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

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Erfurt via Hamburg Hbf in around 9h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Erfurt via Berlin central bus station in around 13h 25m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €360
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €350
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Copenhagen to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Copenhagen to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €390
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
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €300
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Copenhagen to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Ronne
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €170
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€8 - €270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Prague via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €310
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
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-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 Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dresden Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Second Class
€45 - €60
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Høje Taastrup to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
10h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Snälltåget
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Erfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Flixtrain
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 Berlin Suedkreuz to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
metronom
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
HVV
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Goettingen to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €30
1st Class
€35 - €50
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 central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Erfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Prague to Dresden central station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Prague, ÚAN Florenc to Dresden, Hbf., Bayrische Str.
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
RegioJet
Comati PSG
Phone
0040 723 450 475
Email
info@comati-psg.ro
Website
comati-psg.ro
Bus from Prague Florenc Central Bus Station to Dresden Bayrische Strasse
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €90
Website
Comati PSG

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