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Fly to Frankfurt  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Frankfurt (FRA) CPH - FRA

€34 - €234

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Fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 5m

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

€96 - €290

Train via Göttingen  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg-Altona Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Goettingen Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

€139 - €235

Train  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

€129 - €190

Bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Frankfurt central train station N110

€40 - €55

Train, night bus  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf Snälltåget
  2. Take the night bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt - Main station BlaBlaCar Bus

€47 - €61

Drive  •  8h 37m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main 957.9 km

€110 - €170

Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Frankfurt am Main is around 11h 48m and covers a distance of around 1000 km. The fastest train normally takes 9h 34m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from København H and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
11h 48m
Fastest train time:
9h 34m
Train distance:
1000 km
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€139
Carbon emissions:
52 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 Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Denmark → Germany
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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
  • 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
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • 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
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This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
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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 Frankfurt am Main is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Frankfurt am Main is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Frankfurt am Main 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.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 320 kr - 390 kr and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which costs 250 kr - 1800 kr and takes 4h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Copenhagen central train station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15h.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf via Hamburg-Altona and Goettingen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 22m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Frankfurt am Main is 671 km. The road distance is 957.9 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train via Göttingen which takes 9h 22m and costs 1000 kr - 1800 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen central train station.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is to fly which takes 4h 11m and costs 250 kr - 1800 kr. Alternatively, you can train via Göttingen, which costs 1000 kr - 1800 kr and takes 9h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 320 kr - 390 kr and takes 15h.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 670.6 km
  • Duration: 4h 11m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and Brussels Airlines fly from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main via Hamburg-Altona and Goettingen in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €490
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Frankfurt via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €410
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €220
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
Train operators
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €130
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€90 - €130
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Railjet
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 Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€22 - €30
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €30
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 Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Hamburg to Frankfurt - Main station
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus

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

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Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main is 958 km. It takes approximately 8h 37m to drive from Copenhagen to Frankfurt am Main.

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Scandinavian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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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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