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There are 5 ways to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg by plane, train, night train or car

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Fly  •  2h 42m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Hamburg (HAM) CPH - HAM

64€ - 303€

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Train via Høje Taastrup  •  8h 14m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf Snälltåget

26€ - 33€

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Train  •  4h 39m

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

40€ - 60€

Night train  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the night train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic

45€ - 65€

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg 466.6 km

55€ - 80€

Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

The train journey time between Copenhagen and Hamburg is around 4h 39m and covers a distance of around 500 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Danish Railways (DSB), the Copenhagen to Hamburg train service departs from København H and arrives in Hamburg Hbf. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Hamburg 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 Kingdom 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
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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
  • 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
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi, Satakunta
France: Saint Barthélemy, French Guiana, Saint Martin, Mayotte, Réunion, Moselle, Guadeloupe
Norway: Agder, Oslo, Viken, Rogaland, Vestfold og Telemark
Spain: Extremadura, Islas Baleares
Portugal: Madeira, Azores

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican

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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 Hamburg is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Hamburg 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: 15 May 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg is to train via Høje Taastrup which costs 190 kr - 250 kr and takes 8h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg is to fly which costs 470 kr - 2300 kr and takes 2h 42m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from København H and arriving at Hamburg Hbf. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Hamburg is 289 km. The road distance is 466.6 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs 330 kr - 450 kr.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg is to fly which takes 2h 42m and costs 470 kr - 2300 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330 kr - 450 kr and takes 4h 39m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Copenhagen to Hamburg train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Hamburg Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg.
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  • Distance: 288.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 42m

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

Scandinavian Airlines flies from Copenhagen to Hamburg 5 times a day. Alternatively, Danish Railways (DSB) operates a train from København H to Hamburg Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 4h 39m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 550€
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
Snälltåget

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Hamburg is 467 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m to drive from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

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