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Train, ferry  •  10h 7m

  1. Take the train from København H to Aalborg St. Icl / ...
  2. Take the train from Aalborg St. to Hjørring St. 75 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai

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Bus  •  12h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Oslo 613
  2. Take the bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon Nw192 / ...

kr 749 - kr 1006

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Train, car ferry  •  13h 26m

  1. Take the train from København H to Aalborg St. Icl / ...
  2. Take the train from Aalborg St. to Hirtshals St. 76
  3. Take the car ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand

Train  •  15h 13m

  1. Take the train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
  2. Take the train from Göteborg Central to Halden Tåg
  3. Take the train from Halden stasjon to Oslo S R20
  4. Take the train from Oslo S to Kristiansand

Drive, car ferry  •  10h 35m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Hirtshals
  2. Take the car ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand

kr 806 - kr 1157

Fly to Kristiansand  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Kristiansand (KRS) CPH - KRS

kr 1765 - kr 3289

Fly to Aalborg, train, ferry  •  8h 9m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Aalborg (AAL) CPH - AAL
  2. Take the train from Lindholm St. to Hjørring St.
  3. Take the ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai

Fly to Stavanger, train  •  8h 12m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Stavanger (SVG) CPH - SVG
  2. Take the train from Sandnes to Kristiansand

kr 862 - kr 2766

Copenhagen to Kristiansand by bus

The bus journey time between Copenhagen and Kristiansand is around 23h 30m and covers a distance of around 931 km. The fastest bus normally takes 23h 30m. Operated by FlixBus, Nor-Way Bussekspress, Nettbuss AS and others, the Copenhagen to Kristiansand bus service departs from Copenhagen central train station and arrives in Kristiansand rutebilstasjon. Typically two buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
23h 30m
Fastest bus time:
23h 30m
Buses per week:
2
Cheapest price:
kr 749
Carbon emissions:
116 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
12:45
Last bus departs at:
12:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Copenhagen to Kristiansand bus schedules

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Conditions of entry into Norway from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Iceland and Greenland
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Norway 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 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kristiansand is 815 55 015.

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

The social distance requirement in Kristiansand is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 815 55 015.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Norway.

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Last updated: 20 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand is to bus, which costs 500 kr - 750 kr and takes 12h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand is to fly which costs 1200 kr - 2400 kr and takes 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen station to Kristiansand. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen central train station and arriving at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon via Oslo bussterminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Kristiansand. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Kristiansand via Göteborg Central, Halden stasjon and Oslo S. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 13m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Kristiansand is 390 km.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 7m and costs .

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It takes approximately 10h 7m to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand, including transfers.

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

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Copenhagen to Kristiansand train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from København H station.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand is to bus which takes 12h 50m and costs 500 kr - 750 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15h 13m, you could also fly, which costs 1200 kr - 2400 kr and takes 4h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Copenhagen to Kristiansand.
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  • Distance: 390.3 km
  • Duration: 10h 7m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Kristiansand, Norway?

You can take a bus from Copenhagen to Kristiansand via Oslo and Oslo bussterminal in around 12h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to Kristiansand via Göteborg Centralstation, Göteborg Central, Halden stasjon, and Oslo S in around 15h 13m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 1200 - kr 5500
Flights from Copenhagen to Kristiansand via Oslo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
kr 1700 - kr 3400
Flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 600 - kr 2000
Flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2700
Flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2700
Flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger via Bergen
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
kr 800 - kr 2700
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
kr 260 - kr 750
Flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 700 - kr 3100
Flights from Copenhagen to Stavanger via Oslo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
kr 700 - kr 3100
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 300 - kr 800
Widerøe
Website
wideroe.no
Flights from Copenhagen to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
kr 1200 - kr 5500
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Aalborg St.
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 420 - kr 600
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
North Jutland Transport Company
Phone
98 11 11 11
Email
info@NTmail.dk
Website
nordjyllandstrafikselskab.dk
Train from Aalborg St. to Hjørring St.
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
North Jutland Transport Company
Train from Aalborg St. to Hirtshals St.
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
North Jutland Transport Company
Train from Lindholm St. to Hjørring St.
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
North Jutland Transport Company
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Göteborg Centralstation
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
kr 380 - kr 550
Website
Öresundståg
Vygruppen AS
Phone
+47 61 05 19 10
Website
vy.no
Train from Göteborg Central to Halden
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Vygruppen AS
Go-Ahead Nordic
Phone
+47 61 25 80 00
Email
kundeservice@go-aheadnordic.no
Website
go-aheadnordic.no
Train from Oslo S to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
kr 420 - kr 650
Schedules at
go-aheadnordic.no
Train from Sandnes to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
kr 280 - kr 440
Schedules at
go-aheadnordic.no
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 Oslo
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
kr 290 - kr 360
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Phone
+47 815 44 444
Website
nor-way.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
kr 450 - kr 550
Website
Nor-Way Bussekspress
Online Ticket
kr 450 - kr 550
Nettbuss AS
Phone
05070
Email
05070@nettbuss.no
Website
vybuss.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
kr 500 - kr 650
Website
Nettbuss AS
Vaernes Ekspressen
Phone
+47 905 74 475
Email
post@vaernesekspressen.no
Website
vaernesekspressen.no
Bus from Oslo bussterminal to Kristiansand rutebilstasjon
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Vaernes Ekspressen
Ferry operators
Color Line AS
Phone
+45 99 56 19 00
Website
colorline.no
Ferry from Hirtshals Færgeterminal to Kristiansand ferjekai
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
Color Line AS
Fjordline
Phone
+47 51 46 40 99
Email
info@fjordline.com
Website
fjordline.com
Car ferry from Hirtshals to Kristiansand
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
kr 220 - kr 310
Website
Fjordline

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Kristiansand Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Copenhagen to Kristiansand bus services, operated by Nor-Way Bussekspress, arrive at Kristiansand rutebilstasjon station.

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Copenhagen to Kristiansand train services, operated by Go-Ahead Nordic, arrive at Kristiansand station.

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Widerøe and Scandinavian Airlines offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Kristiansand Airport.

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There are 56+ hotels available in Kristiansand. Prices start at kr 1000 NOK 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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