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There are 7 ways to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Oldenburg  •  10h 25m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb) Ic / ...
  4. Take the bus from Oldenburg to Groningen N44 / ...
  5. Take the train from Groningen to Leeuwarden

73€ - 237€

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Bus  •  12h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Copenhagen to Oldenburg 173
  2. Take the bus from Oldenburg to Groningen N44 / ...

43€ - 96€

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Train  •  10h 42m

  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 Hengelo Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Zwolle
  5. Take the train from Zwolle to Leeuwarden

Train, bus  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the train from Koege Nord to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Tostedt Re / ...
  3. Take the bus from Tostedt Kaufhaus Bade to Groningen Main Train Station
  4. Take the train from Groningen to Leeuwarden

75€ - 109€

Drive  •  7h 40m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden 812.7 km

100€ - 160€

Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CPH - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden

65€ - 243€

Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  8h 20m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CPH - DUS
  2. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
  3. Take the train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
  4. Take the train from Zwolle to Leeuwarden

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden is to bus which costs 320 kr - 750 kr and takes 12h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden is to fly and train which costs 480 kr - 1900 kr and takes 6h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from Copenhagen and arriving at Leeuwarden, Klanderij via Oldenburg, Groningen, Hoofdstation and Drachten, Transferium Oost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at Leeuwarden via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo and Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 42m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and Leeuwarden is 516 km. The road distance is 812.7 km.

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden without a car is to train and bus via Oldenburg which takes 10h 25m and costs 500 kr - 1800 kr.

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It takes approximately 10h 25m to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden, including transfers.

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Copenhagen to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Copenhagen station.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden is to train which takes 10h 42m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 320 kr - 750 kr and takes 12h 25m.

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  • Distance: 516 km
  • Duration: 10h 25m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and Leeuwarden, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden via Hamburg Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo, and Zwolle in around 10h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden via Oldenburg, Groningen, Groningen, Hoofdstation, and Drachten, Transferium Oost in around 12h 25m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 290€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 230€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 460€
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
27€ - 250€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
22€ - 45€
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Koege Nord to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
metronom
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Tostedt
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
der-metronom.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
HVV
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Tostedt
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
HVV
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Oldenburg(Oldb)
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 11€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 12€
Website
arriva.nl
Hkx
Website
hkx.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
hkx.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg, Hamburg central station to Osnabrück, Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Flixtrain
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
90€ - 110€
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Erb
Website
keolis.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
keolis.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabruck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
eurobahn.de
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
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 Zwolle to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 18€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Train from Arnhem Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 27€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
11€ - 17€
1st Class
19€ - 27€
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Abrn
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
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 Oldenburg to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen to Oldenburg
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Tostedt Kaufhaus Bade to Groningen Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 19€
Schedules at
madeltrans.pl

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Copenhagen to Leeuwarden bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Groningen station.

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Copenhagen to Leeuwarden train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Leeuwarden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Copenhagen to Leeuwarden is 813 km. It takes approximately 7h 40m to drive from Copenhagen to Leeuwarden.

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Norwegian Air International, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Copenhagen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 434+ hotels available in Leeuwarden. Prices start at 87€ 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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