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There are 10 ways to get from Copenhagen to London by plane, train, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Fly to London Heathrow  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Heathrow (LHR) CPH - LHR

£44 - £192

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Fly to London Stansted  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Stansted (STN) CPH - STN

£43 - £244

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Fly to London City  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London City (LCY) CPH - LCY

£71 - £2,312

Fly to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to London Gatwick (LGW) CPH - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria

£79 - £330

Fly to Birmingham, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Birmingham (BHX) CPH - BHX
  2. Take the train from Birmingham International to London Euston

£90 - £407

Train  •  14h 37m

  1. Take the train from København H to Hamburg Hbf Ic
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£177 - £562

Train via Amsterdam  •  16h 14m

  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 Amsterdam Centraal Ic
  4. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£209 - £507

Train, bus  •  22h 2m

  1. Take the train from Høje Taastrup to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Rotterdam Central Station
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£150 - £363

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 49m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London

£265 - £325

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 18m

  1. Drive from Copenhagen to Dunkirk
  2. Take the car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

£197 - £323

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The cheapest way to get from Copenhagen to London is to fly which costs 380 kr - 1700 kr and takes 4h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Copenhagen to London is to fly which costs 380 kr - 1700 kr and takes 4h 41m.

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No, there is no direct train from Copenhagen to London. However, there are services departing from København H and arriving at London St Pancras Eurostar via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 37m.

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The distance between Copenhagen and London is 597 miles.

The best way to get from Copenhagen to London without a car is to train which takes 14h 37m and costs 1500 kr - 4900 kr.

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It takes approximately 4h 41m to get from Copenhagen to London, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Copenhagen to London is to fly which takes 4h 41m and costs 380 kr - 1700 kr. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 1500 kr - 4900 kr and takes 14h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Copenhagen Airport to London Heathrow Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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London is 1h behind Copenhagen. It is currently 1:08 AM in Copenhagen and 12:08 AM in London.

Map of how to get from Copenhagen to London.
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  • Distance: 597.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 41m

What companies run services between Copenhagen, Denmark and London, England?

Scandinavian Airlines, British Airways and two other airlines fly from Copenhagen to London Paddington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Copenhagen to London King's Cross via Hamburg Hbf, Koeln Hbf, and Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi in around 14h 37m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Oslo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £270
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £290
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£65 - £280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£85 - £280
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£75 - £380
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
£35 - £160
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£75 - £310
Flights from Copenhagen to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£80 - £420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£70 - £300
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£100 - £340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£18 - £110
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£20 - £210
Flights from Copenhagen to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£20 - £210
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Copenhagen to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£30 - £150
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Copenhagen to Birmingham via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £360
Train operators
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Birmingham International to London Euston
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£39 - £44
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£39 - £44
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £55
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 Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £95
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£40 - £55
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 Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£70 - £100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£50 - £75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£22 - £35
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hamburg central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£19 - £24
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Hamburg central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£11 - £15
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£85 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£260 - £300
Standard
£85 - £110
Standard Premier
£120 - £160
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£110 - £310
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £310
Standard
£110 - £140
Standard Premier
£160 - £200
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£100 - £300
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
£270 - £300
Standard
£100 - £130
Standard Premier
£150 - £190
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
Once daily
Estimated price
£21 - £26
Website
Snälltåget
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
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 Hamburg central bus station to Rotterdam Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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Copenhagen to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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