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There are 8 ways to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Hamburg

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St.
  2. Take the train from Kolding St. to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koeln Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Esbjerg to Kolding bus station
  2. Take the bus from Kolding bus station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf

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Train

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Tønder St.
  2. Take the train from Niebuell to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12

Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Tønder St.
  2. Take the night train from Niebüll to Hamburg-Altona
  3. Take the night train from Hamburg-Altona to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf

Drive

  1. Drive from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station

Bus to Billund, fly to Dusseldorf

  1. Take the bus from Esbjerg Busterminal to Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Dusseldorf (DUS)

Bus to Billund, fly to Frankfurt, train

  1. Take the bus from Esbjerg Busterminal to Billund Lufthavn / Billund Airport
  2. Fly from Billund (BLL) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn

Train, train to Hamburg, fly to Cologne Bonn

  1. Take the train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St.
  2. Take the train from Kolding St. to Hamburg Hbf
  3. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN)
Denmark → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Denmark

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

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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 Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Köln-Trimbornstraße Station 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: 30 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to bus, which costs 340 kr - 430 kr and takes 14h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to bus and fly which costs 600 kr - 2500 kr and takes 5h 33m.

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No, there is no direct train from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station. However, there are services departing from Esbjerg St. and arriving at Köln Kalk Trimbornstr. via Kolding St., Hamburg Hbf and Köln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Esbjerg and Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 513 km. The road distance is 719.5 km.

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The best way to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station without a car is to train via Hamburg which takes 8h 58m and costs 550 kr - 1300 kr.

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It takes approximately 8h 58m to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station, including transfers.

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Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), depart from Esbjerg St. station.

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The best way to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is to train via Hamburg which takes 8h 58m and costs 550 kr - 1300 kr. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 340 kr - 430 kr and takes 14h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Billund Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station.
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  • Distance: 513.4 km
  • Duration: 8h 58m

What companies run services between Esbjerg, Denmark and Köln-Trimbornstraße Station, Germany?

You can take a train from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station via Kolding St., Hamburg Hbf, and Köln Hbf in around 8h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station via Kolding bus station, Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB, Leverkusen Leverkusen Mitte Bf, Köln Bf Deutz/Messeplatz, and Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf in around 14h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Billund to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €750
Flights from Billund to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Billund to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €550
Flights from Billund to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €380
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Billund to Dusseldorf via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €900
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Billund to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Train operators
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Esbjerg St. to Kolding St.
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Kolding St. to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €35
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
4h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Niebüll to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
6h 44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Night train from Hamburg-Altona to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€30 - €45
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Niebuell to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€100 - €150
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 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Esbjerg St. to Tønder St.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Night train from Niebüll to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
HVV
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Night train from Niebüll to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Esbjerg to Kolding bus station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kolding bus station to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Leverkusen Wiesdorf Mitte Bf
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Yes, the driving distance between Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station is 719 km. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Esbjerg to Köln-Trimbornstraße Station.

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