There are 6 ways to get from Essen to Copenhagen by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH

$66 - $225

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Bus  •  13 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Copenhagen N74

$50 - $85

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH

$71 - $231

Train  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$73 - $183

Train, drive  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$88 - $208

Drive  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Copenhagen 515.6 miles

$110 - $180

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen and arriving at Copenhagen. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 13 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at København H via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 13 min.

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The distance between Essen and Copenhagen is 595 km. The road distance is 825 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 9 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Essen to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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

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Essen to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Copenhagen is to train which takes 9 h 13 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 13 h 25 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Essen to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 371.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Essen to Copenhagen via Hamburg Hbf in around 9 h 13 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Essen to Copenhagen once daily. Tickets cost $50 - $85 and the journey takes 13 h 25 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen, Essen central station to Hamburg, Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Schedules at
flixtrain.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Essen to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Copenhagen is 825 km. It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to drive from Essen to Copenhagen.

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Eurowings, KLM, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Essen to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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