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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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Train via Göttingen  •  8h 48m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St. Ic

1157 kr - 1997 kr

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Hamburg BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Odense Ic

354 kr - 472 kr

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Train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St. Ic

1172 kr - 1692 kr

Bus  •  16h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Kiel interim central bus station 098
  2. Take the bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Kolding bus station N74
  3. Take the bus from Kolding bus station to Odense Ørbækvej 625

375 kr - 457 kr

Drive  •  7h 5m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Odense 797.4 km

700 kr - 1100 kr

Fly to Billund, train  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Billund (BLL) FRA - BLL
  2. Take the train from Vejle St. to Odense St.

497 kr - 6197 kr

Fly to Copenhagen, train  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Copenhagen (CPH) FRA - CPH
  2. Take the train from CPH Lufthavn to Odense St.

403 kr - 1522 kr

Fly to Hamburg, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St.

945 kr - 2009 kr

Frankfurt am Main to Odense by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Odense is around 10h 24m and covers a distance of around 842 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 1m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Frankfurt am Main to Odense train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Odense St.. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
10h 24m
Fastest train time:
8h 1m
Trains per week:
21
Cheapest price:
957 kr
Carbon emissions:
44 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:56
Last train departs at:
21:14

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Odense train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Germany → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Denmark, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Rwanda, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Albania, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United States
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Denmark from Germany.

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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 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Odense is 072 22 74 59.

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

The social distance requirement in Odense is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 072 22 74 59.

Yes, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 23 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense is to bus which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense is to fly and train which costs €65 - €850 and takes 5h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt am Main station to Odense. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt central train station and arriving at Odense Ørbækvej via Kiel interim central bus station and Kolding bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt am Main to Odense. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Odense St. via Goettingen and Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 48m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Odense is 598 km. The road distance is 797.4 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense without a car is to train via Göttingen which takes 8h 48m and costs €150 - €270.

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It takes approximately 8h 48m to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense, including transfers.

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Frankfurt am Main to Odense bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Odense train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Odense is to train via Göttingen which takes 8h 48m and costs €150 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €65 and takes 16h 20m.

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  • Distance: 598.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 48m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Odense, Denmark?

You can take a train from Frankfurt am Main to Odense via Goettingen and Hamburg-Altona in around 8h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Odense via Kiel interim central bus station and Kolding bus station in around 16h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
1000 kr - 3200 kr
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 3800 kr
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
800 kr - 4000 kr
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480 kr - 2100 kr
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kr - 1900 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 3800 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2700 kr
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kr - 1900 kr
Train operators
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
340 kr - 480 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
380 kr - 550 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Goettingen
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
430 kr - 600 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
460 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Odense
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
310 kr - 440 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
350 kr - 470 kr
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Goettingen to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 kr - 320 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
230 kr - 320 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Vejle St. to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
90 kr - 130 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from CPH Lufthavn to Odense St.
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kr - 190 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Frankfurt central train station to Kiel interim central bus station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
240 kr - 300 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Kolding bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
80 kr - 100 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kolding bus station to Odense Ørbækvej
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50 kr - 65 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
120 kr - 160 kr
Website
Blablabus

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Odense bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Odense Ørbækvej station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Odense train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Odense St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Odense is 797 km. It takes approximately 7h 5m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Odense.

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KLM and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Billund Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Odense. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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