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There are 9 ways to get from Gothenburg to Ikast by train, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
  2. Take the train from København H to Skanderborg St.
  3. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Gothenburg to Copenhagen central train station
  2. Take the bus from Copenhagen central train station to Silkeborg

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Car ferry, train

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Frederkishavn
  2. Take the train from Frederikshavn St. to Aalborg St.
  3. Take the train from Aalborg St. to Skanderborg St.
  4. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

Car ferry, bus

  1. Take the car ferry from Gothenburg to Frederkishavn
  2. Take the bus from Havnepladsen to Aalborg Busterminal
  3. Take the bus from Aalborg Busterminal to Silkeborg Trafikterminal

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Gothenburg to Odden
  2. Take the car ferry from Odden to Aarhus
  3. Drive from Aarhus to Ikast

Fly Gothenburg to Aarhus, train

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Aarhus (AAR)
  2. Take the train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.

Train to Copenhagen, fly to Karup

  1. Take the train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
  2. Fly from Copenhagen (CPH) to Karup (KRP)

Fly Gothenburg to Copenhagen, train

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Copenhagen (CPH)
  2. Take the train from CPH Lufthavn to Skanderborg St.
  3. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

Fly Gothenburg to Billund, bus

  1. Fly from Gothenburg (GOT) to Billund (BLL)
  2. Take the bus from Billund Lufthavn to Hotel Scandic Regina, Herning

Gothenburg to Ikast by train

The train journey time between Gothenburg and Ikast is around 8h 51m and covers a distance of around 692 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 12m. The fastest train normally takes 8h. Operated by Öresundståg, Danish Railways (DSB), Arriva DK and others, the Gothenburg to Ikast train service departs from Göteborg Centralstation and arrives in Ikast St.. Typically 84 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
7h 38m
Layover time:
1h 12m
Total time:
8h 51m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h
Train distance:
692 km
Trains per week:
84
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:40
Last train departs at:
19:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gothenburg to Ikast train schedules

Sweden → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Sweden

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden
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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), Australia, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uruguay

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Sweden

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Sweden
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
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This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Considerations leaving from Sweden

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

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Yes, entry into Denmark is currently allowed from Sweden.

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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 Ikast is 072 22 74 59.

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

The social distance requirement in Ikast 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.

No, returning to Sweden from Denmark is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gothenburg to Ikast is to bus which costs 320 kr - 410 kr and takes 10h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Gothenburg to Ikast is to fly and bus which costs 1300 kr - 2400 kr and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gothenburg to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Gothenburg and arriving at Ikast/Østerport via Copenhagen central train station and Silkeborg Trafikterminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Gothenburg station to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Göteborg Centralstation and arriving at Ikast St. via København H and Skanderborg St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 8m.

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The distance between Gothenburg and Ikast is 244 km.

The best way to get from Gothenburg to Ikast without a car is to train which takes 8h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 8h 8m to get from Gothenburg to Ikast, including transfers.

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Gothenburg to Ikast bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Gothenburg station.

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Gothenburg to Ikast train services, operated by Öresundståg, depart from Göteborg Centralstation.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Ikast is to train which takes 8h 8m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 320 kr - 410 kr and takes 10h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Gothenburg to Ikast.
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  • Distance: 243.9 km
  • Duration: 8h 8m

What companies run services between Gothenburg, Sweden and Ikast, Denmark?

You can take a train from Gothenburg to Ikast via København H and Skanderborg St. in around 8h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Gothenburg to Ikast via Copenhagen central train station, Silkeborg, and Silkeborg Trafikterminal in around 10h 32m.

Airlines
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Copenhagen to Karup
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 kr - 950 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2000 kr
Flights from Gothenburg to Billund via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
600 kr - 2500 kr
Braathens Regional Aviation
Website
flygbra.se
Flights from Gothenburg to Aarhus
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
700 kr - 1300 kr
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Gothenburg to Billund
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
160 kr - 900 kr
Train operators
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 kr - 390 kr
Website
Öresundståg
Train from Göteborg Centralstation to Copenhagen Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
270 kr - 370 kr
Website
Öresundståg
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
210 kr - 300 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Aalborg St. to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
130 kr - 190 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from CPH Lufthavn to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
220 kr - 300 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Arriva Danmark
Website
delfi.de
Train from Skanderborg st to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Aarhus to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.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 Gothenburg to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120 kr - 160 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Copenhagen central train station to Silkeborg
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kr - 150 kr
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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GoShuttle
Phone
+45 2194 7526
Email
info@goshuttle.dk
Website
goshuttle.dk
Bus from Billund Lufthavn to Hotel Scandic Regina, Herning
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
785 kr
Website
GoShuttle
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Mols Linien
Phone
+45 70 10 14 18
Email
kundeservice@molslinjen.dk
Website
molslinjen.dk
Car ferry from Odden to Aarhus
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
450 kr - 700 kr
Website
Mols Linien
Low cost
453 kr
Flex
499 kr
Standard
699 kr

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The quickest flight from Gothenburg Airport to Aarhus Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Gothenburg to Ikast bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Silkeborg station.

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Gothenburg to Ikast train services, operated by Arriva DK, arrive at Ikast St. station.

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Braathens Regional Aviation offers flights from Gothenburg Airport to Aarhus Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Ikast. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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The best way to get from Gothenburg to Gothenburg Airport is to bus which takes 26 min and costs 90 kr - 110 kr.

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