There are 6 ways to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$50 - $75

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Rideshare  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Copenhagen 293.3 miles

$14 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen N98 / ...

$27 - $45

Night train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Koebenhavn Ingerslevsgade

$55 - $85

Drive  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Copenhagen 291.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Copenhagen (CPH) HAM - CPH

$60 - $254

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg and arriving at Copenhagen. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at København H. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Hamburg and Copenhagen is 285 km. The road distance is 466.2 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs .

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The train from Hamburg Hbf to København H takes 4 h 58 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen is to train which takes 4 h 58 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 45 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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  • Distance: 178.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Hamburg to Copenhagen 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 58 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Train operators
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 Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Koebenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
bahn.de
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 Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Copenhagen is 466 km. It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to drive from Hamburg to Copenhagen.

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Scandinavian Airlines offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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Book your Hamburg to Copenhagen train tickets online with Loco2.

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Book your Hamburg to Copenhagen bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 630+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hamburg and Copenhagen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Hamburg Airport is to line 39 bus which takes 14 min and costs .

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