Travel from Germany to Denmark is: Partially open. See details.

There are 8 ways to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, night train, rideshare or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2h 46m

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

508 kr - 2091 kr

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  4h 53m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hamburg to Copenhagen 470.1 km

95 kr - 190 kr

6 alternative options

Train  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

320 kr - 450 kr

Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Copenhagen central train station 073 / ...

130 kr - 160 kr

Train via Altona  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to København H Ic

661 kr - 964 kr

Train via Ny Ellebjerg St.  •  7h 6m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Ny Ellebjerg Ic

727 kr - 998 kr

Night train  •  7h

  1. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

330 kr - 460 kr

Drive  •  4h 20m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Copenhagen 468.1 km

410 kr - 600 kr

Hamburg to Copenhagen by trains

The train journey time between Hamburg and Copenhagen is around 4h 45m and covers a distance of around 493 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 38m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity and Danish Railways (DSB), the Hamburg to Copenhagen train service departs from Hamburg Hbf and arrives in Koebenhavn H. Typically 25 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 45m
Fastest train time:
4h 38m
Trains per week:
25
Cheapest price:
320 kr
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:55
Last train departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hamburg to Copenhagen train schedules

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), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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
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 Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • 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: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • 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

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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

Frequently Asked Questions


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 Copenhagen is 072 22 74 59.

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

The social distance requirement in Copenhagen 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: 9 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen is to bus, which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen is to fly which costs 65€ - 290€ and takes 2h 46m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hamburg central bus station station and arriving at Copenhagen central train station station. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Koebenhavn H. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 39m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Copenhagen is 289 km. The road distance is 468.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs 40€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 2h 46m and costs 65€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 4h 39m, you could also bus, which costs 17€ - 21€ and takes 5h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 288.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

Scandinavian Airlines flies from Hamburg to Copenhagen 5 times a day. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H 3 times a day. Tickets cost 650 kr - 950 kr and the journey takes 4h 39m. Danish Railways (DSB) also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2700 kr
Train operators
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 Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Ny Ellebjerg
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
330 kr - 460 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 Hamburg central bus station to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130 kr - 160 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
4h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95 kr - 190 kr
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Hamburg Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Copenhagen is 468 km. It takes approximately 4h 20m 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 Omio.

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Book your Hamburg to Copenhagen bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 189+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at 750 kr DKK 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 train which takes 28 min and costs 3€ - 4€.

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