COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply upon entering Denmark. Learn More.

There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg to Tønder by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Hamburg Hbf to Tinglev St. Sev

66 kr - 92 kr

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Train  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to Niebuell Re / ...

241 kr - 564 kr

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Hamburg to Tønder 196.4 km

170 kr - 250 kr

Fly, train  •  4h 53m

  1. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Westerland (GWT) HAM - GWT
  2. Take the train from Niebüll St. to Tønder St.

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), Vatican, San Marino, Cyprus and Monaco

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

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 1 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test within 1 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, 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: Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Faroe Islands and Greenland

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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 Tønder is 072 22 74 59.

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

The social distance requirement in Tønder 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: 3 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Tønder is to bus which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 4h 2m.

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The fastest way to get from Hamburg to Tønder is to drive which takes 1h 55m and costs 23€ - 35€.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hamburg to Tønder. However, there are services departing from Hamburg Hbf and arriving at Kongevej v Vestergade via Tinglev Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hamburg to Tønder. However, there are services departing from Jungfernstieg and arriving at Tønder St. via Hamburg-Altona and Niebüll St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 7m.

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The distance between Hamburg and Tønder is 171 km. The road distance is 196.4 km.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Tønder without a car is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 8€ - 13€.

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It takes approximately 4h 2m to get from Hamburg to Tønder, including transfers.

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Hamburg to Tønder bus services, operated by HVV, depart from Hamburg Hbf station.

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Hamburg to Tønder train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Hamburg-Altona station.

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The best way to get from Hamburg to Tønder is to bus which takes 4h 2m and costs 8€ - 13€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 80€ and takes 4h 7m.

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  • Distance: 170.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 2m

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

HVV operates a bus from Hamburg Hbf to Tinglev St. 5 times a week. Tickets cost 40 kr - 60 kr and the journey takes 2h 30m. Alternatively, Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Hamburg-Altona to Niebuell hourly. Tickets cost 230 kr - 330 kr and the journey takes 2h 19m. Three other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Sylt Air
Website
syltair.de
Flights from Hamburg to Westerland
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160 kr - 4700 kr
Train operators
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 Hamburg-Altona to Niebuell
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
230 kr - 330 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Niebüll
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
260 kr - 360 kr
Website
HVV
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-Altona to Niebuell
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
400 kr - 550 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Niebuell
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Niebüll St. to Tønder St.
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Arriva DK
Bus operators
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Bus from Hamburg Hbf to Tinglev St.
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
40 kr - 60 kr
Website
HVV

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

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Hamburg to Tønder bus services, operated by HVV, arrive at Tinglev St. station.

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Hamburg to Tønder train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Niebuell station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hamburg to Tønder is 196 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Hamburg to Tønder.

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Sylt Air offers flights from Hamburg Airport to Westerland Airport.

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

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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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