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There are 3 ways to get from Heligoland to Denmark by ferry, train, bus or night train

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

Ferry, train  •  9h 52m

  1. Take the ferry from Heligoland to Hamburg Catamaran "Halunder Jet" / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$121 - $175

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  12h 29m

  1. Take the ferry from Heligoland to Hamburg Catamaran "Halunder Jet" / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen N74 / ...

$100 - $150

1 alternative option

Ferry, night train  •  10h 11m

  1. Take the ferry from Heligoland to Hamburg Catamaran "Halunder Jet" / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Koebenhavn Ingerslevsgade

$126 - $185

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heligoland to Denmark is to ferry and bus which costs 85€ - 130€ and takes 12h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Heligoland to Denmark is to ferry and train which costs 100€ - 160€ and takes 9h 52m.

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The distance between Heligoland and Denmark is 228 km.

The best way to get from Heligoland to Denmark without a car is to ferry and train which takes 9h 52m and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 9h 52m to get from Heligoland to Denmark, including transfers.

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There are 470+ hotels available in Denmark. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Heligoland to Denmark.
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  • Distance: 142.3 miles
  • Duration: 9h 52m

What companies run services between Heligoland, Germany and Denmark?

There is no direct connection from Heligoland to Copenhagen. However, you can take the ferry to Hamburg, take the walk to Landungsbrücken, take the subway to Hamburg Hbf, take the walk to Hamburg Hbf, then take the train to København H. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Heligoland to Copenhagen via Hamburg, U S Landungsbrücken, HBF/Spitalerstraße, and Hamburg in around 12h 29m.

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
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Night train from Hamburg Hbf ZOB to Koebenhavn Ingerslevsgade
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Bus operators

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
+49 1807 123 99 123
Bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Ferry operators
FRS Helgoline
+49 461 864-44
Ferry from Heligoland to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
Comfort Class
Jet Class
Premium Jet class

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