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There are 7 ways to get from Hirtshals to Emden by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Hirtshals St. to Aalborg St.
  2. Take the train from Aalborg St. to Aarhus H
  3. Take the train from Aarhus H to Hamburg Hbf
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  5. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hjørring St. to Aalborg Busterminal
  2. Take the bus from Aalborg to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  3. Take the bus from Hamburg central bus station to Leer ZOB

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Hirtshals St. to Aalborg St.
  2. Take the bus from Aalborg to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Hirtshals to Emden

Train, fly to Bremen

  1. Take the train from Hirtshals St. to Lindholm St.
  2. Fly from Aalborg (AAL) to Bremen (BRE)
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Train, fly to Hamburg

  1. Take the train from Hirtshals St. to Lindholm St.
  2. Fly from Aalborg (AAL) to Hamburg (HAM)
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf

Train, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, bus

  1. Take the train from Hirtshals St. to Lindholm St.
  2. Fly from Aalborg (AAL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS)
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
  4. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
Denmark → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Denmark

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Denmark

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Denmark
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
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  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

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Considerations leaving from Denmark

There are no current restrictions

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Denmark.

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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Emden is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Emden is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Denmark from Germany.

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Last updated: 24 Nov 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Hirtshals to Emden is to bus, which costs 310 kr - 750 kr and takes 15h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Hirtshals to Emden is to drive which costs 700 kr - 1100 kr and takes 6h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hirtshals to Emden. However, there are services departing from Hirtshals St. and arriving at Emden Hbf via Aalborg St., Aarhus H, Hamburg Hbf and Bremen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 28m.

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The distance between Hirtshals and Emden is 501 km. The road distance is 751.7 km.

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The best way to get from Hirtshals to Emden without a car is to train which takes 11h 28m and costs .

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It takes approximately 11h 28m to get from Hirtshals to Emden, including transfers.

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Hirtshals to Emden train services, operated by North Jutland Transport Company, depart from Hirtshals St. station.

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The best way to get from Hirtshals to Emden is to train which takes 11h 28m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 310 kr - 750 kr and takes 15h 48m.

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There is no direct flight from Aalborg Airport to Bremen Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 45m and has one stopover.

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Hirtshals to Emden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Emden Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Hirtshals to Emden.
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  • Distance: 500.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 28m

What companies run services between Hirtshals, Denmark and Emden, Germany?

You can take a train from Hirtshals to Emden via Aalborg St., Aarhus H, Hamburg Hbf, and Bremen Hbf in around 11h 28m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hirtshals to Emden via Hjørring St., Hjørring St., Aalborg, Hamburg central bus station, Leer ZOB, and Leer(Ostfriesl) in around 15h 48m.

Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Aalborg to Hamburg via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Aalborg to Hamburg via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €600
Flights from Aalborg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Aalborg to Bremen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Aalborg to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €320
Flights from Aalborg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Aalborg to Bremen via Copenhagen, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Aalborg to Bremen via Copenhagen, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Aalborg to Bremen via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €130
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Aalborg to Amsterdam Schiphol via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €270
Train operators
North Jutland Transport Company
Phone
98 11 11 11
Email
info@NTmail.dk
Website
nordjyllandstrafikselskab.dk
Train from Hirtshals St. to Aalborg St.
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
North Jutland Transport Company
Train from Hirtshals St. to Lindholm St.
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
North Jutland Transport Company
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Aalborg St. to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Aarhus H to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
metronom
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bremen Hbf to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€25 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€25 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
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 Aalborg to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof/ZOB
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg central bus station to Leer ZOB
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
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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Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Hamburg to Leer
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl

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