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There are 5 ways to get from Kiel to Ikast by bus, train or car

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Kiel Interims-ZOB to Aarhus C
  2. Take the train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.

Train

  1. Take the train from Rendsburg to Skanderborg
  2. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Aarhus C
  2. Take the bus from Aarhus Rutebilstation to Ikast/Østerport

Train via Odense

  1. Take the train from Kiel Hbf to Odense
  2. Take the train from Odense St. to Skanderborg St.
  3. Take the train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.

Drive

  1. Drive from Kiel to Ikast

Kiel to Ikast by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Kiel and Ikast is around 5h 19m and covers a distance of around 363 km. This includes an average layover time of around 27 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h. Operated by FlixBus, Arriva DK and Arriva Danmark, the Kiel to Ikast service departs from Kiel Interims-ZOB and arrives in Ikast St.. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 52m
Layover time:
27 min
Total time:
5h 19m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h
Journey distance:
363 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:40
Last service departs at:
03:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Kiel to Ikast bus, walk and train schedules

Germany → Denmark
Partially open

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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, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from Germany

  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Germany
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and Vatican
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and Cyprus
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Czech Republic, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden
  • 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Uruguay

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Mandatory

Mandatory

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 Ikast is 072 22 74 59.

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

The social distance requirement in Ikast 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.

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

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Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kiel to Ikast is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 31m.

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The fastest way to get from Kiel to Ikast is to drive which takes 2h 31m and costs €30 - €50.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kiel station to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Kiel interim central bus station and arriving at Ikast/Østerport via Aarhus Rutebilstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Kiel to Ikast. However, there are services departing from Kiel Hbf and arriving at Ikast St. via Rendsburg and Skanderborg St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 35m.

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The distance between Kiel and Ikast is 211 km. The road distance is 279.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Ikast without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 32m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Kiel to Ikast, including transfers.

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Kiel to Ikast bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Kiel interim central bus station.

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Kiel to Ikast train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Rendsburg station.

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The best way to get from Kiel to Ikast is to train which takes 5h 35m and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Kiel to Ikast.
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  • Distance: 211.5 km
  • Duration: 5h 32m

What companies run services between Kiel, Germany and Ikast, Denmark?

You can take a train from Kiel to Ikast via Rendsburg and Skanderborg St. in around 5h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kiel to Ikast via Aarhus Rutebilstation in around 5h 52m.

Train operators
Arriva DK
Phone
+45 70 80 44 44
Email
kundeservice@arriva.dk
Website
arriva.dk
Train from Aarhus H to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Train from Skanderborg St. to Ikast St.
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Arriva DK
Arriva Danmark
Website
delfi.de
Train from Aarhus to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Skanderborg st to Ikast st
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Rendsburg to Skanderborg
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
460 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Kiel Hbf to Odense
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
450 kr - 650 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Rendsburg to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
190 kr - 270 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Odense St. to Skanderborg St.
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
120 kr - 170 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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Kiel Interims-ZOB to Aarhus C
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kr - 140 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Kiel interim central bus station to Aarhus C
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
110 kr - 140 kr
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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Kiel to Ikast bus services, operated by Midttrafik, arrive at Ikast/Østerport station.

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Kiel to Ikast train services, operated by Arriva DK, arrive at Ikast St. station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kiel to Ikast is 280 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Kiel to Ikast.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Ikast. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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