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

There are 6 ways to get from Leiden to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4h 9m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Copenhagen (CPH) AMS - CPH

358 kr - 1478 kr

Cheapest option

Bus  •  15h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hanover central bus station N67
  2. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Copenhagen central train station 073 / ...

349 kr - 444 kr

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Train via Enschede  •  12h 31m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo Ic
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to København H Ic

997 kr - 2296 kr

Train  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

672 kr - 1622 kr

Train, bus  •  17h 27m

  1. Take the train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen to Leer
  3. Take the bus from Leer to Hamburg
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Høje Taastrup

502 kr - 864 kr

Drive  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from Leiden to Copenhagen 954.1 km

850 kr - 1300 kr

Netherlands → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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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 Netherlands

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-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
  • 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 Netherlands
  • 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, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland 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 Netherlands

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Denmark from Netherlands.

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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.

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

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Leiden to Copenhagen is to bus which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Leiden to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs €45 - €200.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leiden to Copenhagen station. However, there are services departing from Leiden, Groenoord and arriving at Copenhagen central train station via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Hanover central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leiden to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Leiden Centraal and arriving at København H via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabrueck Hbf and Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 31m.

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The distance between Leiden and Copenhagen is 657 km. The road distance is 954.1 km.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Copenhagen without a car is to train via Enschede which takes 12h 31m and costs €130 - €310.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Leiden to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Leiden to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport station.

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Leiden to Copenhagen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leiden Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 9m and costs €45 - €200. Alternatively, you can train via Enschede, which costs €130 - €310 and takes 12h 31m, you could also bus, which costs €45 - €60 and takes 15h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Leiden to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 656.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 9m

What companies run services between Leiden, Netherlands and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Scandinavian Airlines, KLM and three other airlines fly from Leiden to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Leiden to Copenhagen via Zwolle, Hengelo, Osnabrueck Hbf, and Hamburg-Altona in around 12h 31m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
600 kr - 2200 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kr - 1600 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
310 kr - 850 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
380 kr - 1300 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
550 kr - 1600 kr
Train operators
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 Leiden Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
120 kr - 280 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
120 kr - 170 kr
1st Class
200 kr - 280 kr
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80 kr - 190 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
80 kr - 110 kr
1st Class
130 kr - 190 kr
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
95 kr - 230 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
95 kr - 140 kr
1st Class
160 kr - 230 kr
Train from Leiden Centraal to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
70 kr - 170 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
70 kr - 100 kr
1st Class
110 kr - 170 kr
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 kr - 410 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
180 kr - 250 kr
1st Class
290 kr - 410 kr
Train from Leiden Centraal to Groningen
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
170 kr - 400 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
170 kr - 250 kr
1st Class
290 kr - 400 kr
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
45 kr - 70 kr
Website
Eurobahn
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
440 kr - 650 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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
430 kr - 600 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
350 kr - 480 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
340 kr - 480 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 950 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 900 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
190 kr - 270 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
190 kr - 270 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück central station to Hamburg-Altona station
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
100 kr - 130 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Osnabrück central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 130 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
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)
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)
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Høje Taastrup
Ave. Duration
7h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
140 kr - 170 kr
Website
Snälltåget
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 Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
140 kr - 180 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hanover central bus station to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
170 kr - 220 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
85 kr - 120 kr
Website
arriva.nl
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
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
55 kr - 70 kr
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Leer to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
80 kr - 100 kr
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Leiden to Copenhagen train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leiden to Copenhagen is 954 km. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Leiden to Copenhagen.

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Norwegian Air Shuttle, easyJet, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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The best way to get from Leiden to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs €7 - €16.

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