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There are 7 ways to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, car or car train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  6h 15m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Copenhagen (CPH) MAD - CPH

6 alternative options

Train, bus via Lyon  •  29h 55m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe Tgv
  4. Take the train from Lille Europe to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  5. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Copenhagen central train station

Train, bus  •  33h 29m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Essen Hbf
  3. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig Re / ...
  5. Take the train from Schleswig to Koebenhavn H Ic

Bus  •  40h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Paris 793
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Ghent 800 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Ghent to Copenhagen central train station

Bus, train  •  2 days 19h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Essen
  2. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf 1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

Drive, car train  •  31h 3m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
  3. Drive from Hamburg Altona to Copenhagen

Drive  •  23h 44m

  1. Drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen 2623.2 km

Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Madrid Atocha Station and Copenhagen is around 2 days 12h and covers a distance of around 3171 km. This includes an average layover time of around 34h 11m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 12h. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, TGV inOui and others, the Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen service departs from Madrid Atocha Station and arrives in Copenhagen central train station. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
26h 29m
Layover time:
34h 11m
Total time:
2 days 12h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 12h
Journey distance:
3171 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
2695 kr
Carbon emissions:
235 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:40
Last service departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen walk, train and bus schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen is to fly, which costs €35 - €200 and takes 6h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen is to fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 6h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen station. However, there are services departing from Estación De Atocha and arriving at Copenhagen central train station via Madrid, Paris and Ghent. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 43m.

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The distance between Madrid Atocha Station and Copenhagen is 2073 km. The road distance is 2623.2 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen without a car is to train and bus via Lyon which takes 29h 55m and costs €360 - €800.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 6h 15m and costs €35 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €120 - €160 and takes 40h 43m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen central train station.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 2072.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

What companies run services between Madrid Atocha Station, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Air Europa, Iberia and 11 other airlines fly from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen via Estación De Atocha, Estación Sur, Madrid, Paris, and Ghent in around 40h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 1800 kr
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
1200 kr - 2300 kr
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
700 kr - 1800 kr
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
850 kr - 2200 kr
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
500 kr - 2300 kr
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
260 kr - 2500 kr
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kr - 2800 kr
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
1100 kr - 3000 kr
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
700 kr - 2300 kr
TAP Portugal
Website
flytap.com
Flights from Madrid to Copenhagen via Lisbon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
600 kr - 2200 kr
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
460 kr - 850 kr
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
460 kr - 600 kr
Promo+
510 kr - 540 kr
Flexible
650 kr - 850 kr
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
460 kr - 650 kr
Website
renfe-sncf.com
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
700 kr - 1000 kr
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
700 kr - 850 kr
1st Class
800 kr - 1000 kr
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.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 Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
480 kr - 700 kr
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 Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
340 kr - 480 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Schleswig to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
3h 7m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
550 kr - 750 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
700 kr - 1300 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
140 kr - 170 kr
Website
Flixtrain
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 Essen Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
260 kr - 360 kr
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 Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
160 kr - 230 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
200 kr - 290 kr
Website
Bahn DE
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Schleswig
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
180 kr - 260 kr
Website
HVV
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Schleswig to København H
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
250 kr - 340 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
rdc-deutschland.de
Car train from Lörrach Hbf to Hamburg Altona
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
320 kr - 390 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Madrid to Paris
Ave. Duration
16h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
420 kr - 550 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Ghent
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
120 kr - 150 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Ghent to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
390 kr - 470 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.
For more information, please visit this page
FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Barcelona to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
20h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from Ghent to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Essen
Ave. Duration
2 days 9h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1200 kr - 1700 kr
Website
alsa.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen is 2623 km. It takes approximately 23h 44m to drive from Madrid Atocha Station to Copenhagen.

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Air Europa, Iberia, Ryanair and seven other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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