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There are 4 ways to get from Rügen to Copenhagen by train, ferry, car ferry or car

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the train from Bergen Auf Ruegen to Rostock Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Rostock Seehafen Faehre to Gedser Faerge
  3. Take the train from Nykøbing F St. to København H Re

529 kr - 928 kr

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Train, car ferry  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bergen Auf Ruegen to Rostock Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Rostock to Trelleborg

339 kr - 734 kr

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Train  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bergen Auf Ruegen to Rostock Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Rostock Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

653 kr - 1483 kr

Car ferry, drive  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the car ferry from Glewitz to Stahlbrode Rügen ferry
  2. Drive from Stahlbrode to Copenhagen

Rügen to Copenhagen by train

The train journey time between Rügen and Copenhagen is around 10h 35m and covers a distance of around 802 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 38m. Operated by ODEG, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Rügen to Copenhagen train service departs from Bergen Auf Ruegen and arrives in Koebenhavn H. Typically 21 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rügen to Copenhagen train schedules

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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, Cyprus, Israel, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom 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 Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 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
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • 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 Germany
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  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, 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, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand
  • 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 EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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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 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 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.

Yes, entry into Germany from Denmark is currently restricted.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rügen to Copenhagen is to train and car ferry which costs 45€ - 100€ and takes 11h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Rügen to Copenhagen is to train and ferry which costs 70€ - 130€ and takes 9h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rügen to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Bergen Auf Ruegen and arriving at Koebenhavn H via Rostock Hbf and Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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The distance between Rügen and Copenhagen is 148 km.

The best way to get from Rügen to Copenhagen without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h 20m and costs 70€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 9h 20m to get from Rügen to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Rügen to Copenhagen train services, operated by ODEG, depart from Bergen Auf Ruegen station.

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Rügen to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koebenhavn H station.

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  • Distance: 147.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 20m

What companies run services between Rügen, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark?

You can take a train from Bergen auf Rügen to Copenhagen via Rostock Hbf and Hamburg Hbf in around 9h 28m.

Train operators
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 Bergen Auf Ruegen to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
310 kr - 440 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Rostock Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
410 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 Bergen Auf Ruegen to Rostock Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
190 kr - 260 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Rostock Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
310 kr - 430 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Nykøbing F St. to København H
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120 kr - 170 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
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 Rostock Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
240 kr - 350 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Rostock Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
270 kr - 390 kr
Website
HVV
Ferry operators
Scandlines
Phone
+45 33 15 15 15
Email
Scandlines@scandlines.com
Website
scandlines.se
Ferry from Rostock Seehafen Faehre to Gedser Faerge
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
296 kr
Website
Scandlines
Economy
296 kr
Flexible
1004 kr
TT-Line
Phone
+49 180 6 666600
Email
info@ttline.com
Website
ttline.com
Car ferry from Rostock to Trelleborg
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
170 kr - 200 kr
Website
TT-Line
Weiße Flotte
Phone
+49 3831 26810
Email
vertrieb@weisse-flotte.de
Website
weisse-flotte.de
Car ferry from Glewitz to Stahlbrode
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
weisse-flotte.de

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