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There are 9 ways to get from Zürich to Copenhagen by plane, train, night train, bus or car

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Fly from Zurich  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Copenhagen (CPH) ZRH - CPH

$93 - $299

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Train to Basel, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Copenhagen (CPH) BSL - CPH

$108 - $314

Train to Stuttgart, fly  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Copenhagen (CPH) STR - CPH

$137 - $339

Train  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec

$248 - $377

Train, night train  •  15 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the night train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ic

$258 - $397

Bus FlixBus  •  21 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Copenhagen N05

$191 - $295

Bus Eurolines CH  •  26 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Świebodzin
  2. Take the bus from Świebodzin to København

$99 - $131

Drive, train  •  13 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lörrach Hbf
  2. Take the train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe Ice
  3. Take the train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf Ice
  4. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen

$242 - $381

Drive  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Copenhagen 853 miles

$190 - $290

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Copenhagen is to bus which costs SFr 95 - SFr 140 and takes 26 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Copenhagen is to fly which costs SFr 90 - SFr 300 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB and arriving at Copenhagen via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Zürich HB and arriving at København H via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 33 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Copenhagen is 964 km. The road distance is 1364.8 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 13 h 33 min and costs SFr 240 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Zürich to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Zürich to Copenhagen bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB station.

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Zürich to Copenhagen train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zürich HB station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4 h 25 min and costs SFr 90 - SFr 300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 240 - SFr 380 and takes 13 h 33 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 190 - SFr 300 and takes 21 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 602.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Swiss, Scandinavian Airlines and six other airlines fly from Zürich to Copenhagen hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Zürich to Copenhagen via Hamburg Hbf in around 13 h 33 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Stuttgart to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Basel to Copenhagen via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$190 - $310
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel Bad Bf to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$41 - $42
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Sihlquai/HB to München ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Świebodzin
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 45 min.

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Zürich to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen station.

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Zürich to Copenhagen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at København H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Copenhagen is 1365 km. It takes approximately 12 h 29 min to drive from Zürich to Copenhagen.

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easyJet, Austrian Airlines, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 596+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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