Copenhagen to Hamburg train

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Cheapest

35

Average

59

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Copenhagen to Hamburg is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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06:56PMKøbenhavn H5h29 12:25AMHamburg Hbf
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351One-way
Cheapest
12:59AMKøbenhavn H7h16 08:15AMHamburg Hbf
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351One-way
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04:56PMKøbenhavn H5h20 10:16PMHamburg Hbf
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471One-way
03:01AMKøbenhavn H7h14 10:15AMHamburg Hbf
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521One-way
03:26PMKøbenhavn H4h36 08:02PMHamburg Hbf
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601One-way

Train schedule from Copenhagen to Hamburg

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7
12:59AMKøbenhavn H7h16 08:15AMHamburg Hbf
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03:01AMKøbenhavn H7h14 10:15AMHamburg Hbf
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07:26AMKøbenhavn H4h38 12:04PMHamburg Hbf
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08:56AMKøbenhavn H5h11 02:07PMHamburg Hbf
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11:26AMKøbenhavn H4h36 04:02PMHamburg Hbf
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12:56PMKøbenhavn H5h06 06:02PMHamburg Hbf
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03:26PMKøbenhavn H4h36 08:02PMHamburg Hbf
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04:56PMKøbenhavn H5h20 10:16PMHamburg Hbf
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06:56PMKøbenhavn H5h29 12:25AMHamburg Hbf
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Fastest train times from Copenhagen to Hamburg

Showing times and prices for Dec 07

Fastest Journey

4 h 36 m

Average

5 h 29 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

285 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Copenhagen for Hamburg every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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03:26PMKøbenhavn H4h36 08:02PMHamburg Hbf
0 transfers
601One-way
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11:26AMKøbenhavn H4h36 04:02PMHamburg Hbf
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801One-way
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07:26AMKøbenhavn H4h38 12:04PMHamburg Hbf
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701One-way
12:56PMKøbenhavn H5h06 06:02PMHamburg Hbf
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701One-way
08:56AMKøbenhavn H5h11 02:07PMHamburg Hbf
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Overview: Train from Copenhagen to Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price$50 (€44)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg cover the 177 miles (285 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $50 (€44), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $39 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Copenhagen to Hamburg trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg from $39 (€35) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train to Hamburg from Copenhagen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

    Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg

    Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, a harbor city, and one of the most exciting destinations in Germany. It is home to the freshest seafood and world-class entertainment at the opulent Elbphilharmonie. Taking the train from Copenhagen to Hamburg is a no-brainer, and the two cities are just 177 miles (285 km) from each other. The fastest train will get you there in about 4h 36min, and you can book it using the Omio app.

    Copenhagen to Hamburg Train Time: Daily Departures

    The route from Copenhagen to Hamburg is popular, and at least five trains make this journey every day. The five departures are spread throughout the day, starting from around 12:00 a.m. The first train to depart for Hamburg from Copenhagen departs at around 12:01 a.m., while the last train departs at around 3:26 p.m. Most trains are direct with only a few trains, including a changeover en route.

    How long is the journey by train from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

    The journey from Copenhagen to Hamburg by train is long, but it is enjoyable. There are about 177 miles (285 km) of track between the two cities, and you’ll travel through some of the most spectacular scenery inaccessible to other modes of transport. The trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg include direct and connecting trains, and the fastest direct train takes about 4h 36min on this journey. If you wish to include a changeover en route, expect to be on the tracks for at least 5h 11min on the fastest connecting train to Hamburg Hbf. Download the Omio app to see the available journeys and their durations.

    Man cycling in Copenhagen. Source: Shutterstock

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

    Departure train stationKobenhavn H is on the western side of downtown Copenhagen. You can get downtown by taking the Copenhagen metro, local trains, bus, or taxi. The station is also within walking distance of downtown Copenhagen. You can also rent a car at Copenhagen Central Station. Amenities at the station include left luggage facilities, accessible restrooms, a first-class lounge, and a waiting area. The station provides accessible services and has also provided step-free access to most areas.

    Arrival train stationHamburg Hbf is just over a mile (1.4 km) from the city center, and you can walk from the station to downtown. You can also use trains, taxis, buses, and rental cars to get downtown, with all options available at the station. The station provides accessible services and many amenities, including over 75 shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants. There is a first-class lounge too, several ATMs, a supermarket, left luggage facilities, and unlimited Wi-Fi.

    Which train companies travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

    Deutsche Bahn is the main provider for trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Deutsche Bahn is the only train provider on this route, and they provide at least five trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg every day. Most trains are direct trains, but passengers also have access to connecting trains to Hamburg Hbf. Departures usually start at around midnight and end late in the afternoon, but this depends on the number of departures on that day. Deutsche Bahn trains are comfortable and popular on this route, and the fastest from Copenhagen to Hamburg takes about 4h 36min. You can learn more about Deutsche Bahn by reading the Omio magazine, Window Seat.

    Night trains Copenhagen

    A couple of night trains are available from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Since departures start early, at around midnight, you will find a couple of night trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg. The first two trains on this trip are night trains, departing at around 12:01 a.m. headed to Hamburg Hbf. One is a direct train, and the other a connecting train

    Deutsche Bahn trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg

    Deutsche Bahn is the only provider for trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg. The company provides at least five trains every day on this route. The list includes direct, connecting, and night trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg. The first two departures on this route are usually night trains departing at around 12:01 a.m. From there, you’ll find a couple of morning and afternoon trains before the last departure at around 3:26 p.m. Deutsche Bahn trains offer comfortable travel conditions and are popular in the two countries (Denmark and Germany). The fastest train to Hamburg Hbf takes about 4h 36min, and connecting trains take just over 5h, and usually have their stopovers in Fredericia or Flensburg.

    Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg: Sustainable travel

    Trains are one of the most sustainable ways of traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Trains are considered more sustainable since they prioritize efficiency and use clean, renewable energy for propulsion. Unlike the earlier trains that left a huge cloud of black smoke, today’s trains are electric and use clean, renewable energy. Trains are also very efficient since they are designed to move freely without any resistance, thanks to their sleek aerodynamic design. Moreover, today’s trains use regenerative braking systems, which store up the energy used when trains brake to be used on other activities on the train.

    Copenhagen to Hamburg Train: Services on board

    Deutsche Bahn trains offer first and second-class seats. Passengers in first-class get more space, more comfort, and seat reservations, amenities that are not available in second class. Nonetheless, passengers in both classes will access free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats, and onboard restrooms. Passengers can bring two bags on the train and check two bags in the cargo car. Dogs the size of a domestic cat are allowed on the train in their pet carriers. You can travel with your bike; just remember to reserve your space in advance. People in wheelchairs will get assistance at the station and on the train, and they get priority seats on the train. Moreover, wheelchairs travel for free on Deutsche Bahn trains.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg

    Here are four ways to get cheap train tickets for your journey from Copenhagen to Hamburg. First, book your train ticket in advance. Train tickets are usually much cheaper when bought months or weeks in advance. Second, choose the slower trains since they are usually cheaper than high-speed trains. Third, be flexible. Give yourself some room to compare fares on different dates to get the cheapest trains. Finally, book using the Omio app to get very affordable train fares.

    Trains in the main station of Hamburg. Source: Shutterstock

    To Hamburg by train – travel tips

    Germany’s second-largest city is one of the most impressive cities in Europe and a force to reckon with. There’s a lot to see and do in this city by the sea, and culture lovers and foodies will enjoy it here. The city is home to over 50 museums, 40 theaters, and several waterfront bars and cafes. The views from the harbor are breathtaking, and there’s still a lot more to experience in Hamburg. Here is a list of things to see and do in Hamburg. If you enjoy music and live for the night, downtown Hamburg is the place to be. At the heart of this city sits the extravagant Elbphilharmonie, a music venue like no other. You can catch a concert at this venue on most weekends, and you’ll also get splendid views of the harbor from Elbphilharmonie.

    The city is also home to many historical sites that history buffs would love to visit. From the Great Fire of 1842 to the bombings during WWII, visitors would love to explore Hamburg’s rich historical heritage. Hamburg is also a cultural melting pot, and you’ll notice it in its hip neighborhoods, each depicting a different face of the city. From the affluent Eppendorf to the hipster Karolinenviertel to the multicultural Ottensen and the up-and-coming Wilhelmsburg, there is a lot to enjoy from these neighborhoods. Here are some sites to check out in Hamburg.

    • Port of Hamburg
    • Miniatur Wunderland
    • Hamburger Kunsthalle
    • St. Michael’s Church
    • International Maritime Museum

    Travel Tips: Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Hamburg easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Copenhagen to Hamburg.
    FAQs
    Train tickets between Copenhagen and Hamburg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $39 (€35)  one way in the next 7 days.
    If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Copenhagen to Hamburg train to cost on average $50 (€44)  one way.
    The distance to Hamburg from Copenhagen by train is approximately 177 miles (285 km).
    On average the Copenhagen to Hamburg train time is 5 h 20 min  covering the 177 miles (285 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from Copenhagen, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus), København, Emdrup Station and Copenhagen, Islands Brygge St. (Oerestads Boulevard). When you arrive in Hamburg, your train can arrive in train stations including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg.

    Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus)   to Hamburg Hbf.

    Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) and need to travel around 3.6 miles (5.8 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Hamburg most often arrive at Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from this train station to the city center.

    Take the Copenhagen to Hamburg train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Yes, there are 2 direct trains a day to Hamburg from Copenhagen. If you’re looking for a direct train, consider traveling with Deutsche Bahn. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    On average, there are 2 trains a day from Copenhagen to Hamburg. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Copenhagen at 7: 26 AM. The last train leaves from Copenhagen at 3: 26 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Copenhagen to Hamburg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket from Copenhagen to Hamburg within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $50 (€44) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Copenhagen and Hamburg are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports in Copenhagen and Hamburg

    Copenhagen
    Hamburg
    København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) is the most popular Copenhagen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Copenhagen for your trip to Hamburg.

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