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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Copenhagen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$35 (€29)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen cover the 177 miles (285 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 23 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $35 (€29), but the average price of train tickets is $35 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus).

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Copenhagen trains

You can travel by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $35 (€29). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best 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 from Hamburg to 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.

  • Average Price: $35

These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen

Around 16 trains commute between Hamburg and Copenhagen daily, making it a convenient and effective way of traveling between the two cities. The journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train last between five and seven and a half hours depending on the service chosen and the number of connections. The earliest train leaves Hamburg at 4:30 a.m., while the last departure of the day is at approximately 8:45 p.m. Departures are spread throughout the day, meaning passengers are sure to find a train that fits their schedule.

Hamburg to Copenhagen Train Time: Daily Departures

About 16 trains leave Hamburg for Copenhagen per day, covering the journey in an average time of five hours 30 minutes. There are both direct connections, as well as those that require a transfer Nykøbing. Some connections may involve four or five changes along the route. The first train from Hamburg to Copenhagen departs as early as 4:30 a.m. with regular departures throughout the day before the last train of the evening shortly before 9:00 p.m.

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

The time taken to travel by a train from Hamburg to Copenhagen varies depending on the service and the number of connections along the way. A direct train can commute from Hamburg to Copenhagen in just under five hours, while a slower trip that involves one or two connections along the way may last almost eight hours.

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

Departure train station: All trains that ply the Hamburg-Copenhagen route depart from either Hamburg Hauptbahnhof or Hamburg-Altona. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof lies just under a mile (one km) from the city center, and a line 3 bus will take passengers there in nine minutes. The station has ATMs, left luggage stores, ticket stores, and WiFi.

Arrival train station: Trains arriving in Copenhagen stop at the Copenhagen Central Station, located in the heart of the city and thus easily accessed by walking. The station boasts a shopping center, lost-and-found office, luggage stores, baby changing facilities, bathrooms, and toilets. Also, there is a bakery and numerous eateries within.

Which train companies travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

Deutsche Bahn is the sole provider of passenger train services between Hamburg and Copenhagen. Passengers traveling by a Deutsche Bahn train from Hamburg to Copenhagen have the option to either take a direct connection or an indirect route with a transfer at Nykøbing. The company operates 16 trains per day between the two destinations. On average, the journey lasts about five hours 30 minutes. However, a direct train can complete the trip in just under five hours. Passengers may find that journeys over the weekend or a public holiday may take slightly longer to complete the route.

 Deutsche Bahn Hamburg to Copenhagen

Deutsche Bahn runs all the train services between Hamburg and Copenhagen, making about 16 trips between the two cities per day. The first train departs Hamburg shortly after 4:30 a.m. while the last departure is not long before 9:00 p.m. The operator offers both direct connections as well as trains that entail a transfer in Nykøbing.

Hamburg to Copenhagen Trains: Services on Board

Deutsche Bahn has both first and second class carriages with flexible pricing to ensure the customers experience an unforgettable trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Passengers in first-class seats enjoy extra comfort due to larger legroom and have individual sockets to charge their phones or laptops. The company only allows bicycles on their long-distance trains, and passengers must buy accompanying tickets. However, scooters, foldable and disassembled bicycles do not attract any charges as they take up little space. This provision is on condition that the items do not obstruct doors, aisles or safety equipment such as fire extinguishers. Deutsche Bahn allows passengers to bring small pets such as guide dogs, cats, and birds on board, provided that they do not bother other travelers. Therefore, it is advisable to carry pets in cages. Deutsche Bahn accommodates those with disabilities or limited mobility. They have integrated boarding aides such as automatic hoists and ramps to facilitate the use of their stations. Deutsche Bahn advises contacting them at least 48 hours before travel to organize any extra assistance required.

How to find cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

If passengers are traveling by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen, they can offset some of the cost by booking tickets ahead of time. Deutsche Bahn releases tickets between three and six months in advance. So if you know your travel dates, then this is the best time to make a booking. Another way of securing cheaper tickets is by opting for slower connections with multiple connections along the way. Lastly, always endeavor to travel outside the peak hours since the tickets are cheaper than during the rush hours.

Train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 55 €
2 weeks earlier 44 €25%
3 weeks earlier 43 €28.%
1 month before 50 €10%
2 months earlier 42 €31%
3 months earlier 47 €17%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Hamburg - Copenhagen. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Hamburg - Copenhagen 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 28% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Hamburg - Copenhagen with 2 months in advance you save up to about 31% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 17%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

Travel between Hamburg, Germany and Copenhagen, Denmark by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Denmark from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Denmark from Hamburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark?

When traveling in Denmark, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/17/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Copenhagen from Hamburg before traveling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Germany from Copenhagen, Denmark?

Return travel from Denmark to Germany is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Hamburg from Copenhagen?

Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Copenhagen?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Hamburg, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/19/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Hamburg from Copenhagen.

How much does a cheap train between Hamburg and Copenhagen cost?

Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Hamburg and Copenhagen for the next 7 days starting from $35 (€29)  one way.

How much is the train between Hamburg and Copenhagen on average?

If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Copenhagen train price to come in at an average of $35 (€29)  one way.

What is the distance from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train?

You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km)  from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train.

What is the Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel time?

While the time it takes to travel 177 miles (285 km) between Hamburg and Copenhagen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Hamburg to Copenhagen train journey time is on average 5 h 23 min.

What is the departure train station in Hamburg and arrival train station in Copenhagen?

Some of the Hamburg train stations to Copenhagen you can start your journey from include Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Copenhagen include København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus), København, Emdrup Station and København, Østerbrogade (Svanemøllen St. ).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Hamburg Hbf   and arriving in København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus).

Where is the train station in Hamburg? Where is the train station in Copenhagen?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Hamburg Hbf and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Copenhagen most often arrive at København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) and need to travel around 2.5 miles (4 km) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

For the route from Hamburg to Copenhagen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Hamburg and Copenhagen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

Yes, there are 3 direct trains to Copenhagen from Hamburg per day with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.

How many train services per day are there between Hamburg and Copenhagen?

The average number of trains departing Hamburg for Copenhagen is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When can I take the first train from Hamburg to Copenhagen? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the earliest train from Hamburg to Copenhagen at 5: 36 AM   or take the last train from Hamburg to Copenhagen leaving at 7: 43 PM. Look for the latest Hamburg to Copenhagen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How far in advance should I book train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen for the best deals?

If you purchase the Hamburg to Copenhagen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $35 (€29). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Copenhagen
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg 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 Hamburg for your trip to Copenhagen.
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LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE

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