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from Copenhagen to Hamburg

You can get from Copenhagen to Hamburg by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Copenhagen to Hamburg on Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:26AMKøbenhavn H4h38 12:04PMHamburg Hbf
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$461One-way
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06:56PMKøbenhavn H5h20 12:16AMHamburg Altona
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$401One-way
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08:56AMKøbenhavn H5h11 02:07PMHamburg Hbf
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$661One-way
04:56PMKøbenhavn H5h13 10:09PMHamburg Altona
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$601One-way
03:26PMKøbenhavn H4h36 08:02PMHamburg Hbf
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$801One-way

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Sun
Jan 30
$35Deutsche Bahn
$30Flixbus
$366regional jet
Mon
Jan 31
$34Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
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Tue
Feb 1
$34Deutsche Bahn
$24Flixbus
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Wed
Feb 2
$34Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$635regional jet
Thu
Feb 3
$34Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$210Norwegian Air Shuttle
Fri
Feb 4
$34Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
Feb 5
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$428regional jet
Sun
Feb 6
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$191regional jet
Mon
Feb 7
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$366regional jet
Tue
Feb 8
$34Deutsche Bahn
$21Flixbus
$191regional jet
Wed
Feb 9
$34Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$191regional jet
Thu
Feb 10
$34Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$187Norwegian Air Shuttle
Fri
Feb 11
$34Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$191regional jet
Sat
Feb 12
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$191regional jet
Sun
Feb 13
$34Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$191regional jet
Mon
Feb 14
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$191regional jet
Tue
Feb 15
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$366regional jet
Wed
Feb 16
$34Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$124Eurowings
Thu
Feb 17
$34Deutsche Bahn
$35Flixbus
$124Eurowings Europe
Fri
Feb 18
$34Deutsche Bahn
$18Flixbus
$191regional jet

Travel Information to Hamburg from Copenhagen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$24 - $151
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $24 (€20) • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $151 (€124) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesLufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 177 miles (285 km) by flight, bus or train to Hamburg from Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $24 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Lufthansa, Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Copenhagen to Hamburg.

How to Travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg

The journey from Copenhagen can be made via train, bus or airplane. A plane is generally the fastest way to arrive with a journey from Copenhagen airport taking around 2 hours and 30 minutes including check-in and waiting times. Train journeys take longer with a direct route taking a little under 5 hours. Due to recently improved driving routes, buses do not take a great deal longer with fastest routes offering a 5 hour and 30 minutes turn around time.

Trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg | Buses from Copenhagen to Hamburg | Flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg

Copenhagen to Hamburg Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€22

5:30 h

2 Weeks Ahead

trains

€41

4:43 h

1 Month Ahead

flight

€88

0:50 h

1 Month Ahead



What is the best way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

Cheapest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Most buses traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg depart from København Ingerslevsgade bus station and take at least 5:30 h to arrive at Hamburg ZOB. Usually 5 buses travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg everyday with buses beginning to depart Copenhagen at 8:45 a.m. Bus companies that travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg include Flixbus and Eurolines.


Fastest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg


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Taking a flight is the fastest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Flights depart from Copenhagen's Kastrup airport and arrive at Hamburg airport after approximately 50 minutes of travel time. SAS offers 5 direct flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg every day. A number of other airlines offer flights from Copenhagen to Hamburg; however, all of these will require a transfer.


Most popular way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg


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Taking a flight is the most popular way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Taking a flight is approximately 4 hours faster than taking the train and 5 hours faster than taking a bus. The convenient public transportation options from Copenhagen and Hamburg's airports to their respective city centers also help reduce the total travel time when flying between Copenhagen and Hamburg. Traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg by train or bus is also popular if you're booking last minute or prefer avoiding the airport.


How to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg, 98,78% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs

Is international travel between Copenhagen, Denmark and Hamburg, Germany allowed?

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

Can travelers from Denmark enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Hamburg from Copenhagen?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Hamburg, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 1/28/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Hamburg from Copenhagen.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Copenhagen, Denmark from Hamburg, Germany?

The current restriction level for returning to Copenhagen, Denmark from Germany is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Copenhagen, Denmark from Hamburg, Germany?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Copenhagen from Hamburg?

  • 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)

Which rules do I need to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Denmark must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 1/27/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Copenhagen from Hamburg here.

How do I go from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

You can travel between Copenhagen and Hamburg 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Copenhagen is by taking a bus, which costs on average $24 (€20).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is about $127 (€104) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $151 (€124) for this journey.

Taking a bus is usually $11 (€9) less than taking a train to Hamburg, which costs on average $35 (€29) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The fastest way from Copenhagen to Hamburg is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

There are alternative travel options to Hamburg that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 5 h 20 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 36 min   on average.

How many miles from Copenhagen to Hamburg would I travel?

You should expect to travel around 177 miles (285 km) between Copenhagen and Hamburg.

How many services a day are there from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Copenhagen to Hamburg is:

  • Around 3 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Hamburg from Copenhagen as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Copenhagen? Where do I arrive in Hamburg?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg:

  • Most travelers take a flight from Københavns Lufthavn to Hamburg Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus) and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.

Who can get me from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Lufthansa to go to Hamburg by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Lufthansa Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $151 (€124).
  • Flixbus can get you to Hamburg by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Copenhagen to Hamburg for $24 (€20) on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $35 (€29).

Is there a way to travel directly from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

Yes, there are direct routes from Copenhagen to Hamburg with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 3 direct trains a day to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn.

Direct services to Hamburg tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

Omio customers who travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Amsterdam or Munich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Hamburg and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I book a ticket from Copenhagen to Hamburg online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A plane ticket costs $151 (€124) one way on average for this route.
  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $24 (€20) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $35 (€29) one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.