How to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg

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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

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€22

5:30 h

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€41

4:43 h

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€88

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

Travel between Copenhagen, Denmark and Hamburg, Germany is: Restricted.

Can travelers from Denmark enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is restricted 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 for all travellers by air
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 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 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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 6/13/21. 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.

Are there COVID-19 restrictions on returning 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?

  • 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
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival

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 6/9/21. 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 reach Hamburg from Copenhagen?

There are 3 ways to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg: bus, flight or train.

How far is Hamburg from Copenhagen?

Hamburg is approximately 177 miles (285 km) away from Copenhagen.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

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

  • Flights most often depart from Copenhagen at Københavns Lufthavn and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Copenhagen at Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) and arrive in Hamburg at Hamburg Hbf.
Who can get me from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Copenhagen to Hamburg:

  • You can go to Hamburg from Copenhagen by plane with regional jet. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $149 (€115) with regional jet from Copenhagen to Hamburg on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Copenhagen to Hamburg with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets for $39 (€30) on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Hamburg from Copenhagen?

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

  • You can find a direct train 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 trip.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg?
Your trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg doesn't have to end in Hamburg. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Munich. If you’d like to add Berlin, Amsterdam or Munich to your Copenhagen to Hamburg tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Hamburg today!
How early should I buy tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg online for 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 $149 (€115) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket costs $39 (€30) one way on average for this route.

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.

What is the cheapest way to travel between Copenhagen and Hamburg?

The cheapest way to go to Hamburg from Copenhagen is by taking a train, which costs on average $39 (€30).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Hamburg:

Taking a train is usually $111 (€86) less than taking a flight to Hamburg, which costs on average $149 (€115) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The fastest way to get to Hamburg from Copenhagen is by flight with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Hamburg can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Hamburg by train can take on average 4 h 36 min.

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