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Sep 19
$37Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$385regional jet
Mon
Sep 20
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$31Flixbus
$376Norwegian Air Shuttle
Tue
Sep 21
$37Deutsche Bahn
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$205Eurowings
Wed
Sep 22
$37Deutsche Bahn
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$441Eurowings
Thu
Sep 23
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$45Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$37Deutsche Bahn
$32Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$37Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$334regional jet
Sun
Sep 26
$36Deutsche Bahn
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$201regional jet
Mon
Sep 27
$37Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$211Norwegian Air Shuttle
Tue
Sep 28
$36Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$143Eurowings
Wed
Sep 29
$36Deutsche Bahn
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$280Eurowings
Thu
Sep 30
$36Deutsche Bahn
$41Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 1
$37Deutsche Bahn
$34Flixbus
$162Norwegian Air Shuttle
Sat
Oct 2
$37Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$101regional jet
Sun
Oct 3
$36Deutsche Bahn
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$201regional jet
Mon
Oct 4
$36Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$177Norwegian Air Shuttle
Tue
Oct 5
$36Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$130Eurowings
Wed
Oct 6
$36Deutsche Bahn
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$168Eurowings
Thu
Oct 7
$36Deutsche Bahn
$32Flixbus
$168Eurowings
Fri
Oct 8
$37Deutsche Bahn
$26Flixbus
$184Norwegian Air Shuttle
Sat
Oct 9
$36Deutsche Bahn
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$101regional jet

Travel Information between Copenhagen and Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$19 - $217
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $19 (€15) • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $217 (€173) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 177 miles (285 km) 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 $19 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Lufthansa or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight 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.

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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?

International travel from Copenhagen, Denmark to Hamburg, Germany is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Denmark?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Hamburg if traveling from Copenhagen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What measures do I need to follow in Hamburg, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 9/18/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Hamburg from Copenhagen.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to 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 issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt 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 9/14/21. 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.

What are the ways to get from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

You can travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg 3 different ways: bus, flight or train.

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

The cheapest way to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg is by taking a bus with an average price of $19 (€15).

This is compared to other travel options to Hamburg:

Taking a bus is about $198 (€158) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $217 (€173) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $19 (€15) less than taking a train, which costs on average $37 (€30) for this trip.

What is the fastest way to get 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, going by bus can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 4 h 42 min.

How far is it from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The Copenhagen to Hamburg distance is around 177 miles (285 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Copenhagen to Hamburg?

The average frequency per day from Copenhagen to Hamburg is:

  • 3 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Hamburg from Copenhagen, where do I depart from Copenhagen and where do I arrive in Hamburg?

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Københavns Lufthavn and tend to arrive in Hamburg Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) and arrive in Hamburg Hbf.
Which travel companies 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 Flixbus to go to Hamburg by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $19 (€15).
  • Travel with Lufthansa for flights to Hamburg. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Lufthansa Copenhagen to Hamburg tickets on Omio for $217 (€173).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Hamburg by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Copenhagen to Hamburg for $37 (€30) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly between Copenhagen and Hamburg?

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

  • You can book a direct flight with.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg?
Many of our customers traveling from Copenhagen to Hamburg don't make Hamburg their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Hamburg are Berlin, Amsterdam or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Hamburg to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I purchase tickets between Copenhagen and Hamburg online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Copenhagen to Hamburg, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $19 (€15) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $217 (€173) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $37 (€30) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Copenhagen
Hamburg
Copenhagen Central Station
Amenities
Koebenhavn H
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