How to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg

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from Copenhagen to Hamburg

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

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To get from Copenhagen to Hamburg on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:56PMKøbenhavn H5h29 12:25AMHamburg Hbf
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01:01AMKøbenhavn H7h14 08:15AMHamburg Hbf
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03:26PMKøbenhavn H4h36 08:02PMHamburg Hbf
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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

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

Can I enter Germany if coming from Denmark?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 11/6/22; 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 between Copenhagen and Hamburg.

The restriction level for your return to Copenhagen, Denmark from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Copenhagen from Hamburg restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Copenhagen from Hamburg?

Conditions of reentry into Denmark:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark?

You should observe these safety measures in Denmark as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Denmark was last checked on 11/17/22. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Copenhagen from Hamburg closer to your date of departure here.

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

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