How to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen

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Travel Information from Hamburg to Copenhagen

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$29 - $29
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $29 (€25) • 4 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $156 (€135) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, regional jet or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 177 miles (285 km) from Hamburg to Copenhagen. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus, regional jet or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Hamburg to Copenhagen.

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from Hamburg to Copenhagen

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

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
08:00AM6h10
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
02:10PMCopenhagen
$361One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
08:00AM6h10
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
02:10PMCopenhagen
$361One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Cityjet
06:30AM0h50
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
07:20AMCopenhagen Airport (CPH)
$5991One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
12:53PM4h41
Hamburg Hbf
05:34PMCopenhagen Central Station
$581One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
02:53PM4h41
Hamburg Hbf
07:34PMCopenhagen Central Station
$581One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
04:55PM4h39
Hamburg Hbf
09:34PMCopenhagen Central Station
$581One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
03:00PM5h35
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
08:35PMCopenhagen
$361One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:35PM6h35
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
08:10PMCopenhagen
$361One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
04:30PM5h35
Hamburg, Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof
10:05PMCopenhagen
$361One-way
0 transfers
Lot Polish Airlines
11:20AM7h25
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
06:45PMCopenhagen Airport (CPH)
$1991One-way
1 transfer
Lot Polish Airlines
11:20AM10h50
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
10:10PMCopenhagen Airport (CPH)
$1991One-way
1 transfer
Lot Polish Airlines
06:55AM11h50
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
06:45PMCopenhagen Airport (CPH)
$1991One-way
1 transfer

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Travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen: Journey Details

The trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen can be undertaken by train, bus or airplane. Flights, which reach Copenhagen in around 1 hour, are the fastest transportation option. However, trains and buses offer a chance to see the Saxon countryside, while car pooling firms like Bla Bla Car offer even greater choice.

Return trips from Copenhagen to Hamburg are also available.

How to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen, 95,03% 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen 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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Buses from Hamburg to Copenhagen

There are regular direct international buses from Hamburg to Copenhagen, which operate every day of the week. Travelers making the journey to Denmark's capital can choose from Flixbus, Postbus, Eurolines and Infobus services - all of which take about 6 hours to reach their destination. The earliest bus leaves Hamburg at 8:00 a.m., and there is a midnight service which travels overnight, arriving at 7:15 a.m.

Trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen

Deutsche Bahn operates quick, regular trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen with departure times every hour. The first train of the day departs from Hamburg's Altona station at 4:34 a.m., but most other trains leave from the Hauptbahnhof. The last service leaves at 8:43 p.m. All train service take around 5 hours (with some variation, so check journey times before booking).

Flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen

Although the two cities aren't that far apart, flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen are also an option to consider. SAS offers 5 departures from Hamburg International every day, with the first take-off at 6:35 a.m.and the final departure time at 7:15 p.m. The flight takes only an hour, so is easily the quickest route to Copenhagen.

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All travel companies: Airlines and Bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen

You can travel by travel to Copenhagen from Hamburg with Eurowings, Brussels Airlines and FlixBus. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

    Germany's largest airline is Lufthansa. Fly to Copenhagen from Hamburg and book your most convinient travel ticket from Lufthansa's many ticket options including: Economy Light, Economy Classic, Economy Flex, Business Class and First Class.

      FAQs: Travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen

      FAQs: Travel to Copenhagen 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen.
      FAQs

      There are 3 travel options from Hamburg to Copenhagen: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $29 (€25) compared to other travel options to Copenhagen:

      Taking a train costs $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€25) for the same trip.

      Taking a train costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      A train is $127 (€110) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $156 (€135) from Hamburg to Copenhagen.

      The quickest way to travel to Copenhagen from Hamburg is by flight, which takes on average 50 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      Bus takes on average 5 h 35 min.

      Getting to Copenhagen by train takes 4 h 39 min on average.

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

      The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Copenhagen is:

      • Around 1 bus per day.
      • 5 trains per day.

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

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

      • Most travelers take a flight from Hamburg Airport to Copenhagen Airport.
      • Most travelers board their train from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Copenhagen Central Station.

      The following travel companies offer services from Hamburg to Copenhagen:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines Deutschland for buses to Copenhagen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Hamburg to Copenhagen tickets on Omio for $29 (€25).
      • Regional jet, CityJet, Lufthansa, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Baltic, SWISS, Norwegian Air, SAS, Lufthansa Cityline (2) or LAER can take you to Copenhagen by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for LOT Polish Airlines from Hamburg to Copenhagen for $156 (€135).
      • Deutsche Bahn, erixx or Nordbahn Eisenbahngesellschaft can get you to Copenhagen by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Copenhagen for $29 (€25) on Omio.

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

      • Direct bus available with FlixBus 1 direct bus per day.
      • Direct train available with Deutsche Bahn 5 direct trains per day.

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

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Stockholm, Malmö, Berlin or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Hamburg and Copenhagen itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Copenhagen and any of these top destinations today!
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