How to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen

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from Hamburg to Copenhagen

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

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

04:36AMHamburg Hbf5h27 10:03AMKøbenhavn H
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06:43PMHamburg Hbf6h26 01:09AMKøbenhavn H
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06:40AMHamburg Hbf5h23 12:03PMKøbenhavn H
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08:56AMHamburg Hbf4h37 01:33PMKøbenhavn H
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12:53PMHamburg Hbf4h40 05:33PMKøbenhavn H
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Travel Information to Copenhagen from Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (285 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $146
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $38 (€35) • 4 h 39 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $146 (€133) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 177 miles (285 km) from Hamburg to Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€35). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Norwegian Air Shuttle or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Hamburg to Copenhagen.

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.

Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen

Travel Tips: 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.

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

Can travelers from Germany enter Denmark?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

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

Conditions of entry into Denmark:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

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

This information was last checked on 11/17/22. 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 from Hamburg to Copenhagen.

The current restriction level for returning to Hamburg, Germany from Denmark is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Hamburg, Germany regarding COVID-19?

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

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

The information above was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 Hamburg from Copenhagen here.

There are 4 ways to get from Hamburg to Copenhagen: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen is by taking a train with an average price of $38 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Copenhagen:

Taking a train is about $45 (€41) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $83 (€76) for this trip.

Taking a train is usually $108 (€99) less than taking a flight to Copenhagen, which costs on average $146 (€133) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Hamburg to Copenhagen is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 4 h 39 min   on average.

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

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Copenhagen is:

  • 7 buses a day.
  • 3 trains a day.

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

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

  • Flights mostly leave from Hamburg Airport and tend to arrive in Københavns Lufthavn.
  • Trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen most often leave from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in København, Ny Ellebjerg St. (togbus).

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Copenhagen by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Hamburg to Copenhagen tickets on Omio for $83 (€76).
  • Travel with Norwegian Air Shuttle to go to Copenhagen by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Norwegian Air Shuttle Hamburg to Copenhagen tickets on Omio for $146 (€133).
  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Copenhagen by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Copenhagen for $38 (€35).

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

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 7 direct buses per day.
  • You can take a direct train with Deutsche Bahn with 1 direct train 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 between Hamburg and Copenhagen.

Your trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen doesn't have to end in Copenhagen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Berlin or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Stockholm, Berlin or Amsterdam to your Hamburg to Copenhagen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Copenhagen today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $83 (€76) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $146 (€133) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing $38 (€35) one way on average.

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

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