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Kiel - Copenhagen Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

14 trains operate daily from Kiel to Copenhagen. The train trip from Kiel to Copenhagen is usually about 5 hours and 35 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can get you there in as little as 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Distance135 mi (217 km)
Fastest train4h 42m
Lowest price£27.79
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
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Price trends for trains from Kiel to Copenhagen

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Which train should you take from Kiel to Copenhagen?

There are 3 train lines with service from Kiel to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity15h 24m£42.15
Deutsche Bahn65h 34m£41.50
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company95h 38m£39.11
  • Deutsche Bahn IC is the German railway's long-distance train service provider with service across Germany and neighboring countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, and Poland. Onboard amenities include restrooms, power outlets, and a restaurant car where passengers can purchase drinks, snacks, and meals.

  • Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Kiel to Copenhagen start from £28, and on average cost . Daily there are 9 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Kiel leaves from Kiel-Elmschenhagen and 2 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .

    From Kiel to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 5 hours and 38 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Kiel to Copenhagen. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Kiel and Copenhagen is approximately 135 miles, or 217 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 42 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Kiel to Copenhagen. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Kiel at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 20:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Copenhagen to Kiel.

City Information

Kiel

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Kiel is a port city on the coast of the Baltic Sea, known for its role in WWII as the base of Germany's submarine fleet. Large ferries transport visitors from Scandinavia into the city. So, if you're ready to discover Kiel, start at its harbour. Right on the waterfront, the Kiellinie is a promenade that begins at Schlossgarten and ends at Hindenburgufer. It is filled with sailing clubs, cafes, restaurants, and even a small aquarium.

For more water-based attractions, check out the Kiel Canal, a manufactured canal that runs from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. In nearby Holtenau, you can watch ships pass through the locks and learn more in a small museum devoted to the canal.

If you want to experience Kiel's history, then the Schiffahrtsmuseum is a must-see. This maritime museum is appropriately located where Kiel's fish market used to be. Paintings, installations, and even ships showcase the city's legacy in the maritime industry.

There is definitely a lot to see, do, and experience in Kiel. To get to the city, you can ride Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, or FlixTrain. There are also a few coaches serving the area, such as FlixBus and Sindbad. The nearest airport is about an hour south in Hamburg.

Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is the Danish capital, located on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand. Copenhagen is reputedly the happiest city in the world, so head to Scandinavia to get a taste of that happiness for yourself.

One of the most popular spots for visitors and locals alike is the Tivoli Gardens: one of the world's oldest and most-visited theme parks. With more than two dozen rides and a pleasure garden, you can easily spend the whole day wandering through this exciting village.

Take a tour through the Nyhavn, or "New Harbor," to discover Copenhagen's history. The brightly-coloured houses and old wooden ships moored there are delightfully Danish, and you will even be able to see the places where Denmark's most renowned author, Hans Christian Andersen, once lived. Fans of his work must also visit the Little Mermaid statue by Edvard Erikson, which has now become the unofficial symbol of the city. Is that "Part of Your World" we hear you singing?

Copenhagen is also home to a fantastic shopping culture. Take a walk along Strøget for both high-end and local independent boutiques, as well as some of Copenhagen's most important historical buildings. As one of the largest pedestrian-only shopping streets in Europe, you'll be sure to find all of the fashionable Scandi items you are looking for.

Copenhagen is one of Scandinavia's central travel hubs. The Copenhagen Airport Kastrup welcomes flights from all over the world, while the Öresund Bridge connects the city to Malmö in Sweden across the Kattegat strait. In addition, train service and coach services on carriers such as Nettbuss and FlixBus make it easy to reach Copenhagen from nearby European cities.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Kiel?

Main departure station: Kiel-Russee

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Kiel where you can board the train.

All train stations in Kiel:

  • Kiel-Russee

  • Kiel-Elmschenhagen

  • oppendorf

  • Suchsdorf

  • ellerbek

Where is the train station in Copenhagen?

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Main arrival station: Koebenhavn H

Copenhagen Central Station is located in the heart of Denmark's capital (Københavns Hovedbanegård). Denmark's largest railway station serves more than 100,000 passengers daily. The station has intercity and express services across Denmark to cities like Aarhus, Aalborg, and Thisted provided by carriers like Deutsche Bahn. For public transportation, the S-Train and Metro stop around Copenhagen. The Central Station is packed with amenities, with plenty of indoor seating, fresh food, ticket kiosks, cafes, restaurants, and a post office. And if you have some time before your trip, walk down the block to visit Tivoli Gardens- one of the oldest theme parks in the world!

Train stations in Copenhagen:

  • Koebenhavn H

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