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There are 25 daily trains from Berlin to Copenhagen. Traveling by train from Berlin to Copenhagen usually takes around 8 hours and 54 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 6 hours and 55 minutes.
|Distance||221 mi (355 km)|
|Fastest train||6h 55m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Copenhagen?
In the last month, €83.30 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Copenhagen. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €69.24 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Copenhagen by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €74 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Copenhagen in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €120 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Copenhagen from Berlin will be about €69.24 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Berlin to Copenhagen?
There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 24 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||7h 26m||€89.94|
|DB Intercity-Express||2||7h 36m||€104.62|
|Deutsche Bahn||24||8h 51m||€92.75|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||8||10h 49m||€110.92|
DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Copenhagen start from €61, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Copenhagen. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station and one other station. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .
From Berlin to Copenhagen train travel on DB Intercity takes 7 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 55 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Copenhagen on a weekend there is typically one DB Intercity scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Copenhagen start from €102, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Copenhagen. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and one other station. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .
From Berlin to Copenhagen train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 7 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 55 minutes.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Berlin to Copenhagen start from €42, and on average cost . Daily there are 24 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and 4 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H and one other train station.
From Berlin to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 8 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 55 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 35 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Copenhagen.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Copenhagen start from €42, and on average cost . Daily there are 8 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Rigaer Straße and 4 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H and one other train station.
From Berlin to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 10 hours and 49 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 6 hours and 55 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 16 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Copenhagen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Copenhagen during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Copenhagen?
How long is the train journey from Berlin to Copenhagen?
The distance between Berlin and Copenhagen is approximately 221 miles, or 355 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 55 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.
When are trains the most crowded?
On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Berlin to Copenhagen on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Berlin at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 22:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Berlin to Copenhagen?
There are 25 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 Berlin.
Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.
Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.
The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.
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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-colored 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 bus services on carriers such as Nettbuss and FlixBus make it easy to reach Copenhagen from nearby European cities.
Where is the train station in Berlin?
Main departure station: Rigaer Straße
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 5 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.
All train stations in Berlin:
Berlin Central Station
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