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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Traveling by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen usually takes around 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in 4 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance179 mi (289 km)
Fastest train4h 40m
Lowest price€28.02
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

What is the price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

In the last month, €39.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Hamburg to Copenhagen. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 25 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €62.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €41 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €59 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Copenhagen from Hamburg will be about €62.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

There are 4 train lines with service from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity24h 58m€70.12
Deutsche Bahn36h 35m€50.73
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company38h 15m€77.32
Non-federally owned railway company27h 33m€38.89
  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Copenhagen. DB Intercity in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and one other station. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .

    From Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 40 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Copenhagen.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen start from €29, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 6 hours and 35 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 40 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 5 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

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 3 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station and 3 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 8 hours and 15 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 40 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Copenhagen.

  • Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company

    Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Copenhagen. Non-federally owned railway company in Hamburg leaves from Hamburg Train Station . And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H and one other train station.

    From Hamburg to Copenhagen train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 7 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 40 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Non-federally owned railway company offers 3 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 Hamburg 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Hamburg to Copenhagen?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hamburg 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.

How long is the train journey from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

The distance between Hamburg and Copenhagen is approximately 179 miles, or 289 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 40 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?

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

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Hamburg at 00:00 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.

Is there a direct train from Hamburg to Copenhagen?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Copenhagen. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

Hamburg

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Hamburg might be often overshadowed by Berlin or Munich, but it certainly is one of Germany’s best hidden gems. A vibrant harbor city with plenty of activities, Hamburg will keep you interested through days and nights. Among the city’s most famous attractions is the Elbphilharmonie, a stunning concert hall that could rival the famous Sydney Opera House. The concert hall also features a public viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of the city and the harbor, a great bonus for visitors who enjoy taking pictures. If you travel with kids, it is a great idea to take them to the Miniatur Wunderland, which many consider to be the largest model railway in the world. If you simply want to take a walk around and enjoy the vibe of the city, Planten und Blomen, nicknamed “the green lungs of the city”, will provide the reprieve you need.

Hamburg’s proximity to the sea allows it to offer the freshest and finest seafood dishes around. Fischereihafen Restaurant is a local favorite that has garnered plenty of attention. For the best beers around, Braugasthaus Altes Mädchen is a popular spot that is worth your attention.

The main bus station in the city is called ZOB Hamburg and it’s located at Adenauerallee 78 in the city center, serving FlixBus and Sindbad, among other carriers. Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the main railway station in the city. For international air services, Hamburg Airport, the oldest in Germany, is the main airport.

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-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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hamburg?

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Departure stations

Although it could be mistaken for a church with its clock tower and arched, windowed facade, the Hamburg Train Station (or Hauptbahnhof) is a bustling hub for intercity trains throughout Germany and into other countries in Europe. Originally opened in 1906, the current station welcomes about 480,000 passengers every day. These passengers travel on Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain intercity trains, as well as S-Bahn (suburban railway) and U-Bahn (underground railway) trains that run throughout Hamburg. Inside the vast station, you'll find shops, cafes, and the Wandelhalle shopping center in the northern section of the complex.

All train stations in Hamburg:

  • Hamburg Train Station

  • Hamburg-Altona

  • Train Station Bus Station

  • Hamburg-Altona(S)

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