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There are 22 daily trains from Frankfurt to Copenhagen. Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Copenhagen usually takes around 10 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 8 hours and 36 minutes.
|Distance||417 mi (671 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 36m|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Train service from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
- DB Intercity tickets: $103 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn tickets: $77 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company tickets: $180 one-way
What is the price of a train ticket from Frankfurt to Copenhagen?
In the last month, $103.10 was the average price of a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Copenhagen. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 11 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $56.20 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Frankfurt to Copenhagen by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $84 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Frankfurt to Copenhagen in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $143 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 11 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Copenhagen from Frankfurt am Main will be about $56.20 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Frankfurt to Copenhagen?
There are 3 train lines with service from Frankfurt am Main to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 20 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||12h 45m||$115.54|
|Deutsche Bahn||20||10h 44m||$128.55|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||6||11h 40m||$180.18|
DB Intercity train tickets from Frankfurt to Copenhagen start from $103, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Copenhagen. DB Intercity in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Central Train Station . And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .
From Frankfurt to Copenhagen train travel on DB Intercity takes 12 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Copenhagen faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 8 hours and 36 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 Frankfurt am Main.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Frankfurt to Copenhagen start from $180, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Copenhagen. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Frankfurt am Main leaves from Frankfurt-Zeilsheim and 5 other stations. And in Copenhagen trains arrive at Koebenhavn H .
From Frankfurt to Copenhagen train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 11 hours and 40 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 8 hours and 36 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Frankfurt am Main 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.
How long is the train journey from Frankfurt to Copenhagen?
The distance between Frankfurt and Copenhagen is approximately 417 miles, or 671 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 50 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 36 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?
Trains departing from Frankfurt to Copenhagen tend to have the most passengers on Wednesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Wednesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Frankfurt at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Frankfurt to Copenhagen?
There are 22 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 Frankfurt.
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Frankfurt is Germany's financial hub, home to the European Central Bank. This riverside city offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions scattered between its financial institutions and shops.
Your first stop should be Old Town, along the river Main. Once the center of the city, the Old Town district is now the site of the Römer, or city hall, along a row of picturesque timber houses. Stop in Kleinmarkthalle, a bustling indoor market, to grab a sausage for a snack before wandering through some of Old Town's museums: Saalgasse, Dommuseum, and Museum für Moderne Kunst (Museum MMK) will get you started. Two of Frankfurt's most prominent churches, St. Bartholomew Cathedral and St. Nicholas Church, are also in the area.
Food is always delightful in Frankfurt. Several Michelin-star restaurants will entice you, including Restaurant Lafleur, Restaurant Gustav, Restaurant Villa Merton, and Carmelo Greco. If you prefer more affordable dining and lively nightlife, head to the Bahnhofsviertel neighborhood near the city's train station.
The train station in Bahnhofsviertel serves national and international rail lines for Deutsche Bahn, DB Intercity, FlixTrain, vlexx, and Railjet. You can also reach Frankfurt easily on bus carriers like FlixBus and Sindbad. Plus, flying in and out of Frankfurt is a breeze, as the airport is one of the largest in Germany and the main hub for the Lufthansa airline.
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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 Frankfurt?
Main departure station: Frankfurt-Zeilsheim
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Frankfurt where you can board the train.
All train stations in Frankfurt:
Central Train Station
Where is the train station in Copenhagen?
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!
All train stations in Copenhagen:
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