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Taking the train from Copenhagen to Paris in 13 hours 9 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Copenhagen to Paris? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 16 hours 38 minutes to travel the 1027 km from Copenhagen to Paris by train, although you can get there in as little as 13 hours 9 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 13 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either TGV, Thalys or ICE. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Paris start from $74.18 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Paris? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Copenhagen to Paris by train

It takes an average of 16h 38m to travel from Copenhagen to Paris by train, over a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km). There are normally 13 trains per day traveling from Copenhagen to Paris and tickets for this journey start from $74.18 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 9m
PriceFrom $74.18
Distance638 miles (1027 km)
Frequency13 trains per day
First train00:54
Last train23:54
Departure stationCopenhagen
Arrival stationParis
Changes2 changes
Train and bus operatorsDSB, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, ÖBB, Thalys, Flixbus, TGV Lyria, Regiojet, SJ

Copenhagen to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Copenhagen to Paris for Tuesday Sep 27th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
01:54 18:05 16h 11m, 6 changes
01:54 19:05 17h 11m, 4 changes
06:17 19:41 13h 24m, 2 changes
07:56 21:05 13h 9m, 3 changes
11:56 06:50 18h 54m, 6 changes
14:26 08:16 17h 50m, 3 changes
14:26 08:35 18h 9m, 2 changes
15:56 08:16 16h 20m, 6 changes
15:56 08:35 16h 39m, 5 changes
15:56 09:05 17h 9m, 4 changes

DSB, Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Copenhagen to Paris

You can travel from Copenhagen to Paris on DSB, Deutsche Bahn, OUIGO and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Danish State Railways (DSB) is the largest Danish railway company. The Danish high-speed train is Eurocity, which operates two lines connecting Copenhagen to Hamburg and Hamburg to Flensburg. It offers two classes or levels of comfort – First Class and Second Class. DSB's long-distance trains are Intercity and IntercityLyn, in order of importance. The regional lines are operated by the R-tog trains, and the S-tog service gives its name to the trams that run through the old city of Copenhagen.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Paris

The price of train tickets from Copenhagen to Paris starts at $74.18 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Copenhagen to Paris by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Copenhagen to Paris

Want to know more about your journey from Copenhagen to Paris? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Copenhagen to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Copenhagen and Paris is 16 hours and 38 minutes, with around 13 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Copenhagen and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Copenhagen to Paris is 13 hours and 9 minutes.

How much does the train from Copenhagen to Paris cost?

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Paris can start from as little as $74.18 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Copenhagen to Paris?

No, there are no direct train services from Copenhagen to Paris. Travelling from Copenhagen to Paris by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Copenhagen to Paris leave?

The first train from Copenhagen to Paris leaves at 00:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Copenhagen to Paris leave?

The last train from Copenhagen to Paris leaves at 23:54. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Copenhagen and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Copenhagen to Paris cover a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Paris to Copenhagen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Copenhagen to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/27/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/30/2022 for travel on 08/30/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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