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How to travel from Rotterdam to Copenhagen by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen? Look no further.

You'll usually find 12 trains per day running between Rotterdam and Copenhagen, which usually take 14 hours 56 minutes to complete the 676 km journey. It can take as little as 11 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Copenhagen from Rotterdam, you'll just need to make 3 changes along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Rotterdam to Copenhagen if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $55.17. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Rotterdam to Copenhagen by train

It takes an average of 14h 56m to travel from Rotterdam to Copenhagen by train, over a distance of around 420 miles (676 km). There are normally 12 trains per day traveling from Rotterdam to Copenhagen and tickets for this journey start from $55.17 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 11h 14m
PriceFrom $55.17
Distance420 miles (676 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train06:20
Last train23:14
Departure stationRotterdam
Arrival stationCopenhagen
Changes3 changes
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Rotterdam to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rotterdam to Copenhagen for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:35 19:03 11h 28m, 4 changes
09:11 20:34 11h 23m, 3 changes
11:11 00:23 13h 12m, 5 changes
13:11 03:28 14h 17m, 5 changes
15:35 09:03 17h 28m, 5 changes
16:50 09:03 16h 13m, 7 changes
17:50 11:03 17h 13m, 7 changes
19:05 12:34 17h 29m, 3 changes
20:05 12:34 16h 29m, 4 changes
20:35 12:34 15h 59m, 5 changes

Cheap train tickets from Rotterdam to Copenhagen

The price of train tickets from Rotterdam to Copenhagen starts at $55.17 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 Rotterdam to Copenhagen 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 Rotterdam to Copenhagen

Want to know more about your journey from Rotterdam to Copenhagen? 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 Rotterdam to Copenhagen take?

The average journey time by train between Rotterdam and Copenhagen is 14 hours and 56 minutes, with around 12 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 Rotterdam and Copenhagen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen is 11 hours and 14 minutes.

How much does the train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen cost?

Train tickets from Rotterdam to Copenhagen can start from as little as $55.17 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 Rotterdam to Copenhagen?

No, there are no direct train services from Rotterdam to Copenhagen. Travelling from Rotterdam to Copenhagen by train will require a minimum of 3 changes.

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

The first train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Rotterdam to Copenhagen leaves at 23:14. 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 Rotterdam and Copenhagen by train?

Trains travelling from Rotterdam to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 420 miles (676 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rotterdam to Copenhagen for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. 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 11/17/2022 for travel on 11/17/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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