Planning a trip from Aarhus to Copenhagen? Consider taking the train instead of driving and you could be in the heart of the Danish capital in under three hours! Not only will you save on fuel costs and avoid potential parking issues, train travel is also more eco-friendly than taking to the roads.
Arrive into Copenhagen’s central station and you’re just a couple of minutes away from the utterly charming Tivoli Gardens. Next, head to the lively and picturesque Nyhavn area by the harbour. Don’t forget to check out the famous The Little Mermaid sculpture before you leave!
Want to find out more? Read on for all the FAQs and train times for this route.
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.
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 Aarhus to Copenhagen by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Aarhus and Copenhagen is 2 hours and 54 minutes, with around 15 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen is 2 hours and 38 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Aarhus to Copenhagen can start from as little as €55.80 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Aarhus to Copenhagen without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Aarhus to Copenhagen each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Aarhus to Copenhagen leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Aarhus to Copenhagen leaves at 15:15. 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.
Trains travelling from Aarhus to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 97 miles (156 km) during the journey.