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Aarhus to Copenhagen by train

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.

Aarhus to Copenhagen by train

It takes an average of 2h 54m to travel from Aarhus to Copenhagen by train, over a distance of around 97 miles (156 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Aarhus to Copenhagen and tickets for this journey start from €55.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 38m
PriceFrom €55.80
Distance97 miles (156 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train08:15
Last train15:15
Departure stationAarhus
Arrival stationCopenhagen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDSB, Flixbus

Aarhus to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Aarhus to Copenhagen for Tuesday 22nd June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:15 12:03 2h 48m, direct
09:45 12:55 3h 10m, direct
10:15 13:03 2h 48m, direct
10:45 13:55 3h 10m, direct
11:15 14:03 2h 48m, direct
11:45 14:55 3h 10m, direct
12:15 15:03 2h 48m, direct
12:55 15:33 2h 38m, direct
13:15 16:03 2h 48m, direct
13:45 16:55 3h 10m, direct

DSB trains from Aarhus to København

You can travel from Aarhus to København on DSB 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.

Cheap train tickets from Aarhus to Copenhagen

The price of train tickets from Aarhus to Copenhagen starts at €55.80 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 Aarhus 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.

Journey details

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

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.

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

The fastest journey time by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen is 2 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Aarhus to Copenhagen cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Aarhus to Copenhagen?

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.

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

The first train from Aarhus to Copenhagen leaves at 08:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

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

Trains travelling from Aarhus to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 97 miles (156 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Copenhagen to Aarhus. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Aarhus to Copenhagen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Aarhus to Copenhagen for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/22/2021. 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 12/21/2020 for travel on 12/21/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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