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How to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf by train

Want to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf usually takes around 5h 32m to travel 179 miles (288 km). You can expect to find 9 trains per day running on this popular route. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. Take a Deutsche Bahn (DB) train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf and you’ll reach your destination in just 4h 36m on the fastest services. DB are Germany’s main rail operator, and on your trip to Hamburg Hbf you’ll travel on either a IC, EC or high-speed ICE train.

Train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf are usually cheaper when you book in advance compared to buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

If you’re feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Hamburg Hbf by train, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times.

Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf by train

It takes an average of 5h 46m to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf by train, over a distance of around 179 miles (288 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €28.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 36m
PriceFrom €28.90
Distance179 miles (288 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train00:54
Last train22:43
Departure stationCopenhagen
Arrival stationHamburg Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf for Monday 16th May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
23:54 07:15 7h 21m, 2 changes
01:54 09:15 7h 21m, 2 changes
06:17 11:04 4h 47m, direct
07:56 13:07 5h 11m, 1 change
10:17 15:02 4h 45m, direct
11:56 17:02 5h 6m, 1 change
14:26 19:02 4h 36m, direct
15:56 21:16 5h 20m, 2 changes
17:56 00:25 6h 29m, 3 changes
21:43 04:31 6h 48m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf

You can travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) 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.

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.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf

The price of train tickets from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf starts at €28.90 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 Hamburg Hbf 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 Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf? 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 Hamburg Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Copenhagen and Hamburg Hbf is 5 hours and 46 minutes, with around 10 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 Hamburg Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf is 4 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf can start from as little as €28.90 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 Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf leave?

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

What time does the last train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf leave?

The last train from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf leaves at 22:43. 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 Hamburg Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf cover a distance of around 179 miles (288 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hamburg Hbf to Copenhagen. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Copenhagen to Hamburg Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/16/2022. 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 08/11/2022 for travel on 08/11/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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