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Take the train from Eckernförde to Copenhagen in 5 hours 14 minutes

If you want to travel from Eckernförde to Copenhagen by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Eckernförde to Copenhagen by train to take around 6 hours 16 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 5 hours 14 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 10 trains per day running on this route, which spans 136 miles (219 km). You’ll have to make 2 changes along the way on your journey to Copenhagen. Both DB and DSB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

You can save money on train tickets from Eckernförde to Copenhagen if you book in Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we'll show you how much you can save on train tickets from Eckernförde to Copenhagen if you book in advance.. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Eckernförde to Copenhagen by train

First train

02:20

Last train

20:20

Departure station

Eckernförde

Arrival station

Copenhagen

Journey time

From 5h 14m

Distance

136 miles (219 km)

Frequency

10 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Train and bus operators

DSB, Deutsche Bahn

Eckernförde to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Eckernförde to Copenhagen for Tuesday 27th February 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
01:20 09:02 7h 42m, 4 changes
05:20 11:02 5h 42m, 4 changes
07:20 12:34 5h 14m, 2 changes
09:20 14:34 5h 14m, 2 changes
11:20 16:43 5h 23m, 2 changes
13:20 18:34 5h 14m, 2 changes
15:20 20:34 5h 14m, 2 changes
17:20 00:00 6h 40m, 4 changes
18:20 03:00 8h 40m, 3 changes
19:20 03:00 7h 40m, 4 changes

Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and DSB trains from Eckernförde to Copenhagen

You can travel from Eckernförde to Copenhagen on Deutsche Bahn, IC (Intercity) and 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.

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.

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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.

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.

Intercity (IC) and DSB classes from Eckernförde to Copenhagen

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC) and DSB when travelling from Eckernförde to Copenhagen.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC) and DSB

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Eckernförde to Copenhagen.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.

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You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.

PetPetPets

With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

On DSB trains, you can bring luggage onboard so long as you can carry it yourself. There are storage spaces above and under your seat, as well as in dedicated luggage racks.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Food and drink is not generally available to buy on DSB trains, so pick up some snacks at the station before you leave! The exception is if you have a First Class ticket, as you may be offered complimentary tea and coffee onboard.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

DSB trains are equipped with WiFi so you can surf the web during your journey. Some trains may also have plug sockets.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

You can take a pushchair with you on DSB Intercity trains free of charge, but you must get a free Pram ticket to reserve a place. On regional trains and S-trains, you don't need a reservation for your pushchair.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can travel with a bicycle on DSB trains if you buy a bicycle reservation (currently it costs 20 DKK). You can buy a bike ticket at a ticket machine, at a 7-Eleven at Danish train stations, or on the DSB app. On S-trains, you don't need a reservation; it's free to take your bike onboard. Folding bikes and scooters are allowed on trains free of charge.

PetPetPets

Small dogs and animals can travel on DSB trains for free if they're kept in a carrier not exceeding 100 x 60 x 30cm during the journey. The carrier can be stowed in dedicated luggage storage areas, such as above your seat, or on your lap. Larger dogs need a child's ticket to travel, and must be kept on the floor and on a lead during your journey. You can buy a ticket for your dog online or at a 7-Eleven at Danish train stations. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are always allowed on board for free.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

You can pre-book assistance on the DSB website or by calling DSB Customer Service. You need to book at least 12 hours before your train departs. Some trains have step-free access, while others can have ramps attached for wheelchair users. If you need a wheelchair space, you'll need to book a free space at least 12 hours before your train departs by calling DSB Customer Service. If you have a disability or are accompanying a disabled person, you can get a reduced price train ticket.

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On many DSB trains, it's possible to reserve a seat for a small fee. If you're travelling in a busy period, you may want to make a reservation to guarantee yourself a seat.

Cheap train tickets from Eckernförde to Copenhagen

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 Eckernförde 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Eckernförde and Copenhagen is 6 hours and 16 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 Eckernförde and Copenhagen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Eckernförde to Copenhagen is 5 hours and 14 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Eckernförde to Copenhagen?

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

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

The first train from Eckernförde to Copenhagen leaves at 02:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Eckernförde to Copenhagen leaves at 20:20. 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 Eckernförde and Copenhagen by train?

Trains travelling from Eckernförde to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 136 miles (219 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Copenhagen to Eckernförde.

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