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Travel from Flensburg to Copenhagen by train in 3 hours 40 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Flensburg to Copenhagen by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Flensburg to Copenhagen by train is 4 hours 13 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 3 hours 40 minutes. Around 12 trains per day travel the 138 miles (222 km) between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change along the way to Copenhagen. As the main train operator on this route, you'll probably be travelling on a DB service for all or at least part of your journey to Copenhagen.

Book train tickets from Flensburg to Copenhagen in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from £25.98. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Flensburg to Copenhagen by train

It takes an average of 4h 13m to travel from Flensburg to Copenhagen by train, over a distance of around 138 miles (222 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Flensburg to Copenhagen and tickets for this journey start from £25.98 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 3h 40m


138 miles (222 km)


12 trains per day


1 change


From £25.98

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Flensburg to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Flensburg to Copenhagen for Tuesday 20th June 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:15 10:58 4h 43m, 1 change
07:48 11:32 3h 44m, 1 change
09:50 13:32 3h 42m, 1 change
10:15 14:58 4h 43m, 1 change
11:48 15:32 3h 44m, 1 change
12:15 16:58 4h 43m, 1 change
13:48 17:32 3h 44m, 1 change
14:15 18:58 4h 43m, 1 change
15:48 19:32 3h 44m, 1 change
17:50 21:32 3h 42m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Flensburg to Copenhagen

You can travel from Flensburg to Copenhagen 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.

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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.

Intercity (IC) classes from Flensburg to Copenhagen

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

Onboard services on Intercity (IC)

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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Cheap train tickets from Flensburg to Copenhagen

The price of train tickets from Flensburg to Copenhagen starts at £25.98 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 Flensburg 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 Flensburg 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 Flensburg to Copenhagen take?

The average journey time by train between Flensburg and Copenhagen is 4 hours and 13 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 Flensburg and Copenhagen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Flensburg to Copenhagen is 3 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Flensburg to Copenhagen cost?

Train ticket prices from Flensburg to Copenhagen can start from as little as £25.98 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 Flensburg to Copenhagen?

No, there are no direct train services from Flensburg to Copenhagen. Travelling from Flensburg to Copenhagen by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Flensburg to Copenhagen leaves at 06:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Flensburg to Copenhagen leaves at 22:48. 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 Flensburg and Copenhagen by train?

Trains travelling from Flensburg to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 138 miles (222 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Copenhagen to Flensburg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Flensburg to Copenhagen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Flensburg to Copenhagen for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/20/2023. 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 08/09/2023 for travel on 08/09/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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