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Hamburg to Copenhagen by train

It takes an average of 5h 47m to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train, over a distance of around 179 miles (288 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Hamburg to Copenhagen and tickets for this journey start from €28.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 49m
PriceFrom €28.90
Distance179 miles (288 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train03:36
Last train22:56
Departure stationHamburg
Arrival stationCopenhagen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Hamburg to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg to Copenhagen for viernes 30º julio 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:01 Hamburg-Altona14:38 KøbenhavnIC 396 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 37m, 2 changes
11:01 Hamburg-Altona16:55 KøbenhavnIC 386 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 54m, 3 changes
12:59 Hamburg-Altona18:38 KøbenhavnIC 394 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 39m, 2 changes
15:02 Hamburg-Altona20:55 KøbenhavnIC 384 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 53m, 3 changes
17:03 Hamburg-Altona22:38 KøbenhavnIC 392 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 35m, 2 changes
19:10 Hamburg-Altona01:28 KøbenhavnIC 382 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 18m, 3 changes
20:43 Hamburg Hbf05:16 KøbenhavnRE 21082 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 33m, 4 changes
23:56 Hamburg Hbf07:59 KøbenhavnIC 398 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets8h 3m, 2 changes
04:36 Hamburg Hbf10:55 KøbenhavnRE 21100 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 19m, 5 changes
06:36 Hamburg Hbf12:55 KøbenhavnRE 21094 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 19m, 4 changes

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

You can travel from Hamburg 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.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen

The price of train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen 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 Hamburg 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 Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen take?

The average journey time by train between Hamburg and Copenhagen is 5 hours and 47 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 Hamburg and Copenhagen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen is 4 hours and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen cost?

Train ticket prices from Hamburg to Copenhagen 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Copenhagen leave?

The first train from Hamburg to Copenhagen leaves at 03:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Hamburg to Copenhagen leaves at 22:56. 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 Hamburg and Copenhagen by train?

Trains travelling from Hamburg to Copenhagen 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 Copenhagen to Hamburg. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Hamburg to Copenhagen.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg to Copenhagen for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/30/2021. 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 08/31/2021 for travel on 08/31/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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