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Hamburg to Copenhagen by train

It takes an average of 5h 37m to travel from Hamburg to Copenhagen by train, over a distance of around 179 miles (288 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Hamburg to Copenhagen and tickets for this journey start from €26.15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 40m
Price€26.15 - €119.90
Distance179 miles (288 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationHamburg
Arrival stationCopenhagen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Hamburg to Copenhagen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Hamburg to Copenhagen for Friday 3rd Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:52 Hamburg Hbf20:03 KøbenhavnIC 384 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 11m, 1 change
16:53 Hamburg Hbf21:33 KøbenhavnIC 392 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 40m, direct
19:01 Hamburg Hbf00:58 KøbenhavnIC 382 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 57m, 1 change
20:43 Hamburg Hbf04:00 KøbenhavnRE 21082 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets7h 17m, 2 changes
23:56 Hamburg Hbf06:55 KøbenhavnIC 398 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets6h 59m, direct
04:36 Hamburg Hbf10:03 KøbenhavnRE 21100 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 27m, 3 changes
06:36 Hamburg Hbf12:03 KøbenhavnRE 21094 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 27m, 2 changes
08:53 Hamburg Hbf13:33 KøbenhavnIC 396 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 40m, direct
10:53 Hamburg Hbf16:03 KøbenhavnIC 386 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets5h 10m, 1 change
12:53 Hamburg Hbf17:33 KøbenhavnIC 394 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets4h 40m, direct

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

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

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen

Train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen start at €26.15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €93.05.
lowest price found
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price58.82
on the day
avg. single price93.05

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 37 minutes, with around 11 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 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen cost?

Train tickets from Hamburg to Copenhagen can start from as little as €26.15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 are 4 direct trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen. 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 04:36. 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 23:56. 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.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Hamburg to Copenhagen for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 02/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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