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The train from Paris to Copenhagen usually takes 18 hours 2 minutes on average to travel 638 miles (1027 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 13 hours 54 minutes. You can expect to find 12 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren’t any direct services running between Paris and Copenhagen, you’ll need to make 2 changes on your way to Copenhagen. You can choose to travel with TGV, Thalys or ICE to get to Copenhagen. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Paris to Copenhagen in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €73.90.
Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Copenhagen, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.
|Journey time||From 13h 54m|
|Distance||638 miles (1027 km)|
|Frequency||12 trains per day|
|Train and bus operators||DSB, Union Ivkoni (Bus), Deutsche Bahn, BlaBlaCar Bus, SNCF, Other, ÖBB, Thalys, Flixbus, Nettbuss|
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.
SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
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 Paris to Copenhagen by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Paris and Copenhagen is 18 hours and 2 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Copenhagen is 13 hours and 54 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Paris to Copenhagen can start from as little as €73.90 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Paris to Copenhagen. Travelling from Paris to Copenhagen by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.
The first train from Paris to Copenhagen leaves at 07:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Paris to Copenhagen leaves at 20:55. 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.
Trains travelling from Paris to Copenhagen cover a distance of around 638 miles (1027 km) during the journey.