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How to travel by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus

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København / Copenhagen to Aarhus by train

There have been multiple changes on the Kobenhavn to Aarhus in recent years which have increased the volume of trains between the two largest cities in Denmark.
What had been a simple pattern of a faster hourly Lyn service and a slower hourly IC service has now been altered.
The IC trains are now direct to Aarhus only every other hour, with a connection required in Frederica in the alternate hours.
But in some of the pm hours when there isn't a direct IC, there is an additional Lyn service available.
And these extra Lyn services only make one intermediate station call, so they're the fastest ever trains from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen to Aarhus!

Routes you can take to go from København / Copenhagen to Aarhus

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:

Route Information

Option 1: taking the Lyn services
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 39min - 2hr 46min



Travel Info

1 or 2 x trains per hour
(1 x per hour is the norm)

Route Information

Option 2: taking the IC services
Travel Time (approx)

3hr 6min



Travel Info

1 x direct train every other
The IC trains which are direct to Aarhus are those which depart from Kobenhavn H in the odd hours only
When departing by IC train in the even hours a straightforward, same platform/track, connection will be required in Fredericia.

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