Front end view of a Danish IC3 train

København / Copenhagen to Esbjerg by train



From København H /Copenhagen H to Esbjerg St.

Journey Summary

Travel Time
3hr 1min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Esbjerg st

Departing from Copenhagen/Kobenhavn:

You don't usually have to head to Kobenhavn H station, the main station in the city, in order to catch these trains.

These trains to Esbjerg usually commence their journeys at Osterport station and they call also call at Norreport station before they arrive at Kobenhavn H.

Also on some dates, these trains to Esbjerg will be joined to another train that will be heading to Aarlborg on departure from Kobenhavn/Copenhagen.

1 x train per hour


Book early and save: Yes

Online bookings open: 2 months ahead of the travel date

When using the DSB website be sure to check the 'show me Orange' tickets box.

The most heavily discounted/cheapest tickets sold by DSB are its 'Orange' tickets.
They can be more than 60% cheaper than the standard price, so are worth tracking down.

If you can be flexible with your travel times, it can be worthwhile searching through the departures to look for trains on which 'Orange' tickets are available.

If you're new to booking tickets for train journeys in Denmark, we recommend taking a look at our guide to Danish train tickets - it should help you save time and money and confusion.

Reservations are optional, but are highly recommended for this long journey - take note if you will be using a rail pass.

Our step by step guide to booking tickets on the PC version of the DSB (Danish national railways) website is available HERE

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost

DSB Guide

DSB is the national railway operator in Denmark and its online booking services sells tickets by regional and express trains including the Lyn and IC services.
On the IC and Lyn routes look out for the discounted 'Orange' tickets if you want to save money.

Through a third party partnership DSB also sells international rail journeys between Denmark and Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Czech Republic and Austria.
Though DSB does not sell tickets for the Snabbtag express trains between Denmark and Sweden.

On this journey

Good to Know

Lyn services don't operate on this route.

It isn't a particularly scenic journey, but look out for the sea views from the two main bridges that the train will travel over.

Around 10 mins before the train will arrive in Odense it will cross the Great Belt Fixed Link, the train will travel in a tunnel and then ascend to cross the West Bridge.

Then around 10 mins before calling at Frederica, the train will cross the picturesque Little Belt Bridge.

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