A Danish IC train on an EC service to Denmark at Hamburg Hbf

How to take the rail journey from Copenhagen / København to Hamburg

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København / Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

These trains provide the only year round service from the Danish capital to northern Germany.
So for most of the year if you want to travel entirely by train from Norway or Sweden to continental Europe, this is the route to take.
Though early booking is recommended, particularly during June to September, when some departures can sell out days in advance!
Though there are now also two direct overnight train services from Stockholm and on to Berlin via Hamburg.
One of which, the Berlin Night Express, calls at a station in the Kobenhavn suburbs, so will provide an overnight alternative to these IC trains.

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

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:

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