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Train Information to Cologne from Copenhagen

distanceDistance400 miles (645 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£45 (€51)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Copenhagen to Cologne cover the 400 miles (645 km) long journey taking on average 9 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £45, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £40. Travellers depart most frequently from Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) and arrive in Köln Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Copenhagen – Cologne

You can travel by train between Copenhagen and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £40. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Copenhagen to Cologne train.

Train information from Copenhagen to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 9 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Copenhagen to Cologne:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips

Trains from Copenhagen to Cologne
Travel by train to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Copenhagen to Cologne.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Copenhagen, Denmark to Cologne, Germany?

Travel between Copenhagen, Denmark and Cologne, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Denmark?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Copenhagen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

What are the safety rules to follow in Cologne, Germany?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 28/11/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Cologne from Copenhagen as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Copenhagen, Denmark from Cologne, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Cologne to Copenhagen is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Denmark from Germany?

Reentry to Denmark is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Denmark from Cologne?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 12 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Copenhagen, Denmark?

The government of Denmark has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Cologne to Copenhagen train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains to Cologne from Copenhagen?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Copenhagen to Cologne for the next 7 days starting from £40  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Copenhagen to Cologne on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between Copenhagen and Cologne is £45  one way.
How far is it from Copenhagen to Cologne by train?
The train distance from Copenhagen to Cologne is around 400 miles (645 km).
What is the average Copenhagen to Cologne train duration?
While the time it takes to travel 400 miles (645 km) from Copenhagen to Cologne can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Copenhagen to Cologne is on average 9 h 24 min.
When travelling by train from Copenhagen to Cologne, which train station in Copenhagen do I depart from and which train station in Cologne do I arrive in?

When departing from Copenhagen, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) and Copenhagen, Islands Brygge St. (Oerestads Boulevard). When arriving in Cologne, you can end your route in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade)   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Copenhagen located? Where is the arrival train station in Cologne located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade), which is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Köln Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre.

What train providers go from Copenhagen to Cologne?
When taking a train from Copenhagen to Cologne, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Cologne from Copenhagen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there to Cologne from Copenhagen a day?
The average number of trains departing Copenhagen for Cologne is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from Copenhagen to Cologne? What time is the last train from Copenhagen to Cologne?
The first Copenhagen to Cologne train departs at 06: 26   and the last train from Copenhagen to Cologne leaves at 17: 54. Check out the most up-to-date Copenhagen to Cologne train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I purchase Copenhagen Cologne train tickets to score the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Copenhagen to Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £45 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Copenhagen to Cologne are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Copenhagen
Cologne
Copenhagen, Amagerbro St. Holm (Dalslandsgade) is the most popular Copenhagen railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Copenhagen for your journey to Cologne.