How to get from London to Copenhagen

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from London to Copenhagen

You can get from London to Copenhagen by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Copenhagen on 29 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:05London Gatwick Airport3h35 14:40Copenhagen Airport
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£5171One-way
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19:50London Heathrow Airport10h20 07:10Copenhagen Airport
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£4611One-way
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19:50London Heathrow Airport14h10 11:00Copenhagen Airport
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19:50London Heathrow Airport22h55 19:45Copenhagen Airport
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Travel Information from London to Copenhagen

distanceDistance592 miles (955 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or flight
priceTicket price range£17 - £74
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £17 • 1 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £17 • 1 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Ryanair

Travel 592 miles (955 km) by coach or flight between London and Copenhagen. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 45 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £17. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Ryanair among others. Travellers can even take a direct from London to Copenhagen.

How to Travel from London to Copenhagen?

Travel from London to Copenhagen is dominated by airlines and the fastest and cheapest way to get to the Danish capital from London is by plane. A number of airlines fly the route, including Ryanair, SAS, British Airways, KLM and Air France. There are direct and indirect flights transiting through another European city. It’s a popular route and Copenhagen has many attractive sites, cultural events and architectural destinations to visit. It’s also a great food destination with some of the most famous restaurants in the world located there.

Danish style and fashion is also a big draw with wonderful small shops to explore. Tourism is popular throughout the year with very different experiences depending on whether you travel in winter or summer. Many people choose to take weekend trips to Copenhagen or use the city as a gateway for longer trips around Denmark. There are flights to Copenhagen from London seven days a week.

What is the Cheapest Way To Get from London to Copenhagen?

Ryanair’s direct flights are usually the cheapest way to get from London to Copenhagen. The budget airline offers flights on this route every day and sometimes a number of flights per day. The flying time is around 1h 50min. Ryanair flies from London Stansted (STN). The other airlines operating between the two cities also have good bargains and prices change depending on how early you book.

As well as Stansted you can fly to Copenhagen from London Heathrow (LHR) and London City Airport (LCY). SAS and British Airways offer direct flights from London Heathrow while Air France can connect you with Copenhagen from the same departure airport through its Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) hub. KLM connects London City Airport (LCY) with Copenhagen via Amsterdam (AMS).

What is the Fastest Way to Travel from London to Copenhagen?

Travel time from London to Copenhagen with direct flights is around 1h 50min. The Air France transit through Paris comes with a long stopover of around 18h. The KLM transit can take slightly longer with some stopovers in Amsterdam lasting up to 19h. In all the London airports it’s advised to be at the airport at least two hours before your flight. This is particularly important with Heathrow as it is the largest airport in the UK.

London Stansted is a smaller airport but the traffic through the airport campus is also very heavy so while the distances are shorter the time to get through security and passport control can be lengthy too. Reaching airports in London is very straightforward. Coming from central London you have many options to arrive at your departure airport using London transport and the facilities of the London Underground and the national bus and train network. All the airports are well serviced by motorways and major roads making driving to the airports a straightforward trip too. All flights from London to Copenhagen arrive at Copenhagen Airport (CPH).This is the only airport in the Danish capital.

Copehngan Couple. Source: Shutterstock

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Trains from London to Copenhagen

If you prefer to travel by train and have the time to enjoy the journey, London offers the opportunity to travel via the channel tunnel to Paris and then onward to Copenhagen by rail. It’s a long trip but a very exciting one. The London to Paris train journey takes around 2h 16min while the train from Paris to Copenhagen will take around 15h. The London to Paris journey is direct and the Paris to Copenhagen route has from two to five changes depending on the trip you choose. The two-change route travels through Frankfurt and Hamburg before connecting with Copenhagen. In London you will depart St Pancras International station and arrive at Paris Gare de Nord station. In Copenhagen you will arrive at København H, the central train station in Copenhagen.

Copehngan Canal. Source: Shutterstock

Train travel from London to Copenhagen with Eurostar

Eurostar operates the London to Paris leg of the train journey to Copenhagen. It is an exemplary service with great comfort and efficiency as it travels through the Channel Tunnel. From Paris you will travel with TGV and Deutsche Bahn on the final two legs of the journey. Each of these train operators offer a great service with dining facilities, first and standard class seats, toilets and large luggage capacities.

Flights from London to Copenhagen

You can fly to Copenhagen from a number of London airports including London Heathrow, Stansted and London City Airport. Budget airlines dominate but national carriers like British Airways, SAS and KLM are frequent fliers on this route. Ryanair’s flights are a great deal cheaper than the national flag carriers, when booked well in advance. You will arrive at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), the only airport in the city. Onward local transport connections are very good with bus, train, metro and taxi services available at the arrivals terminal.

Flying from London to Copenhagen with Ryanair and British Airways.

Ryanair’s flights from London Stansted to Copenhagen are very popular due to their price. This budget airline flies every day from London to Copenhagen. The service is basic but the experience of reaching Copehngan for a very low price is usually hard to resist. British Airways is also a popular option offering a more traditional airline experience out of Heathrow. Both airlines fly direct to Copenhagen in around 1h 50min.

To Copenhagen by train/ bus/ flight - travel tips

Efficiency matters in Copenhagen and this translates to all aspects of life. The local transport system is extremely good, the cycle networks are some of the best in the world, the tourism facilities are very well organised and much of the city centre is pedestrianised or well suited to walking. Like London, it's a city with its own royal family with palaces to visit and royal gardens to explore.

The restaurant scene is vibrant and experimental with a great emphasis on sustainable food sources and the bar and nightlife scene operates until the early hours. Art and design feature heavily everywhere you go and outdoor living is celebrated in all seasons. Architecture and design is also a big attraction in this city. The residents pride themselves on having some of the most beautiful traditional architecture sitting perfectly beside some of the most modern.

Green sustainability is part of the DNA of Danish design and this has made the city rightly proud of how it has developed since the 1970s. The ski slope on the roof of the city's most recent waste management plant at Kopenhill, for example, is a good way to illustrate the responsibility of the city to a greener agenda. The Kastrup Sea Baths is another architectural wonder that draws visitors from all over the city. The facility also offers three adn five metre diving boards. There are deep water and shallow water bathing areas.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Copenhagen

Travel to Copenhagen 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 London to Copenhagen.
FAQs

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Copenhagen, Denmark is: Fully open.

Can travellers from United Kingdom enter Denmark?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Copenhagen from London?

Conditions of entry into Denmark:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Copenhagen, Denmark?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Denmark has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information was last checked on 23/05/2022. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Copenhagen from London.

The restriction level for your return to London, United Kingdom from Denmark is: Fully open.

Is my journey back to London from Copenhagen restricted?

Entry into United Kingdom is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Denmark.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in London from Copenhagen?

Conditions of reentry into United Kingdom:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in London, United Kingdom?

You should observe these safety measures in United Kingdom as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information about your return travel to United Kingdom was last checked on 26/05/2022. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to London from Copenhagen closer to your date of departure here.

There are 2 ways to travel to Copenhagen from London including taking a coach or flight.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Copenhagen, which costs on average £17.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Copenhagen:

A flight journey is usually £57 less than a journey to Copenhagen by coach, which costs on average £74 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Copenhagen from London is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Copenhagen that can usually take longer:

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The distance between London and Copenhagen is around 592 miles (955 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Copenhagen:

  • Flights from London to Copenhagen most often leave from London Heathrow Airport and arrive in Københavns Lufthavn.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Copenhagen, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Copenhagen by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Flixbus from London to Copenhagen for £74.
  • Travel with Ryanair for flights to Copenhagen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Ryanair London to Copenhagen tickets on Omio for £17.
Looking to extend your trip from London to Copenhagen? Many Omio customers who go from London to Copenhagen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Stockholm, Berlin or Hamburg. If you're looking to explore Stockholm, Berlin or Hamburg from Copenhagen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip between London and Copenhagen, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £74 one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing £17 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Copenhagen from London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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