Elmshorn to Copenhagen by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:00
  • Last train
    21:09
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    4hr 56m

Travelling from Elmshorn to Copenhagen by train

The fastest trains from Elmshorn to Copenhagen take around 4 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 285 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Elmshorn and Copenhagen.

Journeys between Elmshorn and Copenhagen usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Elmshorn to Copenhagen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 11 departures. The duration is normally about 4 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Copenhagen is usually scheduled to depart Elmshorn around 05:00 and the last train is around 21:09. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Elmshorn around 05:00, and the last at 20:48.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Elmshorn to Copenhagen train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Elmshorn to Copenhagen by train.

Which trains operate between Elmshorn and Copenhagen?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Elmshorn to Copenhagen, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Bus
  • Intercity
  • Lyntog
  • Nordbahn
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn
  • Regionalzug

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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