Trains from Amsterdam to Copenhagen

How to get from Amsterdam to Copenhagen by train

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Key Takeaway:
Embark on a scenic train journey from Amsterdam to Copenhagen, spanning approximately 7 hours with two transfers. Commence at Amsterdam Centraal, transfer at Osnabrück and Hamburg, concluding at Copenhagen Central. Booking each leg separately is advised, and tickets can be secured online or at major European railway stations.

Amsterdam to Copenhagen by train

If you’re planning a trip from Amsterdam to Copenhagen, the best way to get there is by train. The journey takes around 7 hours and involves two transfers.

When booking tickets for this train schedule, make sure to book both legs separately as they are operated by different companies. You can purchase tickets online or at any major railway station in Europe.

We hope this guide has helped you plan your train journey from Amsterdam to Copenhagen! Bon voyage!

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Copenhagen involves several changes as there’s no direct train service between the two cities. The journey is operated by a combination of high-speed, intercity, and regional trains.

Departure Station from Amsterdam 

Departure from Amsterdam Central Station (Amsterdam Centraal).

Arrival Station in Copenhagen 

Arrival at Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegår

Amsterdam-Copenhagen train times

Depart from Amsterdam-Centraal at 7:00 AM on IC 141, and arrive at Osnabrück Hbf at 10:06 AM with a transfer time of 17 minutes. Board ICE 616 at 10:23 AM, which will take 1 hour and 51 minutes to reach Hamburg Hbf by 12:14 PM with a 39-minute transfer time. Finally, catch IC 394 at 12:53 PM, and after a journey of 4 hours and 41 minutes, arrive at København (Copenhagen) at 5:34 PM.

Amsterdam to Osnabrück or Duisburg

The first leg of the journey is usually on an Intercity Express (ICE) train operated by Deutsche Bahn. This part of the journey typically takes around 2 to 3 hours. You’ll need to make sure you’re on an ICE train that goes to either Osnabrück or Duisburg, as not all of them do.

Osnabrück or Duisburg to Hamburg

At Osnabrück or Duisburg, you will typically transfer to another ICE train to Hamburg. This part of the journey usually takes around 2 to 3 hours.

Hamburg to Copenhagen

The final leg of the journey is from Hamburg to Copenhagen, usually on a EuroCity (EC) train. This leg of the journey typically takes around 4.5 to 5 hours.

In total, you should expect the journey to take approximately 10 to 12 hours, depending on the specific trains and the length of the transfers.

Tickets from Amsterdam to Copenhagen

Tickets can be purchased online, either from the Deutsche Bahn website or from a train ticket booking site. The cost of tickets can vary greatly depending on the time of booking, the time of travel, and the specific trains. It’s generally recommended to book as far in advance as possible to get the best prices.

Types of Trains

Commonly used train types for your journey. Intercity (IC) / IntercityExpress (ICE) connections: Frequently chosen connections by other travelers. Hamburg – Amsterdam: Direct IC train for your trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen.


Most frequently asked questions about Amsterdam Centraal Station.

What are the cheapest train tickets from Amsterdam to Copenhagen?

The cheapest ticket prices vary. A cheap train ticket for a one-way ticket between the two cities is approximately €58. Book in advance and you can find more economical prices compared to purchasing tickets on the day.

Amsterdam-Copenhagen tickets can be booked at the ns international site.

Is there a train service that operates directly between Copenhagen and Amsterdam?

No, there isn’t a direct train connection between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. The journey usually involves 2 changes of train.

What is the duration of the journey from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by train?

The travel time from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by train typically involved a transfer, often at stations like Cologne, and could take around 11-12 hours or more, depending on the specific route and connections.