A step-by-step travel guide. Take the train from Copenhagen to Madrid

Prices from
€318
Travel time
32h

Traveling from Copenhagen to Madrid by train is a great experience. You'll pass through Hamburg , Cologne , Paris and Barcelona . It's a 3 days long train ride with beautiful scenery.

Prices from
€318

Day 1

    Copenhagen Denmark
    Hamburg Germany
    Hamburg

    Grab a quick bite and switch trains in Hamburg.

      Hamburg Germany
      Cologne Germany
      Cologne

      Spend 1 night in Cologne

      Day 2

        Cologne Germany
        Paris France
        Paris

        Have a nice lunch and switch train stations in Paris.

          Paris France
          Barcelona Spain

          Day 4

          Barcelona

          Spend 1 night in Barcelona

          Day 4

            Barcelona Spain
            Madrid Spain
            Madrid

            Arrive at your final destination, Madrid .

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            Leaving from Copenhagen Denmark
            Going to Madrid Spain

            Good to know when traveling from Copenhagen to Madrid

            Do I have to book seat reservations?

            Regular train tickets

            Some trains require that you have a seat reservation. Seat reservations are included when mandatory with all regular tickets purchases made on All Aboard. If you wish to reserve seats when they are not included you can do so either at the train station or on the operator website.

            Seat reservation for Interrail

            Seat reservations are usually  not required  for local and regional trains. However, it is needed for most high-speed, international, and night trains. But make sure to book seats if you need to be somewhere at a certain time, traveling with kids or if it's high season. Unsure if you need a seat reservation?  Check your route here .

            Reservations for travelers with Interrail pass can be purchased at the train station, on the rail operator website, and on Interrail.eu .

            Some rail operators will ask for your "pass cover number". This is a code which used to come with the old paper passes. You can generate such a code using your Interrail mobile pass here .

            Onboard catering & food

            Most of the trains in Europe have restaurant cars open to all passengers, regardless of the fare. What is offered depends on the operator but also during what time you travel. They usually serve hot food, drinks and snacks available for all customers.

            Onboard catering during covid-19

            Many train operators don't have onboard catering due to the current situation. And face masks are required on many trains so if possible – eat and drink before you hop on the train.

            Can I charge my phone on the train?

            Most long distance trains in Europe have power sockets available. In some cases, the number of power sockets may be limited in the 2nd class cars. In 1st class, however, it's most common that there are power sockets somewhere around each seat. If it's super important to you, the best way to really know is to google the name of the train (that can be found on your ticket) and you'll find out.

            Wondering if there's free wifi available? Find more information here: Is there wifi on the train?