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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
20h

Arrive after a good night's sleep

Traveling from Copenhagen to Milan by night train is the best and fastest option. It’s a 2 days train journey, taking you quickly to your destination, passing through Hamburg and Zürich on the way.

Day 1

Copenhagen Denmark
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Lots of time to explore Hamburg before hopping on the night train.

Hamburg Germany
Zürich Switzerland

Day 2

Zürich

Wake up well rested and have a nice breakfast in Zurich.

Zürich Switzerland
Milan Italy
Milan

Arrive at your final destination, Milan.

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Leaving from Copenhagen Denmark
Going to Milan Italy

Alternative routes from Copenhagen to Milan


Expert's route

The optimal route with comfortable train changes and the best travel experience.

Expert's route

Day 1
From Copenhagen Denmark To Hamburg Germany
Duration 4h 38min
From Hamburg Germany Via 1 change To Munich Germany
Duration 6h
Munich Stay a night in Munich
Day 2
From Munich Germany To Verona Italy
Duration 5h 22min
From Verona Italy To Milan Italy
Duration 1h 50min
Milan Arriving in Milan

Good to know when traveling from Copenhagen to Milan

What happens if I miss my connecting train?

Missed trains connections are always possible due to delays, cancellations or just bad luck. Here's a few things to think about:

Before you travel

  • Make sure you have enough time to begin with. Check all the connecting trains and give yourself some extra time to make the changes.
  • Make sure that you have a travel insurance that include missed connections due to things out of your own control.

If you've missed your train

International rail travel is protected by the CIV rules - which means you're usually allowed to travel on the next available train free of charge.

  • Save all documentation and tickets, you'll need them later to make a claim.
  • Ask the ticket inspector to validate your tickets as evidence of the delay.
  • When arriving at the next station ask the staff on what to do next.

Long distance train trips

If you have multiple connecting trains and your first train is delayed, your whole journey might be affected. Remember that if you have to buy new tickets or accommodation as an effect of the delay, save all receipts for your travel insurer.

Special luggage allowance

A great thing with traveling by train is that there are no extra fees for bringing all you luggage. But a rule to have in mind is that the bags you bring on board should be able to be carried by one single person.

Usually there are luggage racks above the seats and more storage in dedicated places on the train. The standard dimensions of the luggage racks are 70 x 50 cm.

You can bring things like

  • Pushchairs and strollers
  • Folding bikes, scooters
  • Sports equipment (e.g. skis, surfboards)

Can I bring my bike?

There are some operators that allow you to bring your regular bike. Some trains do allow this off peak hours and you might need a separate reservation. Unfortunately we're not able to sell these at All Aboard, yet.

How do I receive my tickets?

Your and your fellow travellers' tickets are sent collected in an e-mail to the contact person entered in checkout. They're either delivered immediately upon purchase or in connection with your departure, but usually they'll arrive within 24 hours. This differs from operator to operator.

Before departure, it's wise to print all tickets on paper and pack in the bag. This is so that there'll never be any problems (with for example the internet connection) when it's time to show the tickets.

Haven't received an email with tickets?

If you've received a booking confirmation email, everything should be in order. If your departure is coming up and you still haven’t received any tickets, please contact us at hi@allaboard.eu and we’ll help you.