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

Trip duration
2 days
Travel time
16h

This is the expert's go-to travel option

Traveling from London to Copenhagen by train is a great experience. It’s a 2 days train journey with amazing scenery, passing through Brussels, Cologne and Hamburg on the way.

Day 1

London United Kingdom
Brussels Belgium
Brussels

Have an early lunch and switch trains in Brussels.

Brussels Belgium
Cologne Germany
Cologne

Get some snacks and hop on the next train in Cologne.

Cologne Germany
Hamburg Germany
Hamburg

Spend 1 night in Hamburg

There are plenty of great hotel options close to the Hamburg train station. Check out Hotels.com to get the cheapest prices.

Day 2

Hamburg Germany
Copenhagen Denmark
Copenhagen

Arrive at your final destination, Copenhagen.

Check out Hotels.com to find affordable housing in the city centre of Copenhagen.

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Leaving from London United Kingdom
Going to Copenhagen Denmark

Good to know when traveling from London to Copenhagen

Travel insurance

International train journeys in Europe are covered by the CIV protection rules, a set of rules to make it easier to travel cross-boarder with train. Primarily providing compensation for lost baggage and a guarantee of onward transport.

You can find out if your journey is covered by CIV by checking the tickets. "CIV" should then be printed in a corner.

But...

...there are many cases when these rules does not apply. Therefore All Aboard advise you to have a valid travel insurance before going on your trip. It's never a fun thing either to miss a connection or to loose your luggage, we know, therefore it's very useful to have an insurance where you're fully covered.

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?

Seat reservations

Some routes and train operators require that you have a seat reservation with your ticket. If you don't see an option for adding seat reservation while booking, seat reservations are not possible. We always recommend adding a seat reservation if possible, to not risk having to travel standing up. That's not very cozy.

Seat preference

With most tickets comes an opportunity to choose where on the train you'd prefer to sit, where the two most common options are Window and Aisle. Unfortunately, we can't promise that you are able to get a seat according to preference, as it depends entirely on how many free seats there are left on the train. We hope to be able to present a more comprehensive way of choosing seats in the near future, with options such as quiet section and animals allowed.