Trains Copenhagen to Aarhus: Times, Prices and Tickets

Copenhagen to Aarhus by train

The journey from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train is 97.14 mi and takes 3 hr 35 min. There are 72 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:23 AM and the last at 11:03 PM. It is possible to travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hr 35 min
Connection per Day72
First Departure12:23 AM
Last Departure11:03 PM
Distance97.14 mi

Copenhagen to Aarhus Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024

Traveling from Copenhagen to Aarhus by Train

Embarking on a train journey from Copenhagen, Denmark's vibrant capital known for its charming canals and rich cultural heritage, to Aarhus, a dynamic city celebrated for its historical roots and modern art scene, offers travelers an enchanting experience of Denmark's scenic beauty and cultural diversity. This route, covering a moderate distance, typically takes around 3 hr 35 min. Danish State Railways (DSB) provides regular and efficient services on this route, ensuring a comfortable and picturesque journey. With multiple 72 departures daily, and passengers have various scheduling options. To secure the most competitive fares, sometimes as low as , booking in advance is advisable. For a smooth boarding experience, arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure is recommended.

DSB's trains offer a range of classes, including Standard and First Class, each designed to cater to different travel needs. Standard Class provides comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and power outlets, ideal for leisure and business travelers. First Class offers an upgraded travel experience with more spacious seating, quieter environments, and complimentary refreshments. The trains feature large windows, allowing passengers to enjoy the diverse landscapes of Denmark, from the lush countryside to coastal views. The onboard services include a bistro car, offering a selection of meals, snacks, and beverages, catering to different tastes and preferences.

The journey begins at Copenhagen Central Station, a hub of activity and a gateway to the city's numerous attractions, including Tivoli Gardens and the Nyhavn district. Upon arrival in Aarhus, passengers disembark at Aarhus Central Station, conveniently located for exploring the city's highlights, such as the Aarhus Art Museum (ARoS), the Old Town Museum, and the vibrant Latin Quarter.

Things to Do in Aarhus:

  1. Visit the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, known for its circular skywalk and contemporary art exhibitions.
  2. Explore Den Gamle By (The Old Town Museum), an open-air museum featuring historic Danish buildings.
  3. Stroll through the Latin Quarter, a lively area with unique shops, cafes, and cobblestone streets.
  4. Experience the Moesgaard Museum, which showcases archaeology and ethnography exhibits.
  5. Relax in the Botanical Gardens, offering beautiful green spaces and a tropical greenhouse.
  6. Discover the vibrant waterfront area, with modern architecture and recreational spaces.
  7. Enjoy the culinary scene in Aarhus, including traditional Danish cuisine and international dishes.
  8. Attend a performance at the Aarhus Theatre or the Musikhuset concert hall.
  9. Visit the Marselisborg Palace and its surrounding gardens, the summer residence of the Danish royal family.
  10. Explore the nearby beaches and forests for a day of outdoor activities.

What to Eat in Aarhus:

  1. Smørrebrød: Traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches topped with a variety of ingredients.
  2. Frikadeller: Danish meatballs, often served with potatoes and gravy.
  3. Stegt Flæsk: Crispy pork with parsley sauce, considered Denmark's national dish.
  4. Wienerbrød: Danish pastries known for their flaky texture and sweet fillings.
  5. Seafood: Fresh fish and shellfish from the nearby waters, prepared in various styles.
  6. Rød Pølse: A classic Danish hot dog, typically served with mustard, ketchup, and onions.
  7. Risalamande: A traditional Danish rice pudding, often served during Christmas.
  8. Local Beers: Sample craft beers from Aarhus' breweries and microbreweries.
  9. Æbleskiver: Spherical Danish pancakes, typically enjoyed with powdered sugar and jam.
  10. Akvavit: A traditional Scandinavian spirit, often enjoyed with meals.

Day Trips from Aarhus:

Aarhus' location in Jutland makes it an excellent base for exploring nearby attractions:

  1. The Mols Bjerge National Park is known for its stunning landscapes and hiking trails.
  2. Ebeltoft is a picturesque town with historic buildings and the Glass Museum.
  3. Randers: Home to the Randers Rainforest, a sizeable indoor zoo, and tropical biosphere.
  4. Silkeborg: It offers beautiful lakes and forests, ideal for outdoor activities.
  5. Himmelbjerget: One of the highest points in Denmark, offering panoramic views.
  6. Skagen: The northernmost town in Denmark, known for its unique light and artistic community.
  7. Legoland Billund: A popular family attraction featuring Lego-themed rides and displays.
  8. Aalborg is a vibrant city with a rich history, modern art, and the famous Aalborg Tower.
  9. Horsens: Known for its cultural events and the Horsens Art Museum.
  10. Jelling: A historic site with runestones and a museum dedicated to Viking culture.
  11. Ribe: Denmark's oldest town, offering medieval architecture and the Ribe Viking Center.

Travel Tips for Aarhus:

When visiting Aarhus, exploring the city on foot or using the efficient public transportation system, which includes buses and light rail services, is advisable. The city experiences a temperate oceanic climate, with mild summers and cool winters, so dressing in layers is recommended. Aarhus offers a blend of historical sites and modern attractions, making it a city that caters to various interests. From its rich Viking history to its contemporary art scene, Aarhus provides a memorable experience for every visitor. Exploring beyond the tourist spots to neighborhoods like Frederiksbjerg and Trøjborg can offer a more authentic experience of the city's diverse culture and cuisine.

For those looking to experience Denmark's unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, a train journey from Copenhagen to Aarhus is an excellent choice. Its comfortable amenities and convenient services make it an ideal way to explore these two significant Danish cities. Virail can assist in finding the best travel deals for your journey.


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The cheapest Copenhagen - Aarhus train tickets can be found for as low as $5.76 if you’re lucky, or $10.29 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $16.57.

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When travelling to Aarhus by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Copenhagen to Aarhus CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Copenhagen and Aarhus are 10.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Copenhagen and Aarhus? By taking the train between Copenhagen and Aarhus you will save 20.33kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.79kg compared to a bus and 14.07kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Copenhagen and Aarhus by train?
Copenhagen to Aarhus is 97.14 mi.
How long does the train between Copenhagen and Aarhus take?
Copenhagen to Aarhus is on average 3 hr 35 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 43 min.
How many train connections per day go from Copenhagen to Aarhus?
Copenhagen to Aarhus has 72 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Copenhagen to Aarhus leave?
The earliest train from Copenhagen to Aarhus departs at 12:23 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Copenhagen to Aarhus depart?
The latest train from Copenhagen to Aarhus departs at 11:03 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Copenhagen to Aarhus?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Copenhagen to go to Aarhus. You can go from København H and Kastrup and you can arrive at Arhus, Aarhus Rutebilstationen and Aarhus Hovedbanegård.
How many direct connections depart from Copenhagen to Aarhus?
There are on average 19 direct connection(s) from Copenhagen to go to Aarhus.
What's the fastest journey time between Copenhagen to Aarhus by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Copenhagen and Aarhus is 2 hr 43 min.
Is there a direct train from Copenhagen to Aarhus?
Yes, there is a direct train between Copenhagen and Aarhus.
What are the CO2 emissions for Copenhagen to Aarhus by train?
The train journey from Copenhagen to Aarhus creates 10.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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