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Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen

What airline would you recommend to fly between Berlin to Copenhagen.

Posted by
2393 posts

The train is about 7 hours. Not sure but I think the train still goes on the ferry...that was a pretty cool surprise...I hadn't even considered that when we boarded the train! Personally I'd rather take a beating than fly most of the time...there is nothing pleasant about it.

Posted by
2393 posts

I'd still take 7 hrs on a train over the hassle of flying

Posted by
6299 posts

I agree - once I get to my destination, I don't want to jump on a plane until it's time to go home.

The train from Berlin to Copenhagen is comfortable and as Christi said, takes around 7 hours, which is not intolerably long. If you do take the train, I would suggest buying a seat reservation as it can get crowded.

And as Kim mentioned, it does not go on a ferry any more. Parts of the ride are quite scenic, though, and I enjoyed the view. You will make one transfer in Hamburg.

Posted by
7295 posts

CORRECTED BELOW: XXXX The train from Lübeck to Copenhagen goes on the ferry, with dozens of tractor-trailers, as well as cars. If you want the two-hour (?) ferry ride. XXXX

There have been complaints this year, but I've been happy with Lufthansa in the past. I used a now-defunct bargain airline to get from Copenhagen to Dusseldorf in 2017, and was surprised it went fine.

EDIT: Thanks for the correction. That was only 5 years ago that I rode the immense, custom-built ferry with train tracks in the center. In 1987, I rode a float-barge to Norway from near Hamburg, locked in the train carriages (sans locomotive), bare barge no services or self-propulsion.

Posted by
750 posts

I am one that often flies within Europe as a preference to train. That said, I took a train between Hamburg and Copenhagen this past July. Train was late, not substantially, but more important, the air conditioning went out in several cars. It couldn't be repaired while en route. Those travelers impacted were offered the option of getting out at interim stations and taking a later train or moving into other cars. The cars with malfunctioning AC were sealed. With summer travel and a full train, many families were left standing in the corridor. Also, the bathrooms near my (1st class) car were locked with "Out of Order" signs. After finding 3 locked bathrooms as I searched down the train, I gave up. It sounds like your route would be Berlin - Hamburg, then "my" route Hamburg - Copenhagen??

When I book short flights within Europe, I look to see if a carrier has multiple flights per day in case of a canceled flight and I try to avoid low cost carriers. Personal preference, not everyone's preference. Given my personal guidelines, I flew SAS one way from Copenhagen to Hamburg this July. I have made similar short haul SAS flights pre-Covid. Everything ran to plan.

I was rather horrified at the lack of any assistance given to a young couple carrying an infant and child gear on my July 2023 SAS short haul flight They were within rules for carryons, but the babe in arms made climbing the stairs - no jetway - to board and de-plane very hard for them. Frankly, I was not pleased myself carrying my 15 pound carryon. The stair rail was waist high, to de-plane, I had to bend forward significantly to catch the rail (I am short and it was still a long reach) Rather like launching myself into space, then grabbing the lifeline.

I sound like a complainer! Really not. These situations I encountered are well within what I expect from travel these days. I'm just pointing out the sort of things that do happen. I think the young couple with the baby has real cause for complaint. The mother needed help, as the stairs weren't easy to manipulate even without a baby. The poor dad was made to juggle two carry-ons with no help or advice.

Posted by
6369 posts

The train from Lübeck to Copenhagen goes on the ferry,

Not anymore.

Posted by
9564 posts

The train from Lübeck to Copenhagen goes on the ferry, with dozens of tractor-trailers, as well as cars. If you want the two-hour (?) ferry ride.

As noted above, not since they closed this to build the tunnel.

Posted by
14980 posts

It's only an hour long flight. Choose the airline that offers the fares, times, baggage allowance that is best for you.

I have flown on three of the airlines that fly nonstop between these two cities without issues.

Posted by
11176 posts

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen
What airline would you recommend to fly between Berlin to Copenhagen.

Rule 1--Stay on topic. Make your contribution relevant to the original post.

.... and this turned into a debate/discussion on whether the train uses a ferry ....???

Just an observation on how things sometimes wander off to a new subject.