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The trip from Hamburg to Copenhagen can be undertaken by train, bus or airplane. Flights, which reach Copenhagen in around 1 hour, are the fastest transportation option. However, trains and buses offer a chance to see the Saxon countryside, while car pooling firms like Bla Bla Car offer even greater choice.
Return trips from Copenhagen to Hamburg are also available.
There are regular direct international buses from Hamburg to Copenhagen, which operate every day of the week. Travelers making the journey to Denmark's capital can choose from Flixbus, Postbus, Eurolines and Infobus services - all of which take about 6 hours to reach their destination. The earliest bus leaves Hamburg at 8:00 a.m., and there is a midnight service which travels overnight, arriving at 7:15 a.m.
Deutsche Bahn operates quick, regular trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen with departure times every hour. The first train of the day departs from Hamburg's Altona station at 4:34 a.m., but most other trains leave from the Hauptbahnhof. The last service leaves at 8:43 p.m. All train service take around 5 hours (with some variation, so check journey times before booking).
Although the two cities aren't that far apart, flights from Hamburg to Copenhagen are also an option to consider. SAS offers 5 departures from Hamburg International every day, with the first take-off at 6:35 a.m.and the final departure time at 7:15 p.m. The flight takes only an hour, so is easily the quickest route to Copenhagen.