Getting here is easy!
Copenhagen Airport Kastrup (CPH) has multiple international connections and from the airport you can comfortably reach the city centre within 15 minutes by metro, train or taxi.
From the airport to the city centre
Reaching Copenhagen city centre from Copenhagen Airport is quick and easy. Public transportation from both Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 are easy to spot. You can choose between taking the metro, train or taxi.
The metro is located above Terminal 3. All trains go in the same direction from the airport (M2 to Vanløse Station), so you don’t have worry about catching the wrong metro train. It takes about 15-20 minutes to reach stations Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport Station which are located in the city centre of Copenhagen.
The train station is located underground in Terminal 3. The trains run every 10 minutes during daytime and will get you to the Copenhagen Central Station (København H) in about 15 minutes. From Copenhagen Central Station you can easily get to many of the cinemas and venues during CPH:DOX.
Outside of Terminal 2 and 3, you can choose between several taxi companies which will quickly take you to the centre.
To reach Copenhagen’s city centre with public transportation from the airport, you must purchase a valid ticket for three ‘zones’. Tickets for both metro and trains are available in the ticket office and ticket vending machines located in Terminal 3.
It is not possible to buy a ticket once you have boarded the train or metro. Therefore, always buy a ticket before boarding. A valid ticket can be used in the metro, bus, train and harbour bus, as long as you do not pass through more zones than your ticket allows. To get around the centre you normally need a ticket for zones 1-2. Always bring your ticket with you in case of inspection, which happens rather frequently. Travelling without a valid ticket will result in a fine.
If you are planning to visit Copenhagen for several days, you may want to purchase a 24-hour ticket, a City Pass or a Rejsekort (Travel Card). Read more on the Metro website.
You can also get a Travel Pass and get a 70% discount on transportation. Read more here.
Getting around Copenhagen
Riding a bike is a good way to experience and explore Copenhagen. You can easily rent a bike through the several bike rentals in the centre; look for the Danish word ‘cykel’. Copenhagen also has a very efficient and reliable public transportation system. Buses, metro and S-trains can take you everywhere in the city centre within a short period of time – also at night.
To find out how to get to your destination in the fastest and easiest way, simply access www.rejseplanen.dk and type in your journey and preferred departure time. You can also download Rejseplanen as an app for your smartphone. If you need more information on how to get around in Copenhagen you can download this Bus, Train and Metro guide.
Copenhagen is one of the oldest capitals in Europe. It is small, cosy and full of life. It’s easy to get around Copenhagen and you can find almost everything within walking distance. Be aware that the weather can change a lot during your stay. You might experience all four seasons in only a few days. Generally, however, the weather in Copenhagen is quite mild, but windy. To check Copenhagen’s weather forecast, click here.
Copenhagen has a lot to offer visitors. It is a modern capital famous for its design, architecture, culture and New Nordic cuisine. Copenhagen has plenty on offer when it comes to food and there are many exciting options on the gastronomic scene. If you are in need of a quick bite, make a stop at one of the numerous sausage stands (Pølsevogn) and try the traditional Danish hotdog. If you are looking to dine out, the city is full of possibilities from Bistros to Michelin-starred restaurants. Check www.aok.dk/english for more information on the newest and the best-reviewed eateries.