Getting to Copenhagen

By air

Copenhagen airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and is located 15 minutes from the Copenhagen city center and 20 minutes from Malmö. It offers direct flights to and from all major cities in and outside of Europe. A metro line connects the airport with Copenhagen city center, where multiple event locations are located within walking distance. The train station in Copenhagen airport offers excellent connections to Malmö and Copenhagen Central Station.

Visit the Copenhagen airport website for more information: www.cph.dk

By train

Since the Oresund Bridge connects Denmark and Sweden, the area is an important rail junction that connects the Nordic countries with the rest of Europe. Trains run several times each hour to and from Copenhagen and Malmö, stopping at Copenhagen airport.

Visit DSB to buy tickets in Denmark or DSB Journey Planner to find your route.

 

Getting around in Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a fully integrated ticket system for the metro, train, bus and harbour ferry services. You can buy a ticket from vending machines, which are located at all metro stations, at the central station and at the airport.

More information about tickets: www.dsb.dk
Link to journey planner: www.rejseplanen.dk 

Biking

Copenhagen is the most cycle-friendly city in the world and we recommend all visitors to experience the city via bike. Wearing a helmet is not required by law and the city is predominantly flat, with the majority of cycle paths physically separated from other road traffic, making it an enjoyable and fast way to get around. 

Check out bike rentals: www.visitcopenhagen.com

Metro

Copenhagen has two metro lines, M1 and M2, which run 24/7. There are 2-4 minutes between each train during rush hour and 3-6 minutes outside rush hour and during weekends. After 1am on weekdays, the metro runs every 20 minutes. The M2 line is the direct connection to the Copenhagen airport.

 S-train

Copenhagen has a wide network of red city trains indicated by an S. Most lines run every 10 minutes. S-trains are a comfortable way of travelling in Copenhagen area with the option to transport your bike at no additional cost.

Buses

There are three different kinds of buses. The yellow and red A-buses run at all hours in the city and usually every 3-7 minutes during rush hour and at 10 minute intervals outside rush hour.
The yellow and blue S-buses are express buses with limited stops and run every 5-10 minutes, however they do not operate at night. Instead, the yellow and grey N-buses are night buses. Look out for the grey color at the bus stop signs.
Last year Copenhagen introduced a new CO2-neutral cityline, 5C, which is yellow and turquoise. It is another step towards a green transition.

Harbour ferries

Copenhagen’s harbour ferries are an excellent alternative to driving and in addition to fast transportation, they offer a great view of the city. You can use the same ticket as you do on all other public transportation services. 

Taxi

To book a taxi, call TAXA 35 35 35 35 or Dantaxi 48 48 48 48. You can find taxis at taxi stands all over the city. When you hail a taxi from the street, look out for the FRI sign in the front window: when it is lit up – it is available.

Accommodation

Copenhagen offers a range of different hotels.

Visit this website to find your hotel in Copenhagen: 
www.visitcopenhagen.com

Make sure to book your hotel in advance since Copenhagen is a popular destination and attracts many visitors and business delegations throughout the year.

Visa

Before you travel to Denmark, you should check whether you need a visa.

More information about visas for foreign nationals traveling to Denmark can be found here: www.um.dk