How to get to Copenhagen from the airport?
The quickest route from the airport to Copenhagen is via regional train or Metro. It takes under 15 minutes to reach the city center and you can buy the tickets you need at the airport: you need a 3-zone ticket that costs approximately DKK 36.
The train runs directly to Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegård) in the center of the city.
You can also take bus 5A from the airport to reach the city center in approximately 35 minutes, and there is a taxi rank outside Arrivals. Typically, taxis cost DKK 250-350 and take 20-30 minutes to reach the city center.
Tickets and prices
Public transport in Copenhagen is inexpensive and easy to use. You can pay per journey in cash at a machine in a metro or train station, or in person on a bus. Copenhagen is divided into zones and fares depend on how many zones you are travelling through.
The Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited public transport in the capital region of Denmark plus free entry to over 80 museums and attractions. It is available for a 24-, 48-, 72- and 120-hour period, costing €54-133 for adults.
You can also buy a City Pass, a digital travel ticket for unlimited public transport over a 24, 48-, 72-, 96- or 120-hour period, costing from DKK 80 for 24 hours for unlimited travel in Copenhagen zones 1-4, including the airport. Buy online and remember to keep your phone charged.
Bike and electric scooter
Copenhagen’s City Bike project, Bycyklen, is a network of electric bikes all over the city that you can rent from the street. Each bike has a touchscreen tablet which can be used for navigation, payment, and tourist info.