From the airport
By Metro
From Copenhagen Airport runs a direct Metro line to city centre. The Metro station is located at the end of Terminal 3 and is covered by the roof of the terminal. Once exiting baggage reclaim just walk straight ahead, up the escalators, or take the elevator up to level 1 by following the Metro signs. All the trains go in the same direction from the airport (M2 to Vanløse Station), so you do not have to worry about getting on the wrong train. The travel time to city centre is approx. 15 minutes. The Metro operates at 4-6 minutes’ intervals during the day and evening hours and at 15-20 minutes’ intervals during the night. The travel time from Nørreport Station in central Copenhagen to the airport is 15 minutes.
Tickets for the Metro are available at the Metro station and at the DSB ticket sales counter in Terminal 3. Please note that the ticket machines do not accept notes, only coins and cards such as the Dankort, VISA, etc. You need a 3-zone ticket from the airport to the city centre (e.g. Kongens Nytorv). Ticket price is 36 DKK ~ 4.83 EUR). For a detailed trip plan you can use

By bus
Bus 5A will take you directly to Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square, Nørreport and other stations. It takes about 30-35 minutes from the airport to the Central Station.
The bus runs every 10 minutes until 01:00 at night. The buses run again from 05:00 in the morning. However, during 2013 the A-buses will start serving during the night as well.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in terminal 3, or you can buy a ticket on the bus. Please note that the bus drivers only accept coins.

By train
The train station is located by terminal 3. You can take a free shuttle bus from terminal 1 to terminal 3, which will take 5 minutes.
The trains run every 10 minutes during the day and will get you to Copenhagen Central Station in about 13 minutes. During the night the trains run 1-3 times an hour.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in terminal 3 just above the railway, and at the DSB ticket sales counter, also located in terminal 3. Please note that the machines only accept coins and credit cards, not notes.

By taxi
Taxis can pick up passengers at terminal 1 and 3 and will get you to downtown Copenhagen in about 20 minutes depending on traffic.
Taxis are usually waiting outside each terminal.
It will cost approximately DKK 250-300.

By train
Copenhagen Central Station is located in the heart of the city, bordering to the rough but also trendy Vesterbro. It is a gateway to all public transportation in and out and around Copenhagen.

There are direct trains from Hamburg to Copenhagen, approximately every two hours, one of these trains extends to Berlin. These trains are loaded onto a ferry for the sea passage from Puttgarten to Rødby, and the total journey time is around 4.5 hours (6.5 hours to Berlin). There are also trains to Aarhus from Hamburg via Padborg. Other trains from Germany include trains from Flensburg to Copenhagen and trains from Niebüll to Esbjerg. If you are coming from farther away in Europe, there is a night train from Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, and Prague, stopping in Denmark in Padborg, Kolding, Odense, Roskilde, and Copenhagen. From Sweden there are direct trains from Gothenburg and direct trains from Stockholm to Copenhagen. In addition to the direct trains the Øresund trains connect Copenhagen with trains terminating in Malmö every 20 minutes, taking 35 minutes to cover the distance.

There are many ways getting to Copenhagen. Eurail Denmark Pass entitles you to rail travel in Denmark. You can buy tickets that last for three or seven days within a month. Moreover, youth under 26, only non-European residents, can purchase a youth ticket on second class. Eurail passes valid in Denmark are also valid on trains operated by the following railway companies: Arriva, DSB S-Tog and DSB-First. However, national railways are considerably cheaper than Eurorail.

National railways in Denmark
The national railway company of Denmark is called DSB (Danish State Railways – Danske Statsbaner)

By car
From Sweden
From Sweden catch route E20 from Gothenburg (312km) or E4 from Stockholm (655km) to Malmö and connect with the Øresund bridge. The Øresund Bridge is a 16 km direct link between Denmark and Sweden. The bridge consists of both a bridge, a tunnel and the artificial island Peberholmen. Combined it adds up to a total length of 15.9 km.
You have to pay in order to cross the bridge. The toll booths are placed on the Swedish part of the bridge. You can obtain favorable discounts when purchasing a BroPas.

From Germany
Denmark is directly connected to the German Autobahn on route E45 (German route 7). Many drivers going from Germany to the Danish capital opt for one of the regular car ferries, which shortens the trip by 137km from Hamburg and 309km from Berlin respectively, and avoids the circa 215 DKK bridge toll, so the price of the ferry crossing is nearly offset by extra gas needed to take the long way around.

By boat
Copenhagen has four cruise terminals, Langelinie Quay, Nordre Toldbod, the Freeport (Frihavnen) and Ocean Quay (Oceankaj). The new cruise terminal Ocean Quay in Copenhagen’s North Harbour, Nordhavn, was inaugurated in 2014
Bus 26 serves all terminals to and from Kongens Nytorv square, Copenhagen Central Station, Østerport Station and Copenhagen City Hall Square. Please check the destination on the bus. If it is marked Færgehavn Nord, it will take you to the Freeport or Ocean Quay. If the bus is marked Langelinjekaj, it will take you to Langelinje Quay and Nordre Toldbod.

You will need a three-zone ticket, which costs DKK 36. You must buy the ticket at the station before entering train or metro. You can buy tickets on the bus from the driver. You can use the same ticket for bus, metro and train.
If you do not mind walking, you can walk from the Freeport Terminal to Nordhavn Station in 15 minutes, and you can walk from Langelinje Quay and Nordre Toldbod to Østerport Station in 15 minutes or to city centre in 30 minutes.

Getting around Copenhagen
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Public transport
You can find the zone map you see above at all stations and bus stops in Copenhagen, and each station will have a card attached to the map, which indicates what zone you are currently in.

The zones are divided by the white lines, and the names written in black are names of all the stations in each zone. The coloured areas on the map are referred to as zone rings.

Central Copenhagen is zone 1, whereas the airport is in zone 4. The zone numbers get higher the further away you get from the city centre.


Pay with your smartphone
Download the app Mobilbilletter Hovedstaden in App Store and Google Play and pay for your tickets on the go. Once you have downloaded the app, click on Indstillinger in the right hand lower corner and click on English under Sprog. Then you will get the English version of the app. From there you can select the fare you need and enter your credit card details.
Copenhagen Card
A Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited travel on buses, trains, metro and harbour buses in all zones in the capital region. In addition, you get free entrance to 72 major attractions and museums as well as discounts in several restaurants, sights, car rental and more.

By bike
In Copenhagen practically everybody rides a bike. If you want to live like a true Copenhagener, you can rent a bike and cruise around and explore the city on two wheels.

Copenhagen bike rentals
Copenhagen City Bike

The City Bike is synonymous with Copenhagen. In fact, the official gift from The City of Copenhagen to American president Bill Clinton, when he visited Copenhagen in 1997, was a specially designed city bike called ‘City Bike One’.

A series of new intelligent City Bikes has been launched in the City of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. Special features like a tablet with built-in GPS makes it easy getting around.

The City Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each city bike has a touchscreen tablet used for navigation, payment and guiding to points of interest in Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.

How it works : The first time you use the city bike you rent the bike by entering your credit card information and unlock the city bike on the small tablet which is located on the handlebars. The bikes can be returned to any station in the system.

You can rent the city bike for DKK 25 pro hour.