When you fly in to Copenhagen Airport "Kastrup" it is very easy to get to down town. All international passengers arrive to Terminal 3, and from this terminal you can step right in to a local train that takes you to "Københavns Hovedbanegård" (Copenhagen Central Station).
After the customs you just walk streight and you will then see the big "DSB" counter where you buy the train tickets. The train platform is down to the left.
If you want to save money:
Get a yellow 3-zone card or a blue 2-zone card - both with 10 stamps. Before getting in the train you stamp it with a date and time in the little yellow mashine, and every stamp is vallid one hour in both trains, S-train, Metro and busses for one person.
For most distances in downtown you just need 2 zone stamps, but from the Airport to downtown there's 3 zones.
If you're going to travel through 5 zones it's an advantage to have both a blue and a yellow card (one stamp on each).
Copenhagen airport is quite spectacular and it is fairly large so just when you thought you were almost by the exit it seems you are not. When you exit the plane you continue through to arrivals where you collect your luggage & exit.
Bear in mind also that when flying back the train brings you into terminal 3 & it is a brisk walk to terminal 2 if you are flying Sterling like we were.
Thank goodness for those little trolleys - we only bought hand luggage although strange it seems to get heavier the more you walk
I flew sterling airlines from Gatwick which are a budget airline flying to Copenhagen.
The flight was comfortable & the crew friendly. Food & drink can be bought in DKK or Euro
The airport of Copenhagen is located in Kastrup, a town on the Amager island which is only 8 km southeast of the city centre.
It has an excellent train service to both Copenhagen and via the Oresund Bridge to the Swedish city of Malmo.
Copenhagen's airport named Kastrup lufthavn in Danish, (Airport code: CPH) is one of the most modern in Europe and is very user friendly many shops and nice waiting areas, the price level is high as there is a lack of competition. When flying from CPH you have the opportunity to avoid the long lines at check-in, as there are self-service automates you can use before you leave your baggage, at special counters for people that do their own check-in.
At Arrival the baggage handling is normally quick and trouble free.
Transport to and from the airport; A taxi ride (20 Min) to the centre of town will cost around 150 DDK (20 Euro) and extra if it’s in weekends or at night time. Bus lines are available and a regular train opens the opportunity for riding to Copenhagen central station or across the water to Sweden, Malmö. A new (September 2007) mode of transport to the town is the Metro that is not only the fastest (15 min) but also the most affordable mean.
To use this you need to buy a ticket at the ticket counter after customs you find it, 50 meters straight-ahead (a good idea is to get a ten ride cutting cart, good for all public transportation, which you stamp before entering the train, bus or metro, 2/3 Zones 120/160 DDK (You need 3 zones to go to the centre of chp. My advice is to buy the more expencive 3 zonecard, or you can stamp the 2 zonecard two times) with one cut on a 2 zonecard you can hop on and off transports for a periode of one hour and longer if you cut more zones. The train and metro platforms are accessible from inside the terminal building and are located in the end of the building at a level below and above the exit.
Cimber-sterling is one of the biggest budget airlines from scandinavia and has lot's of flights to many european destinations as well as to Tel Aviv.
they are one of the better budget airlines in Europe in my opinion and I do especially like their onboard service where I always have the feel that the staff have time for the clients and actually like helping them.
In a world of budget airlines where i sometimes feel a little punished when flying, I do feel a bit like coming home when I fly Cimber.
We traveled to Copenhagen with the Danish budget airline Sterling. The service was as you would expect on any budget airline. Adequate. Food has to be paid for and really isn't worth it. We had a half hour delay leaving Gatwick but no problems on the way back.
Emirates flies to Copenhagen daily and connects Copenhagen very well with the Middle East, Asia and Australia and they are worth looking in to if you plan to fly to Copenhagen from any of these destinations.
They often have very good prices and their service is unbeatble if you ask me.
Copenhagen's Kastrup airport is the biggest Scandinavian airport so very often, you have good transatlantic and Asian connections and there are plenty of flights to all over Europe both by traditional and budget airlines. Of the latter, I can especially name EasyJet to Berlin and various English cities. The Danish budget airlines Maersk and Sterling have just joined forces so their itineraries might change but is so far quite extensive too. Of the more traditional airlines, SAS Scandinavian airlines is of course the best bet when it comes to itineraries since it has its world hub here and these days also sell its cheap Europe and Snowflake tickets. But as for prices, your own national carrier could be just as good.
From inside Scandinavia, there are also the following from Stockholm and Oslo:
http://www.flynordic.com/showIndexPage.do (also flies from Tallinn)
From Kastrup, it is easy (and quick) to get to the city centre by train as it has its own station.
Finally, Malm? Sturup airport in Sweden is just across the bridge and definately an alternative if you fly Ryanair from London or Wizz Air from Polish cities or Budapest.
Norwegian is a budget airline that operates out of copenhagen airport and has flights to loads of destinations around Europe.
It´s in many ways a scandinavian Ryanair and you should expect to pay for any extra you might need.
They can have some very competitive prices at times and are worth checking out if you plan to fly from somewhere in Europe to Copenhagen.
One really cool thing about Norwegian is that they have free wifi onboard their planes.
It's not always working that way, but it sure helps you to kill time.
everything else about the airline is pretty crap and very budget though.
Iceland Express flies cheaply between Copenhagen and Iceland.
The route is of course interesting for travellers from Iceland who wants to visit Copenhagen, but i think the route can also be interesting for visitors to Copenhagen who have a dream of seeing Iceland as tickets to Iceland can be very expensive from some countries.
Easyjet flies from Copenhagen to about a dozen cities around Europe.
They have very good prices and in my opinion it's one of the better budget airlines in europe.
Easyjet is a nice casual airline where i have seen both dreadlocks and piercings on the flight attendants and i think that is a relief in a trade that is often way too conservative.
Only disadvantage is that they use the dreadful budget terminal at Copenhagen airport.
I flew into Copenhagen from London (Stansted), the flight only took about an hour and fifty minutes and my trip was very comfortable. It is easy to find your way around the airport at Copenhagen. There are plenty of ATMs or Danske banks if you need to exchange your currency.
Also, when taking a flight out from Copenhagen there are many shopping opportunities once you have gone through the security check point. There are many duty free shops selling: chocolate, wine, beer, beauty products and perfume. There are also many other stores selling items like: CDs, DVDs, magazines, books, clothing (mens, womens and children), lingerie, watches and jewellery. Plus there are a number of restaurants and cafes.
Easyjet is a great airline to fly with. I have flown with them a couple of times and never had any problems with a delayed flight or anything like that. Their seats are comfortable, they have a great in-flight magazine (with articles you will actually want to read), and the staff are friendly and helpful. Although, like other budget airlines, it is still the same that if you want to eat or drink on the plane (and you have not bought your own), then there is a food/drink cart that you can buy things from.
Air Berlin connects Copenhagen with Berlin, Mallorca and Dusseldorf very cheaply.
Air berlin is also in my opinion one of the best budget airlines in Europe so be sure to cheack out their page for good offers if you plan to travel between Copenhagen and Berlin, Mallorca or Dusseldorf.
Vueling is a fairly cheap airline that connects Copenhagen with Spain.
They connect Copenhagen with several towns in Spain and they are mostly very cheap and well worth looking in to if you are planning to fly between Copenhagen and any of the major cities in Spain.
I have flown them a couple of times myself and i would say they are neither the best nor the worst budget airline i have flown.
Here is a list of airlines flying to/from Copenhagen. List is under construction, but please let me know if I missed one.
Aberdeen, Alicante, Amsterdam, Arvidsjaur, Athen, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Bergen, Berlin, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bruxelles, Budapest, Cairo, Chicago, Cologne, Dublin, D?sseldorf, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Geneve, Gotenburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Helsinki, Istanbul, J?nk?ping, Krakow, Kristiansand, London Heathrow, London City Airport, Luxembourg , Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan LIN and MXP, Moscow, Munich, New York Newark, Newcastle, Nice, N?renberg, Oslo, Palanga, Palma di Mallorca, Paris, Poznan, Praha, Pristina, Rom, Sarajevo, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Sct. Petersborg, Stavanger, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Tokyo, Venice, Vilnius, V?ster?s, Warszawa, Washington, Wienna, Zagreb, Z?rich, Aalborg, ?rhus
Alicante, Amsterdam,Athens, Barcelona, Berlin - Tempelhof, Billund, Budapest, Cairo, Crete - Chania, Edinburgh, Faro/Algarve, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London - Gatwick, Madrid, Majorca, Malaga, Milan - Malpensa, Montpellier, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris/Beauvais-Tille, Prague, Rome - Ciampino Airport, Salzburg, Stockholm - Arlanda, Tenerife south, Venice, Vienna
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Tallinn
Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere
Virgin Express www.virgin-express.com
Estonian Air www.estonian-air.com
Thai Airways www.thaiairways.com
Singapore Airlines www.singaporeair.com
Swiss International www.swiss.com
Lufthansa www.lufthansa.com (codeshare with SAS)
Berlin, Cologne, D?sseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Nuremberg.