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train to the city
When arriving to Copenhagen I chose to take the train to the city since my hotel was just across the main train station. I bought my ticket in the automatic machine, you can choose the language. The journey took me about 20 min which was great because I really wanted to get to the hotel as soon as possible after almost 10 hrs of flying.
Transportation from airport to city centre
It is very easy to go by public transportation from the airport to the centre of Copenhagen. The train station and ticket sale are located at terminal 3 in Copenhagen Airport, and terminal 3 is the terminal where you arrive after you have passed customs control.
To get from the airport to the centre of Copenhagen you can go by train or Metro. Both depart several times every hour, but the different is that the train can take you to the Central Station - but the Metro NOT. Instead the Metro can take you to the area around Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn - but the train NOT. The ticket price (May 2013) from the airport to the city centre is 36 DKK (3 zones). The travelling time is about 20 minutes.
Another option is a taxi and the price from the airport to the city centre is around 250 DKK.
Public transportation is great
From the airport to the city, you need to pay for 3 zones which is 36 DKK. You can either go to a counter or to a machine to buy your tickets.
I recommend that you buy a 24-hour ticket which costs 75 DKK - you can travel by bus, metro and train - the ticket covers zones 1-4. You punch it on the bus or at the station. Just remember that whenever you take the bus, you have to go to the front door and show your ticket to the driver.
Airport To Central Station
If you are staying in central Copenhagen the trains from the airport run roughly every 10 minutes into Central Station with a journey time of about 12 minutes and compared to say London are relatively cheap - the equivalent of a couple of Pounds.
From Central Station you can get trains all over the country as well as Internationally. Services are frequent, the trains are clean, safe and modern and ticket prices more than reasonable.
The airport train station is located in terminal 3 and the automatic ticket machines take most credit/debit cards and have "English" language buttons. There are also manned windows where you can get train and local public transport tickets.
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very quick and easy trip to airport
Came into the city on a train from Frankfurt which i will discuss in another trip. the train from central station leaves at 15,35 and 55 every hour starting around 435. cost is around 30krona and the whoel train is first class so comfortable seats. Get dropped off at terminal one but Copenhagen airport is small so easy to walk between terminals.
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Getting from Kastrup airport to city
Public transport in Denmark is very good and easy. Unfortunatelly, it is little bit expensive. In order to get from airport to downtown you will need 3 zones ticket. Each zone costs 10 Danish kronas and you can use it for 1,5 hour. You can buy them in front of the entrance to train in an automat (accepts all cards and coins) or at information desk next to an automat. Be aware that traveling without ticket costs 750 Danish Krona. If you need to go to Osterport, Norreport or the main station you should take the train, but if you need to go to Islends brygge, Kongens Nytorv, Christianshavn take the metro. Be advised that you can use the ticket in for all public transport.
Airport - Copenhagen Center
The fastest, cheapest and most reliable way to travel from the airport to the city is the Metro. Airport - Kongens Nytorv and back will cost you 60 DKK. Most times it's just as fast as taking a taxi. Wheel chairs are also no problem as the Metro is very handicap friendly. Just remember to buy your ticket at the airport ticket office. The fine for travelling without a ticket is 750 DKK.
If you are staying in Copenhagen for a while, you should by a 10-trip discount clip card for sliding in the clip box and getting a stamp before entering the Metro. I believe it'll cost you 150 DKK for 3 city zones coverage.
Take the train!
The easiest way to get from Kastrup airport to the centre is taking a train. It takes less than 15 mins and the trains run frequently.
The train station can be found under the terminal 3. When you enter the arrival hall (in terminal 3) there's a DSB desk that sells tickets for the trains. You can't miss it as it's in the middle of the hall and it says "DSB tickets" in big letters. A single ticket to the centre cost 30 DKK (~4 EUR in August 2008). If you only buy the single ticket you don't need to punch it as you do with the "clip-cards" for 10 journeys.
After purchasing your ticket just go down the stairs to platform 2 and the train takes you to the central station in 12 mins. Most of the hotels are in walking distance from the station, but of course you can also take a taxi.
COPENHAGEN: Airport to city centre
Once retreiveing your baggage at the airport, go straight out the automatic doors, carry straight on past the check-in desks (on both your right and left) till you come to the rail ticket booths.
Purchase your ticket to the city and go down the escalator (the second one, I think). I don't believe that you can take just any train, however. Local trains and those from Sweden are OK but I don't think that you're allowed to take the ones that are coming up from the continent (Germany etc). Just ask someone on the platform if you're unsure.
Trains depart every 20 minutes.
Such an easy one
I really hate arriving in a new country and finding out that the transport from the airport runs on some 'special train' that is vastly over priced. It is therefore refreshing that Copenhagen has got it's act together.
You can take either the train or the metro into the centre of Copenhagen, and both tickets are a 3-zone affair, charged at the same rate as any other public transporation in the Copenhagen area. You would have to be a complete wally to not follow the directions, but i'm sure a few still end up crossing the bridge into Sweden and end up wondering around Malmo thinking they are in Copenhagen.
The train and metro take similar times (about 15-20 mins) into the city. The train is probably more useful if you are changing to the S-Bahn network for you final destination. The Metro avoids the central station and centres on the Norrepoint station (also on the main train line)
Train from the airport to Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s airport is located in the town of Kastrup on the island of Amager, about 8km from the centre of Copenhagen.
Upon arriving there at the start of my visit to the city in August 2007, I decided to catch the train to the city’s central station, as this appeared to be the quickest and best value means of transport available.
The following details were correct as at August 2007:
- train tickets can be purchased from machines in the airport and from the ticket office in terminal 3 which is located just above the railway platforms. I landed at terminal 3 and found the ticket office very easily – it is pretty much straight ahead after passing through arrivals;
- tickets cost 28.5 Kr (approx 2.85 GBP) one way and the tickets purchased from the ticket office do not need to be validated in the machines on the platforms;
- trains to Copenhagen leave from platform 2, approximately every 20 minutes. Trains to Malmo in neighbouring Sweden leave from the adjacent platform 1;
- the journey from the airport to Copenhagen’s central station took about 15 minutes, via 2 or 3 other stops en route;
- despite the frequency of the trains, the train was extremely busy when I arrived (midday on a Saturday) so I found myself standing up with my luggage in the aisle;
- the arrival at Central Station was announced in both Danish and English, along with instructions for people connecting to other destinations. The other stops en route were announced only in Danish if memory serves correct;
- Copenhagen’s central station is located directly opposite the Tivoli Gardens on the edge of the Vesterbro region of the city;
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Airport To City
It's very easy to get to the centre of Copenhagen from the Airport. The railway station is below Terminal 3 and there are lifts if you have heavy luggage. Buy a ticket from the office in the terminal. The staff there speak excellent English and are very helpful.
Frequent trains make the 12-minute trip to the central station, which also has lifts up to street level.
Taxi into the city
A taxi to the center of town from the airport can cost you approx DKK 180-200
Tips are not required unless he helps you with your luggage
We took a taxi ride as we were late, although our hotel said it would take us 10-15min walk, the cab charged us DDK80 which I thought was a bit steep
The 250S bus runs from The airport to the centre of town and various stops beyond, handy if you have a hotel en-route. The cost is DKK27 & it takes about 30min depending on traffic
You can use your stip card on buses & metro so you punch in the time when you board. Stamp twice for 2 zones & travel for up to an hour on the transport.
Train from Airport
The fastest way to get from the airport into Copenhagen central is by train
The trains are clean, fully airconditioned & run 6 times an hour. It takes approximately 15min to get to Copenhagen Central station.
Ticket costs DKK27 & can only be purchased an hour before travel as it expires after 1 hour
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