Arriving in Copenhagen: How to Get from Copenhagen Airport (CPH) into the City

You've made it to Copenhagen! You've just arrived at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup and you're ready to start exploring the culture, food, and not to mention -the beautiful canals! To help you get from point A to B, we've rounded up the top 3 options that will get you into the heart of the city depending on convenience and cost. 

Copenhagen canals

Metro

You're in luck! The Copenhagen airport is extremely well-connected and the best way to get from the airport into the city is by using public transport. It's a 19-minute ride straight from the airport to the centre of the city, Kongens Nytorv, one of the most frequented areas of the city noted for the incredible cityscapes and things to do. The metro comes every 5 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes at night, so plan accordingly depending on when you arrive at Copenhagen airport. A single, one-way ticket will cost 36 DKK which can be purchased at the ticket desk in Terminal 3. 

Copenhagen metro subway airport

Copenhagen Airport Train

The Copenhagen train directly takes you to the centre of the city, from the airport to Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegården) with trains leaving every 10 minutes. The train is operated by Danish State Railways (DSB), with a one-way ticket costing approximately 36 DKK, or 18 DKK if purchase a travel card for your travels (Klippekort). 

You must buy a ticket from the DSB ticket office located inside Terminal 3 before you board the train from track 2 (trains on track 1 will take you over to Sweden, so be careful not to get on the wrong one!)

The train is one of the best options to get to the city with spacious and clean seats, free Wifi, and speedy ride into the city within 15 minutes.

Copenhagen DSB airport train

Taxi

Lastly, if you are traveling in a large group or are bringing with you lots of luggage, taking a taxi may be your go-to option. It is important to note that this is the most costly way to get to the city, setting you back around 200-300 DKK for the 20-minute ride into the city. Look for the taxi queue when you exit the terminal, and the taxis in Copenhagen are metered, with both cards and cash being accepted. 

Let's Recap!

When you arrive at Copenhagen airport, the best option to get into the city really comes down to convenience and where exactly you want to go. Taking a taxi is the most expensive of them all, but there's no denying that it's the most convenient. If you're looking for a more affordable option, we recommend taking the Copenhagen train into Central Station, but if you want to get straight into some shopping and gaze at the colourful houses at Kongens Nytorv, the metro will bring you directly there. 

Whichever way you arrive into the centre of the city, we wish you a fantastic time in Copenhagen and safe travels!