Traffic changes and metro construction in Copenhagen

If you are visiting Copenhagen in the near future, you can expect some road works and metro construction going on. Here is a list of where it will impact bike and car traffic as well as public transport in Copenhagen. And remember after rain comes sunshine.

To and from the airport

From the airport
We all know the feeling. You’ve been traveling for hours, so when you finally arrive in Copenhagen, you really don’t want to spend too much time trying to figure out how you get to your next stop. We’ll help you out.

Metro

The metro is located right above terminal 3.

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 trains run with 4-6 minutes intervals during the day and evening. During the night the train runs every 15-20 minutes. It will take you 13 minutes to get to Nørreport Station (hub in city centre) from the airport.

Tickets can be bought at the metro station and at the DSB ticket sales counter in terminal 3. Please note that the machines only accept coins and credit cards, not notes.

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.

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.

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.

Copenhagen Card

Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited public transportation in the entire Capital Region of Denmark (including airport). In addition, you get free entrance to more than 70 attractions and museums as well as discounts on several restaurants, sights, rentals and more. You can buy your Copenhagen Card online or upon arrival in Copenhagen Airport.

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Copenhagen airport is located in zone 4, which means that metro, trains and buses all require a valid 3 zone ticket to get to inner Copenhagen.