Travel to and from Copenhagen Airport

Photo: Morten Bjarnhof

In Copenhagen it takes less than 15 minutes to go from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre and the top attractions by train or metro. Both metro and train run from Terminal 3. 

From A to B easily

With only 8 km to the center of Copenhagen, it’s easy to get to and from the airport. Depending on which form of transportation you prefer, it will take between 13 and 35 minutes to travel the distance. We recommend for you to look up your further travels from the center of the city, since it will have an impact on which transportation would be the best for you.

When arriving at Terminal 3 you’ll have easy access to both trains and metro – you just have to walk straight ahead to get there. The busses too are close by, just outside of Terminal 3.


The trains depart every 10. Minute from the airport to Copenhagen Central Station during the day. In evening hours it will be every 20. Minute, and during the night just once an hour. To get to the central station by train will only take 15 minutes. At Copenhagen Central Station you will find connections to the rest of the country by train, S-train or bus.

Copenhagen Central Station is located right in the city center, within walking distance of attractions like Tivoli Gardens, Glyptoteket and Strøget, and it is surrounded by shops, restaurants and hotels.


If you want to travel by the Metro, it’s an easy ride of only 13 minutes to Kongens Nytorv. Here you can change to metro line M3, which opened in 2019. It’s a line with 17 stops around the city, all connected by the metro, forming a circle. One trip around the circle takes 28 minutes, and even if you are “going in the wrong direction” you’ll end up at your destination in a short time.

If you are arriving at Copenhagen Airport, heading to the cruise terminals in Nordhavn, you just have to change metro at Kongens Nytorv as well – take the M4 towards Orientkaj.

If you are going to Kongens Nytorv, Nørreport or Frederiksberg/Vanløse, we recommend the metro from Copenhagen Airport. It departs frequently, and tickets can be bought at the station in the airport.


Just outside both Terminal 1 and 3 you’ll find taxies. It will take around 20-30 minutes to get to the city center by taxi, and cost around 250-350 DKK, depending on the traffic. Many hotels in Copenhagen cooperates with the taxi companies offering fixed prices to the airport. This can be an advantage for you if you are taking a taxi within rush-hours.


From the airport you can travel to Copenhagen Central Station by bus as well. You’ll go by bus 5c and it takes around 35 minutes. The bus stop is just outside of Terminal 3.

Besides the public busses you will also find other bus companies at the airport. Abildskou Bus 888 drives from the airport to the northern part of Jutland. Their bus stop is outside of Terminal 2.

Greyhound-bus 999 drives between Malmø (Sweden) and Copenhagen, stopping at Terminal 3 of Copenhagen airport, as well as Sydhavnen and Copenhagen Central Station.


Finally, there is the option of going by car. Copenhagen airport has a comprehensive parking lot, offering parking from the price of 395 DKK per week. The prices differentiate depending on location of the parking spot, and whether it’s an outdoor parking or a closed parking garage. There are 5 types of parking, whereas the cheapest is located the furthest from the terminals. When parking there you can go by the free transfer bus to the terminals.

The same goes for the Car Rental Centre. The airport offers a free transfer bus to get to the pickup spot.

Copenhagen Card

When visiting Copenhagen, you might want to go see some of the most popular, well known attractions. If so, we recommend that you look into the possibilities Copenhagen Card gives you – starting with transportation from the airport. When buying a Copenhagen Card you’ll get free transportation by bus, train or metro in the entire Capital Region. You can even buy it from home, and just activate it in the app upon arrival at Copenhagen Airport. The card is valid for 24-120 hours, depending on which type you choose.

Besides transportation, Copenhagen Card gives you free admission to 89 of the biggest and most popular attractions and museums in the Capital Region. It also gives you discount on varies cafes, restaurants and sightseeing tours.

Read about Copenhagen Card.


If you just wish to have the convenience of free transportation, you can buy a Citypass. This gives you unlimited transportation by bus, train or metro within the zones 1-4 (of Copenhagen). Like with the Copenhagen Card, you choose the valid time of the card between 24-120 hours. It too can be activated at the moment you get to Copenhagen Airport.

Read more about it here.