City transport

The public transport infrastructure of Copenhagen is among the most efficient and reliable in the world, and it is still being developed and improved. Public transport will get you anywhere you wish to go in the capital region.

Metro construction at Nørrebros Runddel, photo Søren Hytting

Traffic changes and metro construction in Copenhagen

2015 will see construction work on the upcoming city circle metro line Cityringen, which opens with 17 new stations in 2018, affecting traffic and the view in several places in the Danish capital. In return, Copenhagen will be able to present one of the world's best and most effective metros once the work is finished. 

Copenhagen Metro

What are you allowed to bring on public transportation?

Bring the kids

Two children under the age of 12 can travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Children travelling alone has to pay a child fare until the age of 16. 

Baby prams are allowed free of charge on all means of public transportation.

Ocean Quay cruise terminal in Nordhavn

To and from the cruise terminals

How to get to and from the cruise terminal

Copenhagen has three cruise terminals, Langelinie Quay, Nordre Toldbod, and Ocean Quay (Oceankaj). The cruise terminal Ocean Quay in Copenhagen's North Harbour, Nordhavn, was inaugurated in 2014 and is the quay where the majority of turnarounds are handled.

Frequently asked questions

If you have questions about Copenhagen Card specifically, go to our FAQ about Copenhagen Card. If you still have questions, please contact us.

How do I get to and from the airport?

Copenhagen Card 2016

FAQ about Copenhagen Card

Does the Copenhagen Card include transport to and from the airport?

Yes, it does. The Copenhagen Card gives you access to 86 museums and attractions and unlimited public transport in Copenhagen capital region (zone 1-99), which includes Copenhagen Airport (zone 4).

Copenhagen Visitor Service.

Practical information

Below you will find practical information and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Copenhagen. Scroll down and find the answer. If you still have questions, please contact Copenhagen Visitor Service at


Copenhagen boasts a wide range of cool and cozy hostels as an alternative to the more expensive hotels. At hostels, you often stay in dormrooms, housing 2-17 people. This is a great way to meet other travellers and save some money. 

Car parking in Copenhagen

Parking in Copenhagen

There are three parking zones in the city, divided into a red, a green, and a blue parking zone. They cover the Copenhagen city centre and the inner bridge areas, known as “brokvarterer” in Danish. They are Østerbro, Vesterbro, Amagerbro and Islands Brygge. The closer you get to the city centre, the more expensive it gets.

The metro | Tuala Hjarnø | Copenhagen Media Center

How to get around

The public transport infrastructure of Copenhagen is among the most efficient and reliable in the world, and it is still being developed and improved. Public transport will get you anywhere you wish to go in the capital region.

Parking in Copenhagen

Parking zones & prices

There are four parking zones in Copenhagen, a red, green, blue and yellow zone. The closer you get to the city centre, the more expensive it is.

This is the basic information you need, when parking in Copenhagen. For further information and a map of the parking zones, see the municipality's parking information page.

Zones in Copenhagen


We know it can be a little tricky to understand how the zones work and how much you need to pay for a ticket. Sometimes even Copenhageners get confused.

The zone map

You can find the zone map you see above at all stations and bus stops in Copenhagen, and each station will have a card attached to the map, which indicates what zone you are currently in.

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

Tickets & prices

Tickets for the metro, bus and train services are integrated in the entire Greater Copenhagen area, and a metro ticket is valid on the buses and trains as well.  

Where to buy tickets in person

Photo: Ty Stange

To and from the airport


If you want to go to central stations like Kongens Nytorv or Nørreport, you should get on the metro. 

Read more about the metro here


If you want to go to Copenhagen Central Station, the train is your best option.

Photo: Q-Park

Parking lots in Copenhagen

Parking in Copenhagen can be tricky and expensive if you do not pay attention. A general rule is that the closer you are to the city center, the more expensive it is. Prices and rules vary so be alert.

We also recommend our guide to car rentals in Copenhagen and the article about parking zones & prices

Car rental in Copenhagen

Copenhagen car rentals

Copenhagen offers well-known international car rental companies, so it is easy to get out of the city. Remember to give way to traffic from the right, overtake on the left and beware of the bikes!

We also recommend our guides to parking in Copenhagen and bike rentals.

Copenhagen bike rentals

In Copenhagen practically everybody rides a bike. If you want to live like a true Copenhagener, you can rent a bike and cruise around and explore the city on two wheels.

The Oresund Bridge or Øresundsbroen | Daniel Rasmussen

Transport to and from Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a central location in Europe and an efficient infrastructure, which makes it easy to arrive by train, bus, ferry, cruise ship or flight. Copenhagen Airport CPH, is situated very close to the city centre, and you can get from the airport to the centre in about 13 minutes by metro or train.



In Copenhagen smoking is forbidden in public buildings and private businesses - including restaurants, pubs, shops, public transport

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