Copenhagen. How to get there by train, ferry or car. City connections


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"Beautiful, wonderful Copenhagen, beautiful, wonderful city!" [Frank Loesser]

On foot, by bike or by boat, along its evocative and fascinating canals. By day, at sunset, or in the evening, when the city shows its best side, all lit up and ready to mirror itself. During the summer, spring, autumn and, also, in winter. There is no reason, and period, for which it is not worth visiting the splendid Capital of Denmark.

A cosmopolitan city, small and welcoming, where there are plenty of attractions and places to visit: the Tivoli, the Little Mermaid and much more. Eco-friendly city, perfect for biking. Green capital is gay-friendly, on a human scale. An ideal city to be visited with children.

The ingredients are all there for a perfect holiday. Have a good trip and have fun in the beautiful capital of Denmark.

Reaching Copenhagen



Kastrup International Airport connects the Danish capital with numerous European and world destinations. The plane is, without a doubt, the most convenient and quickest way to get to Denmark. The airport is located on the island of Amager, just 8 kilometers from the Danish capital, and just over 24 kilometers from Malmö. It is one of the busiest airports in Northern Europe, with around 30 million passengers in 2016 alone. Info and direct connections, available on our official page.


The best way to reach the center is the subway. This is a highly efficient service, which allows you to arrive in just 15 minutes. The stop is at the airport's T3 terminal. Keep in mind that all the Terminals are connected to each other by a free shuttle service.

The M2 line has a frequency of 4 / 6 minutes during the day, and 12 / 15 minutes in the evening. It is necessary to buy a single ticket for 3 ZONE, at the cost of 36DKK (about 5 €). The ticket can be purchased from the vending machines with coins or credit card, and 60 is valid minutes from the validation.

Buses are a valid alternative. All P15 and P17 terminals and parking areas are connected via the Bus Terminal. This is a free shuttle that operates every 10 / 15 and 20 minutes.

The 35 and 36 lines operate for Copenhagen during the day, while the 5A bus operates at night.


Københavns Hovedbanegård, is the Central Station of the city, a railway hub of primary importance throughout Denmark. The historic 900 building is located in Bernstorffsgade. From here, numerous regional and Intercity trains leave for the main national and European destinations. Departures every 30 minutes from / to Odense, Aarhus, Aalborg, Esbjerg, Frederikshavn, Thisted and Sønderborg. Every day, direct connections with Stockholm, Hamburg and Berlin. Links are guaranteed by DSB. All the info on the official website, from this link.


Get to Copenhagen

To arrive by sea from Germany, there are two different connections. Rostock-Gedser, first of all. When you reach the Danish port of Gedser, you reach the capital, in just under two hours by car; one travels about 160 km of highway; the ferry crossing takes about 100 minutes.

Alternatively, you can opt for the Hamburg-Puttgarden-Rodby-Copenhagen route; 320 km in a mixed car-ship route of about 4 hours.


The Øresund bridge connects Denmark and Sweden; crossing this strait with your own car really has its charm. From Malmö, through the bridge over the sea, you travel a little more than 40 kilometers to get to Copenhagen. The Norwegian Oslo is about 600 kilometers, cross the E6 and passing through Gothenburg, almost halfway to Copenhagen. Stockholm, however, is about 650 kilometers

From Germany, those who want to avoid the ferry and arrive exclusively by land, should follow the signs for Hamburg and Kiel, continuing to Flensburg, Kolding and, subsequently, Odense. The distance from Hamburg to the Danish capital, with this route, is about 470 km.

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