Did you just land in Copenhagen Airport, and you”re now wondering how to get into the city center as quickly as possible? If yes, then this blog post is for you!

There are many ways to get from the airport into the city, but in this blog post, we’ve selected what we think are the 3 best and most efficient options: By metro, by train, or by taxi.

We’ve tested and tried all 3 ways to and from the airport, so that we can now share our experience with you – such as: How to find your way, how much will it cost, and hours of operation. So without further ado, here is our quick guide from Copenhagen Airport to Copenhagen City Center – let’s go!

3 best ways from Copenhagen Airport to City Center

By Metro

Taking the metro from Copenhagen Airport is by far the best and easiest way to get to the many corners of the city center. It’s also the mean of transportation we’ve personally used most times when traveling to/from the airport.

Getting to Copenhagen Airport’s metro:

When exiting the baggage claim, just walk straight until you see an area with red ticket machines, get your ticket here by choosing your destination, then proceed to take the stairs or escalator to the first floor where you will find the metro.

Copenhagen Airport is the end destination, so you can not jump on a wrong metro. So hop on the first one that leaves towards “Vanløse”, and you’ll get straight into the city center.

Metro price from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

The public transportation system in Denmark operates in zones. From the airport to the city center, you will have to buy 3 zones, which cost 36 DKK / 4,8 EUR / 5 USD.

If you want to know more about getting around, then read our blog post: Public transportation in Copenhagen. Remember, if you’ve purchased and activated a Copenhagen Card you can ride the metro for free.

Metro operating hours from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

You can jump on the metro at any time of the day since it’s always running!

Just notice that the metro only leaves every 20 minutes during night time in the week days – but that’s the longest you’ll have to wait for it. Normally, it runs many times during the hour. You often only have to wait 5-10 minutes for it.

Metro station inside Copenhagen airport

By Train

If you’re heading to Copenhagen’s Central Station, then the regional train is your best option. In only 13 minutes, you’ll reach the central station. This makes the train the fastest way of getting to Copenhagen’s city center from the airport.

Getting to Copenhagen Airport’s train station:

When exiting the baggage claim, just walk straight until you see an area with red ticket machines, and get your ticket here by choosing your destination.

The tracks are located near the ticket machines, so proceed from here down the escalator towards “Track 2” where the trains run towards Copenhagen city center. Make sure to get on the right track, or else you will end up in the train towards Sweden.

Regional train price from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

The public transportation system in Denmark operates in zones. From the airport to the city center, you will have to buy 3 zones, which cost 36 DKK / 4,8 EUR / 5 USD.

If you want to know more about getting around, then read our blog post: Public transportation in Copenhagen. Remember, if you purchased and activated a Copenhagen Card you can ride the train for free.

Regional train operating hours from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

The regional train runs every 20 minutes (sometimes more often), so you never have to wait long for the next one.

Just notice that between 11 PM – 4 AM, it only leaves once an hour. If you arrive during this time, you may have to consider another way from the airport to the city center.

Ticket machines for train, metro & bus in CPH Airport

By Taxi

The most comfortable way to get from Copenhagen Airport to the city center is of course by taxi. While it’s the most expensive way to leave the airport, it will get you straight to the front door of your hotel. So this is a great option for those who are tired and just got off a long flight.

Getting to Copenhagen Airport’s taxi pick up:

When exiting the baggage claim, follow the taxi sign to the right, and leave the airport terminal. Outside, you’ll find the taxi pick up place. Go to the first taxi in line and just get going!

Taxi price from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

Unlike other places around the world (speaking from experience here), it’s super easy to take a taxi in Copenhagen. You never have to haggle or settle on a price because all taxis have taximeters that will count the price of your journey.

It will cost you between 250-350 DKK / 33-47 EUR / 35-50 USD to get to the city center – of course depending on where you’re going and the time of the day. We paid 300 DKK the last time we took a taxi from the city center to the airport.

Taxi operating hours from Airport to Copenhagen City Center:

Taxis are operating all hours of the day from Copenhagen Airport.

Taxi pickup at Copenhagen airport

Other ways from Copenhagen Airport to City Center

Don’t fancy taking the metro, train, or taxi?

Well there are more ways you can get from Copenhagen Airport to the city center. You can also catch the public bus, get your own rental car and drive yourself, or arrange a private transfer or pickup from your hotel.

But since we don’t think these are the most convenient or cost-effective ways, we’ve decided to just focus on the 3 options we think are the best: metro, train, and taxi.

We truly hope you will enjoy beautiful Copenhagen once you get there!

If you need some inspiration on what to do, then check out this post: 35 best things to do in Copenhagen. Or if you need some help planning your trip, then check this one out: 11 easy steps to plan a trip to Copenhagen.

View inside Copenhagen airport

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2 Comments

  1. Ay Norton says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. Very helpful since my husband and I are visiting in November.

    1. Hi Ay Norton, you’re much welcome! We hope you’ll have a wonderful time in Copenhagen 🙂

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