Travel to Denmark

Flying to Denmark

The main carrier is Scandinavian Airlines or SAS (www.flysas.com).

From the UK, British Airways (www.ba.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com), Norwegian (www.norwegian.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) offer direct flights to various destinations in Denmark.

The major airports are: Copenhagen Airport, Billund Airport, Aalborg Airport, Aarhus Airport and Vágar Airport.

Flight times:

From London to Copenhagen - 1 hour 45 minutes; New York to Copenhagen - 7 hours 35 minutes.

Departure tax:

None.

Airport guides

Airport Code: CPH. Location: Copenhagen Airport is located 8km (5 miles) southeast of Copenhagen. Money: Banks and ATMs can be found in both terminals. Those looking to exchange currency can also use the... Read more

Airport Code: BLL. Location: The airport is located 2km (1.2 miles) northeast of central Billund. Money: Global Exchange Denmark have three branches in the terminal at check-in, departures and arrivals,... Read more

Other airports in Denmark

Århus Airport

Airport Code: AAR. Location: The airport is 44km (27 miles) from the city. Website: N/A. Public transport description: Buses connect with flight arrivals; taxis are also available.

Travel by rail

Copenhagen is connected by rail to all other major European cities. Typical express journey times to Copenhagen are: from London - 15 hours (including changes); Hamburg - 5 hours; Berlin - 7 hours 30 minutes. All international trains connect with ferries where applicable.

The national rail company is Danish State Railways (DSB) (www.dsb.dk).

Rail passes:

InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 31 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for three days in a month, five days in a month, seven days in a month, 10 days in two months, 15 days in two months, one month and two months across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

Reductions are available for travellers under 27 and over 60. Children under 12 are free when travelling with an adult using an Adult Pass. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on some ferry routes. Interrail passes are available for European residents only.

Eurailpass: offers unlimited train travel in up to 31 European countries. Tickets are valid for three days in a month, five days in a month, seven days in a month, 10 days in two months, 15 days in two months, one month and two months across all participating countries. Reductions are available for travellers under 27 and over 60. Available from Eurail (www.eurail.com).

Getting to Denmark by boat

Denmark is the world's seventh-biggest seafaring nation and with its archipelago geography it comes as no surprise that there are plenty of ports and harbours along the Danish coast. Copenhagen (www.cmport.com), Aarhus (www.aarhushavn.dk), Esbjerg (www.port-of-esbjerg.dk), Frederikshavn (www.frederikshavn.dk), Hanstholm (www.hanstholmhavn.dk) and Hirtshals (www.portofhirtshals.com).

Cruise ships:

Several major cruise lines call at Copenhagen.

Ferry operators:

DFDS Seaways (www.dfdsseaways.com) runs services from Copenhagen to Oslo, Norway, while Polferries (www.polferries.com) operates ferries from Copenhagen to Świnoujście, Poland.

Smyril Line (www.smyrilline.com) operates the ferry route from Denmark to Iceland via the Faroe Islands.

In summer Polferries also (www.polferries.com) connects Świnoujście in Poland with Roenne on the island of Bornholm.




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