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Transfer Options from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Copenhagen Αirport to City Centre

Copenhagen (CPH) airport is located just 7 km from the city centre of Copenhagen, and you have three different transfer options to make the journey, taxi, bus or metro. The quickest option is to take the metro or train as they run 24/7 and take only 15 minutes to reach the city centre. A cheap transfer option is to take the bus as a one-way ticket costs just 4.82€ (36 DKK), but the journey takes 35 minutes. Your final transfer option is by a Copenhagen Airport Taxi, which costs around 33.50€ (250 DKK) and takes 20 minutes to reach the city centre.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Bus €9.64 35min 24/7
Taxi €33.50 20min 24/7
Metro €9.64 15min 24/7

How to get from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre by bus

Taking a bus from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre is the slowest transfer option, but at 4.82€ (36 DKK) for a one-way ticket, it's also one of the cheapest. The 5C bus runs 24/7 and takes around 35 minutes to reach Copenhagen Central Station in normal traffic.

How much is the bus from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre?

A one-way ticket from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre costs 4.82€ (36 DKK). You can purchase your tickets from the automatic ticket machines in the arrivals hall or from your driver directly on the bus.

Cost

4.82€

Trip Duration

35 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 5C bus is available 24/7 at Copenhagen Airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can access the bus terminal from Terminal 2 and 3 of Copenhagen airport. From Terminal 3, simply turn left once outside the arrivals hall and walk towards Terminal 2 until you see the buses lined up on your right. From Terminal 2, simply walk outside the exit doors and head to your right, you will see the buses lined up in front of you.

Convenience

Taking the 5C bus from Copenhagen (CPH) airport is the least convenient transfer option as it makes many stops on the way into the city centre, making it a slow service. Furthermore, once you have arrived at the Copenhagen Central Station, you will then need to find another way of transportation to reach your final destination.

Editor’s Note

The 5C bus stops at all major locations in Copenhagen city centre, including Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square and Nørreport.

Useful Tips

The ticket machines don't accept notes, only cash or major credit cards.
To avoid queues in the arrivals hall, buy your ticket from the driver on the bus.
Waiting time for the 5C bus increases to 15 minutes during the night.

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How to get from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre by taxi

Taking a Copenhagen Airport Taxi is one of the most convenient transfer options from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. Taxis are available 24/7, cost approximately 33.50€ (250 DKK) depending on the taximeter and take around 20 minutes to reach the city centre.

Taxi fare from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre

Taxis at Copenhagen (CPH) airport don't have a flat rate fee to the city centre, instead, they charge using a distance-based taximeter. The final price for your journey will depend on your exact final destination in Copenhagen city centre, but it will be around 33.50€ (250 DKK).

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
CPH TO CITY CENTRE
€33.50
€33.50
20 min
CPH TO MALMO
€125
€125
30 min

Convenience

A Copenhagen Airport Taxi is the only transfer option that will take you from Copenhagen (CPH) airport directly to the door of your accommodation in the city centre, cutting out waiting time and the need to navigate public transport.

Editor’s Note

If you're looking for a taxi when in Copenhagen city centre, the best places to catch one are Vestergade, Gammel Torv and Copenhagen Central Train Station.

Useful Tips

You can pay by card in most Copenhagen taxis.
It's not mandatory or common to tip your taxi driver in Denmark.
Make sure your driver resets his taximeter before you begin your journey.

How to get from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre by metro

Both train and metro lines run from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre 24/7. Both the metro and the train take 15 minutes to reach the city and cost just 4.82 (36 DKK) for a one-way ticket.

How much is the metro from Copenhagen Airport to City Centre?

A one-way ticket on both the metro and train from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to Copenhagen Central Station in the city centre costs 4.82€ (36 DKK). You can purchase your tickets from the DSB ticket counter or from the automatic machines in the metro station. Your ticket is interchangeable between the metro, train and bus.

Cost

4.82€

Trip Duration

15 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The metro and train are both available 24/7 from Copenhagen Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The metro and train leave from Terminal 3. If you land in Terminal 2, you can easily walk to Terminal 3, and if you land in Terminal 1, there is a free airport shuttle that will get you to Terminal 3 in 5 minutes.
When you walk out of Terminal 3 arrivals gate, you will see an escalator that heads upwards, this will take you to both the metro and train platforms.

Convenience

Not only are the metro and train the cheapest transfer option, but they are also the quickest. Both the metro and train will take you directly to Copenhagen Central Station where you can easily switch to a different mode of transportation or walk to your destination.

Editor’s Note

If you are traveling with children, the metro is a great option as they have a faux dashboard with control buttons at the front of each cabin for them to play with.

Useful Tips

Although the train and metro run 24/7, the service is less frequent at night.
You can use your SB transport ticket on either the train, metro or bus.
During peak times the metro can get busy and be hard to navigate with large luggage.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a train from Copenhagen Airport to city?

There is both a direct train and a metro line that run from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. Both modes of transport take 15 minutes to reach Copenhagen Central Station and a one-way ticket costs 4.82€ (36 DKK).

How do I get from Copenhagen Airport to city centre?

You have three transfer options when traveling from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre, taxi, bus or metro. Taxis cost around 33.50€ (250 DKK) one way and take approximately 20 minutes. The 5C bus takes 35 minutes and costs 4.82€ (36 DKK) one-way. Finally, the metro takes just 15 minutes to reach the city centre and costs 4.82€ (36 DKK).

Is there a bus from Copenhagen Airport to city centre?

Yes. The 5C bus runs around every 10 minutes 24/7 from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to Copenhagen Central Station in the centre. The journey takes around 35 minutes and a one-way ticket costs just 4.82€ (36 DKK).

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