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Transfer Options from Copenhagen Airport to the City Centre

Copenhagen (CPH) airport is only 7 km outside of the city centre and offers four transportation options. You can either travel by taxi, bus, metro or private transfer. The quickest option would be by metro or train, as they run 24/7 and take only 15 minutes to reach the city centre. The cheapest transfer option is by bus, as a one-way ticket costs only €4.80 (36 DKK), however, the journey takes 35 minutes. A local taxi costs between €34 (250 DKK) and €47 (350 DKK) and takes 20 minutes to reach the city centre. The last option would be to take a private airport transfer with Welcome Pickups, which takes the same time as regular taxi. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Copenhagen at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €34 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €104 20min 24/7 Book
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Bus €9.60 35min 24/7
Metro €9.60 15min 24/7

How to get from Copenhagen Airport to the City Centre by taxi

Taking a Copenhagen Airport taxi or private airport transfer is the most convenient option from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. Taxis are available 24/7, cost between €34 and €47 depending on the taximeter and take around 20 minutes to reach the city centre.

Taxi fare from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre

Taxis at Copenhagen (CPH) airport do not charge on a flat rate basis. Instead, they charge using a distance-based taximeter. The final price of your journey will depend on your end destination in Copenhagen's city centre. Keep in mind that it will cost around €34 (250 DKK) in normal traffic conditions.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
CPH TO CITY CENTRE
€34
€34
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 your accommodation in the city centre, without needing to wait for a taxi or navigate in public transport.

Editor’s Note

If you are in the centre of Copenhagen and looking for a taxi, the best places to go are Vestergade, Gammel Torv and the Copenhagen Central Train Station.

Useful Tips

You can pay by card in most Copenhagen taxis.
It is 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 the City Centre by bus

Taking a bus from Copenhagen (CPH) airport is the slowest option to get to the city centre, but is the cheapest with a one-way ticket costing €4.80 (36 DKK). The No. 5A bus runs 24/7 and takes around 35 minutes to reach Copenhagen Central Station in normal traffic conditions.

How much is the bus from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre?

A one-way ticket from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre costs €4.80 (36 DKK). You may purchase your tickets from the automatic ticket machines in the arrival halls or directly from the bus driver. You also have the option of buying a Copenhagen City Pass, costing €11 (DKK 80) which allows an unlimited travel, in zones 1-4 for 24 hours.

Cost

€4.80

Trip Duration

35 Min

There is a waiting time of up to 10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The No. 5A bus is available 24/7 at Copenhagen Airport.

Where do I get it from?

The Copenhagen airport bus station can be found in between Terminal 2 and 3.

Convenience

Taking the No. 5A bus from Copenhagen (CPH) airport is the least convenient transfer option as the bus has many stops on its way to the city centre. Furthermore, once you have arrived at the Copenhagen Central Station, you will then need to find other means in order to reach your final destination.

Editor’s Note

The No. 5A bus stops at all major locations in Copenhagen city centre, including Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square and Nørreport.

Useful Tips

Ticket machines only accept coins or credit cards.
To avoid queues at the ticket machines, you may purchase your bus ticket directly from the driver.
Waiting time for the No. 5A bus increases to 15 minutes during the night.

How to get from Copenhagen Airport to the City Centre by metro

Both train and metro lines run 24/7 from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. Both take 15 minutes to reach the city and cost just €4.80 (36 DKK) for a one-way ticket.

How much is the metro from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre?

A one-way ticket for both the metro and train from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to Copenhagen Central Station in the city centre, costs €4.80 (36 DKK). You may purchase your tickets from the DSB ticket counter or from the automatic machines in the metro station. Your metro, train and bus tickets are interchangeable.

Cost

€4.80

Trip Duration

15 Min

The waiting time is 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 the airport at terminal 3. If your plane lands at terminal 2, you do not have to worry, as both terminals are just a short walk away from each other. However, if you land in terminal 1, there is a free airport shuttle that will get you to terminal 3 in just 5 minutes.
To get to the station, walk out of the terminal 3 arrival gates and you will see the escalator heading upwards to the metro and train platforms.

Convenience

Not only are the metro and train a cheap 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 another mean of transportation or just walk to your destination.

Editor’s Note

If you are travelling 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 is hard to navigate with large luggage.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Copenhagen. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

Best drivers

Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

Flight monitoring

Drivers are always on time

Quality support

24/7 email & phone support

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Prices

DAYTIME
€104
NIGHTTIME
€104
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a train from Copenhagen airport to the city centre?

There is a direct train and metro line that runs from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. Both take 15 minutes to reach Copenhagen Central Station and a one-way ticket costs €4.80 (36 DKK).

How do I get from Copenhagen airport to the city centre?

You have four transfer options when travelling from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the city centre. You can either take a taxi, private transfer company, bus or metro. Taxis and private transfer companies cost around €34 (250 DKK) and take approximately 20 minutes. The No. 5A bus takes 35 minutes and costs €4.80 (36 DKK) for a one-way ticket. Finally, the metro takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre and also costs €4.80 (36 DKK).

Is there a bus from Copenhagen airport to the city centre?

Yes. The No. 5A bus runs 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 €4.80 (36 DKK).

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