Metro Copenhagen

Practical information for Copenhagen and Denmark

Denmark is situated in Northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic, Denmark is the only Scandinavian country connected to the European mainland (the peninsular of Jutland borders with Germany). Denmark consists of 400 islands, many of which are uninhabited. Denmark is a constitutional monarchy. Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, is located on the island of Zealand.

Arriving in Denmark

Copenhagen Airport
Scandinavia's biggest airport hub with scheduled domestic, continental and international flights:

Billund Airport (International)

Aarhus Airport (International)

Aalborg Airport (International)

Bornholm Airport (Rønne)


Copenhagen Airport transfers

Copenhagen offers a fast and convenient public airport-to-city centre rail and metro link, takes just 13 minutes and and cost approximately 36 DKK. The metro system operates 24/7,
year round.

Taxis are readily available; duration is
approx. 20-30 minutes.

Regional trains depart from Copenhagen as well.
Copenhagen, is connected by bridge with Sweden's third-largest city, Malmö. Rail travel time
between the cities is just 35 min. Rail travel from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö is just 20 min.


Tourist Visa

There are no tourist visa requirements for nationals of (e.g.) the USA , Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia and Mexico. Nationals of other non-European Union countries should consult their local Danish embassy for further information.
What a tourist visa entitles you to A Danish tourist visa normally grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days per 6 months. Tourist visas do not allow you to work in Denmark. How to apply for a visa:



Find and book places to stay in Denmark


Shopping hours Denmark

Shops are generally open 9-10am – 5.30-6pm Monday to Thursday, closing later on Fridays (7/8pm) and earlier on Saturdays (1/2pm). Some shops stay open until 5pm on Saturdays in Copenhagen and larger towns. Many grocery stores are open until 9pm. A few kiosks hold late hours, and the 7-11 chain is open 24 hours. 

Sunday opening

Many larger shops and department stores are also open on Sundays, except on national and bank holidays, constitution day (5 June), Christmas Eve and until 3pm on New Years Eve.

Tax-free shopping

Travellers residing in non- European Union countries are eligible for VAT refunds on purchases in Denmark of DKK 300 or more.


City Cards

Provides free entry or discounts to a large number of sights, attractions and often includes free transportation.
Copenhagen city card: www.copenha...
Aarhus city card: www.aarhusc...
Odense city pass: www.visitod...


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Airports in Denmark


The official language is Danish. English is widely spoken. 


The currency is the Danish Krone (DKK ), subdivided by 100 øre.

Per 1 januari 2015:

1 DKK = 0,13 EUR
100 DKK = 13,43 EUR
1 EUR = 7,44 DKK
100 EUR = 744.36 DKK 

Credit Cards

Major international credit cards and ATM cards (CIRR US) are widely accepted. In accordance with EU regulation fees are no longer charged by shops or restaurants for the use of credit cards.


The domestic electrical current in Denmark is 220-230VAC /50Hz. Sockets support standard twopole Euro-plugs (CEE 7/4/CEE 7/7). International travellers may require adaptors.

Weights and measures

Denmark uses the metric system. Kilometers/meters/centimeters, kilograms/grams, and liters/deciliters/centiliters.

Time Zone

Denmark is in the Central European Time Zone (CET ), which is UTC +01 during winter and UTC +02 during summer due to Daylight Saving Hours (i.e. 6 hours ahead of U.S./Canada Eastern Standard Time)


Service charges are automatically added to the hotel and restaurant bill in Denmark, so no further tipping is required. Tipping for outstanding service is a matter of choice, but is not expected.

Tips for taxi drivers are included in the fare.


To call Denmark from abroad dial +45 + the 8 digit local number. To call international from Denmark abroad dial 00 + the country code and local code.

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