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.

CPH Airport

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. Read more about how you can transport by bus, train and metro to and from the airport here.

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

Regional trains

Regional trains depart from Copenhagen as well. In order to catch most of the regional trains, you will have to change at the Central Station, where there frequent train services to the rest of Denmark. You can check the train (and bus) connections via

It takes about 2 hours to get from Copenhagen Airport to Odense, approx. 3 hours to Aarhus, 4,5 hours to Aalborg and 3 hours to Esbjerg.

Train to Malmö, Sweden

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.

Dannebrog girl 

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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.