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Denmark - the gateway to Europe!

Denmark's location makes it an excellent gateway to the rest of Scandinavia and Europe.

Berlin is just an hour’s flight away. London and Paris can be reached in less than two hours, and Barcelona, Rome, Vienna and Prague are all just a few hours away. 

Denmark also has excellent transport infrastructure, which makes it easy for you to explore the nation’s scenic countryside and national parks in your free time and holidays.

Travel in Denmark

You can travel to most cities by train, bus, or ferry. Copenhagen has one of the world’s most efficient metro systems – a fully-automated system operating 24/.

Denmark has several international airports, the largest of which are Copenhagen and Billund. There are also domestic flights between Copenhagen and the cities of Aalborg, Aarhus and Rønne.

Public transport in Denmark uses a common pricing and zoning system. Access further information by clicking on the links below.

Arriving from abroad

Arriving in Eastern Denmark
  • Train: There is a train station under terminal three, which is served by airport shuttle trains and intercity trains. Travel time to the city centre: approximately 12 minutes. There are also trains to Malmö in Sweden and high-speed trains to the Swedish capital, Stockholm.
  • Metro: Line M2 links the airport with the city centre. Travel time to the city centre: approximately. 15 min.
  • Bus: Movia buses 5A, 35, 36, and Gråhundbus line 999 all stop at the airport. Bus 888, the express to Jutland, also stops at the airport. Movia bus 2A stops near the airport. There are long-distance buses to Sweden.
  • Car: The airport has 8,600 parking spaces. The E20 motorway goes right by the airport. Junctions 15, 16, and 17 are the best exits.
  • Taxi: A taxi fare to the city centre costs around DKK 200,00 (€27). The ride takes around 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. So taking the metro is faster – and cheaper.

Try the public transportation route planner

Arriving in western Denmark

For the west of the country, the major airport is Billund, which is located just 2 km outside of the city of Billund in Central Jutland. From the airport, the city centre and other major cities in Jutland can be accessed in various ways:

  • Bus: There is an airport shuttle bus service.

Alternatively, Aarhus Airport is located in northeast Jutland around 36 km from the city of Aarhus. From the airport, the city centre can be accessed in various ways:

  • By taxi: There are taxis available outside the terminal building. The fare is around 300 DKK (€41) and takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • By bus: There is an airport shuttle bus service. Also, route 212 between Ebeltoft and Randers stops at the airport.

Ferries provide services from Denmark to Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK.

Getting around on your bike ...

Virtually all Danes own a bicycle. In small towns and cities alike, cycling is the most common means of transport. Easy, cheap and eco-friendly, cycling makes an excellent alternative to driving. The facts are impressive. In Copenhagen alone:

  • Cyclists pedal a total of 9.1 million kilometres – every day! That is the equivalent of a couple of brisk trips to the Moon and back
  • There are 350 km of cycle lanes and 40 km of parkland cycle routes. This equals the entire length of Denmark.
  • The city’s bicycle infrastructure is state of the art – with green waves and special traffic regulation for bicycles.
  • One out of three people travel to work or school by pedal-power every day

Bringing your car

If you are coming to Denmark in a vehicle with a foreign registration, you have to get it registered in Denmark within two weeks of arrivel. There are two options of registering, depending on the length of your stay. Learn more here.

Useful links

See also: - the official website of Denmark - tourist information for visitors to Denmark - information about the Danish capital - information about Denmark's second largest city - information about Denmark's third largest city - information about Denmark's fourth largest city

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