Copenhagen Airport (CPH): The biggest airport in Denmark

Aeroporto de Copenhaga - Copenhagen Airport (CPH).
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Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is located in Kastrup, approximately 8 km from the center of Copenhagen. It is the main airport in Denmark and the busiest in Scandinavia.

In addition to serving the city of Copenhagen, this airport also caters to Malmö, Sweden, which is just over 30 km away.

The excellent public transportation connections to other cities in Denmark and Sweden, coupled with the presence of low-cost airlines operating at this airport, make it a preferred choice for many passengers traveling to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Airport has 3 terminals that operate 24 hours a day. Terminal 1 is dedicated to domestic flights within Denmark, while Terminals 2 and 3 handle international flights.

In this article, I have compiled a set of information that I believe is essential for those traveling to this region for the first time.

Which are the main airlines that fly from Copenhagen Airport?

Terminal de chegadas do Aeroporto de Copenhaga, na Dinamarca.
Arrivals terminal at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Norwegian, Ryanair, Aegean Airlines, Air Baltic, Air Cairo, Air Canada, Air China, Air France, Air Greenland, Air India, Air Serbia, AIS Airlines, Alsie Express, Atlantic Airways, Austrian Airlines, Braathens, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Corendon Airlines, Croatia Airlines, DAT, Delta Airlines, Easyjet, Egypt Air, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, Finnair, Flyr, Freebird Airlines, Iberia Express, Icelandair, Iraqui Airways, Jet Time, Jet2.com, KLM, Laudamotion, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Luxair, Middle East Airlines, Nouvelair Tunisie, Novair, Pegasus, Play, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, Sky Alps, Smartwings, Sunclass Airlines, SunExpress, Swiss, Tap Portugal, Thay Airways, Transavia, TUIfly Nordic, Turkish Airlines, UR Airlines, Volotea, Vueling, Widerøe and, finaly, WizzAir.

Direct flights from United Kingdom and United States to Copenhagen

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) no Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro, no Porto (Portugal).
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

There are several airlines with direct flights from the United Kingdom and the United States to Copenhagen, but some routes may be seasonal.

Thus, depending on the time of year, departing from the United Kingdom, you can travel with British Airways, EasyJet, Ryanair, and Scandinavian Airlines.

From the United States, some options include Delta Air Lines and Scandinavian Airlines.

How to get from Copenhagen Airport to the city center?

Estação Central de Copenhaga.
Copenhagen Central Train Station (København H).

The most efficient way to travel from the airport to the center of Copenhagen is by train, known as S-Tog.

The train station is located inside the airport, and to purchase tickets to the center, you just need to go to one of the (many) red-colored ticket machines, which are easy to identify.

What may not be as easy is finding the name of the central station in the center of Copenhagen, and to help you with that, I’m here to provide all the necessary information. In case my explanations are not clear, there is staff available to assist with the ticket machines.

So, to purchase a ticket to the center of Copenhagen, look for København H, which is Copenhagen Central Station. Payment can be made with a card, and the ticket will indicate the platform number. However, with two platforms available in opposite directions, make sure you board the correct train.

Although there are ticket validation machines on the platforms, these are intended only for regular transport cardholders, and it is not necessary to validate tickets purchased from the machines.

The journey from Copenhagen Airport to Central Station takes about 15 minutes, which corresponds to three stops.

What are the main car rental companies at Copenhagen Airport?

Estação de Comboios no interior do Aeroporto de Copenhaga.
Train Station at Copenhagen Airport.

The main car rental companies operating at Copenhagen Airport are as follows:

  • Alamo;
  • Avis;
  • Budjet,
  • Enterprise;
  • Europcar;
  • Hertz;
  • Keddy;
  • SIXT;
  • Thrifty.

Keep in mind that to rent a car in Denmark, you need to be at least 23 years old and have a driving license for a minimum of one year.

An international driving license is not necessary, as a license issued in one of the countries of the European Union and the United Kingdom is sufficient.

You also need an identity card and a credit card in the name of the driver with sufficient funds to cover the deposit when picking up the rented car.

Always follow the rules of the road and pay attention to speed limits and alcohol limits. For reference, values ​​above 0.05% are subject to fines, and the amount to be paid is calculated based on the offender’s monthly income and may result in imprisonment.

Check how much it cost to rent a car in Denmark.

Hotels near Copenhagen Airport

If you need to stay in a hotel near the airport, Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport (3 stars) is a good choice.

If this suggestion doesn’t appeal to you, check out other hotels and accommodations near Copenhagen Airport.

How many airports are there in Copenhagen?

Pista no Aeroporto de Copenhaga.
Runway at Copenhagen Airport.

There is only one airport in Copenhagen, located in Kastrup, approximately 8 km from the center of Copenhagen.

In addition to this, the closest airports are Malmö Airport (MMX) (52 km), Helsingborg Airport (AGH) (about 70 km), Aarhus Airport (AAR) (about 139 km), and Ronne Airport (RNN), which is 156 km from Copenhagen.

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