Water sculpture outside Terminal 3 in Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is the largest airport in Scandinavia
and the main entrance for airplanes not only for Copenhagen
and Denmark but also for the southern part of Sweden.
airport is placed in Kastrup outside
for this reason it is often called Kastrup Airport. It is
the main airport for the Scandinavian Airline SAS. From the
airport in Copenhagen there is flight connection to 127
destinations all over the World.
Intercity trains run directly from the basement of the
Copenhagen Airport. There is a ticket office in Terminal
Airport is placed east of the city of Copenhagen - and is
just as close to the Swedish city Malmö as it is to the
airport consist of three terminals. Terminal 2 and 3 are
connected with a short walk between. Terminal 1 is only for
domestic flights and is separated from the two other
times the airports have been elected to be among the best
airports in Europe - one of the reasons is the shopping area
in the transit halls with 48 special shops and several
restaurants, micro breweries and other eating places. This
is a relative calm place where the flight passengers can
walk on wooden floors in a relaxed atmosphere. The
disadvantage of the big shopping area is that you are forced
to pass it also after landing in Copenhagen.
The shopping area is nice - but a bit confusing when you
arrive for the first time in Copenhagen.
Photo: Arne V. Petersen, Copenhagen Airports A/S
have just arrived it might feel a bit confusing walking
between shops and restaurants - looking for the exit signs -
which are hard to find. Just follow the Baggage Claim
signs - even if you don't have any luggage.
Denmark is part of the
Schengen agreement which makes it possible for people to
travel in Europe without showing passport every time they
cross a border. For this reason the airport is divided into
a Schengen area and a non-Schengen are separated by a
Schengen passport control. If you leaving with a flight to a
non-Schengen destination it is important to have extra time
after the security check because there might be a queue at
the passport control when you later need to enter the
Copenhagen Airport is the Hub for SAS and therefore also
an important flight port for the rest of Scandinavia
Intercity trains run regularly from the Airport to
Copenhagen and continue directly to some most important
Danish cities like Odense,
Aalborg and Esbjerg. The Swedish city Malmö also is only a
few minutes away by train.
As in any airport water is prohibited in the security
check. But if you bring an empty bottle you can fill it
for free in the transit area. The water in Copenhagen is
The airport also has a Metro station with direct connection
to Copenhagen city. Just notice, that it is easier to use
the ordinary train if you are going to the main train
station or the area around it in Copenhagen. On the other
hand the metro goes to other parts of the city centre. If
you already have booked a hotel in Copenhagen it will a good
idea to check in advance if Metro or Intercity train is most
metro can be used if you go to the
Center. Just remember that you should change from line
M2 to line M1 at Christianshavn station and go towards
Vestamager. From the airport there is also a bus to the
Bella Centre (no. 75E)
Terminal 3 at Copenhagen Airport
From Kastrup there are direct flights to other main airports
of Northern Europe like Stockholm, Oslo, Saint Petersburg,
London and Hamburg. If however you are going to other Danish
airports like Århus or Billund you should go to the Terminal
1. There is a free transit bus between the terminals.
The is a Motorway going from city centre of Copenhagen to
plan to park your car for a longer time be aware the big
price differences at the car parks outside the airport. The
cheapest ones are P15 and P17 placed in some distance from
the airport - but even from here a free transit bus brings
you to the terminals in a few minutes. The other parking
areas are so close that you can walk into the airport.
The Hilton Hotel at Copenhagen Airport
need to stay very close to the airport it is possible to
stay at the Hilton Hotel just on the other side of the
street. But in fact it is not a big problem to find hotels
with easy access to Copenhagen Airport.
placed hotels in Copenhagen as well as Malmö in Sweden will
often have short distance to Metro or train going directly
to the airport. Some larger hotels also have bus service
going to the airport.
20 million passengers are using the Copenhagen Airport every
year resulting in more 250.000 operations (take-offs and
physical adress of the airport is:
Copenhagen Airports A/S
P.O. Box 74
DK-2770 Kastrup Denmark
Tel (+45) 32 31 32 31.
information on the
homepage of the airport or read the
Wikipedia article about it.
Eventually find information about how to find a
hotel in Copenhagen.
Windmills at open sea - is part of the view before
landing in Copenhagen Airport. Denmark is the country in
the world with the highest proportional production of