Copenhagen Airport Guide (CPH)
Formerly known as Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and is located a short distance from Copenhagen city centre. Our Copenhagen Airport guide includes information regarding terminal facilities, public transportation routes and nearby accommodation options, as well as important airport contact details.
Terminal 1, currently being used for all domestic flights, is set to close in 2015, leaving all passenger flights to be handled by the interlinked Terminals 2 and 3. Check the airport’s website for the most current news on the situation.
Information desks (tel: +45 3231 3231) are located in the arrivals areas and transit halls of Terminals 2 and 3. There is also a visitor centre in Terminal 3.
All terminals and piers are interlinked and are accessible on foot, but there is also a free shuttle bus serving Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The CPH Go pier, which serves low-cost carrier easyJet, is linked to Terminal 3.
From central Copenhagen, head southbound across Langebro Bridge and continue along Amager Boulevard and Amagerbrogade. From here, follow the signs to the airport complex.
Rail:There are direct high-speed trains to Copenhagen Central Station (journey time: 12 minutes; fare: kr36), as well as a number of other destinations in Denmark (tel: +45 7013 1415; www.dsb.dk). The station and ticket office are situated in Terminal 3.
Metro:The Metro (tel: +45 7015 1615; www.m.dk) M2 line connects the airport to the city centre (journey time: 14 minutes; fare: kr36). The station is situated in Terminal 3, from which tickets can be purchased.
Bus:Several buses (5A, 35 and 36) run from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre (journey time: approximately 55 minutes; fare: kr35) and other destinations in and around Copenhagen. Night bus 96N runs from Terminal 3 to Rådhuspladsen. Further information on local buses is available from Movia (tel: +45 7015 7000; www.moviatrafik.dk).
Long-distance destinations in Denmark and Sweden are served by a number of operators.
Taxi:Taxis are readily available from ranks outside the arrivals areas of Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The ride into Copenhagen takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and prices start at around kr250. Taxis to Malmö are also available.
Banks are located in Terminal 2, while ATMs can be found in all terminals. Those looking to exchange currency can use the bureaux de change in Terminals 2 and 3.
A post office is situated between Terminals 2 and 3. Paid-for wireless internet (free for CPH Advantage members – free to join) is available throughout the terminals. A number of self-service internet kiosks can be found in the transit areas of Terminals 2 and 3.
There are plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants at Copenhagen Airport, offering everything from seafood to fast food. Places to eat include a restaurant serving Danish fare post-security in Terminal 3 and a couple of restaurants in the on-site Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel (tel: +45 3250 1501; www3.hilton.com).
Shopping opportunities are plentiful in all terminals, with designer boutiques, newsagents and duty-free shops among the options. There is also a good selection of shops selling the best of Scandinavian fashion and design. A pre-order and pick-up service is available.
A lost and found facility (tel: +45 3231 2284; a database of all found items is available online: www.missingx.com) is located within the airport, while self-service left-luggage lockers are available at car park P4.
Other facilities available at Copenhagen Airport include a play area for children and a lounge for teenagers (both situated in Terminal 2), baby change facilities, and a 24-hour prayer room. Those with some time to spare can relax at the spa in the Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel (tel: +45 3250 1501; www3.hilton.com).
The Hilton Business Centre (tel: +45 3250 1501; www3.hilton.com) is located on the fourth floor of Terminal 3, and has a VIP boardroom, two business centres and 29 meeting rooms. Various airlines and handling agents also provide business facilities in their executive lounges in Terminals 2 and 3.
Copenhagen Airport is physically accessible throughout. Lifts, ramps, wheelchair-accessible toilets, induction loops and reserved seating are provided, while dedicated parking spaces are available in the car parks. Passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
There are more than 10,000 car parking spaces in short-, medium- and long-term car parks at Copenhagen Airport. The P6, P7 and P8 areas offer short-term options directly linked to Terminals 2 and 3. Medium-term rates are available in P1, P4, P5, P9, P10 and P12, which are all relatively near the terminal buildings. Economy long-term parking is provided at P15 and P17, a little further from the terminals (free transit buses are provided from these areas). The airport parking office (tel: +45 3252 8300) is located between Terminals 2 and 3, and is open 24 hours.
Car hire companies represented at Copenhagen Airport include: Avis, Europcar and Hertz in Terminal 1; and Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt in Terminal 3.
There is one hotel located on-site at Copenhagen Airport plus a transfer accommodation facility. A number of hotels can be found in the surrounding area, one of which provides a free shuttle service – while there are many more options in central Copenhagen and across the Øresund Bridge in Malmö.