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Travel to Denmark

Flying to Denmark

The main carrier is SAS ( Other airlines offering direct flights from the UK include British Airways (, easyJet (, Norwegian ( and Ryanair ( 

The major airports are: Copenhagen Airport and Billund Airport.

Airport Guides

Copenhagen Airport




Copenhagen Airport is located 8km (5 miles) southeast of Copenhagen.


+45 3231 3231


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Århus Airport




The airport is 44km (27 miles) from the city.


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Billund Airport




The airport is located 2km (1.2 miles) northeast of central Billund.


+45 7650 5050


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Flight times

From London - 1 hour 50 minutes; New York - 7 hours 35 minutes.

Departure tax


Travelling to Denmark by Rail

Copenhagen is connected by rail to all other major European cities. Typical express journey times to Copenhagen are: from London - 15 hours (including changes); Hamburg - 5 hours; Berlin - 7 hours 30 minutes. All international trains connect with ferries where applicable.

The national rail company is Danish State Railways (DSB) (tel: +45 7013 1415;

Rail passes

InterRail: offers unlimited first- or second-class travel in up to 29 European countries for European residents of over six months with two pass options. The Global Pass allows travel for 15 days, 22 days, one month, five days in 10 days or 10 days in 22 days across all countries. The One-Country Pass offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month in any of the countries except Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Travel is not allowed in the passenger's country of residence. Reductions are available for travellers under 26. Children under 12 are free when travelling with an adult using an Adult Pass. Supplements are required for some high-speed services, seat reservations and couchettes. Discounts are offered on Eurostar and some ferry routes. Available from (tel: +44 844 848 5848, in the UK;

Eurailpass: offers unlimited train travel in up to 28 European countries. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months, three months, five days in 10 days, 10 days in two months or 15 days in two months. The Global Pass allows travel across all participating countries. The Select Pass is valid in four bordering countries. The Regional Pass lets you travel in two bordering countries. The One Country Pass offers travel in one of 27 countries.

Adult passes are valid for first-class travel, while youth passes (under 26) are valid for second-class travel. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult using an Adult Pass. The passes cannot be sold to EU citizens or residents. Available from Eurail (

Eurail Scanrail Pass: allows unlimited travel within Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Valid for three, four, five or eight days within one month. Available to visitors from outside the EU only from Eurail.

Driving to Denmark

Getting to Denmark by boat

Copenhagen (, Esbjerg (, Frederikshavn (, Hanstholm and Hirtshals.

Ferry operators

DFDS Seaways ( runs services from Copenhagen to Oslo, Norway, while Polferries ( operates ferries to Swinoujscie, Poland.

Smyril Line ( operates the ferry route from Denmark to Iceland via the Faroe Islands.

In summer TT-Line ( connects Swinemünde in Poland with Roenne on the island of Bornholm.

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