The biggest airport in Scandinavia, Copenhagen International Airport (commonly referred to as Kastrup or Kastrup Airport) is located on the island of Amager, five miles (8km) south of downtown Copenhagen. The facility sees 21 million passengers each year, of which more than 90 percent come on international flights. Despite the high volume of traffic, Copenhagen International Airport is an efficient facility with plenty to see and do inside. Excellent restaurants serving international cuisine and a number of good duty-free and luxury brand shops provide entertainment for adults, while play areas keep the little ones occupied. There are also hot showers and saunas in the airport's Transfer Hotels, which are a great way to relax between long flights.
Copenhagen Airport is situated five miles (8km) southeast of Copenhagen city centre.
Getting to the city
Buses, trains and taxis provide transport to Copenhagen city centre. There are several local bus routes servicing the airport from the city centre which take approximately 45 minutes and cost US$4.50. Train and metro tickets are available from the ticket office above the railway station in Terminal 3. The metro is serviced every few minutes during the day and every 15 minutes at night between 5am to 12pm Monday through Thursday and 24 hours a day Friday to Sunday. Depending on destination in the city centre fares should be up to US$5. Taxis can be hired from outside the arrival areas and the roughly US$34 fare can be paid by credit card.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +45 3231 3231.
EuropeCar, Hertz, Budget and Avis are among the companies represented at the airport.
Taxis pick up passengers outside of terminals one and three. Drives to the city centre are five miles (8km) and will take approximately fifteen minutes. Fares can be paid for with cash or credit card and will roughly cost US$35 after a tip and service charge are included.
Transfer between terminals
A free shuttle bus runs between Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 (International), and Terminal 1 (domestic).
All terminals have banks, bars, restaurants, meeting rooms and Internet access. Wifi access is available in Terminal 2 and 3. There are a wide variety of shops in the Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre, including 48 'specialty' shops and 16 duty-free shops. There is a VAT refund desk for non-EU residents who are travelling to a non-EU destination. Disabled facilities are good, and children and those with special needs can make use of the Passenger Escort Service.
There are seven parking areas at Copenhagen International Airport, which charge higher fees the closer to the terminal they are located. Most offer 15 minutes' free parking, and all are connected to the terminal via a complimentary shuttle.
Flights to Copenhagen International Airport are available on Air France, Emirates, British Airways, Cimber Sterling, Singapore Airlines, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Scandinavian Airlines.
There is fast, free wifi available throughout Copenhagen International Airport for passengers who sign up for free to its CPH Advantage programme. Regular rates are at US$11 for an hour or US$14.60 for four hours.
The Hilton Busines Centre on the fourth level of Terminal 3 offers meeting and conference rooms for up to 50 people.
Copenhagen Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.