Copenhagen Layover Guide (CPH)

What are you looking for in CPH?
Tours/To do | Relax/Sleep | Internet/SIM | Transport | Storage | Money

Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as “Kastrup”, is one of the largest airports in Nordic countries and one of the oldest airports in Europe. It is situated in the north of Denmark in the Oresund Region. The Copenhagen airport is located at a distance of 8 km (5 mi) from the south of the city center, Copenhagen. This airport was first opened in 1925. Denmark “Copenhagen” is known as the “city of fairy tales”. This capital city of Denmark is famous for its cultural aspects, including food, museums, architecture, churches, and royal palaces.

Can you leave Copenhagen Airport (CPH) airport during a layover? Do you need a visa?
It's possible to visit Copenhagen during the layover. However, travelers will require visa in advance. (more info).

Tours, Things to do, Sightseeing

Organized Tours

Romantic Tour

What are the city’s top locations for a date? Where can you find picturesque photos? What makes Copenhagen the happiest city on earth? In this tour, you will be astounded by the number of historical love stories that may be found in the city’s parks, buildings, and streets. You will love its kind residents and rich cultural past, from the tragic and heartbreaking to the humorous and spicy. Valentine’s Day is a great time to take this tour. » book this tour

City Walking Tour with Rosenborg Castle

Renaissance-style Rosenborg Castle is a building in Copenhagen. The castle, one of Christian IV’s several architectural endeavours, was initially constructed in 1606 as a rural summer residence. The spectacular riches of Christians IV and his ancestors allow us to feel the splendour of the past even today. You will learn about Danish history and culture during your visit to the 400-year-old Rosenborg Castle on this private tour, which lasts two to three houts. » book this tour

Culinary Experience Tour

Explore Copenhagen and eat your fill of regional cuisine! You will get a taste of Denmark’s cultural highlights as well as its culinary highlights during this half-day tour. With fascinating tales and insights into the development of the nation’s food culture, you’ll savour a number of exquisite sampling of iconic edibles. The daily tastings feature cheeses, meats, and famous open-faced sandwiches, as well as wines, liqueurs, and spirits. For those with a sweeter tooth, there are also chocolates, toffees, and candies available. » book this tour

Things to do / Sightseeing

Rosenborg Castle

West of Frederiksstaden is where you’ll find Rosenborg Castle. Rosenborg Castle, one of the top places to see in Copenhagen, was built during the Dutch Renaissance and was finished in 1633 by King Christian IV. The speaking tubes, the dining rooms, and the room where the king passed away in 1648 are still on display for visitors to witness how the royal class lived in those days.

Time required: 2 Hours to Half Day.

Airport to here: 23 minutes via Private transport.

Round Tower

It is The Round Tower, one of the many landmarks in Copenhagen constructed during King Christian IV’s reign in the 17th century, located a few blocks north of Street in the city’s centre. It was finished in 1642. The tower was built as an astronomy observatory, and it still partially fulfills that purpose, although it is most recognized for its breathtaking city views. The structure also houses a concert venue, an exhibition area, and the Library Hall.

Time required: 1 to 2 Hours.

Airport to here: 20 minutes via Private transport.

Stroget

Strget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe and Copenhagen’s main shopping district, is located in Indre By between King’s New Square and H. C. Andersens Boulevard. There are various boutiques and cafes lining a network of interconnecting streets. Bring your credit card because high-end brands like Burberry, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton are here.

Time required: 1 to 2 Hours.

Airport to here: 21 minutes via Private transport.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

You will like exploring the displays of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek if you enjoy both art and archaeology. This 1888-founded museum and research facility is home to more than 10,000 items, such as sculptures from the 19th century in France and Greek portrait heads. Paul Gauguin, a post-impressionist painter, is among the well-known painters included here, as is Auguste Rodin, a sculptor. You might easily spend hours perusing the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek’s remarkable collection. The on-site cafe is a favorite spot for visitors to grab a coffee or snack.

Time required: 2 Hours to Half Day.

Airport to here: 15 minutes via Private transport.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid statue is one of Copenhagen’s most recognisable landmarks. The statue is based on a fairy tale written by Danish poet and novelist Hans Christian Andersen and is situated in Vesterbro just south of Langelinie, the neighborhood’s pier. It has been a mainstay of Copenhagen’s waterfront since 1913 and is constructed of bronze and granite. If you want a good photo op, come early or stay late because tourists frequently throng here.

Time required: Less than an Hour.

Airport to here: 25 minutes via Private transport.

National Museum of Denmark

One of Europe’s top museums is thought to be the National Museum of Denmark. From the time of the Vikings to the Danish Renaissance to the welfare state of the late 20th century, it covers a wide range of the nation’s history. The museum’s vast collection also includes objects from Danish prehistory, Egyptian mummies, and displays of ancient Greek and Roman coins. Additionally, it has a separate children’s museum with engaging exhibits for young children.

Time required: 2 Hours to Half Day.

Airport to here: 16 minutes via Private transport.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Helsingor, is a must-see even though you must travel 32 miles north of Copenhagen to get there. Due to its strategic location near the Sound Dues, this Renaissance-style castle from 1574 played a significant role in Danish politics and trade. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was infamously filmed on the property. A 197-foot-long ballroom, a collection of tapestries from the 16th century, and the casemates—underground corridors originally used to shield troops and horses during battle—are just a few of the place’s unique features.

Time required: 2 Hours to Half Day.

Airport to here: 48 minutes via Private transport.

Nyhavn

Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Helsingor, is a must-see even though you must travel 32 miles north of Copenhagen to get there. Due to its strategic location near the Sound Dues, this Renaissance-style castle from 1574 played a significant role in Danish politics and trade. Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was infamously filmed on the property. A 197-foot-long ballroom, a collection of tapestries from the 16th century, and the casemates—underground corridors originally used to shield troops and horses during battle—are just a few of the place’s unique features.

Time required: 1 to 2 Hours.

Airport to here: 19 minutes via Private transport.

Relaxing and Sleeping

Airport Lounges and Relaxing
There are different lounges avaiable at the airport which are located at terminal 2 and 3. » view all lounges or buy a lounge pass or membership online

Hotel and Sleeping
There are several hotels available inside and near the airport.» view all or book an airport hotel online

Rest Area and Sleeping in Airport
There is no sleeping zone at the Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

WIFI/Internet and SIM Card

WIFI/Internet: Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. Connect to the “ CPH Airport Free WIFI” network.

SIM Card: You can buy the Lebara SIM card by reaching the various shops at the Copenhagen Airport (CPH) at very cheap rates. » buy a global sim card for Copenhagen, Denmark that you can use for other countries as well!

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi: Taxi ranks are located outside of the Arrivals area of Terminals 1 and 3. Passengers needing a taxi to Sweden must take a taxi from the dedicated Sweden taxis rank outside of Terminal 3.

Train: There is a railway station in Terminal 3 at CPH Airport. Trains travel between the airport and central Copenhagen in 10-minute intervals. (more info).

Bus: Movia public transportation network offers bus service between CPH airport and Copenhagen via Buses 5A, 35 and 36. (more info).

Shuttle: Copenhagen Airport (CPH) offers a shuttle terminal bus runs from P1 to Terminals 2 and 3 and on to the train station in Terminal 3 and to car parks P15 and P17.

Car rentals: Avis, Budget, Enterprises, Europcar and other companies provides Car Rental services. » view available cars or rent a car now online

Parking: The parking area is available at the Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

Luggage Storage & Lockers

The Copenhagen Airport (CPH) offers 116 luggage lockers which accommodate small and large backpacks with different charges. » book a luggage storage or locker at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) online (subject to availability).

Money Exchange and Withdrawal

- Copenhagen Airport (CPH) ATMs, currency exchanges and banks