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When thinking about Copenhagen, think of the eclectic mix of cobblestone streets, palaces with modern technology, green consciousness, and architecture that pushes the boundaries. Whether you’re flying into Copenhagen for business or pleasure, it’s a wonderful city to soak in and wander endlessly.
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As a gateway into Scandinavia, Copenhagen Airport is an important hub and destination for many travelers. Wondering what you need to know in advance of your trip? This article will delve into common questions fliers have in order to make your trip here a breeze. 

What Should I Know Before I Book my Flight to Copenhagen?

Copenhagen Airport is not only the main international airport for Copenhagen, but also for southern Sweden. With 93 airlines that operate out of Copenhagen Airport and nonstop flights to 173 cities, this is by far the busiest Scandinavian airport.

Internationally, if you’re looking to fly direct, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) will be your best bet. Operating routes in the United States (San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington), Israel (Tel Aviv), and Asia (Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo), there are a lot of convenient ways to fly. 

Flying within Europe is incredibly easy and affordable with flights from London ($80 RT), Brussels ($90 RT), and Milan ($125 RT), to name a few.  

When travelling to Copenhagen, consider creative routing solutions, as there are many European discount carriers like Easy Jet and Ryanair available. Cheap fares can be had by mixing and matching between carriers once you get into Europe.  

What's the Best Way to Get to and From Copenhagen Airport?

The transportation system in Copenhagen is superb, so you will not have any issues getting to your destination.  

The airport train is located underneath Terminal 3. To get to the city, look for the trains operated by DSBFirst. The trains run every 10 minutes during the day and will get you to Copenhagen Central Station in about 13 minutes. At night, the trains run one to three times an hour. There is also a metro underneath Terminal 3. Line M2 of the Copenhagen Metro links the airport to the city center. This trip takes roughly 15 minutes and leaves every four to six minutes. The price for the metro and train is $5. Buses are also possible, but unless you have a stop that is very specific and only covered by bus, train or metro will make much more sense.  

Rental car counters can be found in all terminals and are relatively affordable, but if you’re planning on being in the city, keep in mind that parking is very difficult.

The taxi ride from the airport to the city center takes 20 minutes or more, depending on traffic, and will cost roughly $40.

Are There Any Nearby Hotels?

While there aren't as many as you'd think, there are a number of hotels right by Copenhagen Airport. The most convenient is the Hilton Copenhagen Airport, which is connected directly with the airport. For something upscale, there is the stunning Bella Sky Comwell Hotel Copenhagen, which includes an airport shuttle. On the budget end, Go Hotel is just one train stop away from the airport, or a 30-minute walk.  

How Many Terminals Are There and Where Will I Land?  

Copenhagen Airport has three terminals. Currently, Terminal 1 is for domestic flights, but will be shut down in 2015, shifting all flights over to Terminals 2 and 3. Both terminals share a passenger concourse as well as an arrivals section, so moving between Terminals 2 and 3 is easy. In addition, Terminal 3 has a new section called CPH Go specifically for low-cost carriers. EasyJet and Transavia are the only airlines that operate from this section.

Outside of the terminals, there is a free shuttle that runs between Terminals 1 and 3. This shuttle runs all day.

What Amenities are Available at Copenhagen Airport?

There's lots of shopping, eating, and drinking available at Copenhagen Airport. Terminals 2 and 3 have plenty of stores to choose from, including clothing, gifts, and books, many of which are high-end stores that sell brands like Hermès or Georg Jensen. For non-EU travellers, there are also a large duty-free section in Terminals 2 and 3.

WiFi is accessible throughout the airport, but is not free.

All terminals have an array of choices that cover everything from coffee, fast food, mid-range, and high-end dining. For example, you can splurge on seafood at the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar in Terminal 3, or Eyecan in Terminal 2 for Scandinavian tapas.