Copenhague Travel Guide – Travel tips you need to know

If you are planning a trip to Copenhague, look no further because on this post you will find all the travel tips you need to know.

To help you plan your trip, we edited this comprehensive guide, full of important travel advices and valuable information so you can enjoy the best of Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is a beautiful city, one of the most charming and elegant we have ever visited in Europe. No wonder it is increasingly becoming one of the most visited cities in the continent.

So, if you are also dreaming about taking a trip to Copenhagen,  check all the travel tips you need to know abou the destination.

 

GETTING IN COPENHAGUEN

 

There are direct flights to Copenhagen departing from most of the cities in the world, so getting there will not be a problem.

However, if you are planning to visit some other destinations in Europe, you can always count on Easy Jet, Ryanair, Norwegian Air International, SAS and many other low cost airlines.

You can also arrive in Copenhaguen by train, coming from different cities of the Nordic countries and other countries in Europe. Check here all the itineraries, prices and book your tickets!

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# How to get in the center from Copenhagen Airport

Upon arriving at the airport, the journey to the center will be very simple and is covered by public transportation, which is efficient, fast and cheap in Copenhaguen.

Around the arrival area you will find the electronic machines where you can buy your tickets. The machine is intuitive and has the option of language in English.

You must choose the Zone Ticket, and select the option that covers up the zone 3 if you are staying in downtown Copenhagen. 

You can pay by card since you probably will not have DKR – danish money – at this early time. The ticket will be issued and must be kept with you for possible inspections at the train.

After getting the ticket, just follow the signs “Train or Metro”  to find the station which is inside the airport. The trip to the city center will take about 15 – 20 minutes.

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT COPENHAGUEN

 

Although Copenhagen receive visitors all year round , there are times when the flow of tourists increases considerably.

The best seasons to visit Copenhagen are summer, spring and early fall,  specifically from the end of March to October.

Being located in the Nordic region of the globe, temperatures are usually very low in winter, which can hinder your trip.

This does not mean you can not enjoy the city during winter, but please keep in mund that you will have to deal with subzero temperatures,high probability to find snow  and short days.

In fact, when visiting Copenhagen in the summer and spring you can enjoy longer days and have the opportunity to visit a greater number of attractions there.

 

# Temperature in Copenhagen

February is usually the coldest month of the year, with average temperatures of 0.0˚C, while August is usually the hottest month with an average temperature of 15.7˚C.

 

# Events in Copenhagen

Another argument to convince you to visit Copenhagen during the summer and spring is that Tivoli Gardens, one of the most amazing attractions of the city is only open at this time of year.

Also, during the summer there are many events in the city , celebrated by visitors and locals. No doubt the city emanates a different energy during the summer.

 

HOW LONG TO STAY IN COPENHAGUEN

 

There is plenty to see and do in Copenhagen and even a week wouldn’t be sufficient to know and enjoy all the city has to offer.

However, we know that trips to Europe often generally encompass more than one destination and you probably will not have that much time to invest in just one city.

We advise you to plan at least two days to visit the capital of Denmark and get to know it well.

However, if you plan 3 or 4 days, besides visiting Copenhagen you can also travel to Castle Frederiksborg of and even the nearby town Malmo, Sweden, separated from Copenhagen for just a bridge.

We have published roadmaps suggestion to enjoy the best of Copenhagen. Read our scripts to program a perfect trip!

Click here to see our 2-day itinerary – Copenhagen and its best attractions

Click here to see our 3 day itinerary – Copenhagen and Frederiksborg Castle

Click here to see our 4-day itinerary – Copenhagen, Frederiksborg Castle and Malmo in Sweden

 

WHERE TO STAY IN COPENHAGUEN

 

The best area to stay in Copenhagen is  Latin Quarte and also the regions near to the canals.

However, it is outside the central station that you will find the budget options. But the good news is there is no wrong choice because Copenhagen is a small town and you hardly find distant options from downtown.

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A good tip for anyone who wants a cheap accommodation option is to choose the stylish and super comfortable Generator Hostel, which offers shared and private rooms. Click here to check availability and to book through Booking .

 

GETTING AROUND IN COPENHAGUEN

 

It is possible and even recommended to explore Copenhagen by walking.

The capital of Denmark is very compact and enables visitors to visit most of the attractions on foot.

Another good idea is to rent a bike there and do as the locals who adopt the bike as their primary transport option.

For more distant attractions and even to visit other cities, you must keep in mind that Copenhagen has 6 train lines and 2 metro lines, forming a very efficient and simple public transport system to use. When you arrive, grab one transport map to assure you will have no problems getting around.

Visitors who choose to buy Copenhagen Card can use unlimited public transportation at no extra cost. The Copenhaguen Card is a discount card that enables its holders to get free entrance to various attractions see here what is included here – get discounts at restaurants and use public transport for free. The cards are valid for 24 and 72 hours and you can buy here.

In general, the public transport ticket for 24 hours costs DKK 80 in zones 1 to 4 and the 72 hours ticket costs 200 DKK . The ticket unit costs  DKK 24 and is valid for 2 hours. To plan your itinerary click here.

 

HOW MUCH COST A TRIP TO COPENHAGUEN

 

Copenhagen is an expensive city as well as most of the northern cities. I bet it is not a surprise to anyone who is planning to visit the destination.

However, you can find options with regular prices just slightly more expensice than the average of several European capitals.

Our tip is that you give up on eating at the most sophisticated restaurants because they will cost you a lot and visit the simplest restaurants since they are as surprising as the most expensive ones!

On average, we spent 25 DKK per meal, but you can find more options around 15 DKK, or even snacks and ready salads in supermarkets for about 10 DKK.

There are many free attractions in Copenhagen, but if you are intending to visit all paid attractions it is worth looking into buying the Copenhagen Card. For more details click here.

 

WHERE TO EAT IN COPENHAGUEN

 

The cuisine is another super attractive factor in Copenhagen.

From cafes to restaurants awarded with Michelin starts, you will find excellent options in town.

We made a selection of restaurants for you to enjoy, whatever your budget and preference are. The original source of our research was the site Visit Copenhagen.

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Top 10 vegetarian restaurants – Click here to check out the best options

Top 10 most expensive restaurants  – Click here to check out the best options

 

THINGS TO DO IN COPENHAGUEN

 

Copehague is a charming town and although small, it has many attractions to offer to its visitors.

We prepared a list of the best attractions in the city, so you can enjoy the best of your trip to the capital of Denmark.

 

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Lara Nogueira

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Lara founded "Finding New Paths" as a platform to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to experience our world in an unique way. She now divides her time between studying a Masters ( International Tax Law ) in Sweden and her adventures abroad!

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