Getting there & away
International buses to several European cities are operated by Eurolines (33 88 70 00; www.eurolines.dk; Reventlowsgade 8), which has a ticket office behind Central Station. Long-distance buses leave from Central Station, though some buses, including those to Oslo, also stop at Copenhagen airport.
The main highways into Copenhagen are the E20 from Jutland and Funen (and continuing towards Malmö in Sweden) and the E47 from Helsingør and Sweden. If you’re coming from the north on the E47, exit onto Lyngbyvej (Rte 19) and continue south to reach the heart of the city.
All long-distance trains arrive at and depart from Central Station, an elegant, 19th-century wooden-beamed hall with numerous services, including currency exchange, a post office and a supermarket. There are showers at the underground toilets opposite the police office.
There is a daily sailing from Oslo to Copenhagen with DFDS Seaways (33 42 30 00; www.dfdsseaways.com). Polferries (+46 40 97 61 80; www.polferries.se) operates boats to Swinoujscie in Poland, leaving from Nordhavn (the northern harbour) five times a week and taking about 10 hours. From Germany, it is just five hours by train from Hamburg to Copenhagen Central Station via the DSB (70 13 14 15; www.dsb.dk) boat-train from Puttgarden to Rødby.
Copenhagen’s wonderful airport is Scandinavia’s busiest hub, with flights from over 100 cities across the world. There are direct flights to Copenhagen from Europe, Asia and North America, as well as a handful of Danish cities.
The modern international airport is in Kastrup, 9km southeast of Copenhagen city centre, and sees about 1.7 million passengers each year. It has good eating, retail and information facilities.
If you’re waiting for a flight, note that this is a ‘silent’ airport and there are no boarding calls, although there are numerous monitor screens throughout the terminal.