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Denmark Getting There - International Travel
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Air

The national airlines are SAS (SK) and Mærsk Air (DM). The major carriers are SAS and British Airways.

International airports

Copenhagen (CPH) (Kastrup)

Located 8km (5 miles) southeast of Copenhagen with a travel time of 15 to 30 minutes.

Direct scheduled flights to Copenhagen operate from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dublin, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle.

Rail

A new rail link between the airport and main railway station in Copenhagen has facilitated travel to the city with a journey time of 12. There are also high-speed Intercity trains to Funen journey time is one hour and Jutland with a journey time of two hours with additional connections to Malmø in Sweden on a 30-minute journey via the Øresund link.

Bus

There are also regular bus services from the airport departing every 10 to 20 minutes with a journey time of 20

Airport facilities

Includes an outgoing duty-free shop, a wide range of car hire firms, with Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt represented.

Bank/bureau de change, and several bars and restaurants.

Website:www.cph.dk

Århus (AAR) (Tirstrup)

Located 44km (27 miles) from the city. Direct scheduled flights to Århus operate from London Heathrow.

Buses connect with flight arrivals and taxis are also available.

Airport facilities

Includes a duty-free shop, a wide range of car hire firms, bank/bureau de change, a post office and a restaurant.

Website: www.aar.dk

Billund Airport (BLL) (Billund)

Located approximately 2km (1.3 miles) from Legoland.

Direct scheduled flights to Billund operate from London Gatwick and Manchester.

Website: www.billund-airport.dk

Departure Tax: None.

Sea/River

Denmark’s major ports are:

Copenhagen
Esbjerg
Frederikshavn,
Hanstholm
Hirtshals.

There are regular ferries to and from:

The Faroe Islands
Germany
Iceland
Norway
Poland
Sweden
UK.

DFDS Seaways sail from Harwich to Esbjerg 3 times a week all year round. They also operate services between Harwich and Cuxhaven, Copenhagen and Oslo and Copenhagen and Gdansk.

The major ferry operators from Germany, Norway and Sweden are Color Line, Flyvebådene, Scandlines and Stena Line.

North Jutland is connected to the Faroes, Iceland, Norway and Scotland during the summer by ferries sailing once a week.

No departure taxes are due when leaving Denmark by sea.

Cruise lines calling at Copenhagen include CTC, Lauro, Lindblad Travel, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Viking.

Rail

Copenhagen is connected by rail to all other major European cities, and typical express journey times from Copenhagen are to:

London 26 hours
Hamburg 4 hours 30 minutes
Berlin 11 hours 25 minutes.

All international trains connect with ferries where applicable.

Road

All the major road networks of Europe connect with ferry services to Copenhagen and it is advisable to book ferries in advance.

The completion of the 18km (11 mile-long) toll Great Belt bridge and tunnel, linking Copenhagen (which is situated on the island of Sjælland) with the island of Funen, now provides the first seamless surface connection from the European continent to Copenhagen. It includes the world’s second-longest suspension bridge at 6.5km (4 miles) long.

A second bridge and tunnel, the Øresund connection, links Copenhagen with Malmø in Sweden. Tolls are applicable for both bridges.

Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves destinations in Denmark. For further information, contact:

Eurolines,
4 Cardiff Road,
Luton,
Bedfordshire
LU1 1PP, UK

Telephone number: (08705) 143 219
Fax number: (01582) 400 694).

Useful travel links
AA route planner directions and maps within Denmark.