How to Get to Denmark

How to Get to Denmark

Airplane: the largest airline in Denmark – as well as Sweden and Norway – is Scandinavien Airlines (SAS). In total, more than 60 flyAirlinesto Copenhagen Airport. All have theirs regional offices in Copenhagen, mostly near the central station.

In addition to Scandinavian Airlines, the following European airlines offer flights to and from Copenhagen: Alitalia (AZ),British Airways(BA), Cimber Air (QI), Finair (AY), Iberia (IB), Icelandair (FI), KLM – Royal Dutch Air (KL), Lufthansa (LH), Ryanair (FR), Sterling (SNB) and Swiss (LX).
From Copenhagen there are flights to almost all major European cities, such as Frankfurt, Paris or Madrid.

Airports: the vast majority of overseas flights to Denmark land at Copenhagen International Airport (CPH). It is one of the most important European airports and is located in Kastrup, about nine kilometers southeast of central Copenhagen. From the center of Copenhagen it only takes around twelve minutes by train to get to the airport. Travelers should note that Copenhagen International Airport is a so-called silent airport. There are no loudspeaker announcements there. Passengers receive the necessary travel information on a large number of screens.
A growing number of international flights, mainly from the UK and Scandinavian countries, land at smaller regional airports. These include the airports in Arhus (AAR), Aalborg (AAL), Esbjerg (EBJ), and Billund (BLL). Visit handbagpicks for Denmark Economy.

Ship: Taking a ferry can be a very pleasant way to travel to Denmark. Long-haul boats usually have lounges, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, and duty-free shops. Many ferries between Denmark and the Scandinavian countries also have casinos and grocery stores on board. There are also overnight accommodations when traveling with overnight ferries.
Fares often include one-way trips. Discounts can be requested, also for round-trip tickets, the crossing with your own car, for students and holders of train tickets as well as for seniors. In addition, the tickets for children are often cheaper than the adults. The prices for ferry tickets also depend on the day of the week and the season and are significantly higher in the summer months than in winter. Especially in summer it is advisable to book the ferry well in advance if you are bringing a car.

Smyril Line offers connections between Hirtshals in Denmark and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and Seydisfjördur in the east of Iceland once or twice a week between April and October.
Between Germany and Denmark, Scandlines ferries operate between Puttgarden and Rostock, Rostock and Gedser and Sassnitz and Ronne. The Romo-Sylt-Linie operates several ferries between Sylt and Rono. Color Line ferries run from Norway to Denmark and connect Kristiansand and Oslo with Hirtshals and Larvik with Frederikshaven. DFDS Seaways connects Oslo with Copenhagen. DFDS Seaways offers a ferry service between Great Britain (Harwich) and Denmark (Esbjerg) several times a week. Ferries Stena Line operate between Oslo and Frederick Haven. Several times a week, Polferries ferries depart from Poland from Świnoujście to Copenhagen. There is also a weekly connection between Swinoujscie and Ronne. Ships on the Bornholmstrafikken line operate regularly between Ystad in Sweden and Ronne on Bornholm. HHLines offers a fast connection between Helsingborg and Helsingor several times a day. Ships sailing between Gothenburg and Frederickshaven and between Varberg and Grenaa (four hours).
There is also a high-speed ferry between Gothenburg and Frederickshaven, but it is not that frequent.

Rail: Travelers who want to travel to Denmark by rail can obtain timetables and more information from the Danish State Railways – Danske Statsbaner (DSB). All EuropeRail, InterRail and ScanRail tickets are valid at DSB. Since Denmark is very small, such tickets are particularly recommended for travelers who also want to visit other countries.

Automobile: the only state that shares a land border with Denmark is Germany. The most important motorway connection between Denmark and Germany is the E45. However, there are also smaller roads that travelers can use to cross the border.

Only Sweden (Malmö) can also be reached by car on the E20 without the aid of a ferry – over the 16-kilometer-long Oresund Bridge. The 18 kilometer long Storbaelt Bridge between Zealand and the Jutland peninsula also creates a connection between Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
There are no border controls. However, travelers have to expect possible customs controls.

Bus: Copenhagen is well connected to the rest of Europe by bus. In the summer months there are daily bus connections, during the remaining months several times a week.
The largest European bus network is managed by Eurolines, a consortium of more than 30 bus companies. When traveling with Eurolines there are regular discounts, which can be requested. Advance reservations are recommended. Gullivers Reisen connects Berlin and Arhus five times a week. Stopovers are Kolding and Vejle.

Bicycle: Cyclists can bring their vehicle to Denmark without any problems, whether on board a ship, airplane or train. Ferries to Denmark are well suited to the needs of passengers with bicycles. Bicycles can be checked in as luggage when traveling by air. Train travelers may have to wait for a place for their bike on regular trains at rush hour.

How to Get to Denmark