When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Copenhagen?
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When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Copenhagen?
Avoid travelling on Fridays for better rates. Aim to book your flights to Copenhagen six to eight weeks before travel, but keep your eyes peeled for budget last-minute flights. October to April is the low season, but return flights spike in price around Christmas and New Year’s. The shoulder seasons, lasting from May to mid-June and September, have mild weather, making them a good time to find cheap flights to Copenhagen.
Flying to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
Copenhagen Airport, also known as Kastrup (CHP) is one of the oldest international airports in Europe. It is also the third largest in Northern Europe and the largest in Scandinavia. Situated on the island of Anager, just five miles (three kilometres) south of the city centre, the airport is compact in size and known for its innovative design features which make travelling through it a pleasant experience. Direct flights depart to Copenhagen Airport from the United Kingdom every day with the main carriers being British Airways (departing from London-Heathrow) Scandinavian Airlines (check-in at Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester) and Norwegian Air (direct flights from London-Gatwick). Return flights can also be found from airlines, such as Air France, Austrian Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, SWISS and SN Brussels Airlines, which will all include one stopover in the airline’s home country.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Terminal 3 handles domestic and international flights from Start Alliance airlines and other European airlines. This terminal is connected to the airport’s main rail and metro stations and houses luggage reclaim. Terminal 3 handles all other Copenhagen flights. A free airport bus connects the terminals and the parking areas; it leaves every 15 minutes and every 20 minutes at night. It takes half an hour to walk from one end to the other and gates are never more than a 20-minute walk from security.
Getting to the city from Copenhagen Airport
Regular trains (every 10 minutes during the day and one to three times every hour at night) get you from the airport to Copenhagen Central Station in just 12 minutes. Line M2 of the metro system runs from the airport to central Copenhagen (Nørreport Station) in 15 minutes; trains depart at five-minute intervals during the day and every 15-20 minutes at night. Both the metro and rail stations are situated outside of Terminal 3, where you’ll also find a taxi rank. If you want to take a bus, the 5A, 35 and 36 all head into the city centre.
Why visit Copenhagen?
Regularly coming out on top for ‘world liveability lists’, Copenhagen simultaneously oozes ancient charm and bright modernity. Its flawless urban design, elegant modern architecture and position as one of the most sustainable, urban spaces in the world have earned it a reputation for being socially pioneering. In the summer, the Danish capital’s harbour-side cafes and green spaces come alive. In the depths of winter, the city is in its peak of ‘hygge’, the classic Scandinavian concept meaning cosy, charming or special.
Watch boats bobbing in the water at a cafe on Copenhagen’s iconic Nyhavn Canal, a long-time haunt for sailors and artists, including Hans Christian Anderson. The oldest of these brightly coloured gabled houses dates back to 1681. The romantic Frederiksberg Gardens with a baroque palace, Frederiksborg Slot, is ideal for a quiet stroll among lakes, woodland and a Chinese Pavilion. Don’t miss Denmark's National Museum for a fascinating glimpse into the nation’s history.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
You don’t need a visa to enter Denmark for a holiday, and you can stay up to three months without one. To stay longer, you will need to apply for a residence permit. The currency in Denmark is the Danish krone, and though there are plenty of ATMs and currency exchange services at Copenhagen Airport, it’s a good idea to have some local currency exchanged before your arrival.