There is no better place than Copenhagen to truly experience the famous Danish concept of comfort and coziness, defined as ‘hygge’. Any time is a good time to find ‘hygge’. From June – August, the weather is warm and sunny, and average temperatures are around 65 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The city hosts events such as Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the Roskilde Festival of music and arts, and Strøm festival of electronic music during this time. Remember to pack some warm clothes even during a summer visit as you may experience a chilly breeze on most evenings. From September – November, average temperatures dip to around 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city is covered in beautiful fall foliage. Copenhagen winters are bitterly cold, with average temperatures dipping to as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring months from March – May see their share of festive events such as the Copenhagen Beer Festival, Copenhagen Puppet Festival, and the Copenhagen Carnival. With cool weather, fewer crowds, and cheaper airfares and room rates, spring is one of the best times to visit.
In the past two weeks, users have booked deals to Copenhagen for $10/person, which is 98% cheaper than the average flight to Copenhagen. To find the cheapest price to Copenhagen from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
If you’re not able to fly to Copenhagen in January, then November is your next best option. Flight prices from United States to Copenhagen during November average around $454.
The best time to book a flight to Copenhagen from United States is 37 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $568. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from United States to Copenhagen for as low as $451.
The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Copenhagen is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $542. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around $700. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Copenhagen.
According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Copenhagen is at noon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Copenhagen at noon for as low as $366. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In the afternoon is when there is more demand to fly to Copenhagen, so prices are often more expensive at around $676 per ticket.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Copenhagen area find that parks like Tivoli are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Copenhagen in May, June, or July.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Copenhagen is possible. If you are planning a flight to Copenhagen, consider booking flights to Aarhus Airport (87 mi from Copenhagen city center) or Rønne Bornholm Airport (95 mi from Copenhagen city center).
The cheapest airport near Copenhagen is typically Rønne Bornholm Airport with an average price of $457/person. These prices vary based on where travelers are coming from. It is suggested that travelers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.
Currently, Denmark travel restrictions include travel to Copenhagen. Entry restrictions
Danish nationals and residents may still return to Denmark from anywhere. For travelers who are not residents or nationals, entry regulations depend on whether they are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘banned’ country. A country’s status can change dependent on its infection rate for COVID-19. The updated list and can be found here. Denmark will not allow UK residents to enter until at least January 17. Exemptions apply for primary caregiver for a child or compelling family circumstances. Travelers arriving from open countries can enter Denmark without having to go into quarantine. Travelers arriving from banned countries can enter Denmark if they have a worthy purpose. Proof will be required to demonstrate a ‘worthy purpose’ to enter. Examples of 'worthy purposes' include work or study in Denmark, transporting goods, and various family-related reasons, for example visiting a family member or partner who is a Danish resident. The full list of 'worthy purposes' is subject to change and can be found here. Travelers from a "banned" country are advised to check with the Danish authorities on their helpline (+45 7020 6044) to confirm whether they will be allowed entry into the country. The Danish government permits “sweethearts”, fiancees, and other close relations of Danish citizens or foreign nationals legally residing in Denmark to enter Denmark, so long as the individual can present proof of a negative COVID-19 test carried out no more than 72 hours before entry. This exception is Denmark-specific and does not apply to all countries within the Schengen zone or EU. Travelers going to Denmark under the “sweetheart declaration” from outside the EU are strongly encouraged to take a nonstop flight to Denmark to ensure smooth entry into the country. For more information on this regulation, see here.Entry requirements
Travelers arriving from high risk or banned countries must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 24 hours prior to arrival. Travelers arriving from the UK who are exempt from the entry ban, must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result issued within 24 hours prior to departure. Danish citizens, UK nationals or other persons residing in Denmark who enter Denmark from the UK are also advised to have a PCR test within 72 hours of entering Denmark. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 PCR test result.Quarantine requirements
Danish citizens, UK nationals or persons currently in the UK resident in Denmark will continue to be able to enter Denmark. However, there will be a strong recommendation to be tested on entry and go into self-isolation for 10 days.Transiting rules
Travelers returning to their home country may transit through Denmark. All travelers transiting or traveling to/from Denmark must wear masks at all times on flights and inside the airport.If you are planning to travel to Copenhagen at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
Direct international flights from U.S. cities to Copenhagen are available from SAS and Norwegian. Other airlines that offer flights with 1 or more stops include British Airways, Qatar Airways, WOW Air, Lufthansa, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Icelandair, Finnair, KLM, Austrian Airlines, Air India, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Norwegian Air International, American Airlines, Air China, SATA, Air Canada, Iberia, Egyptair, Swissair, Aeroflot, Royal Air Maroc, United Airlines, LOT, Air Serbia, Turkish Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Vueling Airlines.
Originally called Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen Airport is located on the island of Amager, about 5 miles south of Copenhagen. CPH offers a free terminal bus service that connects all the airport terminals, car parks, and the airport train station. Buses run every 10 – 20 minutes. There are several options to travel from the airport to Copenhagen city center.
The metro is located at Terminal 3 and all the trains go in the same direction from the airport (M2 towards Vanløse Station). It will take you 13 minutes to get to Nørreport Station which is the main hub in the city center. Trains run every 4 – 6 minutes during the day, and every 15 – 20 minutes at night. The standard one-way fare on all public transport is 24 kr for a trip within the first 8 zones.
The train station is located by Terminal 3. Trains run every 10 minutes during the day and 1-3 times an hour during the night. You can reach the Copenhagen Central Station in about 13 minutes from the airport. Standard one-way fare of 24 kr is applicable.
There are several bus lines that make stops at the airport and travel to various parts of Copenhagen. Line #5A will take you to Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square, Nørreport, and other stations. Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in Terminal 3, or you can buy a ticket on the bus. The one-way fare is 24 kr and journey time is about 35 – 40 minutes.
Taxis are easily available outside Terminals 1 and 3 of the airport. You can reach the city center in about 20 – 30 minutes depending on traffic. The approximate fare will be 250 kr – 300 kr.
At least 6 rental car companies are present in the ‘Car Rental Centre’ just outside the terminal buildings at CPH. You can also look for attractive deals on car rentals with momondo.
Copenhagen is a small town with a big city vibe. The town is compact and most of the popular attractions are within walking or biking distance from each other. Many of the downtown streets are pedestrian-only zones.
Biking is a popular way to get around in Copenhagen. Bycyklen (The City Bike), the city’s official bike share program features over 2,000 intelligent electric bikes at over 100 Bycyklen stations. If you opt for a Pay as You Go plan, for 30 kr an hour you can enjoy unlimited usage of all Bycyklen stations in the city.
Copenhagen’s public transportation system includes buses, trains, the subway system (Metro), and a commuter light-rail system (S-Tog). Most buses leave from the Rådhuspladsen (City Hall square) in the middle of the city. The Metro lines run east-west and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trains arrive every 2 – 3 minutes during rush hour, and every 15 minutes at night. The S-Tog connects Central Station to the city suburbs. You can transfer from a bus or Metro line to an S-Tog line. Fares start from 24 kr for all modes of public transport. If you plan to use the public transport extensively, consider purchasing a City Pass that offers unlimited travel on all modes for the duration of the card. An adult pass costs 80 kr for 24 hours and 200 kr for 72 hours.
Taxis are easily available and can be hailed directly from the street. However, they are not the most economical mode of travel and are best used for shorter distances. Fares typically start at 50 kr, followed by 10.15 kr per kilometer, and a waiting time of 7.00 kr per minute.
Boats are an interesting way to explore Copenhagen. Canal Tours offers hour-long guided excursions around the harbor and canals. You can also use the blue and yellow water buses to enjoy the city sights from the water. Water bus #991 and #992 offer some of the most interesting routes and sights. Fares for the water bus are the same as for all other public transport.
Often named the ‘happiest people in the world’, the Danes pride themselves on their lifestyle, culture, and food, all of which contribute to the ‘hygge’. Hearty, traditional meals and delicious Danish pastries only add to that happiness. However, there is a lot more to see and do when you travel to Copenhagen. Here are a few suggestions on what to include in your itinerary.
Invest in a Copenhagen Card
Purchase a Copenhagen Card and enjoy unlimited use of public transportation, free entrance to more than 70 attractions and museums, and discounts on several restaurants, sights, and rentals. An adult card for 24-hours costs 389 kr, while a 48-hour card costs 549 kr, and a 72-hour card costs 659 kr.
Take a walking tour
Copenhagen is renowned for its cultural offerings and culinary delights. Enlist for one of the many free walking tours to explore these offerings. You can choose from classic historical sites, unique churches, pub crawls, and many others.
Watch for bikers
When you are walking on the streets or driving, watch out for people riding their bikes. Locals tend to cycle at high speeds, keeping up with vehicles most of the time, and they often do not stop for pedestrians.