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Arriving in Copenhagen

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Frederiksberg Campus, Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C

Copenhagen is relatively small (1.2 mill) and compact compared to other capitals, and you will quickly know your way around. However, to help you when you arrive, we have provided some guidelines to get you from the airport or train station to where you need to go.

Arriving by Plane

If you arrive by plane, you arrive in Copenhagen International Airport Kastrup, which is located 8 kilometres south of the city centre on the island of Amager. It is easy to get from the airport to the city centre by train or metro. The ride from the airport to the city centre takes about 15 minutes. Before getting on the train or metro, you need to purchase a ticket at the ticket stand (DSB) located in the airport terminal. The ticket costs around DKK 35. When you arrive in the city centre, you may decide to continue by public transportation or taxi depending on where you are going to stay.

If you are going to live in the southern part of Copenhagen, it may be more convenient to get a bus from the airport, as you do not need to get all the way to the city centre. Bus number 250S runs from the airport. A ticket costs around DKK 25 (for 2 zones) and can be purchased on the bus. Note that busses do not accept credit cards; you need cash. To plan your route, you may wish to visit


A taxi fare from the airport to the city centre costs around DKK 250. Note that in taxis in Denmark, the meter will start at a certain fixed rate and run as you drive. It is not possible to negotiate the price of the fare. Be aware that tipping is only customary in Denmark when service has been particularly good. Taxi fares include service charges and therefore you are not expected to tip. 

From the airport to Frederiksberg Campus

With train and bus: Trains depart from the airport Terminal 3 every 10-20 minutes. Go to the Central Station "København H" (14 minutes, 3 stops) in the direction Copenhagen/Helsingør. Outside the station find bus 34 (direction Flintholm St.) to Bülowsvej (8 minutes, 5 stops) and walk 3 minutes to no. 17.

With Metro (look for the big M in Terminal 3): Go to Frederiksberg Station (20 minutes). The Metro departs every 4-6 minutes. It’s a 10 minutes’ walk from Frederiksberg Station til Bülowsvej 17. You need to buy a ticket in the airport terminal before boarding the train or Metro.

Arriving by Train

Copenhagen has three large train stations and a number of smaller stations. Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegården) is located in the western part of the city centre. Nørreport is located in the northern part of the city centre, while Østerport is located east of the city centre. From either of the stations, it is easy to get to your destination by metro, S-train, bus or taxi. Tickets for the metro and S-trains are purchased on the platform or in the train terminal, while bus tickets can be purchased on the bus. You use the same ticket for both busses and trains. A two-zone ticket, which is probably what you will need, costs around DKK 25.

Route Planner

You can use the route planner below to find out how to get to Frederiksberg Campus by public transportation. A general route planner is also available.


Route Planner:

To: Bülowsvej 17, 1870 Frederiksberg C

Tickets for Public Transportation

All buses and trains (incl. metro) use the same ticket system, so only one ticket is needed for a journey by bus and train. It is 3 zones from the airport to Copenhagen/Frederiksberg Campus. From the hotels to the campus, it is only 1 zone, but you cannot by tickets for less than 2 zones. Buy tickets in the bus (cash only, preferably exact change) or at ticket stands/machines at the train stations. Or buy via your mobile phone.

If you plan on taking the bus several times during your stay, it might be cheaper to use a travel card ( Rejsekort) than buying single tickets. 

The City Pass gives you unlimited access to buses, trains and metro in the centre of Copenhagen and to and from the airport (zones 1, 2, 3 and 4). You can buy a 24-hour or a 72-hour City Pass. The FlexCard allows you unlimited travel by bus, train and Metro for seven days in the number of zones you pay for. If you want to visit some of Copenhagen's attractions you should consider a Copenhagen Card which entitles you to unlimited bus, metro and train travel and gives you a discount or free entrance to many major attractions.

Please consult DOT's website for more information about tickets and zones.

"Visit Copenhagen" also provides information about the various tickets and prices (in English). Click here.