Copenhagen Airport Trains & Metro
DSB is the Danish national rail operator, running services to national and international destinations. DOT is the operator of urban and suburban transport in Copenhagen including buses, the Metro and the S-Train, which is the urban rapid transit rail system.
The train station at Copenhagen Airport is underneath Terminal 3. For the station, follow the signs for the train and take the escalator down to either platform 1 or 2, depending on your destination.
Trains to Copenhagen Central Station, Nørreport, Østerport, Helsingør, Fyn and Jylland depart from Platform 2 and run every ten minutes during the day. At night there are one to three trains per hour. The journey time from the airport to Central Station is around thirteen minutes.
To Elsinore, the trains run approximately every twenty minutes from Platform 2. Through the day, Monday to Friday, trains run hourly to Fredericia via Odense. There is a two-hourly service to Sønderborg. For Bornholm, there are four or five trains a day leaving from Platform 1. To get to other destinations in Denmark you will need to change at Copenhagen Central Station or other stations on-route.
You can also get to destinations in Sweden from Platform 1 at the airport station. Trains to Malmö run every twenty minutes during the day Monday to Friday with a less frequent service through the night and at weekends. The service to Ystad runs four to five times a day. To Gothenburg and Kalmar there are trains every other hour. For other destinations in Sweden and beyond, you will need to change trains.
You can buy train tickets from the DSB sales desk in Terminal 3, or from the machines near to the desk and in the baggage reclaim area. The machines only take coins or debit/credit cards.
For all DSB timetables click here.
For the Metro station, follow the signs to the end of Terminal 3 and go up one level on the escalator.
The Metro trains run from the airport to Vanløse via fourteen stops across Copenhagen including Christanshavn, Nørreport Station and Frederiksberg. Nørreport is a mainline rail hub and the journey time from the airport is fourteen minutes.
Trains are frequent, running every four to six minutes during the day and around every fifteen to twenty minutes through the night. For the full timetable and a journey planner, click here.
A single ticket from the airport to the city centre costs 36 Krone (around £4.25, depending on the exchange rate).
Tickets and Travel Passes
Standard Single Ticket - A single ticket for zones 1 and 2 costs 24 Krone (DKK) and a three-zone ticket is 36 DKK. The airport is in zone 3. Tickets are valid for sixty minutes and you can get on and off as many times as you like during that period.
City Pass - With a City Pass you can make unlimited journeys on buses, local trains and the Metro in Copenhagen. A 24-hour pass is 80 DKK for adults and 40 DKK for children of twelve to sixteen years of age. For a 72-hour pass, it is 200 DKK per adult and 100 DKK per child.
Tickets can be purchased from the vending machines in the stations, from ticket offices or online. There is also a DOT Mobile Ticket app with which you can buy tickets and plan your journey. Two children under twelve and accompanied by an adult can travel free.
Copenhagen Card - The Copenhagen Card not only gives you unlimited travel on public transport but also free admission to almost eighty attractions in the city, including museums, castles and canal cruises. Cards can be bought for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours. Two children of nine years and under can travel free with an adult. For full details and to purchase the card click here.