Copenhagen: Travel Tips
By OUTTraveler Editors
One of the sweetest things about Copenhagen for visitors is its easy navigability, with most sights and venues within easy walking distance from each other. For stuff farther afield, make like a local and hop on a bike, so omnipresent a method here that the International Cycling Union named this the world's first Bike City. More details below:
GETTING TO DENMARK
Fly Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) from the U.S. to Copenhagen: The official Scandinavian airline gets you to Copenhagen in style. With daily direct flights from four U.S. gateway cities -- Chicago O'Hare, Washington, D.C. Dulles, New York's Newark Liberty Airport, and San Francisco International Airport. As a member of Star Alliance, SAS provides more non-stop flights to Copenhagen than any other airline.
To/From Copenhagen airport
Getting to and from Copenhagen Airport is easy and convenient. Board the train to Copenhagen Central Station just outside the arrivals hall in Terminal 3, or walk a little bit further and take the new award-winning Metro to downtown Copenhagen. If you purchased the Copenhagen Card, the trip is free! The metro runs every four minutes during the day and every 15 minutes during evening hours. Whether you go by train or metro the trip is only 14 minutes. Going by taxi is about a 20-30 minute trip depending on traffic and will set you back about $40. Metro and train are both $6.
GETTING AROUND WITHIN COPENHAGEN
Save with Copenhagen City Card -- Get free transportation by train, bus and metro -- also from/to the airport -- as well as free entry to approximately 70 museums and attractions including a sightseeing boat ride on the picturesque canals. Discounts on restaurants, car rental, stores, and much more is included as well.
While in Copenhagen do as the Danes do and get around by bike. Approximately 37 percent of Copenhageners bike each daily along the more than 242 miles of bicycle paths. Use one of the free bikes shares available from April to September each year, or rent a bike at your hotel. You can also book a sightseeing bike tour with Bike by Mike, or be your own guide with a GPS driven bike available from Bike the City.
GETTING AROUND WITHIN DENMARK
All of Denmark is easily accessible due to a world-class transportation network, from Copenhagen's high-tech, 24-hour metro system to the amazing, 5-mile Øresund Bridge linking the capital region to Sweden. Even the most remote parts of Denmark are linked by railways, and the train offers easy and comfortable transport between the regions in all directions as well as internationally to destinations such as Berlin, Zurich, and Amsterdam. Combining the rail and bus services is also very simple, as your train ticket extends to your continued journey on a bus. See DSB (Danske Stats Baner) for details. Major cities in Denmark are also connected by air from Copenhagen; fly Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) with ease.
For even more on-the-go info, visit www.VisitDenmark.com/gay.