Airport Guide to Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

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Airport Name
Copenhagen Airport

Airport Location
The airport is located 5 miles southeast of Copenhagen.

Terminals
3

IATA Code
CPH

Telephone
+45 (0)32 313 231

Airport Overview

Copenhagen International Airport (CPH), commonly referred to as Kastrup Airport or simply Kastrup, is the biggest airport in Scandinavia, and the busiest airport serving Nordic destinations in the world.

Flights to Copenhagen International Airport are mainly operated by the Scandinavian Airlines System, although it is also a major hub for Cimber Sterling, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. A new terminal – CPH Go, serving low-cost carriers such as easyJet – opened in October 2010.

Even though Copenhagen International Airport is busy (around 60,000 passengers use it every day, and more than 21 million in a year) it is a remarkably calm and efficient airport, boasting fantastic amenities and facilities. It has consistently been voted as the one of Europe’s best airports by travel and leisure magazines the world over.

Terminal Transfer

All terminals are connected by a complimentary transit bus, while Terminals 1 and 2 are also connected by a 300-meter covered corridor that runs through Pier A. Note that if your itinerary demands that you get from Terminal 3 (international arrivals) to Terminal 1 (domestic departures), you’re going to need at least 40 minutes to complete the trek.

Getting into Town

Airport taxi: Taxis are readily available in the parking areas just outside Terminals 1 and 3 (domestic and international arrivals). It’ll take a maximum of 20 minutes to get to central Copenhagen.

Bus: Public Bus No. 250S connects Kastrup Airport with downtown Copenhagen. Buses leave every 20 minutes, from outside Terminals 2 and 3. The bus trip should take half an hour.

Metro/Subway: There’s a metro station located in the lower level of Terminal 3 at Copenhagen International Airport. You can buy tickets at the metro counter in baggage reclaim, or else from the automated ticketing machines. M2 Line subway trains run 24 hours a day, leaving the airport every 4-6 minutes, and taking just 15 minutes to reach central Copenhagen (Kongens Nytorv).

Train: Trains from Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup Station (Terminal 3) to Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbangegarden) run every 10 minutes, and take only 15 minutes to complete the trip. You’ll need to buy your train ticket from one of the DSB counters, located above the station, within Terminal 3.

Car Parking

There is parking space available for more than 8,500 vehicles at Copenhagen International Airport. The parking areas (P1-P17) are more or less removed from the terminal buildings – and the parking fees for each area are determined by the distance you’ll have to travel to reach the airport (although, luckily, there’s a free shuttle-bus service that leaves the parking lots every 10-15 minutes for the terminal buildings).

Information Desks

Information desks are located in the arrivals and transit hall areas of Terminals 2 and 3, and there is a Visitor Center (with great tourist information) located in Terminal 3.

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: Danske Banks are located in Terminal 2; there are currency exchange facilities in Terminals 2 and 3, and ATMs in all terminals. There’s a full-service post office between Terminals 2 and 3, and self-service internet kiosks can be found in the transit areas of Terminals 2 and 3.

Luggage: There are baggage lockers available between Terminals 2 and 3, and a lost and found office available in Terminal 2. There are also self-service luggage lockers available in the parking area P4.

Conference and business: Kastrup Airport’s Hilton Business Center is located on the fourth floor of Terminal 3, featuring a VIP room, a conference room (with space for up to 50 delegates), and nine meeting rooms.

Shopping: The shopping options available at Copenhagen International Airport are more like you’d expect to see lining the high streets in major European cities such as London, Paris or Berlin. Most big-name shops (Burberry, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Bvlgari) are located in Terminals 2 and 3 – break the budget on a classic silk scarf from Hermes, a silver pendant from Georg Jensen, or even (to really impress your friends back home), some artful Danish glassware from Illums Bolighus. There are some convenience stores (such as 7-Eleven) and small kiosks dotted around, as well. Note that duty-free shopping is available for non-European Union passengers only.

Food and drink: Again, food and drink options at Copenhagen International Airport far transcend ordinary airport expectations. Replete with cafes (Baresso Coffee, Starbucks), bars, and fast food outlets (Burger King, McDonald’s), there are also a number of truly high-quality restaurants at Kastrup Airport, guaranteed to satisfy even the fussiest gastronome. Try Eyecon (Terminal 2), for Scandinavian tapas, or the Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar (Terminal 3).

Other facilities: Other facilities at Copenhagen International Airport include showers and saunas at the Transfer Hotel, baby-change facilities in all restrooms, a 24-hour prayer room, the CPH Apartment lounge and relaxation area, medical facilities, and full accessibility for disabled passengers.

Wi-Fi: Fast, free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the terminal buildings.

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Airport Guide to Copenhagen Airport (CPH) was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Amanda Festa
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