Cheap flights to Copenhagen depart from Manchester Airport as well as Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports near London. Some flights to Copenhagen may also be available from some regional airports around the UK. Flights to Copenhagen will arrive at Copenhagen Airport. Buses operated by Movia provide transport between the airport, Copenhagen city centre and some nearby towns. The Copenhagen Metro station is located in Terminal 3 and provides frequent services from the airport into the city centre. The railway station is also located underneath Terminal 3, and links the airport to Copenhagen centre as well as other destinations further afield. A free airport shuttle bus helps connect all three terminals. Taxis are available from outside the arrivals area of all terminals.
It is easy to explore the city centre on foot due to its relatively compact size. Cycling is a popular option for many locals and visitors. Free bikes are available around the city. To rent a bike, just insert a 20kr coin into the slot at the bike rack – the money will be returned once the bike is re-inserted into a bike rack. Transport in Copenhagen operates on a colour-coded zone system, similar to the system used in London. Movia has a large and efficient bus network, with over 400 lines available. Check the website for routes and other information. The S-Tog subway system and Metro trains provide quick and effective transport around the city. Both run frequently and have plenty of stops around the city and nearby suburbs. Check their respective websites for more information. Taxis can be easily flagged down in the city centre, but are rather expensive.
Packed with attractions, Copenhagen makes a wonderful destination for a city break. The massive Amalienborg Palace, home of the royal family, is a popular attraction with visitors. Discover the royal collections at the Amalienborg Museum, or stop by the square at noon to view the theatrical changing of the guards ceremony. Enjoy a guided tour around the controversial Christiania district. The freetown is full of unshackle buildings, mostly constructed by the residents themselves. Bring the family to Havnebadet to for a dip in the saltwater pools. The Tivoli is one of Copenhagen’s best-loved amusement parks and is conveniently located in the city centre. Climb to the top of the Rundetaarn (Round Tower) to take in lovely views of the historic city.
Shopaholics will not be able to resist the lure of Stroget, Copenhagen’s massive pedestrianised shopping mall. Magasin du Nord and Illum are two of the most popular shopping centres in the area. The surrounding streets are crammed with plenty of independent stores as well as some international chains. Vesterbro is known for its cosmopolitan range of eateries. Enjoy Danish open-faced sandwiches (smorrebrod) and traditional dishes at the Restaurant Ida Davidsen. The legendary restaurant is famous for its extensive menu of over 250 types of smorrebrod. The trendy Nyhavn district is lined with a large number of bars and clubs.