Cheap Flights To Copenhagen
- Area Urban : 615.7 km² (237.7 sq. mi)
- Area Codes : (+45) 3
- Currency : Euro
- Population Urban : 1,280,371
- Official Language : Danish
- Time Zones : CET (UTC+1) Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
- Airport : Copenhagen Airport (CPH)
To get from the airport to the city, passengers can take the Metro, the train, a bus or taxi. The Metro and the trains are above terminal three and take around 13 minutes to reach the city centre. Get a ticket at the station or at a machine with coins or credit cards, not notes. Buses run every 10 minutes and take approximately 30 minutes to Copenhagen Central Station during the day, with fewer operating at night. Bus tickets can be bought from machines at terminal 3 or on the bus with coins. Taxis are located at terminal 1 or 3 and take around 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Rental vehicles can be hired from Sixt, Europcar, Budget and other reputable companies.
Travellers can fly to copenhagen Airport from Johannesburg with the following airlines:
- Swiss (via Zurich) 13 40m+
- British Airways (via London) 14h 5m+
- Air France (via Paris) 14h 25m+
- South African, Lufthansa (via Frankfurt) 14h 25m+
- KLM (via Amsterdam) 14h 40m+
- SAS (via Munich) 14h 55m+
Airlines taking 15 hours and longer from Johannesburg comprise:
- Virgin Atlantic
- Air Namibia
The following and many more airlines touch down at CPH:
- Thai Airways
- Jet Airways
- Air Berlin
- Air Canada
- Austrian Airways
Reasons to Visit Copenhagen
- Capital to Denmark, Copenhagen is a pleasing city situated on the island of Zealand. The city has lush parks, pedestrian and canal-side promenades, traffic-free walkways, splendid old buildings, castles, palaces and a fascinating history. It’s an amazing, bustling city that was a Viking fishing village in the 10th century and in the 15th century it became capital of Denmark.
- After walking through opulent palace rooms and lush manicured gardens, end off your day with an evening of French fine dining, a traditional Danish dish or a scrumptious speciality hot dog from one of many carts located in the city.
- Nightlife in Copenhagen is an exciting experience with a string of nightclubs, bars (that close at 4 a.m.) and a vibrant gay scene where all are welcome and the last drinks called when the owners in the mood. Treat yourself to an enchanting evening of Danish theatre with opera, comedy or music or during summer, the Copenhagen Summer Dance is not to be missed.
- The city affords visitors great choices for accommodation from budget to top-star hotels, quaint B&Bs and inexpensive backpacker establishments located in the heart of the city and close to the station.
Best Time to Visit Copenhagen
A good time is from May through September. The warm summer months of June through August bring the city to life with plenty of outdoor events and attractions closing late in the evening. July and August are peak months, but not necessarily more expensive.
Places to Visit in Copenhagen
- Constructed in Renaissance style architecture, the grand 17th century Rosenborg Castle was opened by King Christian IV who indulged in dinners of 16 to 20 courses. After viewing the castles exquisite interiors and assets stroll through the beautiful gardens and rose garden.
- Deemed a treasure of Denmark, the Renaissance Christiansborg Palace is the Danish Prime Minister’s office, the Supreme Court of Denmark and the seat of the Danish Parliament.
- Amalienborg Palace with four classical palace facades, rococo interiors and palace guards is regarded as one of the greatest works of Danish Rococo architecture. Its where the Royal Couple reside during winter.
- View the spectacular 1640 Renaissance stock exchange building, Børsen that took 21 years to complete.
- Frederiks Church situated in København is popularly known as The Marble Church and a splendid example of Baroque and Rococo architecture with its copper green dome.
- The 13th century Church of the Holy Ghost was originally part of a Catholic monastery and is one of the city’s oldest churches.
- Nyhavn is a must experience. Once a busy port with ships docking from around the globe it now has a laid-back atmosphere filled with entertainment, cafes and chic eateries beautifully renovated from 16th century houses, one of which is no. 9, the oldest house that dates back to 1681 and still standing as it was. Many artists lived in these homes including the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen who lived at no. 20, 67 and no. 18. Get to the Christmas market that has the cobbled stoned streets filled with decorated stalls and delectable Danish delicacies and a classic Christmas ambiance.
- Every tourist views the beautiful, serene looking bronze Little Mermaid statue that sits on a rock on the waterside along the Langelinie promenade.
- The Citadel founded in 1626 by King Christian IV is today used as offices and a military barracks but the lush open public area is popular for joggers and walkers. It was a prison for Johan Friedrich Struensee who was arrested after a masquerade ball in 1772 because of his affair with Queen Caroline Mathilde.
- A blue Netto-Boat tour affords splendid views from the water of Copenhagen, its scenery and lots of interesting sights along the way. The guide gives insight on attractions in Danish, English and German.
- The best place for shopping is Strøget, one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets that spans 1.1km from City Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. It offers an array shops for visitors on tight budgets and those with money to splash. There are acrobats, magicians and musicians performing in the street and tourists can also take in attractions like Church of Our Lady and the Stork Fountain.
- Built in Rococo style architecture, the country’s largest museum on cultural history is the National Museum of Denmark located in Prinsens Palæ.
- A must see is the 17th century Rundetaarn tower, one of many architectural projects undertaken by Christian IV that was built as an astronomical station and is one of Europe’s oldest that’s still in operation.
- Indulge in a night of opera or just view the inside of the Copenhagen Opera House that’s one of the most modern in the world at a cost of more than US$500 million. Its ceiling is beautified with over 100,000 sheets of 24 carat gold leaf.
- Appreciate the tranquillity of nature at The Lakes, a row of three lakes that curve around the western side of the city centre forming one of the most noticeable and oldest features of city’s landscape.
- Nyboder is a row of historic yellow terraced houses built by Christian IV to accommodate Navy personnel.
Getting Around Copenhagen
It’s a wonderful city for walking with many attractions in close proximity but it does offer a good public transport system of buses, the Metro and S-tog trains. Buy a Copenhagen Card at the airport for unlimited travel on buses and the S-tog with free entry to many attractions including discounts. Eurailpass holders normally ride for free on the S-tog.
Buses are well maintained, cheap and depart from Rådhuspladsen in the city centre.
Connecting the city heart to suburban areas, the S-tog operates from Central Station and tickets can also be used on buses.
Operating 24 hours a day, the Metro joins western and eastern areas to the city centre and during rush hour operates every 2 minutes and at night every 15 minutes.
Many taxi drivers speak English and when available will display a green free light on their vehicle. They can be waved down and the metre fare includes the tip.
Bicycles can be rented out from shops and you’ll see many locals riding bicycles.
Driving is only essential for going to the suburbs or countryside but there are plenty of parking lots open for 24-hours. Rental companies in the city comprise Budget, Sixt, Dollar, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and others.