Transportation in Copenhagen
Modern, safe and frequent metro trains link the centre and Christianshavn island with the airport, Ørestad to the south and the Fredriksberg district to the west. The central city area and business district is within a single fare zone, and money-saving passes are interchangeable on buses and S-tog trains.
If at leisure, take the harbour boat-bus to see the Little Mermaid and the historic harbourside of Nyhavn. Elsewhere in the city, Copenhagen's modern bus fleet serves all major places of interest, and services are available through the night for revellers finding their way home after a clubbing session.
Copenhagen's taxis are plentiful, if not the cheapest option. They can be hailed anywhere on the street if their yellow 'for hire' light is on. All officially licensed cabs are metered, and most accept credit cards. Tipping is neither necessary nor expected.
Explore the best of Copenhagen's compact old centre and shopping areas on foot – several major streets are pedestrianised.
Rent your car
You can drive into Copenhagen via motorway and the spectacular 8km-long Öresundbridge (bridge and tunnel) from Sweden. Copenhagen’s traffic is a breeze compared to some European cities but parking can be difficult; road signs display multi-storey car-park spaces, while street parking is colour-coded, the central areas being the most expensive.
The CPH Card gives visitors unlimited travel by train, bus and metro in the Greater Copenhagen region, and is available for either 24 or 72 hours. An added bonus is that it also includes free entry to 60 museums and other attractions in the city. It is available online, at the airport, and at tourist information offices. Single travel tickets are sold at stations and on buses, and are interchangeable between transport modes.