Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Guide
In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Copenhagen Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!
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Rest area located Airside. Photo credit: Anneloes
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.
What to Expect
- There are two terminals: Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The two terminals are connected airside and easily walkable.
- Copenhagen’s airport is large, airy, and spacious, with clean facilities, friendly staff, and fast and efficient airport procedures.
- Staff and security are tolerant of sleepers.
- WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
- Landside is undergoing some renovations (Spring 2016) so spots there are limited. If you’re Airside you’ll have plenty of seating, napping spots, charging stations, and natural light.
- Very comfortable seating near Gate D1, and the areas near Gates A and B are very quiet. (Jan.Deutsch, April 2016).
- Follow the signs for ‘Transfer Area’ from Gates C2 and C3, and you’ll find a small corner with couches, low lighting, and electric outlets (January 2015 review).
- In Terminal 2, near the restrooms and vending machines at Gates A18 - A34, is a very quiet and secluded space with black 3-piece padded leather bed-like structures, perfect for sleeping! An EU power outlet is nearby for easy mobile charging.
- For another good sleeping spot in T2, follow the corridor near Gate C10. Directly on the right is a corner with a long, soft padded bench and a nearby power outlet. The area is low-frequented and very quiet.
- Terminal 3 has soft and comfortable bed-like seats that can fit two people.
- Try the “Transfer Centre” behind the security checks for a dark, silent area with a limited supply of comfortable benches.
- The airport can get crowded at times, so try to find your sleep spot before 11:00PM.
- Gets cold at night, come prepared. Some spots are brightly lit.
- For uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to Terminal 3 and other hotels near the airport that provide free airport shuttles. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
Good to Know
- Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.
For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Copenhagen Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.
In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Copenhagen Kastrup airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):
- CPH Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (DKK 169).
- Aviator Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 1st Floor, Pier B. Hours: 5:00AM - 8:30PM (Sun - Fri) • 5:00AM - 8:00PM (Sat). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (DKK 125) • Book Online (£22.00 - minimum 24 hour advance purchase is required).
- Aspire Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Hours: 6:00AM - 8:00PM (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door
Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. Connect to the “CPH Hotspot” network, go to “wifi.cph.dk” on your browser, and enter your email address and country to register.
If sleeping in Copenhagen Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Hilton Copenhagen Airport - (2 min walk from the airport) Connected to Terminal 3 by covered walkway, this is the closest hotel to the airport. No airport shuttle. Day rooms are available according to availability.
- Quality Hotel Airport Dan - (7 min from the airport) Free airport shuttle available from 6:00AM to 9:45AM and evening hours (shuttle does not run mid-day).
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Copenhagen Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
- ATMs / Cash Machines - ATMs in the airport dispense Danish Kroner, but some also dispense Euro and British Pounds. Here are their locations: T2, airside, Piers A and B (DKK/EUR/GBP) • T2, airside, at the American Express Bureau de Change (DKK/EUR/GBP) • T2, landside, at Check-In (EUR only) • T3, landside, at staircase to the Metro (DKK/EUR/GBP) • T3, airside, at the American Express Bureau de Change near Baggage Claim (DKK only) • T3, landside, Arrivals Hall.
- Baby Care Facilities - Many airside restrooms in Terminal 2 are equipped for baby care, complete with changing table, sitting area for nursing and microwave for heating baby food. BRIO brand rental strollers are available for use in the airport, right up to the gate! Strollers can be picked up at a designated area in the International Departures Hall (right after security), or near the Information Desk in the transit area.
- Banking - Full-service banking and currency exchange are available at Danske Bank. Hours: T2, airside • T3, landside Hours: 5:00AM - 10:00PM (T2) 6:00AM - 8:30PM (T3).
- Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
- Children’s Play Area - Ideal for children 10 years old and under. Location: Terminal 2, airside, near the entrance to the corridor for Gates A18-A34.
- Currency Exchange - American Express Currency Exchange has five locations in the airport: T3, landside, The Arcade • T3, airside, Baggage Reclaim, near Belts 4 and 7 • T3, airside, at SAS Lounge • T3, airside, Transfer Center.
- Duty Free & Shopping - TAX FREE duty-free shops are available, along with a wide variety of retail shops. If you are traveling with kids, be sure to check out the Lego store!
- Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours: 7-Eleven (The Arcade landside location only) • Burger King (T3, landside).
- Information Desk - Yes, located in the centre hall near the Transfer Center. Hours are not known.
- Luggage Storage & Lockers - The Left Luggage office is located in Arkaden (between Terminals 2 and 3). Rates: from DKK 50 per day per item. Baggage lockers can be found in the parking area P4.
- Luggage Trolleys - Available to use, free of charge.
- Massage - Massage chairs can be found throughout the airport.
- Medical Services - Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and more are available at the Physiotherapy CPH clinic Location: Terminal 3, landside. Hours: 10:00AM - 4:00PM Mon-Fri For urgent or emergency medical issues, report to the Information Desk or airport security.
- Pharmacy - The Airport Pharmacy is located in Terminal 2, Landside. Hours:9:00AM - 5:30PM everyday.
- Showers - There are no shower facilities at this airport.
- Spa - The Ni'mat Spa has a saltwater pool, aroma steam bath, massages and a fish spa where Garra Rufa fish have a go at your knarley feet. Location: Hilton Hotel, connected to Terminal 3.
The airport is open 24 hours.
Movia public transportation network offers bus service between the airport and Copenhagen via Buses 5A, 35 and 36. Tickets are available at the DSB ticket counter and ticket vending machines in the airport, from the bus driver (small change only), from 7-11 kiosks in bus and Metro stations, online or via smartphone app. For information on routes, timetables and the different types of tickets and travel cards, go to the Movia website.
- Abildskou bus 888 offers service to/from Århus.
- Gråhundbus 999 travels between Copenhagen Airport and Malmø Centrum in Sweden.
For buses between Copenhagen Airport and Sweden, contact Eurolines, Swebus Express or Nettbuss Express.
The following car rental agencies are located onsite at Terminal 3: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Copenhagen Airport offers free shuttle bus service around the airport complex. Shuttles travel between the airport terminals, the railway station, parking areas P15 and P17, Netto supermarket and Copenhagen Airport Hilton every 15 minutes from 4:30AM - 11:30PM (every 20 minutes between 11:30PM - 4:30AM). Timetables and a complete list of shuttle stops are available on the Copenhagen Airport website.
Lufthavnen Metro station is located at the end of Terminal 3, covered by the roof of the terminal. The Metro operates at 4 - 6 minute intervals throughout the day (15 - 20 minute intervals at night). Passengers can travel on the M2 line between Nørreport Station in central Copenhagen and the airport in just 15 minutes. Tickets are sold at the DSB ticket counter in Terminal 3, and can also be purchased from ticket vending machines at any Metro station. Ticket machines only accept coins or cards (Dankort, Visa, etc.). Passengers travelling with any major airline can check-in for their flights and print boarding passes and baggage tags from two self-service kiosks located in Lufthavnen Metro station at Terminal 3. Fares are based on the zone of the rider’s destination. For more information on zones, Metro stops and timetables, go to the Københavns Metro website.
Taxi ranks are located outside of the Arrivals area of Terminals 1 and 3. Passengers needing a taxi to Sweden must take a taxi from the dedicated Sweden taxis rank outside of Terminal 3. Taxi fares include tip and can be paid for with cash or credit card.
There is a railway station in Terminal 3 at Copenhagen Airport. Trains travel between the airport and central Copenhagen in 10 minute intervals. The railway station is also served by trains from Elsinore, Bornholm and other Danish cities, as well as trains from Swedish cities such as Malmö, Ystad and Göteborg/Kalmar. Tickets and travel cards are sold at the DSB ticket counter above the railway station, and from ticket vending machines located in the railway station. For more information on trains in Denmark, go to the DSB website. Information on Swedish SJ trains can be found at the SJ website. Information on trains to the transnational region of Øresundståg is available on the Øresundståg website.
Last Updated: 03 October 2016
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