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Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Guide

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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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Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Copenhagen Kastrup International Airport.

What to Expect

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is made up of two terminals, Terminals 2 and 3, which share a common airside passenger concourse, as well as an arrivals section that is physically located in Terminal 3. The airport offers a reasonable selection of shops, eateries and services, though most shops are located airside. WiFi is available and charging areas are located throughout the airport. For a more comfortable layover, economy class passengers can pay to access one of several first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Staff and security are generally tolerant of airport sleepers, and travellers report that the airport has numerous spots and nooks conducive to good sleeping, especially on the airside. Reviewers note because the airport can get crowded, overnight sleepers should stake out their spots prior to 11:00 PM. Among spots mentioned by travellers were: bed-like seats in Terminal 3; comfortable seating near Gate D1; quiet areas near Gates A and B; couches and low lighting in a corner nook near the Gates C2 and C3 transfer area; padded benches near Gate C10; and secluded space between Gates A18 - A34 with three-piece padded leather bed-like structures. They also note that it can get cold at night, so try to carry a sweater or travel blanket. For those seeking uninterrupted sleep, there is a hotel connected to Terminal 3 and a couple of other nearby hotels within an easy shuttle ride from the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Information

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.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Copenhagen Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • At Airport Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport - (2 minute 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. » Check Rates
  • Quality Hotel Airport Dan - (7 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle available from 6:00AM to 9:45AM and evening hours (shuttle does not run mid-day). » Check Rates
  • Ocean Hotel & Conference - (5 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. However, the hotel is close to public transport, and one stop away from the airport, about 8 minutes away. » Check Rates

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.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

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.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • 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 Services - 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).
  • Children’s Play Area - When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the 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 - Global 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. Hours: vary by location, you will find some open as early as 3:30AM.
  • 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 with some open as early as 4:30AM. This option is open 24 hours: Burger King (T3, landside).
  • Information Desk - Need help finding your way? An information desk is located in the centre hall, near the Transfer Center. Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - The airport offers 116 luggage lockers which accommodate small backpacks, large suitcases or skis/golf bags. Location: Parking garage P4. Rates: Small - DKK 60/4 hrs or DKK 80/24 hours; Large - DKK 80/4 hrs or DKK 100/24 hours; Skis/Golf Bags - DKK 1080/4 hrs or DKK 120/24 hours. Storage is possible to a maximum of 7 days.
  • Luggage Trolleys - Available to use, free of charge.
  • Massage - Massage chairs can be found throughout the airport. Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and more are available at the Physiotherapy CPH clinic. Location: Terminal 3, landside. Hours: 10:00AM - 4:00PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Medical Services - For urgent or emergency medical issues, report to the Information Desk or airport security.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - The Airport Pharmacy is located in Terminal 2, Landside. Hours:9:00AM - 5:30PM everyday.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Spa - The Ni'mat Spa has a saltwater pool, aroma steam bath, massages and a Garra Rufa fish pedicure spa. Location: Hilton Hotel, connected to Terminal 3. Rates: access to spa and relaxation area is 250 DKK for non-hotel guests.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airlines

As of March 2018, Copenhagen Kastrup airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Aeroflot • Air Arabia • Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air Canada • Air France • Air Greenland • Air India • Air Serbia • Alitalia • Alsie Express • Atlantic Airways • Atlasjet • Austrian Airlines • Blue Air • Braathens Regional Aviation • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Bulgarian Air Charter • Corendon • Croatia Airlines • Czech Airlines • Danish Air Transport • easyJet • EgyptAir • Emirates • Finnair • Freebird Airlines • Iberia Express • Icelandair • Iraqi Airways • Jet Time • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • Mahan Airlines • Middle East Airlines • Norwegian • PIA • Pegasus Airlines • Primera Air • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • Ryanair • SAS • Singapore Airlines • SmartLynx Airlines • SmartWings • Sun Express • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Thai Airways • Thomas Cook Airlines • Titan Airways • Transavia • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • VIA Air • Vueling • Widerøe • Wizz Air • WOW.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Movia public transportation network offers bus service between the airport and Copenhagen via Buses 5A, 35 and 36. For information on routes, timetables and the different types of tickets and travel cards, go to the Movia website.

Connections to Århus, Malmø Centrum in Sweden and other locations in Sweden are also available from a variety of bus companies. For more information, visit the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite at Terminal 3: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

Copenhagen Airport offers a shuttle terminal bus runs from P1 to Terminals 2 and 3 and on to the train station in Terminal 3 and to car parks P15 and P17. Buses run every 10 -20 minutes depending on the time of the day. Timetables and a complete list of shuttle stops are available on the Copenhagen Airport website.

Metro

Lufthavnen Metro station is located at the end of Terminal 3, covered by the roof of the terminal. The Metro runs at 4–6 minute intervals during the day/evening and at 15–20 minute intervals at night. It takes 15 minutes from Nørreport Station to the airport by metro. 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

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.

Train

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. 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.

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Last Updated: 04 April 2018

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