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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, 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.

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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 AirportClarion 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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 - 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 - 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.
  • 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 fish spa where Garra Rufa fish have a go at your knarley feet. Location: Hilton Hotel, connected to Terminal 3.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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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


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.


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 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. 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: 13 November 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .