Sleeping in Airports

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Copenhagen Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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CPH Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Copenhagen Kastrup International Airport.

What to Expect

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (Code: CPH) 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 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.

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of Anneloes / 05Mar2013)

Sleeping in Copenhagen Airport

Staff and security are generally tolerant of airport sleepers, and travellers report that the airport has numerous spots conducive to good sleeping, especially on the airside. Reviewers note that because the airport can get crowded, overnight sleepers should stake out their spots before 11:00 PM. Good sleeping spaces mentioned by travellers were: upstairs by gate A4, there is a ‘silent lounge’ with a sofa suitable for sleep; bed-like seats in Terminal 3; comfortable seating near gate D1; 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 several other nearby hotels within an easy shuttle ride from the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Copenhagen Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel connected to the terminal and other hotels at the airport:

Hotel at Copenhagen Airport

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport – Connected to Terminal 3 by covered walkway. No airport shuttle. Day rooms are available according to availability.  » Check Rates

Hotels near the airport
  • Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport – No airport shuttle.   » Check Rates
  • Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Best Western Plus Airport Hotel Copenhagen – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Copenhagen Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy-class ticket!

Terminal 2
  • Aspire Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (Price: 220 DKK) • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Carlsberg Aviator Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, between A and B gates. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (Price: 199 DKK) • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • CPH Apartment Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (249 DKK).
  • Eventyr Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, close to C gates. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (price: 300 DKK) • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
Terminal 3
  • Primeclass Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Non-Schengen departures, Pier D, 2nd Floor, next to Gate 101. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.
  • SAS Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, near Gate C10. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door (price: from 210 DKK). Hours: 5:00 AM (Sun – Fri) / 6:00 AM (Sat) – 30 minutes before last SAS flight.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller, you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

  • SAS Gold Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside. Lounge Accessible by gold members of the following: EuroBonus • Star Alliance. Hours: 60 minutes before first SAS departure – 30 minutes before last SAS departure.

Related Pages: Copenhagen Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

A reader (June 2024) tells us you can drink the water from the tap and you can fill your bottles throughout the terminal.

Food & Drinks

Most food concessions throughout the terminal operate 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Burger King in Terminal 3 is open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

The airport offers 116 luggage lockers, which accommodate small backpacks, large suitcases or ski/golf bags. Location: Parking garage P4. Rates: Small – DKK 60/4 hours or DKK 80/24 hours • Large – DKK 80/4 hours or DKK 100/24 hours • Skis/Golf Bags – DKK 100/4 hours or DKK 120/24 hours. Storage is possible for a maximum of seven days.

Mobile Charging

There are plenty of outlets available throughout the airport to charge phones and computers.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There is a silent lounge on the upper level near Gate A4.


Shower facilities are available in some of the airport lounges.  See Airport Lounges above.


Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. Connect to the “CPH Airport Free WiFi” network, go to any website to agree to the terms and conditions, and then start surfing the web!

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – If you are travelling with an infant, there are rooms for diaper changing and nursing next to many of the bathrooms, both landside and airside, in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.
  • 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. Locations: Terminal 2, landside, outdoors before security • Terminal 2, airside, between A and B gates opposite Union Kitchen.
  • Stroller Rentals – Nordic Crown 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.

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? Visit one of the airport information desks for assistance. Locations: Terminal 2, airside, in the center hall • Terminal 3, landside, Check-in Hall, near Burger King. Hours: unknown.


  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.
  • Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your bags? Baggage carts are available free of charge throughout the airport.

Massage – Massage chairs can be found throughout the airport. Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and more are available at the Physiotherapy CPH clinic. Location: Terminal 2, 2nd Floor.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – For urgent or emergency medical issues, a medical doctor is available at the airport. The doctor can also provide check-ups, vaccines (with prior appointment) and prescription renewals. Please note that some services are subject to payment, but a valid boarding pass does provide passengers with a discount. Location: Terminal 2, Landside. Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
  • Pharmacy – The Airport Pharmacy is located in Terminal 2, Landside. Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


  • ATMs / Cash Machines – ATMs in the airport dispense Danish Kroner, but some also dispense Euro and British Pounds. Here are their locations: Terminal 2, airside, Piers A and B (DKK/EUR/GBP) • Terminal 2, airside, at the American Express Bureau de Change (DKK/EUR/GBP) • Terminal 2, landside, at Check-In (EUR) • Terminal 3, landside, at staircase to the Metro (DKK/EUR/GBP) • Terminal 3, airside, at the American Express Bureau de Change near Baggage Claim (DKK) • Terminal 3, landside, Arrivals Hall.
  • Banking Services – Full-service banking and currency exchange are available at Danske Bank. Locations: Terminal 2, landside, Ground Floor (Hours: 6:00 AM – 8:30 PM) • Terminal 2, airside, 1st Floor, near Pier B (5:00 AM – 10:00 PM).
  • Currency Exchange – Planet by Global Exchange has three locations: Terminal 3, landside, The Arcade (Hours: 4:00 AM – 10:30 PM) • Terminal 3, airside, near C gates (Hours: 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM) • Terminal 3, landside (Hours: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM). Forex has two locations: Between A and B gates, airside (Hours: 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM) • Terminal 2, landside (Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM).

Shopping – TAX FREE duty-free shops and a wide variety of retail shops are available. If you are travelling with kids, be sure to check out the Lego store! The majority of the stores are open from 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

SIM Cards – Can be purchased at one of the WHSmith stores (near gates B, C or D) or the SIM card vending machine in the Baggage Claim Hall.

Smoking Facility – A reader gives this guidance for smokers in the International terminal (airside) “Right after you pass through passport control at the airside you can see the signs pointing to the smoking area. To find them one must simply turn left and go upstairs, then turn right. They are very rare and can be very useful for smokers especially on long trips. There are two sides in these boxes and they support up to 8 people at the same time. They had only two stools when I visited.” (Fran, August 2023)

Spa – The Ni’mat Spa has a saltwater pool, aroma steam bath, massages and a Garra Rufa fish pedicure spa. Location: Clarion Hotel, connected to Terminal 3. Rates: access to the spa and relaxation area is 250 DKK for non-hotel guests (Mon – Fri, non-guests not accepted on weekends).

Workstations – You can rent an office or meeting room at Regus Express Lounge through their website or by calling in advance. Location: Terminal 3, Landside. Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (Mon-Fri).

Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is served by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines • Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air Canada • Air China • Air France • Air Greenland • Air India • Air Serbia • Alsie Express • Atlantic Airways • Austrian Airlines • BH Air • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Corendon • Croatia Airlines • Danish Air Transport • Delta Airlines • EasyJet • Egyptair • Emirates • Eurowings • Finnair • Freebird Airlines • Iberia Express • Icelandair • Iraqi Airways • Jet Time • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • Middle Eastern Airlines • NiceAir • Novair • Pegasus Airlines • Play • Qatar Airways • Royal Jordanian • Singapore Airlines • Smartwings • Sunclass Airlines • Sun Express • Swiss • TAP Portugal • Thai Airways • Transavia • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • UR Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Widerøe • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Line 5C runs between Copenhagen Airport and the center of Copenhagen, where it is possible to change to other bus and train connections. For timetables and exact routes, head to the Rejseplanen website. Connections to Århus, Malmø Centrum in Sweden and other locations in Denmark are also available from a variety of bus companies. For more information, visit the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport website.

Additionally, there is a Terminal Bus available free of charge, to help passengers move quickly and easily throughout the entire airport. See below for more information.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located in the Car Rental Center which can be reached by the Inter-terminal bus. The center is open daily from 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM. The following rental agencies operate within the center: Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Newspaper • Sixt.

Car Sharing

Copenhagen Airport works with the car share apps SHARENOW and GreenMobility. You pay per minute when you use the car, and vehicles can be picked up/dropped off at the airport or from various locations around the city. This could be a cheap and eco-friendly option if you’d simply like to drive yourself and your luggage from the airport to your accommodation. Pick up/drop off location: P7 parking facility, ground floor.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update, there were no hotels that provided an airport shuttle.  See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

Copenhagen Airport offers a shuttle terminal bus that runs from P1 to Terminals 2 and 3 and on to the train station in Terminal 3 and 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 terminal’s roof. 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 Copenhagen Metro website.


Taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals area of Terminals 2 and 3. Passengers needing a taxi to Sweden must obtain one from the dedicated Sweden taxis rank outside 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 CPH 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 can be purchased at the DSB ticket office in Terminal 3. For more information on trains serving the airport, visit the Rejseplanen website.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.