Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup or sometimes called Copenhangen Kastrup Airport as well, is the main international airport of Denmark, serving the capital Copenhagen, the Zealand island and, since the opening of the Oresond Bridge in 2001, a large part of Sweden as well.
Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is one of the oldest civil airports in the world and is with well over 20 million passengers a year by far the most busiest airport in Scandinavia. Copenhagen Airport is one of the main hubs for SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) and the main base for Norwegian Air Shuttle.
The airport opened in 1925 and expanded rapidly before World War II started. During the war the airport was closed to most civilian use; a new 1400 meter paved runway was constructed in 1941. After the war Copenhagen Airport was one of the most modern airports in Europe as it was largely unharmed by bombings or fighting. This, and the founding of the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) in 1947, caused a tremendous growth in the decades after the war and made Copenhagen Airport one of the largest airports in Europe.
The airport has two terminals: Terminal 2 and 3 which are build next to each other. The new CPH Go, a low-cost terminal, is part of Terminal 3, although check-in is done in Terminal 2.
Copenhagen Kastrup Airport has a good reputation as a transfer airport and gets high reviews on its design and function; Copenhagen Airport is a much more pleasant place to transfer than for example London Heathrow.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is located just 10 km south of Copenhagen city center.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is connected to the city train and metro network. The train takes just 12 minutes to get to Central Station and a one-way ticket costs Kr. 36 which can be bought at the ticket vending machines in the atrium of Terminal 3.
The Copenhagen Metro leaves every 4 minutes to the city center, a ride taking 15 minutes also for Kr. 36. The Metro Station is at the northern tip of Terminal 3. Tickets can also be bought at the vending machines.
Taxis are available only outside Terminal 3. Expect to pay up to Kr. 300 for a taxi ride to Copenhagen city center.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017
Most flights from Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup are to Amsterdam and to Frankfurt but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by SAS Scandinavian Airlines. Every day there are flights to 21 destinations from Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup. Here are the most popular destinations: