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Flights to Copenhagen (CPH) overview

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Copenhagen (CPH)

Book in the Goldilocks Window

There’s no magic calculation to determine which exact day will have the best airfare price, but there is a time period when prices are cheaper. We call it the Goldilocks Window––not too soon before a flight but not too last-minute either. For domestic flights, that means booking 1–3 months before a trip. For international trips, you need to start looking a bit earlier, about 2–8 months before a trip.

If you’re booking a flight during peak travel season or have specific travel dates and no wiggle room, it’s best to start looking on the earlier side. If you want to visit Copenhagen in July, for example, you should start looking for fares in January. Last-minute deals are extremely rare during busy travel seasons, with fare jumps happening 21, 14, and 7 days ahead of departure dates, so don’t put off booking.

Use the Greek Islands Trick

Even if you’re watching fares like a hawk, some flight prices never seem to drop. Before you give up on a summer trip to Copenhagen, try our beloved Greek Islands Trick.

If you want to fly from Los Angeles to Copenhagen for a summer holiday, you could be looking at a price tag of $1,000 or more. Instead, check out fares to London, Berlin, Stockholm, or another city in Europe. If you find a fare for $600–$700, you can then look for a budget airline flight or a train ticket to Copenhagen. It’s a bit more work on the frontend, but you could save yourself some cash to use on another night or two at a hotel.

Search alternative departure airports

This is like the Greek Islands Trick but on the departure side. Say you live in Philadelphia and flights to Copenhagen are out of your price range. Look for fares from New York or Boston instead. If they’re significantly cheaper, it could be worth the drive or train ride to get there for the transatlantic leg of your journey.

Sometimes, it’s even worth flying to a different departure airport. If you live in Denver but see a deal for $350 from Chicago to Copenhagen, check out fares from Denver to Chicago. If they’re cheap enough, it may just be worth the extra step. We see great deals from airports all over the country, so even travelers near large airports can save by playing around with departure cities.

Fly when it’s cheaper

Summer is one of the busiest travel seasons in Europe for good reason. Not only are kids on summer break, but warm temperatures make for lots of happy vacationers. Plus, in Denmark, people can take advantage of extra hours of sunlight. However, an abundance of people wanting to travel during a few nice months means airlines can charge more for tickets.

The more flexible you can be with your travel dates, the more likely you are to find a deal. Shoulder seasons are travel favorites. The months just before and after high season still have good weather, but they don’t have the crowds or expensive prices of high season. Shoulder seasons in Copenhagen are April–May and September–early October. The cheapest time to travel to Copenhagen is during the winter, a great time to save if you don’t mind short, sometimes gray days.

No matter what time of year you travel, try to fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Those are generally the cheapest days to fly, while Fridays and Sundays are the most expensive.

Set alerts for specific trips

Keeping track of constantly changing airfare and determining when to book can be complicated. Luckily, technology can take the work off your hands.

Set up fare alerts for your travel dates, and you’ll get an email when fares drop into your price range or by a noteworthy amount. We recommend doing this ahead of the Goldilocks Window we talked about before so you can see fares drop during that time. If your travel dates are flexible, be sure to set a few alerts.

Copenhagen is home to the largest airport in Scandinavia and is well connected to the rest of Europe. US visitors from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco can reach Copenhagen on a nonstop flight. From elsewhere in the country, you’ll have a layover, likely in Chicago, New York, or somewhere in Europe.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Copenhagen (CPH)

What is the airport code for Copenhagen Kastrup Airport?

The airport code for Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is CPH.

When is high season in Copenhagen?

Like much of Europe, high season in Copenhagen is from June–August, with crowds peaking in July and August. Kids are out of school, and families can travel during this time. Plus, Copenhagen has very long days in the summer. December also gets busy with people visiting for Christmas markets.

When is the best time to visit Copenhagen?

High season, from June–August, is a great time to visit. Days are long, the weather is warm and sunny, and the city comes alive with outdoor markets, festivals, and beaches. May–early June and September are the best times to visit to still have nice weather but also have lower prices and fewer crowds than in high season.

The best time to save money is from October–November and January–April. That said, the weather can be cold, rainy, and gray (with very short days in the winter). But remember, Copenhagen is a vibrant city with lots to do indoors, so it can still be a great time to visit if you’re not planning outdoor activities.

Does CPH have its own on-site hotel?

The Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport is in Terminal 3 of CPH. Amenities include free wifi, a fitness room, a spa with a pool and steam room, free breakfast, an on-site restaurant and bar, and room service. Rooms start at $210 per night.

What lounges are available at CPH?

  • Terminal 2: Aspire Lounge, Carlsberg Aviator Lounge, CPH Apartment Lounge
  • Terminal 3: Eventyr Lounge, SAS Lounge, SAS Gold Lounge

All lounges at CPH (except the SAS lounges) are open to all travelers for a fee. The Aspire Lounge has a smoking room, a cold buffet, and a selection of juice, soft drinks, beer, and wine. Some Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Airgreenland, Czech Airlines, and Eurowings passengers can receive complimentary access, as well as some lounge cardholders. Others can access the lounge for 210 DKK, or about $30. The CPH Apartment Lounge is furnished with modern Danish furniture and offers food and a full bar. Access is 249 DKK, or about $36. The Carlsberg Aviator Lounge offers Nordic tapas, beer, wine, and spirits, served on tables made of recycled beer kegs. Access is DKK 199, or about $29.

In Terminal 3, the Eventyr Lounge features furniture from Danish brands Erik Jørgensen and Hay. There are showers, a full bar, hot meals, baked goods, free wifi, and 170 seats. Some British Airways, Emirates, Delta, and Norwegian passengers get complimentary access to the lounge. Others can purchase entry for 300 DKK, or about $43.

The SAS Lounge has a cold buffet, free wifi, computers and printers, showers, and meeting rooms. There’s also a Panasonic innovation hub where visitors can test Panasonic products. First class and business class passengers traveling with SAS have access to the lounge. The SAS Gold Lounge has similar amenities, plus a “Daylight Booster Zone” with ultralight therapy to help during Denmark’s long, dark days. There are also private rooms with showers and beds. This lounge is only available for SAS Gold cardholders.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to CPH?

Animals entering Copenhagen from outside of the EU will need to stop in CPH’s Veterinary Centre to be examined before entering the city. Your pet will also need to follow EU microchip and rabies vaccination requirements, have a health certificate from a USDA-accredited veterinarian, and follow other restrictions.

How far is CPH from Copenhagen?

The airport is only about five miles from Copenhagen City Center, around a 20-minute drive or train ride.

What are the transportation options for getting from CPH to Copenhagen?

There are a number of options to get from CPH to Copenhagen.

  • By taxi: The roughly five-mile trip from CPH to the city center takes about 20 minutes in light traffic. Taxi stands are available outside of Terminal 1 and 3 and cost $35–$40. Uber and Lyft do not operate in Denmark.
  • By public transportation: Trains depart from the airport every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 in the evening. The ride to the city’s Central Station takes 15 minutes and costs about $45. The metro also runs from the airport. You can take it to Kongens Nytorv, then change to line M3, which circles the city. Tickets are the same price as the train.

How long is the flight to Copenhagen?

From around Europe, flights to Copenhagen are 1–3 hours, depending on where you’re coming from. If you’re visiting from the Northeast US, the flight is about 7.5 hours. From Chicago, it’s 8 hours, and from Miami, it’s 9 hours. From Los Angeles or San Francisco, the flight time is 11 hours. From elsewhere in the US, you’ll have to make a connection and your flight time will be anywhere from 9–15 hours.

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