Cheap Flights to Copenhagen

Copenhagen overview

When is the best time to fly to Copenhagen?

Peak season:

Find out if this really is the happiest city in the world by booking cheap flights to Copenhagen. The Danish capital is a staple on the UK short-break trail with more than enough attractions to fill a weekend. Most people start with the Carlsberg Visitors Centre founded by Carl Jacobsen, son of the famous brewer and known for his cultural contributions to the city. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is one of Denmark's finest museums and he also commissioned the iconic Little Mermaid statue on the waterfront. Another much visited attraction, beloved by children and those young at heart, is the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Denmark. The peak time to take flights to Copenhagen is May through August. Christmas is also busy and full of festive fun with illuminations, market and gift stalls. If you plan to travel to Copenhagen during Christmas and New Year’s then expect flight tickets and accommodation to be more expensive.

Off season:

Winter, with the exception of the Christmas/New Year’s period, is the off season and when you can pick up some cheap flights to Copenhagen. January and February are the coldest months with daytime temperatures typically hovering around freezing. For some this is the best time to explore the city for its lack of tourists and uncrowded museums, galleries and restaurants.

When is the best time to book a flight to Copenhagen?

It’s just a short hop from the UK to Copenhagen and despite its northern location, the climate is milder than you may expect. Any time from May to September is a good time to book flights to Copenhagen. This is when the weather is the most comfortable for exploring the city by foot and for taking boat cruises. Check the dates for the Copenhagen Carnival which takes place in May and attracts more than 100,000 music fans. Book flight tickets and accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment. Another popular music event to note is the Roskilde Festival in June/July held around a 30 minute drive south-west of Copenhagen. The city may be busier than usual before and after the festival.

How long is the flight to Copenhagen?

Flights from London to Copenhagen: 1 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Copenhagen: 1 hours 50 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Copenhagen: 1 hours 45 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen: 3 hours 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Copenhagen?

London to Copenhagen is a busy flight route with around 20 flights a day connecting the cities. British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Norwegian Air are the main airlines operating this route from London. For other main cities such as Manchester and Birmingham, you can take connecting flights or fly direct with Scandinavian Airlines.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Copenhagen International Airport (CPH) is situated 5 miles southeast of Copenhagen city centre. With metro, trains and buses serving the airport getting to the city shouldn’t pose any problems. The train is the quickest method with just a 15 minute journey time. Buses typically take around 55 minutes, and metered taxis are also available; you can pay by credit card.

Copenhagen insider information

  • Copenhagen has a lot to offer and choosing the best tours as a way to see more of the city is a great way to appease the inquisitive explorer in you.
  • If you wish to treat yourself to high quality food, Copenhagen offers you high-class restaurant, Noma - one of the best around the world.
  • Familiarise yourself with this airport guide to get you all set and ready for your Copenhagen arrival.
  • Museum and gallery lovers, get more for your money and buy a CPHCard to get free entry to 73 museums and attractions and free transport on the bus, train and metro!

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How much do things cost in Copenhagen?

Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 136.12
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 29.57
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1429.13
Pair of jeans
R 1361.20
Petrol (1 litre)
R 20.20
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 46.67
Taxi - fixed fee
R 73.90
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 816.75
Large bottle of water
R 15.91
A dozen eggs
R 48.49
How much does a beer cost in Copenhagen?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 27
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 32
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 88
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 78

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