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Copenhagen In A Hurry

Hey all! I may be passing through Copenhagen on my way home from the Rick Steves Eastern Europe tour because of the gloriously inexpensive Norwegian Air flights. I would be getting into Copenhagen at about 8:30 at night, and departing for LAX at 12:40 the following afternoon. Any suggestions for places to stay with good airport access? Also, any recommendations for things to see in an hour and a half in the morning?

Thanks so much!

Posted by
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For good airport acces, stay near one of the Metro stations, Nørreport st, Kongens Nytorv st. and Christianshavn st. are all conveniently located near things off varoius interest. It's about 20 mins to get to the Airport by the Metro.
I can't comment on individual hotels, since I live here i've never used a hotel in Copenhagen. There are a few budget hotels near Nørreport and the ones near Kongens Nytorv are more upscale.
Here is an example of a walk you could do, if you where staying near Nørreport: You could check out Rosenborg Castle in Kongens Have, Rundetårn (the round tower) on Købmagergade, follow Købmagergade (pedestrian shopping street) to down to Højbro Plads and further on to the Parlament (Christiansborg) and the old Stock Exchange (Børsen), from there walk down to Kongens Nytorv and see nearby Nyhavn. Then take the metro from Kongens Nytorv to the Airport. If you stay near Kongens Nytorv, do it the other way around.
Metro tickets are valid for a time period, not individual journeys, so you could pop back to your hotel, get you luggage and hop back on the metro to the airport on the same ticket.

Posted by
6562 posts

I would suggest taking a 20 minute train ride from the airport to the central train station. You can return to the airport every few minutes on returning trains.

The Absalon Hotel is just 1 block from the train station, and it's a fabulous property. The breakfast bar that comes with the room is simply the best we've had anywhere. And the hotel is very reasonable in price.

The train station is at the Tivoli Gardens, and it's a 5 minute walk to City Hall and close to many tourist attractions.

Posted by
379 posts

Agreed with Morten, stay near one of the metro stops, or the Central Station. When will you be there? Tivoli is closed for large stretches of winter. Rosenborg Castle is a great spot. You could also take a one hour harbor cruise the morning you are leaving - this would give you a chance to see a lot more of the city than you would be walking.

Posted by
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Agree with David. We stayed in the Absalon Hotel in September and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and the breakfast. Please see our review on Trip Advisor as the location is in a transitional neighborhood which may be off-putting for some travelers.

Posted by
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Thanks so much for the help! The trip will be in May. I should also add that I'm a recent college grad on... a little better than a shoestring budget, but a modest one.