Copenhagen Airport CPH
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, the rest of Zealand, the Oresund Region, and a large part of southern Sweden including Scania . It is owned by Københavns Lufthavne.
CPH airport is located on the island of Amager, 8 kilometres (5 miles) south of Copenhagen city centre. It covers an area of 11.8 square kilometres. Most of the airport is situated in the municipality of Tarnby, with a small portion in the city of Dragør.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport.
- It is one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
- CPH is the third-busiest airport in Northern Europe, and the busiest for international travel in Scandinavia.
- The airport handles around 60 scheduled airlines, and has a maximum operation capability of 83 operations/hour.
- It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries with close to 30.3 million passengers in 2019.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before a domestic flight departure, and 3 hours before an international flight.
- Travelers are advised to check in online prior to arrival at the airport, if possible. If you do not have the option to check in online, you will be able to check in physically at the check-in desks or at the self-service check-in kiosks.
- Have your boarding pass ready to be scanned at the automatic turnstile to get into the Security Check area. Place the boarding pass in your carry-on bag after the boarding control.
- Have a look at CPH Airport Map, before heading to the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- When you are picking up passengers, there are several options for short-stay parking. The parking is easy and the first 15 minutes are free.
- P Arrival is short-stay parking (max 2 hours), and is located in front of parking area P8, outside Terminal 3. Also, you can use P4 short-stay parking (ground floor), opposite Terminal 2.
- For dropping-off passengers, Kiss & Fly can be used and it is for people who are looking to get to and from the airport quickly. There’s also an option of short-stay parking if you want more time to say goodbye.
- For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Copenhagen Airport.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at CPH here.
Copenhagen Airport has two terminals for check-in, Terminals 2 and 3. They handle all flights and share a common airside passenger concourse as well as the arrivals section. The airside is reached through a common security check located between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.
The common airside passenger concourse is divided into piers, called A, B, C, D and F.
- Pier A and B are for flights inside Schengen only.
- Pier C is mostly for flights outside Schengen.
- Pier D is mostly for flights inside Schengen.
- Pier F is dedicated to low-cost carriers.
To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the CPH Terminal Map.
Myriad of airlines are served at Copenhagen Airport including Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Sunclass Airlines, easyJet, British Airways, Wizz Air, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at CPH Airport here.
It is one of the cheapest parking options in walking distance to T2 & T3. Standard parking offers Indoor and outdoor parking and an option for disabled parking too.
Online Price: From 1100 DKK /week
Drive-in price: 1760 DKK
It is an outdoor parking, and minimum 4 days parking is allowed here. You can find Budget parking on P15, P17 and P19.
Online Price: From 395 DKK /week
Drive-in price: 575 DKK
It is right next to the terminals, and is an indoor parking. Direct is booked in P4, P6, P7 and P8.
Online Price: From 1.600 DKK /week
Drive-in price: 1.920 DKK
Passengers have several options for ground transportation after arriving at Copenhagen Airport. From public to private, they can choose the transport that provides them with the most convenience.
The Car Rental Companies are located in the Car Rental Centre, which is open from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, and more, there are many providers for rental cars.
Take a taxi when you’re traveling from Copenhagen Airport and get dropped off right at the door. Drop-off points are located directly outside Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. A pick-up point is located directly outside Terminal 3.
Buses & Trains
Another convenient option to travel from CPH is via buses & trains.
- Special airport buses depart every 15 minutes, and the bus line connects all terminals and parking lot areas and is used in all 11 bus stops.
- Line M2 of the Copenhagen Metro links the airport with the city centre in around 15 minutes. The Metro station is two floors above the underground rail station.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have a lovely stay, Copenhagen Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, Kastrup, 2770, DNK
Phone: +45 3231 3231
Copenhagen Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- On 20 April 1925, the airport was inaugurated.
- In May 1945, Copenhagen had the most modern international airport in Europe.
- On 10 May 1960, the new airport terminal (now Terminal 2) was inaugurated.
- In 1982, the expansion of the airport started taking place.
- In 2006, for the first time in its history Copenhagen airport exceeded 20 million passengers.
- In 2014, CPH announced plans to increase capacity to 40 million passengers per year.
- A new pier, to be called Pier E, is under construction and will be fully finished in 2020.
Q: Is Copenhagen Airport the same as CPH?
A: Yes. While the official name is Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, it is also referred to by its IATA code CPH.
Q: Where do I check in my stroller/pram/odd size luggage?
A: All odd size-luggage, including prams, should first off be checked in at the counter of your specific airline. Then you will be directed towards the Odd Size, where all bigger items are to be dropped off. Also, if you’re flying with an airline handled by SAS you should go to Odd Size in Terminal 3. In all other cases you will be directed towards Odd Size in Terminal 2.
Q: Can I bring a powerbank in my luggage?
A: Yes. You can bring your power bank on the journey, but you must have it in your hand luggage.
Q: Which currencies can I pay with in Copenhagen Airport?
A: All shops and restaurants are committed to accept Euro (EUR), US Dollars (USD) and Swedish/Norwegian Kronar (SEK/NOK). However, the change most often will be provided in DKK.
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