Copenhagen Airport (CPH) – information and airport services

Copenhagen Airport is the busiest airport in Scandinavia, and is well connected to both other parts of Europe and the rest of the world. Learn all about the airport in our guide.

Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as Kastrup, is situated on the island of Amager and serves as the primary international gateway to Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark. As the largest airport in the Nordic countries, CPH is notable for its efficient design and extensive connectivity to global destinations, making it a critical hub in Scandinavia.

Terminal layout and gates

Copenhagen Airport features a well-organized terminal system designed to handle both domestic and international traffic efficiently. The airport comprises three main terminals, each tailored to specific travel needs.

Terminal 2

This terminal primarily handles international flights and is well-equipped with a wide range of facilities. It boasts an extensive shopping area, including luxury boutiques and duty-free shops, alongside a diverse selection of dining options from fast food to gourmet restaurants. Terminal 2 also hosts several airline lounges.

Terminal 3

Serving as the main hub for both domestic and international flights, Terminal 3 is integrated with a direct train station that offers passengers swift and convenient access to Copenhagen city center and other major destinations across Denmark and Sweden. This terminal also features a modern shopping gallery and a variety of eateries.

Terminal 1

Previously used exclusively for domestic flights, Terminal 1's operations have been merged with Terminal 3 to streamline services under one roof. The transition has allowed for more cohesive service offerings and better utilization of space and resources at the airport.

Baggage handling when connecting at CPH

At Copenhagen Airport, the process of baggage handling varies depending on your type of ticket.

Single ticket connections

Bags are generally checked through to the final destination, with customs checks conducted at the first point of entry into the Schengen area if applicable.

Multiple tickets or different airlines

Passengers may need to reclaim and recheck baggage, particularly when switching carriers or ticketing arrangements.

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Copenhagen Airport is an important hub in Europe with lots of connections to both other parts of the continent and the rest of the world.

Security routine – Schengen and non-Schengen

Travelers arriving at Copenhagen Airport from countries within the Schengen area typically bypass further passport control or security screenings, as these flights are considered domestic within the zone.

However, passengers arriving from non-Schengen countries must go through passport control upon entry into Denmark. During this process, you may be asked brief questions about your journey and you'll need to present your travel documents, such as your passport and possibly a visa. Additionally, customs inspections to check for restricted or dutiable items may be carried out depending on your country of origin.

Dining at Copenhagen Airport

If you care to dine before your flight, the airport offers a variety of options that cater to different tastes.

  • MASH: A popular steakhouse located in Terminal 2, known for its premium meats and elegant ambiance.

  • Joe & The Juice: A trendy juice bar and coffee shop in Terminal 3, perfect for a quick snack or a refreshing drink.

  • Gorm's Pizza: Located in Terminal 3, Gorm’s offers gourmet pizzas with a Danish twist.


The airport features several lounges accessible to passengers depending on their flight class and loyalty program status. One of them is SAS Lounge which is located in Terminal 3. This lounge caters to business class travelers and SAS Gold members, offering snacks, drinks and an environment to relax. Another option is Aspire Lounge – this option is available to all passengers for a fee, providing comfortable seating, refreshments and workstations.

Accommodation in the area

While there are no hotels directly inside the airport, there are lots of hotels located nearby. Listed below you find a short description of some of the popular options available.

  • Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport: Directly connected to Terminal 3 via a covered walkway, offering upscale accommodations and comprehensive meeting facilities.

  • Quality Airport Hotel Dan: Just a short shuttle ride from the airport, known for its comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast buffet.

  • Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers: Located just a few kilometers from the airport, this eco-friendly hotel features modern amenities, a fitness center and a shuttle service.

  • Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport: Offers budget-friendly, minimalist rooms with free WiFi and easy airport access, ideal for both business and leisure travelers.

Transportation to and from the airport

Copenhagen Airport is well connected to the central parts of the Danish capital, and there are multiple transportation options to choose from.

  • Metro: The metro station located at Terminal 3 provides a quick 15-minute ride to the city center. A single journey costs approximately DKK 36.

  • Taxi: Available outside each terminal, with a typical fare to central Copenhagen around DKK 250-300.

  • Ride-sharing: Services like Uber operate from the airport, offering competitive rates similar to taxis, with the convenience of app-based booking.

If you prefer to go by car transfer, this is also possible from Copenhagen Airport. Follow the link below to find available transfer options.

Car transfer at Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport facts
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Current CPH flights delays

Flight delay status based on 49 observations out of 49 flights between May 19 07:05 and May 19 10:05 (UTC).

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Airlines at Kastrup airport

From CPH, you can choose from 59 different airlines to 174 different destinations

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Kastrup car rental

If you are in need of a rental car, there are several options at CPH.

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Airport transfer and taxi

Taking a car transfer from Copenhagen Airport to Kobenhavn Hovedb takes 13 minutes.

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This graph shows the number of arriving passenger seats (with passengers or not) for the next 24 hours. With this information you may predict how many people will be arriving at the border check or taxi line for example. Updated 22:08.
Kastrup airport hotels

If you are in need of a good night sleep, before or after you flight, we can help you decide where to stay. Within a distance of 3km we found hotels like Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport , Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport and Scandic CPH Strandpark

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Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is the flag carrier of both Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and has a strong presence at Copenhagen Airport.

Hub information

CPH acts as a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and a base for Norwegian Air Shuttle, playing a pivotal role in regional and international connectivity. The airport facilitates the connections to numerous cities across Europe, North America and Asia.

If you are interested in learning about the airlines operating out of Copenhagen Airport – have a look at the link below.

All airlines at Kastrup

Things to do in Copenhagen

Whether you're just passing through or staying in Copenhagen, you'll find plenty of fun activities to do after landing at Copenhagen Airport.

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