How to get to Aarhus and Aarhus University

By air:

General advice:

We recommend that you fly to the Aarhus airport (see below) only on direct international flights. Otherwise, you would be best off to use the Billund airport (see below) which has many international destinations including connections with overseas hubs like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, and Paris. Copenhagen airport is also listed below for the sake of completeness, but going through Copenhagen to get to Aarhus is usually more expensive (than Billund) and more time-consuming.

Travelling to/from Aarhus airport

The Aarhus airport Tirstrup is located 40 km north of the city and offers direct international flights to Gothenburg, Helsinki, London (Stansted), Oslo and Stockholm. Please visit their website for information on flight arrival/departure times.

There is an airport shuttle bus from Aarhus airport with frequent departures (every 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance). The fare is about DKK 100 (ca. 15 Euros) and it takes about 50 minutes to reach downtown Aarhus. The bus stops at the Aarhus University campus (at Nobelparken). Click on link below for more information on airport bus information or call (+45) 8612 8622.

Bus fare can be paid cash (DKK, EUR, USD, GBP, NOK, SEK). The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard or JCB. 

There are direct flights between Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup and Copenhagen International Airport with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals.

Aarhus airport Tirstrup
Airport bus information
Copenhagen International Airport

Travelling to/from Billund airport

Billund airport is located 100 km south of Arhus and has direct international flight connections to many European destinations, including Amsterdam, Barcelona (Girona), Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Rome, and Stavanger. Please visit the airport website for more information on arrivals and departures.

There is an airport shuttle bus between Aarhus and Billund airport with several daily departures (ca. every hour) – please click airport link down below to find more information. The travel time from Billund Airport to downtown Aarhus is approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are sold on the bus for about 140 DKK (ca. 20 Euros). The following credit cards are also accepted on the Airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard, Visa Electron, V Pay, China Union Pay, American Express or JCB. 

Billund airport

Travelling to/from Copenhagen airport

Please visit the website for more information on arrivals and departures by plane. For connecting trains to Aarhus, please use the DSB-link down below. Copenhagen airport is connected to Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals. Copenhagen airport has direct flight connections to a large number of international destinations.

Copenhagen airport
DSB
Aarhus airport Tirstrup

By train:

Aarhus lies at one of the most important railway junctions in Denmark. There are hourly departures to the north, south and west. From Southern and Central Europe, the connections are via Hamburg/Flensburg. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is approximately five hours. Aarhus has hourly services to and from Copenhagen. The 300 km trip takes 3 ½ to 4 hours. There are several daily connections to Sweden, Germany, and the rest of Europe.

Please visit DSB or DSB Journey planner to find all your connection route options.

Trains bound for Aarhus railway station leave Copenhagen Airport hourly. The price is about DKK 410 (ca. 50 Euros) for a one-way ticket (including seat reservation). To buy a ticket at the Copenhagen airport, you should go to the DSB Ticket Sales booth in Terminal 3 just above a moving sidewalk which takes you down to the train.

By ferry:

Check the Molslinien website for current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden).

By car:

Aarhus has direct connections to the European network of motorways, making it easy to get to most European cities. Hamburg can be reached within ca. four hours, and Copenhagen in three hours. For more information, please check location on the map

By taxi:

Individual taxi services are available - approx. DKK 600 from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus and DKK 1500 from Billund Airport to Aarhus