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Travelling to Aarhus

By plane

To reach Denmark you can fly into one of three airports: Copenhagen, Billund, or Aarhus Airport.
It may be cheaper and more convenient to book a plane to Copenhagen and go by train to Aarhus. 

Aarhus Airport (AAR) 

This is the airport located closest to Aarhus. The airport bus from Aarhus Airport stops at the main train station in Aarhus. The airport bus runs 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance.

Duration: 45 min

Cost: DKK 100

We do not recommend taking a taxi from the airport, as the charge will be around DKK 650.

Billund Airport (BLL)

This airport is located 120 km south of Aarhus. The airport bus from Billund Airport stops at the central bus station at the city center. 

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Costs: DKK 150

There are regular busses from the airport to Aarhus (though not for every flight as is the case when you fly into Aarhus Airport.)

We do not recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to Aarhus, as the cost will be around DKK 1300.


Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

The principal international airport in Denmark is situated close to Copenhagen. From Copenhagen you can travel directly to Aarhus by train.

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Cost: DKK 412 (including seat reservation) 

We recommend that you reserve a seat as the trains are often fully booked.

You may also choose a domestic flight to Aarhus Airport.

Duration: 40 min

Cost: around DKK 1200 (prizes may vary)

By train

There are frequent trains from Copenhagen to Aarhus and also many from Hamburg (and thus the European train network). Please use the Journey Planner to schedule your trip by train.

Our recommendations

As trains from Hamburg are relatively slow we recommend flying into Denmark. 

There are then basically two options:

1. Flying into Copenhagen and taking a train to Aarhus. Taking a domestic flight from Copenhagen to Aarhus is also an option. If you fly Scandinavian Airlines or another Star Alliance carrier into Copenhagen, you can often get a flight to Aarhus Airport very cheap - check with your travel agent. 

2. Flying into Billund and taking an airport bus to Aarhus. This option is often convenient if you arrive into one of the major European hubs (like Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris) that all have direct flights to Billund.