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Getting around in Aarhus

In Aarhus we say that everything is within walking distance and when you arrive to the city it is obvious to see why. If you arrive at the train station it is only a few minutes’ walk before arriving at your hotel or conference venue. From here, within minutes, you have the opportunity to experience a vibrant city life with restaurants, shopping, museums and cultural experiences - just waiting for you to explore.

By walking:

The entire city is clean, compact and well-organised, which makes walking an excellent and enjoyable way to get around.

To walk from the centre of the city to the university takes approximately 30 minutes.

By taxi:

To book a taxi, please call this telephone number (+45) 8948 4848 or ask your hotel receptionist. There is also a taxi stand right outside the main exit of the train station and conveniently located taxi stands all over the city.

By bus:

Midttrafik, the municipal bus company, runs the yellow buses in the city. The bus route number is indicated at the front and the back of the bus and the destination is displayed at the front and above the rear door. Every bus is equipped with a ticket machine in the middle of the bus (coins and self-service only). Normal bus tickets for travel within the city limits (Municipality of Aarhus limits) cost 22 DKK. The app and online service Rejseplanen (The Travel Plan) offers guidance about public transportation in Denmark and can show relevant bus or train connections in accordance with a specific trip. To get to the conference venue by bus travel with Bus 200, Bus 18 or Bus 5A. All three busses stop near the conference venue.

During the conference days 19 October to 22 October a special ticket for bus and light rail will be available for purchase for all ECREA participants. The ECREA ticket will allow conference guests to travel unlimited during the day or night within buszones 301-313 (Municipality of Aarhus limits) when travelling with bus as well as Aarhus’ light rail (Letbanen). Find an overview of the buszones here or check the Midttrafik website for more information on busses and city links here.  

The ticket will be available for purchase through Midttrafik’s app a week before the conference for the price of 180 DKK. The special ECREA ticket is only valid in combination with personal identification which proofs participation in ECREA 2022, and the special ticket does not cover transportation to/from the airport. 

Download the Midttrafik app:

By Letbanen

Getting around in Aarhus is also easy with Denmark’s first light rail, Letbanen, operated by the company Midttrafik. Stops are located throughout Aarhus, making it easy to experience the city. The area around the Central Station and Dokk1 is the main junction point. Tickets for travel within the city limits (Municipality of Aarhus limits) cost 22 DKK. Remember to buy your ticket before entering Letbanen because you cannot buy tickets in the light rail train. The Special ECREA ticket covers travels with the railway and bus during all conference days. To get to the conference venue’s west or south area by Letbanen, stop at “Universitetsparken”. To get to the north or east area stop at “Aarhus Universitet (Ringgaden)”. 

By cycling:

Denmark is an ideal country for cycling. There are not many (very) steep hills and there are many safe cycling paths. Urban conditions for cyclists are one of the best in the world and constantly being improved. Look out for the special cyclists’ routes (cykelruter) and cycle paths (cykelstier).

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Free transport with AarhusCARD

If you consider experiencing some of the many recommended museums, attractions and activities while staying in Aarhus, an AarhusCARD may be an affordable solution. Besides giving you free admission to more than 25 museums, attractions and activities in and around Aarhus and discount on shopping, AarhusCARD also gives you free transport by the light rail, Letbanen, and busses all over Aarhus and the entire Central Denmark Region – including the airport shuttle to Billund and Aarhus Airport.

Read more about the AarhusCARD here.