9 Tips to Know Before Taking a Solo Trip to Copenhagen

Copenhagen probably isn’t the first city that comes to mind when you start planning your solo trip but don’t count it out just yet! Taking a solo trip to Copenhagen is actually a better idea than you might think.

Copenhagen has a reputation for being expensive and a little far away from other parts of Europe.

That is true, but that doesn’t mean taking a solo trip to Copenhagen isn’t worth it.

Copenhagen is one of the few cities I’ve immediately fallen in love with. Even though it is a major city, it has a relaxed vibe and is surprisingly calming.

The only downside to taking a solo trip to Copenhagen is the cost.

There is no way of getting around the fact that Copenhagen is an expensive city. The price tag of simply getting a hotel or hostel may put Copenhagen out of budget for many solo travellers.

However, if you can afford to visit Copenhagen, you won’t regret it.

It’s an amazing city to say the least.

And if you decide to take a solo trip to Copenhagen, here are the top things you need to know before you go to ensure you have the most amazing trip!

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1. Copenhagen is Very Walkable

If you’re anything like me, you love walking everywhere and anywhere you can when travelling.

You always stumble on the most unique neighbourhoods, sights, and people you would never experience if you hopped on public transportation.

Well I’ve got good news for you!

Copenhagen is an extremely walkable city. You can walk to pretty much any tourist attraction you want to visit in an hour or less.

Not only is Copenhagen extremely walkable, but it is also a nice city to walk around. All the different neighbourhoods are beautiful, and it is relaxing to walk around.

Plus being able to walk around the city rather than rely on public transportation can definitely help lower the cost of your solo trip to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, Denmark

2. It’s Expensive

If you haven’t realized already, Copenhagen is an expensive city.

Even if you try to visit Copenhagen on a budget, it’ll still cost you more than a trip to most other places in Europe.

So, budget accordingly and just accept that it is going to be a more expensive trip.

That being said, there are ways you can make your trip to Copenhagen as affordable as possible.

  • Book a hostel or guest house rather than a hotel
  • Buy snacks and drinks at the grocery store rather than at a restaurant
  • Visit attractions on days when there is free entry (if applicable)
  • Walk around Copenhagen rather than take public transportation
  • Visit during off-peak times
  • Buy lunch at a grocery store and have a picnic
  • Book accommodation that offers complimentary breakfast
  • Use your student or senior discount

Being proactive and figuring out how to save a little money when you travel alone in Copenhagen will go a long way in making your wallet happy.

It doesn’t take much effort, but it can save you a lot of money in the long run.

That being said, don’t let the cost of Copenhagen deter you from visiting the city.

If you can afford to visit Copenhagen, it is 100% worth doing!

3. Take a Day Trip to Sweden

If you want to knock out seeing two countries in one trip, I’ve got good news for you!

You can visit a number of cities in Sweden on a day trip from Copenhagen. You can jump on the train and be in Sweden in less than two hours!

My two favourite cities in Sweden to visit from Copenhagen are Lund and Malmö.

Lund is a much smaller town and is one of the top university cities in Sweden. And if you don’t know, university towns are known for their amazing food!

Malmö is bigger than Lund and has more sights to see and experience. You have to visit the Malmö Castle if you visit the city.

It also has an amazing town square, and it is lovely to sit outside sipping on a beer on a warm day.

But, you can’t go wrong with either Lund or Malmö.

One important thing to note if you’re taking a day trip to Sweden from Copenhagen is you need to bring your passport.

It’s true that you Denmark and Sweden are part of the EU and have open borders. But, it has been my experience that Sweden likes to check that everybody entering Sweden has the right to be there.

Every time I’ve taken the train from Copenhagen to Sweden, the train has stopped at the first station in Sweden.

Swedish officials board the train, look at everybody’s documents, and then let the train continue.

So, in an abundance of caution, be sure you bring your passport and supporting documents showing you’re allowed to enter Sweden.

You don’t want to deal with the headache of not having your documents and trying to explain your situation.

In the best case scenario, you’ll be sent back to Denmark. In the worst, you’ll be detained for interview.

Malmo Train Station

4. English is Widely Spoken

One of the things people are nervous about when it comes to travelling alone in a foreign country is the language barrier.

That is one thing you don’t need to worry about on your solo trip to Copenhagen!

English is spoken by pretty much everybody, and you shouldn’t have an issue communicating with the locals.

Museums and major attractions have descriptions in both English and Danish, and nearly every restaurant offers their menu in English.

If you’re in need of help during your solo trip to Copenhagen, you don’t have to fret.

Basically anybody you ask for assistance will be able to communicate with you and help you out.

In the unlikely chance they can’t communicate with you, the next person you come across should be able to!

If a language barrier is what is holding you back from planning a solo trip to Copenhagen, book ahead. That won’t be an issue.

5. You Need to be Internet Safe

No matter where you’re travelling, it is important that you keep safety in mind when using the internet.

You’re reliant on public wifi networks, and that puts you at increased risk of having your online information and data stolen.

And, yes, your hotel wifi that has a passcode still counts as public wifi because anybody can get access to the password.

You’re probably thinking I’m being silly, and there is no risk to using public wifi networks.

That simply isn’t true. I know so many fellow travellers who weren’t internet safe and had their banking information stolen while they were on the road.

That’s a huge headache you don’t need when you’re on a solo trip to Copenhagen.

You don’t want to go through the hassel of having to cancel your bank cards and then try to figure out how you’re going to pay for the rest of your trip without access to your cards!

The only way you can safely use public wifi when travelling is if you install a VPN on your devices.

A VPN essentially puts a forcefield around your phone that makes it impossible for hackers to spy on and steal your personal information.

A VPN makes it using public wifi just as safe as using your home wifi network where you’re the only person who knows the password.

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I’ve used a lot of different VPN providers during my many years of travel and hated all of them.

VPNs are know to slow your devices down and make using the internet a very frustrating experience.

All my hatred and frustration disappeared when I discovered NordVPN.

It is the fastest VPN on the market, which is why I love it and recommend it to all my fellow travel lovers.

You don’t even notice you’re using a VPN because your internet speed isn’t slowed down!

Plus you can use your VPN to change your location and access Netflix and sports games from different countries than the one you’re visiting.

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With NordVPN, you can protect up to six devices with one subscription, which makes it even more affordable than you think.

A two-year NordVPN subscription costs less than the price of a single Starbuck’s latte per month.

Yeah. It is that affordable!

You really have no excuse not to protect your online data and privacy with a VPN.

My philosophy is that if you can afford to travel, you can afford to protect your online data with a VPN.

It is a small price to pay to ensure all your online information is safe and secure.

6. Consider Having a Picnic in Assistens Cemetery

This definitely sounds like an extremely odd tip to find in an article about travelling alone in Copenhagen but hear me out!

Assistens Cemetery is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

It is full of greenery, benches, and walking paths. If it weren’t for the headstones, you wouldn’t know you were in a cemetery.

Locals hang out in Assistens Cemetery all the time, and it is one of the most calming and relaxing places in all of Copenhagen.

Having a picnic in Assistens Cemetery is also a great way to save a little money on your trip!

Pick up a salad or sandwich at a grocery store and bring it to the cemetery on a nice day.

Find a bench and enjoy your meal in one of the most beautiful places in the city. You should also do some people watching while you’re there!

You’ll see people hanging out with friends, running, biking, and enjoying a meal just like you.

While you’re there, be sure to stop by and visit the grave of Hans Christian Andersen!

7. Don’t Skip Tivoli

Nobody should leave Copenhagen without visiting Tivoli gardens. It is a theme park in the heart of Copenhagen and is a must-do for anybody visiting the city.

In fact, it was one of the theme parks Walt Disney visited when looking for inspiration for Disneyland, and you can see a lot of similarities between some of the rides at Tivoli and Disneyland.

You might be nervous about visiting a theme park alone, but you shouldn’t be!

I love visiting theme parks alone and actually find it to be more enjoyable than visiting theme parks with friends and family a lot of the time.

Nobody will notice you’re there alone, and there aren’t super long wait times like at other theme parks, so you won’t be standing alone in line for very long.

Tivoli is so much fun, and being nervous about visiting it alone shouldn’t stop you.

It has incredible thrill rides, kiddie rides, and rollercoasters.

Just be sure to eat before you visit Tivoli since the food is expensive and not the best.

You’ll also want to purchase an unlimited ticket option. You have to pay per ride, and it adds up quickly. That’s avoided when you purchase the unlimited ticket option.

You can go on as many rides as you want to for one price and not have to worry about running out of ticket.

You need to ride at least four rides to make the unlimited ticket price worth your while, but if you’re going to Tivoli, you’re definitely going to want to ride more than four rides!

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Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

8. Copenhagen is Safe Even at Night

One of the best parts about Copenhagen is that it is extremely safe.

There are a lot of places I feel a bit nervous walking around alone at night, and Copenhagen isn’t one of them.

It is one of the safest cities in the world, and you really feel how safe it is when you’re there.

You don’t feel the urge to clutch your purse a bit tighter or constantly check behind you to make sure nobody is following you.

The fact that Copenhagen is so safe is one of the many reasons it is ideal for solo female travellers. Especially people new to travelling alone.

Of course, you still need to take basic safety precautions in Copenhagen like you do anywhere in the world.

But, you don’t have to worry about as much petty crime (or serious crime) as you do in other places around the world.

Keep your valuables safe in your bag, try to blend in with the locals, and don’t draw too much attention to yourself. Follow those rules, and you’ll be more than safe in Copenhagen!

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9. Research Food Choices Ahead of Time

One of the only complaints I have about Copenhagen is the food. It is expensive, and it wasn’t my favourite.

It was also difficult to find vegetarian/vegan food throughout the city as well.

That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible though!

However, it is essential that you research food options before you head out for a day of exploring.

Know what neighbourhood you’ll be in around lunch and diner time and find a few choices in that area you might want to check out.

You’ll know the menu suits your dietary restrictions and know whether or not it is in your price range before you get a table and pull out the menu.

The other reason you should research food options in advance is so you know there will be places to eat wherever you plan to be during meal time.

I had an issue where I was exploring a more residential area and started to get really hungry. I didn’t have my Solis at the time and couldn’t access the internet.

I wandered around for quite a while until I stumbled on a restaurant. It was the first one I’d come across, and I went in to eat without a second thought because I was starving.

Well, the food wasn’t very good, was really expensive, and I had to modify an item because there weren’t any vegetarian options on the menu.

I leave the restaurant, turn the corner, and find two more restaurants that looked better than the one I ate at.

If I had done any research beforehand, I would have known to keep walking for two more minutes to find a better place to eat.

Lesson learned!

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Copenhagen, Denmark

Conclusion

I hope this article showed you that taking a solo trip to Copenhagen is super easy. It is one of the easiest cities to travel around and is very safe.

Of course, the downside is that it is an expensive city, but there are ways around that- especially if you buy food at a grocery store than than a restaurant.

If you’ve been thinking of taking a solo trip to Copenhagen, I hope this article was a sign that you should book the trip.

You won’t regret it!

How to Easily Travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus

Aarhus is the second most popular city for tourists to visit in Denmark only behind Copenhagen. Tons of tourists travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus every year, and I’m here to tell you the easiest way to travel between the two cities!

The two main ways to travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus are by bus or train. Both have their pros and cons, and you need to decide what the best option is for you. The bus is less expensive than the train, but the train is quicker than the bus.

What method you choose to take to Aarhus from Copenhagen will depend on your budget, travel style, and how much time you have to spend in Denmark.

In a lot of instances, it is worth paying a little bit more to take the train and get to Aarhus quicker.

By the end of this post, you’ll have a better idea what option is best for you!

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Before We Get Started

I write a lot of these transportation guides for various destinations around the world.

I personally hate figuring out how to travel from one city to another, so once I’ve got it figured out, I like to tell you!

That way you have all the information you need in one place and don’t have to waste your precious time searching the internet trying to figure out how to to travel between cities.

I haven’t written a ton of transportation guides for Denmark yet, but here are the ones I have written.

Hopefully they help you plan your trip quickly and easily!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Option One: Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Aarhus

Taking the train to Aarhus from Copenhagen is the quickest way to travel between the two cities, and it is my preferred way to travel between them.

I just love a good train ride!

There are tons of trains departing all throughout the day, so you’ll have no problem finding a train that fits your travel schedule.

How Long Does the Train from Copenhagen to Aarhus Take?

It takes approximately 2.5 hours to 3 hours to travel by train from Copenhagen to Aarhus.

The difference in travel time is due to the time of day you depart and how busy the train tracks are.

Your travel time will be shorter if you travel during off-peak times and avoid busy rush-hour times.

How Much Does a Train Tickets Cost?

Train tickets vary quite a bit depending on what time of day, week, and year you’re travelling.

You’ll pay more for travelling during peak times on a weekend than you will if you travel during off-peak times on a weekday.

On average, you can expect to pay between 300 Krone (approximately $45 USD) and 430 Krone (approximately $65 USD).

Again, that can fluctuate depending on when you travel, but, more likely than not, you’ll be paying somewhere around that range.

It is expensive, but you’re in Denmark where everything is more expensive than you’re used to.

All things considered, this is a decent price for a train journey basically across the country.

Where to Purchase Train Tickets

Since there are so many trains departing every day, you can show up at the train station in Copenhagen and purchase your ticket just a few minutes before you leave.

I’m a big fan of buying train and bus tickets in advance, but there isn’t a need to do that when travelling from Copenhagen to Aarhus.

The worst case scenario is you show up at the train station, and the next train is sold out (highly unlikely), and you have to wait 20-30 minutes for the next train.

If you do want to purchase tickets in advance, you can use a website like Trainline or Rail Europe.

I don’t really recommend using these sites for this trip because it is likely you’ll end up paying more for your ticket than if you purchased it directly from the train station.

If you want to purchase your ticket in advance, I suggest going to the train station a day or two before your departure and buying a ticket from a ticket machine.

That way you’ll have your ticket and know you paid a fair price for it.

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Where Does the Train Depart from in Copenhagen?

The train from Copenhagen to Aarhus departs from Copenhagen Central Station.

It is right in the heart of the city near Tivoli.

No matter where you’re staying in Copenhagen, you’ll likely be able to easily walk to Copenhagen Central Station.

If you have a lot of luggage, you can take a bus, metro, or taxi to the train station.

Aarhus, Denmark

Where Does the Train Arrive at in Aarhus?

The train to Aarhus from Copenhagen arrives at Aarhus Central Station.

The train station is close to the heart of Aarhus, and you can likely walk to your hotel without much issue.

If you’re staying outside the city centre, you may want to consider taking public transportation.

Even though Aarhus is a small(ish) city, they have a light rail system that will get you anywhere you want to go.

Advantages of Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Aarhus

  • It is the quickest way to travel between the two cities
  • There are many trains departing each day
  • Convenient departure and arrival locations

Disadvantages of Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Aarhus

  • It is the most expensive way to travel between the two cities
  • There isn’t always a lot of room to store your luggage
  • You may have to take public transportation to get to your hotel in Aarhus

Option Two: Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus

If the train isn’t for you, your next best option is to take the bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus.

It takes longer than the train, but it is less expensive, so it is the perfect option for budget travellers.

How Long Does the Bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus Take?

The bus to Aarhus from Copenhagen takes just under 4 hours.

So, it essentially takes an extra hour to take the bus compared to the train.

For some people, it is worth spending an extra hour in transit and saving a bit of money. For others, it isn’t.

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How Much Does a Bus Ticket Cost?

The bus is quite a bit less expensive than the train, but prices still fluctuate depending on when you travel.

On average, you can expect to pay between 160 Krone (approximately $25 USD) and 200 Krone (approximately $30 USD).

Even the most expensive bus ticket is likely cheaper than the cheapest train ticket.

Aarhus, Denmark

Where to Purchase Bus Tickets

You have can either purchase your bus ticket in advance through a website or in person at the time of departure.

Just like the train, there are multiples buses every day that travel to Aarhus from Copenhagen, so you don’t need to purchase your bus ticket in advance.

I would personally just purchase it at the bus station the day of departure.

If you want to purchase your bus ticket in advance, you can use one of these three sites:

All three providers allow you to purchase your bus ticket online in advance.

Be sure to still get to the station a few minutes early just in case you have any issue finding the bus!

Where Does the Bus Depart from in Copenhagen?

Just like the train, the bus departs from Copenhagen Central Station.

It is the most convenient place to depart from in the city, and you shouldn’t have any trouble finding it!

Where Does the Bus Arrive at in Aarhus?

The bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus arrives at Aarhus Bus Station.

It is a short 3 minute walk from the train station and very near the heart of the city.

Advantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus

  • It is the least expensive way to travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus
  • Dedicated luggage storage under the bus
  • Convenient departure and arrival locations

Disadvantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus

  • It takes quite a bit longer than the train
  • There are fewer buses departing every day compared to the train
  • You can’t get up, walk around, and stretch your legs
Copenhagen, Denmark

Option Three: Driving from Copenhagen to Aarhus

Another option for travelling from Copenhagen to Aarhus is driving from one city to the other.

I don’t recommend this form of transportation unless it is part of a larger road trip around the country.

By the time you factor in the price of renting a car and gas (not to mention the stress of driving in another country), it ends up being more expensive than the train or bus.

If you do choose to drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus, expect for the journey to take 3 hours of driving time.

It could take longer depending on the traffic and whether or not you stop at various attraction along the way.

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Option Four: Flying from Copenhagen to Aarhus

Your final option is flying to Aarhus from Copenhagen.

Both cities have an airport, so it is totally possible to fly between them.

But, just because it is possible doesn’t mean you should do it!

I don’t see any reason to fly between Copenhagen and Aarhus unless you’re landing in Copenhagen and flying directly to Aarhus without actually going into the city.

Otherwise, taking the train or bus is not only less expensive but significantly faster when you factor in getting to the airport early, flying, deplaning, and waiting for your luggage.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many different ways you can travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus.

Each form of transportation has it’s pros and cons, and you need to decide what is best for you.

Ultimately, there are really only two choices when it comes to travelling between the two cities:

  • Taking the bus or
  • Taking the train

I personally prefer the train, but you may not be as much of a train nerd as I am and prefer to save some money taking the bus.

You can’t go wrong with either option, and you need to choose what is best for you and your travel needs.

No matter how you choose to travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus, you won’t regret making the trip! Aarhus is definitely an underrated city.

How to Travel from Copenhagen to Malmö (Super Easy)

One of the best parts of visiting Copenhagen is you can easily take a day trip to Sweden and explore a whole new country! One of the easiest and quickest Swedish cities to visit from Copenhagen is Malmö. The best part is that it is super easy to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö!

The most convenient way to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö is taking the train. It takes about 45 minutes, and there are three trains that leave per hour. The Copenhagen to Malmö train costs about the same as taking the bus, but the bus only leaves a few times a day. The train is the far more flexible option, and you can travel whenever works best for you rather than working around the bus schedule.

This post gives you everything you need to know about travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö.

We cover the pros and cons of each transportation method, so you can choose the one that works best for you and your travel needs.

By the end, you’ll know exactly how to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö and won’t have any stress on the day of travel!

PS- You should check out my post on travelling from Copenhagen to Lund in case you want to visit a different Swedish city.

Option One: Taking the Copenhagen to Malmö Train

There is no doubt in my mind that taking the train from Copenhagen to Malmö is the best way to travel between the two cities.

It is quick, efficient, and by far the most flexible.

The Copenhagen to Malmö train is always how I travel between the two cities, and I highly recommend it to you as well.

Copenhagen, Denmark

How Long Does the Copenhagen to Malmö Train Take?

The train ride is so short. You barely feel like you’ve gotten on the train by the time it is time to get off!

The entire journey takes about 40 minutes.

I’m never not impressed by how easy it is to travel between countries in Europe!

The train to Malmö from Copenhagen may take slightly longer than 40 minutes if there is congestion on the lines, but it will never be more than an hour!

One other thing you may run into is the Swedish authorities checking passports.

So be sure to bring your passport!

They don’t always check passports, but it is a pretty common occurrence.

The process takes about five minutes, and then you’re free to go on your merry way and explore Malmö.

How Much Does a Train Ticket Cost?

There is a wide range of prices for the Copenhagen to Malmö train.

Ticket prices vary from 43 Krone (about $7 USD) to 175 Krone (about $28 USD).

The variation in ticket price comes down to what day of the week and what time of day you leave.

Your ticket will be more expensive if you leave during a peak time on the weekend and less expensive if you leave at an off-peak time on a weekday.

But, in general, you ca expect your ticket to cost somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.

I’ve never paid more than 93 Krone (about $15 USD) for a ticket on the Copenhagen to Malmö train.

Where to Purchase Tickets

There is no need to purchase your train tickets in advance.

There are so many trains departing every hour that even if one train is full, you won’t have to wait long to get on the next.

The trains rarely fill up, so you shouldn’t have to wait.

They may be busy though, and you may have to stand. It isn’t much of an issue though since it is such a short ride!

If you don’t want to stand, I highly recommend you avoid the train during peak commuting hours since many people live in one city and commute to work in the other.

You purchase your tickets at a ticket machine at either Copenhagen Station or the Copenhagen Airport.

Both locations work equally well, and it just depends where you are departing from.

The ticketing machines accept cash or card, so you can pay with whatever is most convenient for you.

Copenhagen Station is right next to Tivoli and is the same station most people alight from when travelling from the airport to central Copenhagen.

When Does the Train Depart from in Copenhagen?

You can either catch the Copenhagen to Malmö train at Copenhagen Station is central Copenhagen or at the airport.

As mentioned in the previous section, there isn’t an advantage to departing from one station over the other.

It just depends what station is most convenient for you.

Most people will get on the train at Copenhagen Station, but some people may want to go directly to Malmö without heading into Copenhagen first.

Where Does the Train Arrive at in Malmö?

The train arrives at Malmö Central Station.

It is literally in the heart of the city and is less than a five minute walk from the central square.

It couldn’t be a more convenient place to arrive in Malmö!

Malmo Train Station
Malmö Central Station

Advantages of Taking the Copenhagen to Malmö Train

  • Departs on a very regular basis
  • Affordable
  • Departs and arrives at stations that are in the city centres

Cons of Taking the Copenhagen to Malmö Train

  • May be busy, and you may have to stand
  • Limited dedicated luggage storage room

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Option Two: Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Malmö

The bus is slightly less expensive than the train, but it takes quite a bit longer and only has five departures a day.

It isn’t nearly as convenient as the train, and the train isn’t that much more expensive.

It is well worth it to pay a few extra dollars per ticket and take the train on your own schedule than save a little money and take the bus.

How Long Does the Copenhagen to Malmö Bus Take?

The bus takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Malmö from Copenhagen.

It could take longer depending on traffic, but it certainly won’t take less time!

How Much Does a Bus Ticket Cost?

The good new is that bus tickets are less expensive than train tickets!

If you’re on a really tight budget, the train may be the right option for you.

A bus ticket from Copenhagen to Malmö costs between 44 Krone (about $7 USD) and 68 Krone (about $11 USD).

That’s a pretty good deal and may even be the least expensive thing you buy in a Nordic country.

Where to Purchase Bus Tickets

You have two options for purchasing your bus tickets:

  • Online in advance
  • In person right before departure

You don’t need to purchase your bus ticket in advance because they normally don’t sell out.

However, since there are so few buses departing daily, it may be in your best interests to pre-buy your ticket if there is a particular time you really want to catch the bus at.

There are three bus operators that travel to Malmö from Copenhagen:

All three operators are great so just hop on whatever bus is departing when you get to the station!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Where Does the Bus Depart from in Copenhagen?

The bus from Copenhagen to Malmö departs from Copenhagen Station.

The same station that the train departs from!

It is super central, and you’ll have no trouble finding it (especially since it is right next door to a theme park).

Where Does the Bus Arrive at in Malmö?

Just like the train, buses arrive at Malmö Central Station.

It is super convenient, and you can walk to wherever you need to go from the station with no issue!

Advantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Malmö

  • Least expensive option
  • Bus departs and arrives in city centres
  • You are guaranteed to have a seat, and there is luggage storage under the bus

Disadvantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Malmö

  • Only 5 buses depart per day
  • Takes significantly longer than the train

Option Three: Driving from Copenhagen to Malmö

The final option you have is driving to Malmö from Copenhagen.

I don’t really recommend this option unless it is part of a larger road trip around Denmark and Sweden.

It is expensive to rent a car, and while it only take 40 minutes to drive between the cities, by the time you deal with renting and returning the car, it is by far the longest way to travel from Copenhagen to Malmö.

Plus you have to deal with parking, and nobody enjoys that!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Be Internet Safe

One of the most important things you can do to protect yourself when you’re travelling is installing a VPN on your phone.

This cloaks your phone so nobody can access your online data and activity (including your banking information) while you’re using public wifi.

And when you travel, you will be using public wifi all the time!

A VPN makes using public wifi as safe and secure as using your personal home wifi where you’re the only person who knows the password.

My personal favourite VPN is NordVPN.

It is the fastest VPN on the market, and it is very affordable.

You can protect up to six devices with a singly NordVPN account, and it costs less than the price of a latte per month.

My philosophy is that if you can afford to travel, you can afford to protect your online data with a VPN.

Conclusion

As you can see, you really have two options when travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö. You can either take the train or the bus.

My personally preference is without a doubt the train.

It doesn’t get any more convenient, and it is so nice to show up at the train station basically any time of day and know there is a train departing in the next 20 minutes or less.

But the choice is yours!

Be sure you choose the option that works best for you and your travel needs.

The bus may be the better option for you if you’re on a very tight budget or want to be guaranteed a comfortable seat to relax in.

There are really no wrong answers when it comes to travelling from Copenhagen to Malmö!

The only thing I ask is that you have a great time in Malmö!

It is a really cool city and is super laid back. I highly recommend checking out the museum if you have time.

And if there is a hockey game on while you’re there, be sure to check that out too!

How to Travel from Copenhagen to Lund (Super Easy!)

Lund is a cute little university town in southern Sweden. It takes about an hour to travel from Copenhagen to Lund, so it is the perfect day trip to take from Copenhagen!

You can either take a train or bus from Copenhagen to Lund. The cost is virtually the same for both the train and bus, but taking the train is the best way to travel from Copenhagen to Lund. The train leaves more often and takes significantly less time, so it can be more convenient for most travellers. One downside to taking the train is there may be limited space, and sometimes people have to stand during peak times. You also have the option to drive from Copenhagen to Lund if you rent a car.

Lund is such a cute city. You can easily see the highlights of the town in a single day, and that is what makes it such an attractive day trip from Copenhagen.

Even though you’re travelling from Denmark to Sweden, the trip is super painless and just as easy as taking public transportation within a single country.

The only thing that may be different is you may be asked to show your passport when the train arrives in Sweden.

This doesn’t happen every time a train arrives from Denmark, but you should carry your passport with you just in case the Swedish authorities board the train and check people’s passports.

The passport check doesn’t take more than a few minutes and you’re back on your way to Lund in no time!

In many instances, it is quicker and cheaper to travel from Copenhagen to Lund than it is to travel from Copenhagen to other Danish cities!

That is how easy and painless the journey from Copenhagen to Lund is!

Option One: Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Lund

Taking the Copenhagen to Lund train is the best and most convenient way to travel between the two cities.

Three trains leave per hour (excluding super off-peak hours in the middle of the night). You can basically show up at the train station at any time and get on the next train within a matter of minutes!

I love how quick, easy, and hassle free taking the train from Copenhagen to Lund is!

How Long Does the Train from Copenhagen to Lund Take?

The entire journey from the centre of Copenhagen to the centre of Lund takes less than an hour!

It can take a few minutes longer if there is congestion on the tracks or the Swedish authorities check passports, but it is never longer than 75 minutes!

As a Canadian, it never ceases to impress me that you can travel between countries so quickly in Europe! I absolutely love it.

Copenhagen, Denmark

How Much Does a Train Ticket Cost?

Ticket costs vary between 61 Krone and 122 Krone. That is approximately $10 USD to $20 USD.

In my experience, a Copenhagen to Lund train ticket cost normally costs closer to the €8 range than the €16 range.  

That can be a little bit expensive for such a short journey, but it is the Nordic countries.

Prices tend to be a bit higher in that region than other parts of Europe, but it is so worth it!

For a bit of context, it costs roughly the same to travel from the Copenhagen airport to central Copenhagen as it does to travel from Copenhagen to Lund. It isn’t really all that expensive when you compare it to other prices in Denmark and Sweden.

Where to Purchase Train Tickets

There is absolutely no need to purchase your ticket in advance!

Trains travel from Copenhagen to Lund so often that there will be a train leaving within 30 minutes of you arriving at the train station.

You’ll get on the next train even if it is busy, but is may mean you have to stand rather than have a seat.

It isn’t a big deal though since it is such a short journey. A lot of people get off the train at the Copenhagen airport as well, so you can probably snag a seat then if you do end up standing.

There are ticket machines at Copenhagen Central Station and the airport, so you can easily pick up your ticket no matter where you’re departing from.

You do have the option of purchasing a ticket in advance on the ticket machine if you want to be extra prepared or have to leave at a particular time no matter what.

Ticket machines take both cash and card, and they have an English option for tourists!

All things considered, it is one of the easiest processes for purchasing train tickets, and the entire process is smooth and fool proof.

A word of caution: there are people checking tickets on almost every train. Please always purchase a ticket and never try to catch a free ride. This advice goes for every and any public transportation you take but is especially important on the Copenhagen to Lund train.

Where Does the Train Depart from in Copenhagen?

You can get on the train from Copenhagen to Lund at two spots:

  • Copenhagen Central Station
  • Copenhagen Airport

It is a direct train from both the central train station and the airport, so you never have to worry about transferring trains.

It doesn’t really matter where you jump on the train, and it all boils down to what is most convenient for you.

Most people will get on the train at Copenhagen Central Station, but a few of you may want to go straight to Lund from Copenhagen airport. That is super easy to do as well, so that is another big plus about travelling from Copenhagen to Lund!

Where Does the Train Arrive at in Lund?

The train arrives at Lund Central Station.

It is located in central Lund, and you’ll be able to walk pretty much anywhere in the main part of the city within 20 minutes!

Lund Central Station is perfectly located, and odds are it is easier to walk to wherever you’re staying than take the bus.

Lund, Sweden

Advantages of Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Lund

  • Trains leave 3 times an hour on average
  • Super inexpensive
  • The train stations in Copenhagen and Lund are centrally located and easy to walk to
  • Beautiful scenery

Disadvantages of Taking the Train from Copenhagen to Lund

  • You might have to stand
  • Limited dedicated luggage storage

Option Two: Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Lund

You other option is to take a bus from Copenhagen to Lund.

This is a fine option, but it isn’t as convenient as the train. Buses don’t leave as often, and they take significantly longer than the train.

There are only six buses per day that travel from Copenhagen to Lund, so it is much more restrictive and forces you to plan more in advance.

I personally prefer the train because you know it will likely run on schedule unlike the bus that may get caught in traffic.

Plus trains are just way more fun than buses!

How Long Does the Bus from Copenhagen to Lund Take?

Unfortunately, the Copenhagen to Lund bus ride take 90 minutes!

That is basically half again as long as the Copenhagen to Lund train, so I don’t really see much of an advantage to taking the bus over the train.

How Much Does a Bus Ticket Cost?

It varies by bus company, but you can expect a bus ticket to Lund from Copenhagen to cost between 67 Krone and 110 Krone That is approximately $11 USD and $18 USD.

That’s pretty close to what a train ticket will cost, so it is pretty much a saw off between the train and bus when it comes to cost.

One thing to note is I’ve often found that the bus tickets tend to average closer to the higher end of their price range whereas train tickets tend to average out closer to the lower end of their price range.

It all depends on what company you use and when you depart though!

A ticket during the peak-time on a weekend is going to cost more than a ticket during off-peak times on a weekday.

Plan accordingly and try to find the best ticket price that suits your travel schedule!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Where to Purchase Bus Tickets

You have two options for purchasing bus tickets:

  • Online in advance
  • In person right before departure

Both options work, and it is more of a matter of preference.

The buses are rarely full because the train is so convenient and popular. You don’t really need to stress about purchasing your ticket online in advance because bus tickets don’t typically sell out.

That doesn’t mean they never sell out though!

There are three different bus providers that travel from Copenhagen to Lund.

Neither of them are any better than the rest, and it all comes down to price and departure time.

The three bus operators are:

All three providers let you purchase tickets online in advance or at the station on the day of departure.

Just be sure you get to the station early enough to have time to purchase a ticket if you don’t purchase one online in advance!

Where Does the Bus Depart from in Copenhagen?

The bus leaves Copenhagen at Copenhagen Central Station.

There is a bus station at the same spot as the train station, so it is really easy to find!

Copenhagen Central Station is located right in central Copenhagen next to Tivoli Gardens, so it is impossible to miss!

Where Does the Bus Arrive at in Lund?

Buses arrive at Lund Bangatan.

It is about 100 meters away from Lund Central Station and is super centrally located.

Just like the train station, you can walk to anywhere in central Lund in less than 20 minutes, and it is normally easier to walk to your accommodation than try to take a bus.

Lund is a super small town, so it is easy to walk around the central part of the city without getting lost!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Advantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Lund

  • You have a guaranteed seat
  • Dedicated luggage storage under the bus
  • Lovely scenery

Disadvantages of Taking the Bus from Copenhagen to Lund

  • There are only six buses that travel from Copenhagen to Lund per day
  • It takes significantly longer than the train
  • Is often more expensive than the train

Option Three: Driving from Copenhagen to Lund

Your final option is to drive from Copenhagen to Lund.

I don’t really recommend you rent a car and drive just to visit Lund from Copenhagen. It is more expensive than the bus or train, and is a headache you don’t need.

It isn’t terribly convenient to worry about navigating the roads, finding parking, and filling up on gas before you return the car.

The only time I recommend you driving from Copenhagen to Lund is if it is part of a larger road trip through Denmark and Sweden.

If you do choose to drive, it will take a little over an hour to reach Lund from Copenhagen.

Conclusion

There you have it! You now know everything you need to in order to decide how to travel from Copenhagen to Lund!

My preference is to take the Copenhagen to Lund train because it is faster and less expensive. But it all comes down to what works best for you and your travel needs.

You can technically also take a taxi from Copenhagen to Lund, but it is extremely expensive and not worth the additional price since it takes about the same amount of time as the train.

A taxi from Copenhagen to Lund will set you back at least 600 Krone or approximately $100 USD!

That is absurdly expensive!

Stick to public transportation. It is quick, effective, and convenient.

Nordic countries know how to do public transportation right, and you’ll have a lovely journey no matter if you take the train or bus.

Everything You Need to Know Before You Visit Tivoli

Tivoli should be on your must-do list when you’re in Copenhagen. It is an amusement park located in the centre of the Copenhagen. It is a lot of fun and is the perfect way to spend part of a day in Copenhagen.

History of Tivoli

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world and was opened in 1843. It had 4.6 million visitors in 2017 and is the second most popular seasonal theme park in Europe (Europa-Park in Germany is the most popular).

In 1943, Nazi sympathizers burnt down portions of Tivoli including the concert hall. Temporary buildings were built, and the amusement park was up and running again in just a few short weeks.

Walt Disney visited Tivoli when he was planning and designing Disneyland. He loved Tivoli and was so inspired that you can see many similar attractions from Tivoli at Disneyland.

Tivoli Copenhagen Everything You Need to Know to Visit Tivoli

Getting There

From City Centre

If you are staying in the centre of Copenhagen, you will be able to walk to (and possible see) Tivoli from your hotel. It is centrally-located and is impossible to miss if you’re walking around the city centre.

Great Hotels in the City Centre

From Outside the City Centre

You can easily get to Tivoli from outside the city centre by taking the train to Copenhagen Central Station. When you get off the train, you will be able to see Tivoli. You just need to walk to the entrance, and you’re good to go!

Great Hotels Outside the City Centre

Opening Times

Tivoli has 3 different seasons: Winter, Summer, and Halloween.

  • Winter: February 1 to February 24
  • Summer: April 4 to September 22
  • Halloween: October 11 to November 3

Each season has the same operating time:

  • Sunday to Thursday: 11am to 10pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 11am to 11pm

Cost

  • Adult Entrance Fee: $18USD
  • Child (0-7) Entrance Fee: $8USD
  • One Ride Ticket: $3.75USD
  • Entrance and Unlimited Rides: $54.50USD

Rides cost anywhere between 1 and 3 tickets to ride, so you should purchase an unlimited ride pass if you want to go on multiple rides.

Things to do at Tivoli

Rides

Tivoli has a wide range of rides. There are kiddie rides all the way up to adult thrill rides, so everybody in your party will be able to find something they enjoy.

It is most well known for Rutschebanen. It is the oldest wooden rollercoaster in the world and was built in 1914. You board the train and ride through a mountain. There is a conductor onboard the train with you that has a brake s/he can use to control the speed of the train. It is a lot of fun and everybody should ride it at least once.

The Demon is one of the newest addition to Tivoli. It is a rollercoaster that has 3 loops and a few drops all in just over 60 seconds. It is the most thrilling ride in the park. There is the option to wear VR goggles while riding that amps up the thrill level even more.

To get a panoramic view of Copenhagen, you should ride The Star Flyer. It is a flying swing rides just like the ones found in nearly every other theme park, but it is special because you get an unbeatable view of Copenhagen from the sky. You should ride it at night for the best view.

You should not miss The Flying Trunk while at Tivoli. It is a slow-moving ride that takes you through Hans Christian Andersen’s story. It is 7 minutes long, but it is a lot of fun for anybody who grew up reading his work.

Tivoli Copenhagen Everything You Need to Know Before You Visit Tivoli

Other Attractions Not to Miss:

  • The Ferris Wheel (a classic!)
  • The Mine (a boat ride with a small drop)
  • The Caravan (a rollercoaster for small children)
  • Aquila (a ride that flips you upside down then back upright over and over)
  • The Carousel (another classic)
  • The Lighthouse (great for young children that like a bit of a thrill)
  • Fantamorgana (a 3-in-1 ride that lets you choose your thrill experience)

Entertainment

Tivoli has a wide range of entertainment options. There are a number of shows each day, so you will be able to find a show that interests you.

The most iconic shows take place at The Pantomime Theatre. Here you can watch classic Italian pantomime shows that are led by a live pit orchestra. It is a unique show and is worth watching if you’re able to.

During special events and occasions, you are able to see The Tivoli Youth Guard. This band is made up of girls and boys aged 8-16 in uniforms that are similar to the Danish Royal Guard. The Youth Guard was founded in 1844, and the children in the guard represent Tivoli in any parades and local events.

If you’re lucky, you may be at Tivoli to attend a Fredagsrock concert. These concerts happen on select Friday nights during the summer season, and they are free to attend with the cost of admission. You should check Tivoli’s website to see if you’re in Copenhagen during a concert!

Paid Extras

You have the option to pay for additional activities at Tivoli that are not included in the price of admission.

You can pay $3.75USD to go to the aquarium. It opens at 12:30pm each day the park is open. The aquarium is small, but you are able to see many different fish species as well as a number of small aquatic animals such as octopi and moray eels.

There is an arcade that costs extra. You can play games and win prizes!

There is also a concert hall where you can pay to see various artists perform. This hall is used during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival as one of the main locations. The list of concerts and performers can be found on the Tivoli website.

Food

There are many restaurants in Tivoli; however, I recommend eating at a local restaurant before heading to the park. You will be able to get less expensive and better food that way.

If you get hungry when you’re in the park, there are a number of fast food and junk food options to choose from.

In general, the food at Tivoli isn’t the best. Since the park is in the middle of city centre, you will be able to find food outside the park that you will probably enjoy more.

Note: You are not able to leave and reenter Tivoli. Once you are inside the park, you must remain inside. If you leave, you will have to pay the entrance fee again if you want to go back to the park.

Tivoli Copenhagen Everything You Need to Know Before You Visit Tivoli

When is the Best Time to go to Tivoli?

The best time to go to Tivoli is during the week if you can. It is busiest on the weekend- especially in the evening.

Similarly, the summer is the busiest time of year. That is when Copenhagen sees the most tourists, and the weather is the nicest, which brings the locals to the park as well.

In the winter, there are a number of rides that are not operating due to the weather, so be sure to check to see what rides are closed before you go to the park. This way you will be able to avoid any disappointment if the ride you wanted to ride the most is closed.

How Long Do I Need in the Park?

If you are visiting Tivoli on a weekday during a less busy time of year (April, for example), you will be able to see and do everything in 4-5 hours. This means you could sightsee in the morning, have an early dinner, and then spend the rest of the evening in Tivoli. You won’t have more than a couple minutes of wait time during a slower time of year.

If you are going in the summer, you may want to spend a half day at the park. You will have longer wait times and more crowds in the summer months than in the Winter and Spring.

You will want to budget an extra hour or two if you are going on a Friday or Saturday night as lots of locals go to Tivoli during that time.

In Closing

Tivoli is a fun way to spend a few hours while in Copenhagen. It is incredibly easy to get to because it is located in the city centre, so you don’t have to worry about going a long distance to get there.

Tivoli is a historical park, and one any theme park enthusiast will love. It has a variety of rides that appeal to both old and young as well as thrill seekers. It is a special amusement park because it has kept its history intact by preserving its most iconic classic rides while adding new, modern attractions to attract new visitors.

You will be able to have unlimited fun if you purchase the ride pass, and I highly recommend you doing so. Buying tickets for each individual ride is not cost effective, and it limits the amount of fun you have. You will have made up the cost of your unlimited ride pass after riding 6 rides, and that is really easy to do.

I hope you have a great time at Tivoli! It is definitely one of the most fun things you can do on your Copenhagen vacation.