Considering a trip to Copenhagen? There’s lots to plan. From accommodation to where to eat, you’ll need to sort it all. On top of that, you’ll need to work out what sights to see in Denmark…and how much it’s going to cost you. A city pass can be a great way to manage your spend as you tick off Copenhagen’s diverse attractions. Here, we take you through the Copenhagen Card and all its benefits.
- 1 What is the Copenhagen Card?
- 2 How does it work
- 3 Copenhagen Card Price and Duration
- 4 Copenhagen Card Attractions – what’s included
- 5 Copenhagen Public Transport Network
- 6 Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
- 7 How to save money with the Copenhagen Card
- 8 Where to buy the Copenhagen Card
- 9 Where to collect your Card
- 10 How to use your Card once in Copenhagen
- 11 FAQs – Copenhagen Card
- 12 Conclusion
- 13 Related articles:
What is the Copenhagen Card?
The Copenhagen Card is an all encompassing city pass that covers the wider Copenhagen area. Offering free admission to 87 attractions AND transport across the city, it’s the pass of choice for those wanting an easy ride. Hit the town sightseeing without worrying about spending any more money – it’s all included !
How does it work
You can pick either an online pass – downloadable on the Copenhagen Card app (Google Play or App Store) – or get a voucher which you can print and then collect at 4 locations across Copenhagen. The pass durations are customisable and range from 24 hours through to 120 hours – and many in between. There’s a pass to suit all from weekend city breakers to those taking a week-long holiday. You need to activate your pass in the app or write the date and time you begin using the voucher. Time starts ticking when you use the first attraction.
Copenhagen Card Price and Duration
*Children 0-9 don’t need a pass. They travel and visit free!
Copenhagen Card Attractions – what’s included
Copenhagen Attractions & Museums
The card includes admissions to 87 museums and tourist attractions in Denmark such as:
- Tivoli Gardens,
- Copenhagen Zoo,
- Museum of Ordrupgaard,
- Ny Carlsberg, Glyptotek,
- Rosenborg Castle
- Danish Royal Collection at Amalienborg Palace
- Canal tours
The Copenhagen Card comes with a comprehensive and informational map, so you can plan your itinerary.
The city guide comes in Danish and English and German, while fliers and tour suggestions are also offered in Spanish, Italian and French.
Find out more about the attractions included here.
Copenhagen Public Transport Network
Enjoy unlimited use of public transportation, from buses, trains and even the metro system in the Greater Copenhagen Region. You can also avail of discounts in restaurants, on boat trips, tours, car rentals and even selected activities or attractions.
Copenhagen Card – How to use the Transport option
There are no barriers for public transport. On buses, you can show the pass to the driver. For the Metro or S Train, you need to be able to present your pass (or app) if a ticket collector comes.
Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
- Know exactly what you spend
- Don’t worry about visiting those expensive attractions – they’re included
- Free travel pass
- No fiddling around with tickets and lots of change
- No making multiple foreign transactions at ticket booths on your bank card
- You might feel pressure to see a lot of sights to make it worth it
- Needs a lot of planning to make your money back
- You might miss free of charge attractions or simply wandering around aimlessly
City passes are in our opinion a great way to see a city. I tend to buy them because otherwise, it feels like I’m spending a lot of money at attractions. But you do need to plan properly. And you need to be disciplined and organised to get the best benefit.
Tips to get the most of it
- Identify the high hitting attractions – the most expensive
- Organise these attractions by location and plan your route
- Total up the value of your pass. If it breaks even, then it is worth it for the convenience alone.
- Any additional attractions you can cover increase your savings!
Whom is the Copenhagen Card interesting for?
- Those who want to keep a control on their spend
- Those who plan to sightsee – hard
- Those who will be out all day and all night on the transport network
- First time visitors who want to see the big hitting attractions
Is Copenhagen Card worth it for families
In general yes, for those with children over 9. But think carefully. If you are travelling with younger kids they are free, so you just need the adult pass for yourself. But will you really be able to cover off all the sights?
Kids need rest breaks, toilet stops, fed frequently. They need downtime. Maybe a nap. For some families seeing 2 attractions in a day is a big task, any more is impossible. Think about what is achievable for you before committing.
How to save money with the Copenhagen Card
Let’s take a 24 hour pass as an example. For an adult you’ll fork out €54.
Now, let’s see what the average day would cost you
Just visiting 3 attractions in one day would cost you €74! And the pass gets cheaper the longer the duration. Whilst the adult 24 hour pass is €54 per day, the 120 hour pass works out at just €24 per day. Faced with the pretty expensive costs of any major European city, this works out an amazing deal.
Where to buy the Copenhagen Card
You may purchase your card here or you may get it at sales outlets in the airport, tourist information offices and railway stations. You can also purchase in most hotels, hostels and even campsites!
If you prefer to save time, we recommend booking your Copenhagen Travel Card online here . Prices start at from €554 for the 24-hour pass.
Where to collect your Card
If you decide not to use the online purchase option, you can opt to receive the voucher via email. Then, you’ll need to take it to one of 4 locations that will allow you to exchange the voucher for the pass:
- Service Information in Copenhagen Airport (terminal 3)
- Tivoli Box Office at Vesterbrogade 3
- Copenhagen Info at Copenhagen Central Station
- Copenhagen Visitor Service, Vesterbrogade 4 i
How to use your Card once in Copenhagen
Simply activate your pass on the app, or present your pass at the first attraction. From then, the clock is ticking. On public transport, make sure you will be able to present this to any ticket inspectors.
Copenhagen Card Review
|24h, 48h, 72h, 96h, 120h
|56€, 83€, 102€, 119€, 134€
|28€ 42€ 51€ 60€ 67€
|Number of attractions
|Airport public transport included
FAQs – Copenhagen Card
How much does Copenhagen card cost?
The price varies according to the validity period you choose. Prices range from €54 to €133 for adults. You can refer to the price table at the beginning of the article.
Are the Tivoli Gardens included in the Copenhagen Card?
Yes, access is included.
Is Christiansborg Palace included in the Copenhagen Card?
Yes, access is included.
Is transport included in the Copenhagen Card?
Yes, full transport is included for the duration of the pass?
How to use Copenhagen Card on metro?
When using the metro, you’ll need to present your valid Card if there are any controls.
I don’t have a phone. Can I collect the pass in Copenhagen?
Yes, you can collect the pass in person from 4 designated collection points here: Service Information in Copenhagen Airport (terminal 3), Tivoli Box Office at Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen Info at Copenhagen Central Station, Copenhagen Visitor Service, Vesterbrogade 4 i
Is there a special rate for children with the Copenhagen Card?
Yes, children aged 9 – 16 get discounted pass prices. Kids under 9 go free!
Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
Well, that's what we think. It all depends on what you're looking for when you visit Copenhagen. We have a section that answers that question in our article.
We are seasoned city pass travellers and we have to say, the Copenhagen Pass is one of the best value passes we have seen. It’s not that difficult to make your money back on this pass. This is largely due to the fact that some of the attractions are pretty expensive.
The transport card – which will cover your airport trip – is also a great bonus. And if you have a young family with kids under 9, their whole trip is basically free! If this all sounds like a good idea, why not buy the pass now here. Don’t forget to tell us how many attractions you managed to cover during your trip.