Posted March 27th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Hi - we'll have 5 hours between planes in Copenhagen. I'm wondering if anyone has experience with taking the train from the airport to the central train station and suggestions on what we should do for a couple of hours. Tivoli is right there but doesn't open until 11. Our time frame is from about 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m so we can get back for our connecting flight.
Going to the Hilton is a good idea for breakafast, and there are many shops and restaurants in the Copenhagen airport too. However, if you felt comfortable with your timeframe to travel to the city, it's very easy to do. Getting through customs etc. is a breeze, and the train stops right at the airport with frequent stops. It only takes 15 min or less to get to the main train station. Or, you can take a taxi. From the time you exit your plane, you can be in the city in under an hour. When you return to the airport, getting though security should also be quick and easy. What to do in Copenhagen? Why not just walk around? You can walk to the city square from the train station and a walk down stroget. People watching and just being in the city is a wonderful experience in itself. But, if you do stay at the airport, your in luck because it's a beautiful and modern airport, with some good shopping and dining. A great opportunity to sample some Danish food. No matter what you do, you can't go wrong, and you'll enjoy your layover.