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Arriving in Denmark

Arriving in a new country and enrolling at a new university can be a busy, overwhelming and exciting time.

On our arrival pages for current international students you can find guidance on collecting the right documentation, making your travel arrangements and taking the necessary steps to start your adventure on the right foot.

By Air

To Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport is Denmarks main international airport and there are direct flights to Copenhagen Airport from most European cities. When you arrive at Copenhagen Airport, you can either continue your flight to Aarhus or Billund Airport or catch a train/bus towards Aarhus.

For further information, please visit www.cph.dk

To Aarhus Airport

There are direct flights to Aarhus Airport from some European cities and Copenhagen. It is a 45-minute drive from the airport to the city centre. When you arrive at the airport, you can take the airport shuttle, which stops close to the University and at the railway station in Aarhus. The airport shuttle is connected to the airport arrivals, and therefore makes a convenient way to get to the city centre. The price for the airport shuttle is DKK 100, which can be paid in cash (DKK) or with VISA or Mastercard.

For further information, please visit www.aar.dk

How to get from the Aarhus Airport to the city centre

To Billund Airport

Aarhus is also serviced by another international airport, Billund Airport, which is located about 75 km south-west of Aarhus. A 90-minute shuttle bus ride takes you to Aarhus.

For further information, please visit www.bll.dk/en-en

By train

If you travel by train all the way from your home country, your local railway station will inform you about prices and schedules. Remember to ask for discount tickets.  

By train from Copenhagen to Aarhus

If you want to travel from Copenhagen to Aarhus by train, you can either take the airport shuttle to Copenhagen’s central railway station or, more conveniently, take a direct train from the airport to Aarhus. The airport train station is located under Terminal 3 and tickets can be bought from the DSB ticket sale in Terminal 3. The train ride takes 3–4 hours and there are trains leaving for Aarhus every half hour during the day and the evening. When travelling in Denmark, there are special discount tickets for people below the age of 26, but you must obtain a Wild Card (ID card) from DSB first.

For further information, please visit www.dsb.dk

By bus

For international bus connections, Eurolines is a possible choice. Visit at www.eurolines.eu

By bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus

Abildskou Coaches operates within Denmark and is often a cheaper alternative to the train for travel between Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Visit Abildskou Coaches at www.abildskou.dk.

Another alternative is the roedbillet.dk, which is a bus service that offer cheap trips from Copenhagen to Aarhus and Herning (and other cities). The price for a ticket from Copenhagen to Aarhus is between DKK 95-240 depending on what day you travel.