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Getting to Copenhagen
Getting to Copenhagen
For things to do in Copenhagen, see our port of call guide starting on page 419.
Copenhagen, Denmark serves as starting point for a number of cruises in Northern Europe. Whether you’re embarking to see the Norwegian fjords or setting out to explore ports around the Baltic Sea, you’ll first need to find your way to Denmark’s capital. Cruisers from overseas will most likely arrive at Copenhagen Airport, or Kobenhavns Lufthavn in Danish. It is located in Kastrup, a suburb about 8.5 mi./13.7 km away from the Ocean Quay cruise terminal, where the Disney Magic docks in 2017. You can let Disney take care of your travel arrangements, including air travel, pre-/post-cruise accommodations in Copenhagen, and transportation to the port. If you must brave a long-distance flight before your cruise, consider arriving a few days early. This will give you time to get over the jet lag, plus you can explore vibrant Copenhagen before embarking on your cruise adventure. In any case, it is a good idea to arrive at least the night before your cruise departure so you won’t miss the boat if your flight is delayed.
Cruisers from the UK and Europe are likely to arrive by plane as well, and the short flight makes it feasible to arrive the morning of embarkation day. Alternately, the German InterCityExpress train connects Hamburg with Copenhagen, and there are various high-speed trains to Hamburg from all major cities in Western Europe. Probably the most flexible option for European travelers is to just drive to Denmark.
The easiest way to get from Copenhagen Airport to the cruise terminal is via Disney ground transportation. A representative will meet you outside Customs and escort you to your bus. A similarly hassle-free option is taking a taxi. The 25-minute ride will set you back 400 to 500 Danish krone/DKK ($75 to $90), depending on the time of day. Note that taxis have a yellow sign reading “Taxa” on their roof that lights up if a taxi is available. All major credit cards are accepted but you must present your card to the driver at the beginning of the trip. Most taxis will accept euros, though it may pay to get DKK before the ride; you may not get a great exchange rate from the driver. You can also take the Metro from the airport to Norreport Station, where you’ll change trains to the S-train, lines A, B, C, or E. Get off at Nordhavn Station and transfer to the 26 bus, which visits all terminals. The whole trip will take about 45 minutes and set you back DKK 36 ($7) adults/DKK 18 ($3.50) ages 15 and under. Alas, Ocean Quay is a 45-minute walk from Nordhavn Station.
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