Copenhagen Card: How to save in Copenhagen? (2024)

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Copenhagen Card includes unlimited transport and access to Copenhagen’s most famous sites, museums and monuments. In this article, we’ll talk more about Copenhagen Card, what sights the card covers, how much it costs and whether the Copenhagen Card is worth it.

Copenhagen has a reputation as one of the most expensive cities in the world. If you want to enjoy a visit to the Danish capital with all the trimmings, take in the sights, visit the Tivoli theme park and make the most of public transport, a trip to Copenhagen can get pretty expensive.

A popular way to save money on transport and entrance fees in Copenhagen is the Copenhagen Card. Now let’s take a closer look at it – what sights it includes, where to buy it and what it costs.

What is Copenhagen Card?

Copenhagen Card is a travel card that has been designed in cooperation with sights and transport operators in Copenhagen, so you can save or simplify your travel around Copenhagen. The card will be on your mobile phone, where you can scan it or show it at the entrance.

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Boat cruise is part of Copenhagen Card

What are the benefits of Copenhagen Card?

Free entry to more than 80 sights, museums and attractions in and around Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Card includes the most popular attractions in Copenhagen, including boat cruises, Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg Castle, Tivoli Gardens and the Danish Architecture Centre.

Unlimited use of transport in Copenhagen. These include subways, buses, trains and water buses. You do not need to attach the card to the turnstile.

Free transport throughout the region, which includes Roskilde, Helsingør (Elsinore), Humlebæk, Rungsted, Hillerød, Køge, Frederikssund and Lejre. You do not need to attach the card to the turnstile.

The Copenhagen Card covers one adult and up to 2 children under 12 years old, who are automatically included free of charge. For 2 children under 12 years of age, you get free admission and transport with your card.

You can buy a card for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours. Importantly, the card is only activated the first time you use it.

You do not need to buy any additional tickets or passes. All you need is the Copenhagen Card.

You have 2 years to activate your card. If you are planning to visit Copenhagen in the next few months, it is better to buy your card now. With every new tourist season, the price of admission usually increases, and so does the price of Copenhagen cards.

You can cancel your card for free within 6 months of purchase.


What sights and places does the card include?

The Copenhagen Card includes free entry to more than 80 places in Copenhagen and the region, including:

  • Christiansborg (105 DKK)
  • Tivoli Gardens (155 DKK)
  • Boat trip (135 DKK)
  • Rosenborg Castle (140 DKK)
  • Amalienborg Castle (125 DKK)
  • Danish Architecture Centre (115 DKK)
  • National Museum of Denmark (130 DKK)
  • Kronborg Castle (125 DKK)
  • Copenhagen Zoo (239 DKK)
  • Glyptoteket (125 DKK)
  • and others

Copenhagen Card also includes unlimited transport within Copenhagen (subway including the airport metro, buses, trains, water buses) and transport throughout the region, so you can go to Roskilde, Kronborg Castle and other places around Copenhagen for free.

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What is the price of the Copenhagen Card?

The price varies according to the period for which you purchase the card:

  • 499 DKK for 24 hours, 279 DKK for children
  • 739 DKK for 48 hours, 399 DKK for children
  • 919 DKK for 72 hours, 489 DKK for children
  • 1069 DKK for 96 hours, 579 DKK for children
  • 1199 DKK for 120 hours, 649 DKK for children

Each Copenhagen Card can be redeemed free for 2 children under 12 years of age. You only need one card. The Copenhagen Children’s Card must be purchased if there are more than 2 children per adult.

Where to buy and collect the Copenhagen Card?

You can get Copenhagen Card at this link. A confirmation will arrive in your email in a few minutes, including an 8-digit code and a link to download the app.

You download the app, enter the card code and click “Activate” before using it for the first time. From now on, you can use the card on public transport and to enter monuments. You don’t have to go anywhere.

When entering the monuments, just scan the card from your mobile phone or show it to a staff member. You don’t need to scan your card on the metro, bus or train. The metro and trains in and around Copenhagen don’t use turnstiles, where you have to swipe your card to open the turnstiles. Just show your card to the driver when boarding the bus.

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Is the Copenhagen card worth it?

The Copenhagen Card is worthwhile for those who plan to use public transport more often and visit more sights, enjoy a cruise or go to Tivoli Park for fun.

If you are staying in the city centre and your goal is to soak up the atmosphere of the city, the card will not bring you any savings.

The Copenhagen Card is also worthwhile for families with children, as 2 children up to 12 years old travel free with a parent on one card. Many of Copenhagen’s attractions are free for children under 18, but for example, the boat cruise, Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo are also paid attractions for children.

Best booking resources for visiting Copenhagen

Via we search for all accommodation. It is the largest accommodation portal in the world and you will find everything from modern hotels, cosy guesthouses to seaside villas.

Get Your Guide is a huge booking system for buying tickets, guided tours and all sorts of activities. In one place you can read other travellers’ experiences and book tickets to the Vatican Museums, a cruise on the Danube or a desert safari in Dubai.

This was our review and useful information for the Copenhagen Card. Do you have a question? We’ll be happy to answer it in the comments below. Have a safe journey!

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