Copenhagen Citypass Pass
The Copenhagen Card is the official city card for the Danish capital Copenhagen. It is issued by Wonderful Copenhagen, the municipal tourism organization of the Copenhagen Metropolitan Region.
- What is the Copenhagen Card?
- How much does the Copenhagen Card cost?
- Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the Copenhagen Card?
With the Copenhagen Card you get free admission to over 80 attractions in the Copenhagen region. Of the city’s popular attractions, virtually all are included in the Copenhagen Card, including Tivoli Amusement Park, Amalienborg and Christiansborg Castles, the Danish National Gallery and Copenhagen Zoo. Numerous boat tours are also already included in the Copenhagen Card, including the highly recommended trip on the city’s canals.
With a valid Copenhagen Card, you can also enjoy unlimited free use of public transport in the region. This applies to all means of transport in the city, such as metro, bus and train. The fare area is very large and includes the airport as well as neighbouring cities such as Helsingør and Roskilde.
In addition, there are numerous other benefits for cardholders, such as price reductions in selected restaurants.
The card is activated with the first visit to an attraction and is then valid for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours – depending on which variant you have purchased. Typical for Denmark: the Copenhagen Card is especially family-friendly: every adult is allowed to take two children under the age of 10 to all attractions for free with their card.
The advantages at a glance
- Free entrance to 87 attractions in Copenhagen
- All public transport is free
- Valid for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours
- Mobile pass or pick up in Copenhagen
- Guidebook and city map already included
How much does the Copenhagen Card cost?
The Copenhagen Card is available for adults and children (10-15 years). You can buy it online or on site at a sales point.
- Young people over 16 years pay the full price.
- The card is non-transferable.
- One adult can take 2 children under 10 for free.
The current prices for the Copenhagen Card are as follows:
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Where can I buy the Copenhagen Card?
You can buy the Copenhagen Card online, or you can buy it locally at one of the many sales points in and around Copenhagen. If you want to order the card online, you have two options to choose from:
Order via GetYourGuide
On the GetYourGuide website you can buy the Copenhagen Card for a specific date. The prices are in Euro and can vary depending on the exchange rate. A big advantage is that you can cancel the purchase free of charge up to 24 hours before the start.
When you order online via GetYourGuide, you will receive a voucher that you can print out and exchange for a Copenhagen Card at one of four centrally located sales points:
- CPH Airport Service Center, Terminal 3, Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, 2770 Kastrup
- Copenhagen Visitor Centre, Vesterbrogade 4A, 1620 Copenhagen V
- Copenhagen Info, Copenhagen Central Station, Bernstoffsgade, 1577 Copenhagen K
- Tivoli Ticket Office, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 Copenhagen V, to the left of the main entrance
Order via copenhagencard.com
Unfortunately, the official website is only available in Danish or English, and free cancellation is not possible. But the Copenhagen Card is also available here digitally for your smartphone.
If you want to have a real card, you will only receive a voucher, which has to be exchanged for a physical card at one of the four sales points mentioned above. Alternatively, you can have the card sent to you by post, which can take a very long time (up to 6 weeks). The shipping costs are 8 euros.
Which museums and attractions are included?
As the official city card of the city of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Card includes practically all important sights of the city. You can find a list of the most important attractions and discounts in the table below, along with the regular admission price.
If you’re looking in vain for Copenhagen’s most famous sight, the Little Mermaid, the famous statue at the harbor is free of charge.
The most visited attractions in Copenhagen
- Tivoli – 130 DKK
- Canal tour – 95 DKK
- The round tower – 25 DKK
- Rosenborg Castle– 115 DKK
- Amalienborg Castle – 95 DKK
- Christiansborg Castle – 160 DKK
- Den Blå Planet – 180 DKK
- National Museum – 95 DKK
- National Gallery– 120 DKK
- Kronborg Castle – 95 DKK
- Copenhagen Zoo – 195 DKK
- Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – 125 DKK
- Glyptotek – 115 DKK
- Experimentarium – 195 DKK
While the Copenhagen Card only includes a few tours, they are all highly recommended. The most popular is the canal tour already mentioned in the top attractions. Besides that, the following tours are also offered:
- Baadfarten Boat Tour
- The Netto Boats
- Copenhagen Train Tours
- Frederiksborgs Ferry
- Kronborg Mini Cruise
Ticket for the public transport
During this current period, you can not only make unlimited use of city public transport services such as bus, metro or train (zones 1 to 99) for your transport needs, but also consider using the free shuttle to and from the airport (zone 4).
Validity and activation
The validity of a Copenhagen Card is determined at the time of purchase. Currently, the Citycard is available with a validity period of 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and 120 hours.
The card is activated when you use it for the first time. This means the first time you visit a sight or the first time you use public transport. When using the mobile app this happens automatically, with the classic version you have to write date and time on the card when you start using it.
Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
The most asked question when buying a city card is the same everywhere: is it worth it at all…? And as so often in life, the answer is: it depends…
In this section we will show you what it depends on. The following examples are calculated very conservatively and therefore contain only two attractions/day.
Example 1: Public transport users
The outstanding feature of the Copenhagen Card is the generous use of public transport throughout the Copenhagen region. If you travel to Copenhagen by plane, you already save the money for the transfer to and from the airport. For those who can use this potential, the purchase of the Copenhagen Card is usually clearly worthwhile, especially for the cards for several days.
- 24 h with Tivoli and canal cruise. Copenhagen Card is 9 euros more expensive than the regular price with ticket for local transport (for one adult).
- 48 h with Tivoli, canal cruise, Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Castle. Copenhagen Card is 21 euros cheaper than the regular price with ticket for local transport (for one adult).
- 72 h with Tivoli, Canal Cruise, Rosenborg Castle, Christiansborg Castle, the Zoo and the National Museum The Copenhagen Card is 61 euros cheaper than the regular price with ticket for local transport (for one adult).
- 120 h with all the top 10 sights mentioned above. Copenhagen Card is 120 euros cheaper than the regular price with ticket for local transport (for one adult).
Example 2: Families with children
Especially for families with children, the Copenhagen Card offers an enormous savings potential.
- 72 h with Tivoli, Canal Cruise, Zoo, Aquarium, Experimentarium and Guinness Book of Records Museum, calculated for two adults and two children (7 + 12 years old). The Copenhagen Card is a whopping 463 euros cheaper than the regular price with a ticket for local transport. If you don’t use the ticket, you still save a whopping 313 euros.
Conclusion – you can definitely save money
- For one day, the Copenhagen Card is often not worth it. However, for the cards with a longer validity period, the price/day decreases significantly. Therefore, the version with a validity of 3 days or 72 hours is the most popular card.
- Also for families, the purchase is usually worthwhile, since an adult may take two children under 10 years for free. The Copenhagen Card for children between 10 and 15 years is also significantly reduced. Only from 16 years on children pay the full price.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Do children also need their own Copenhagen Card?
- Children under 10 are allowed to visit all attractions for free with their parents. However, this only applies to a maximum of two children per paying adult.
- Children between the ages of 10 and 15 need their own Copenhagen Card (at a reduced rate).
- Children aged 16 and over pay the full price
Can I visit the same attraction more than once?
Unfortunately no. The Copenhagen Card is valid for each attraction only once.