Citypass comparison Copenhagen
In the following table you will find our selection of the most important city passes for Copenhagen and a comparison of the most important services.
|City Pass||Copenhagen Card Discover||Copenhagen Card Hop||Sightseeing Bus|
|61 EUR||63 EUR||24 EUR|
24, 48, 72, 96, 120 h
24, 48 or 72 h
24, 48 or 72 h
Hop-on hop-off bus
What is the Copenhagen Card?
The Copenhagen Card gives you free entry to over 80 attractions in the Copenhagen region. Virtually all of the city’s popular attractions are included in the Copenhagen Card, including Tivoli theme park, Amalienborg and Christiansborg castles, the Danish National Gallery and Copenhagen Zoo. Numerous boat trips are also 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 the region’s public transport . This applies to all means of transportation in the city, such as metro, bus and train. The fare zone is very large and includes the airport as well as neighboring cities such as Helsingør and Roskilde.
There are also numerous other benefits for cardholders, such as discounts 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 version you have purchased. Typical for Denmark: the Copenhagen Card is particularly family-friendly: each adult can take two children under the age of 10 to all attractions free of charge with their card.
The advantages at a glance
- Free admission to 87 attractions in Copenhagen
- All public transport is free of charge
- Valid for 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours
- Mobile pass or pick-up in Copenhagen
- Travel guide 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 point of sale.
- Young people aged 16 and over pay the full price.
- The card is not transferable.
- An adult can take 2 children under the age of 10 with them free of charge.
The following prices currently apply for the Copenhagen Card:
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Where can I buy the Copenhagen Card?
You can buy the Copenhagen Card online or at one of the many points of sale in and around Copenhagen . If you want to order the card online, you have two options to choose from:
Order via GetYourGuide
You can buy the Copenhagen Card for a specific date via the German-language GetYourGuide website . The prices are in euros and may vary depending on the exchange rate. A big advantage is that you can cancel your purchase free of charge up to 24 hours before the start of the tour.
When you order online via GetYourGuide, you will receive a voucher which you can print out and exchange for a Copenhagen Card at one of four centrally located points of sale:
- CPH Airport Service Center, Terminal 3, Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, 2770 Kastrup
- Copenhagen Visitor Center, 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 it is not possible to cancel free of charge. However, the Copenhagen Card is also available digitally for smartphones.
If you want a real card, you will initially only receive a voucher, which must be exchanged for a physical card at one of the four points of sale mentioned above. Alternatively, you can have the card sent to you by post, but this can take a long time (up to 6 weeks). The postage costs 8 euros.
Which museums and attractions are included?
As the official Citycard of the City of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Card includes practically all of the city’s major attractions. A list of the most important attractions and discounts can be found in the table below, together with the regular admission price for each.
If you are looking in vain for Copenhagen’s most famous attraction, the Little Mermaid : the famous statue at the harbor is freely accessible and does not cost admission.
The most visited attractions in Copenhagen
- Tivoli – 130 DKK
- Canal tour – 95 DKK
- The Round Tower – 25 DKK
- Rosenborg Palace – 115 DKK
- Amalienborg Palace – DKK 95
- Christiansborg Palace – 160 DKK
- The Blå Planet – 180 DKK
- National Museum – DKK 95
- National Gallery – 120 DKK
- Kronborg Palace – DKK 95.00
- Copenhagen Zoo – DKK 195
- Louisiana Museum of Modern Art – 125,00 USD
- Glyptotek -115 DKK
- Experimentarium – 195 DKK
The Copenhagen Card only includes a few tours, but they are all highly recommended. The most popular is the canal cruise already mentioned in the top attractions. The following tours are also available:
- Baadfarten boat tour
- The Netto Boats
- Copenhagen Train Tours
- Frederiksborg Ferry
- Kronborg Mini Cruise
Ticket for public transportation
During this current period, you can not only use the city’s public transport services such as bus, metro or train connections (zones 1 to 99) for your transportation needs without limit, 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. The Citycard is currently available with a validity period of 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and 120 hours.
The card is only activated when you use it for the first time. This means the first time you visit a place of interest or the first time you use local public transport. When using the mobile app this happens automatically, with the classic version you have to write the date and time on the card when you start using the card.
Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?
The most frequently asked question when buying a City Card is the same everywhere: is it even worth it? And as so often in life, the answer is: it depends…
In this section, we’ll show you what it depends on. The following examples are calculated very conservatively and therefore only include two attractions/day.
Example 1: Users of local public transport
An outstanding feature of the Copenhagen Card is the generous use of public transport throughout the Copenhagen region. If you are traveling to Copenhagen by plane, you can save money on transfers to and from the airport. If you can take advantage of this potential, buying the Copenhagen Card is usually well worthwhile, especially with cards for several days.
- 24 h with Tivoli and canal cruise. The Copenhagen Card is 9 euros more expensive than the regular price with a ticket for local transport (for one adult).
- 48 h with Tivoli, canal cruise, Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Castle. The Copenhagen Card is 21 euros cheaper than the regular price with public transport ticket (for one adult).
- 72 hours 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 public transport ticket (for one adult).
- 120 hours with all the top 10 attractions mentioned above. The Copenhagen Card is 120 euros cheaper than the regular price with public transport ticket (for one adult).
Example 2: Families with children
The Copenhagen Card offers enormous savings potential, especially for families with children.
- 72 hours 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 an incredible 463 euros cheaper than the regular price with a ticket for local public transport. If you don’t use the ticket, you still save a whopping 313 euros.
Conclusion – you can definitely save money
- The Copenhagen Card is often not worthwhile for one day. However, the price per day drops significantly for cards with a longer validity period. This is why the version with a validity of 3 days or 72 hours is the most popular card.
- It is also usually worth buying for families, as one adult can take two children under the age of 10 with them free of charge. The Copenhagen Card for children between the ages of 10 and 15 is also significantly reduced. Children only pay the full price from the age of 16.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Do children also need their own Copenhagen Card?
- Children under the age of 10 can visit all attractions free of charge 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 an attraction more than once?
Unfortunately not. The Copenhagen Card is only valid once for each attraction.