Many tourists and travelers visiting Copenhagen chose to buy the Copenhagen Card because it offers free admission and discounts. It is also good if you have friends and family visiting and want to show them around Copenhagen. It offers free admission to the top tourists attractions, museums while also giving discounts on restaurants and shopping while in Copenhagen. Most of the kid friendly things to do in Copenhagen are included when you purchase the Copenhagencard. It also makes getting around Copenhagen very easy as trains, buses and the metro are free when you use the Copenhagencard.
When you purchase the card you receive a guide which you can get in either Danish or English. The guide includes a map and a listing of all museums, attractions and places which you receive free admission or a discount. Copenhagen Card also offers an App for iphone or android.
Where do you get FREE admission with the Copenhagen Card?
Almost everything you want to do in Copenhagen has FREE admission when you have the Copenhagen Card. Here is a link to all of the free places.
Getting around Copenhagen
Copenhagen Card is valid for free unlimited travel on the Metro, Bus or Trains day or night in the entire greater Copenhagen area.
Another app you have to download if you are visiting or live in Copenhagen is Rejseplanen. This gives you the route and mode of transportation with time schedule including walking time and directions to any place you want to go from where ever you are or whereever you will be. It is pretty reliable and I use it everyday. Link to App.
Please note that bikes are only allowed on the metro at certain times of the day and you need a separate ticket for that. You also need a ticket to bring on a dog. You can purchase those tickets at the automated ticket machines at metro stations and on metro platforms.
How much does the Copenhagen Card Cost?
You can purchase the card fora set period of time you plan on being in Copenhagen. The time periods for the cards are 24-hours, 48-hours, 72-hours and a 120-hour card. An adult card covers ages 16 and older and a child card is 10-15. Please keep in mind that children 15 and younger ride the metros, buses and trains for free anyway, so you do not need the Copenhagen card for transportation of children in Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Card allows you to bring along two children ages 0 – 9 for free with the purchase of an adult Copenhagen Card.
The 24-hour card costs 48 Euros for adults and 25 Euros for kids. The 48-hour card costs 67 Euros for adults and 34 Euros for kids. The 72-hour card costs 79 Euros for adults and 40 Euros for kids. And the 120-hour card costs 107 Euros for adults and 54 Euros for kids.
How to purchase a Copenhagen Card
You can buy your Copenhagen Card online and receive a voucher or you can choose to have the cards sent to you by mail. If you choose to receive a voucher via email you can pick up the cards with your voucher at the service information in Copenhagen Airport (terminal 3) or at the Copenhagen Visitors Centre, Vesterbrogade in downtown Copenhagen (opposite the main entrance to the Tivoli Garden and very close to the main train station). See the opening hours. Due to postage you must buy your Copenhagen Card online minimum 14 days before arriving to Copenhagen if you wish to have it sent to you. If you choose to have your cards sent to your home, you will be charged DKK 60 for service and postage costs. The cards will be sent to your address together with a guide.