Buying a Copenhagen Card will save you the hassle of buying tickets every time you enter an attraction or board a train or bus. The card gives free admission to 79 of the city’s most famous sights as well as free transport throughout the whole of Copenhagen. You can find all 79 attractions listed here.
Everything from Tivoli Gardens to Rosenborg Castle is included with the card, which means that if you plan to do a lot during your stay, this is the best value option by far.
Buying transport tickets in Copenhagen can be a little complicated for visitors (see Copenhagen Public Transport). The Copenhagen Card can be shown to any bus driver or train conductor without the need to buy a ticket.
Tivoli Gardens admission is free with a Copenhagen Card
Buy a Copenhagen Card
Buy a Copenhagen Card online and pick it up from Copenhagen airport, or one of three other locations in the city. Alternatively you can have it delivered to your home address.
The cost for 24hr cards are 389DKK (US$65) for adults and 199DKK (US$32) for children. Also available are 48, 72 and 120 hour cards.
Should you buy a Copenhagen Card?
Before buying, you should consider the following questions:
How much are you going to do?
If you’re planning to visit just one paid attraction per day it probably isn’t good value for you to buy the card. It’s best for those who visit multiple paid attractions each day.
Where are you staying?
If you’re staying in the city centre you’re probably within walking distance of most of the city’s main attractions. Therefore you might not save that much on transport by buying the card.
Would you limit yourself otherwise?
Denmark is an expensive country, and visitors can miss out by not wanting to spend too much. However, the Copenhagen Card is just one buying decision that gives you complete peace of mind for the remainder of your trip.