Copenhagen is a visitor friendly city. Public transport is available and reliable and information is often accessible in English as well as in Danish. Below you can find useful information about transport, currency, weather etc.
If you have any questions of a practical matter you are welcome to write the ECUROCALL2020 team at email@example.com.
EUROCALL2020 takes place at the University of Copenhagen South Campus.
The address is:
Karen Blixens Plads 8
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
See Google map below for more details on location.
Getting to the conference venue
The conference takes place on South Campus of the University of Copenhagen, which is located on Amager (island). The campus is quite new and modern situated with easy access to public transport .
The nearest metro stop to the conference venue is Islands Brygge on the M1 line (green line). You need to take the metro towards Vestamager from the City. There are several busses that stop next to or close by the conference venue. Look for bus lines 33 and 5C if you are traveling from Copenhagen city center. More information on conference Google Map
To/from the airport
The metro is a quick way to reach the city (~15min).
Depending on the location of your hotel, you may choose to go by train or Metro to/from the airport. For more information on transport to and from the airport, we suggest you visit the Metro website.
More about tickets and fares for public transport below.
Taxi from the Copenhagen airport to the city centre is about 300kr, roughly 40EUR.
Traveling from the central train station in Copenhagen
The central station is situated in the city center. From here you can take the metro line M3 to Kongens Nytorv and change to line M1 (direction Vest Amager) to Islands Brygge near the conference venue. You can also take bus line 5C (C busses are yellow articulated busses marked with a blue corner) from the stop at Amager Blvd./ Amager Fælledvej it is a short walk to the conference venue.
Around the city
Getting around Copenhagen and getting to the conference venue is easy using public transportation. With the opening of the new circle line addition to the Metro it is even easier to move fast from one location to another. General information from Visit Copenhagen about public transportation in the greater Copenhagen area is available on www.visitcopenhagen.com.
There are of course also taxis available, but this is a rather expensive means of transportation in Copenhagen.
Calculate your expected fare and find link to smartphone app on taxa.dk.
If you want to feel like a Dane, you may want to rent a bicycle; most hotels would have that option. It takes about 15-30 minutes to cycle anywhere in the central area.
You can also take the bicycle on the metro (only outside rush hour!), but you have to buy a bicycle ticket. It is free to take a bicycle on the S-train.
Irrespective of the mode of transportation (train, bus, or metro), the price of your journey depends on how many zones you will be travelling through during your journey. A trip from the airport to the city requires a ticket for 3 zones, while a ride on the metro from your hotel to the conference venue will typically require 2 zones. A 2-zone ticket is DKK 24 and a 3-zone ticket is DKK 36. Ticket machines are to be found at all stations.
We suggest you get a City Pass Small for zones 1, 2, 3, and 4, which cover the city center and the airport (24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hour passes are available). The City Pass allows unlimited use of all types of transportation (bus, train, metro, and waterbus).
Tickets and passes for public transportation can be bought at Copenhagen Airport and all train and metro stations. At the airport, the ticket office is located on the right hand as you exit the arrival area.
For those of you who want to visit some museums and tourist attractions in addition to our conference, the Copenhagen Card may be an option. Please check the Copenhagen Card website for information about prices and sales points.
For more detailed information and useful links, have a look at the Visit Copenhagen website.
Planning your trip
The journey planner known as “Rejseplanen” (www.rejseplanen.dk) is very useful if you want to find the best public transport connections for your specific needs. The journey planner is also available as a smart phone app. Search for “Rejseplanen” in your application download service to find it.
In most places you will have to use Danish kroner or credit card because local businesses do not accept other currencies. Please note that the banks and the foreign currency exchange offices charge high commission rates for cash exchange. It may be a better option to withdraw cash from a money machine (check the charges and exchange rates with your own bank). There are several ATM machines at the airport and around the city.
Exchange rates (8 November 2019):
1 EUR = 7.47 DKK
1 USD = 6.75 DKK
The average temperature for August is around 17°C. It is always a good idea to bring an umbrella and/or waterproof clothes when you travel to Denmark. August gets around 99 mm. rain a year. However, August is also a sunny month in Denmark with 187 hours of sun on average.