Find out if this really is the happiest city in the world by booking cheap flights to Copenhagen. The Danish capital is a staple on the UK short-break trail with more than enough attractions to fill a weekend. Most people start with the Carlsberg Visitors Centre founded by Carl Jacobsen, son of the famous brewer and known for his cultural contributions to the city. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is one of Denmark’s finest museums and he also commissioned the iconic Little Mermaid statue on the waterfront. Another much visited attraction, beloved by children and those young at heart, is the Tivoli Gardens amusement park, arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Denmark. The peak time to take flights to Copenhagen is May through August. Christmas is also busy and full of festive fun with illuminations, market and gift stalls. If you plan to travel to Copenhagen during Christmas and New Year’s then expect flight tickets and accommodation to be more expensive.
Winter, with the exception of the Christmas/New Year’s period, is the off season and when you can pick up some cheap flights to Copenhagen. January and February are the coldest months with daytime temperatures typically hovering around freezing. For some this is the best time to explore the city for its lack of tourists and uncrowded museums, galleries and restaurants.
It’s just a short hop from the UK to Copenhagen and despite its northern location, the climate is milder than you may expect. Any time from May to September is a good time to book flights to Copenhagen. This is when the weather is the most comfortable for exploring the city by foot and for taking boat cruises. Check the dates for the Copenhagen Carnival which takes place in May and attracts more than 100,000 music fans. Book flight tickets and accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment. Another popular music event to note is the Roskilde Festival in June/July held around a 30 minute drive south-west of Copenhagen. The city may be busier than usual before and after the festival.
Flights from London to Copenhagen: 1 hours 50 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Copenhagen: 1 hours 50 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Copenhagen: 1 hours 45 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen: 3 hours 40 minutes.
London to Copenhagen is a busy flight route with around 20 flights a day connecting the cities. British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, Norwegian Air are the main airlines operating this route from London. For other main cities such as Manchester and Birmingham, you can take connecting flights or fly direct with Scandinavian Airlines.
Copenhagen International Airport (CPH) is situated 5 miles southeast of Copenhagen city centre. With metro, trains and buses serving the airport getting to the city shouldn’t pose any problems. The train is the quickest method with just a 15 minute journey time. Buses typically take around 55 minutes, and metered taxis are also available; you can pay by credit card.