Airfare to Copenhagen, Denmark
With over 1.1 million people, the capital of Denmark is also its largest city. Copenhagen sits directly across the bay from Malmö and Landskrona in Sweden.
Top attractions in the city include The Little Mermaid (a monument to Hans Christian Andersen), Tivoli Gardens and the all-hours summer festivals.
Airfare to Copenhagen will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Alternate destinations should also be considered – such as flying into Sweden and taking a ferry, or nearby Germany. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a daily train, bus or flight. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus, train or ferry could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Hamburg, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Stockholm, Sweden; London, England or another major gateway city. Because there are more connecting flights within Europe on low budget airlines versus direct flights, you can save some cash. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Scandinavian Airlines System operates a number of flights, however, Iceland-owned low budget carrier Sterling Airlines A/S is also based in Copenhagen and might be a more affordable option.
The most expensive air tickets to Copenhagen are found during peak holiday travel times and during summer Eurail season. Book Copenhagen hotels early if you plan to visit during the long daylight hours of June-August.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Germany or Sweden and traveling overland to Copenhagen via train or ferry
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition