Practical information
(valid in 2016 - not updated after conference)

Getting around Copenhagen and getting to the conference venue is easy using public transportation.

Conference venue

The conference will take place on the South Campus of the University of Copenhagen, which is located on Amager. The nearest metro stop to the conference venue is Islands Brygge. You need to take the metro towards Vestamager.

Traveling from the airport

Taxi from the Copenhagen airport to the city centre is about 300kr, roughly 40EUR.
The metro is a quick way to reach the city (~15min). If you are staying at the Hotel Kong Arthur or the Ibsens, Nørreport is the closest metro station.

Traveling from the central train station in Copenhagen

The central station is situated in the city center. You can take a train to Nørreport if you are staying at the Hotel King Arthur or the Ibsens.

Around the city

The easiest way to move around the city is the metro system. We suggest you get a 7-day FlexCard (costs 250kr for 2 zones; 310kr. for 3 zones) or a 72-hour CityPass (costs 200kr. for zone 1,2,3,4) if you are staying Thursday to Sunday. The FlexCard and the CityPass allow unlimited use all types of transportation (bus, train, metro, and water bus).

To find the best public transport connections from one travel point to another, it is best to use the Rejseplanen website (it has an English version). You can also download a Rejseplanen app for your smart phones to plan your trip on the go.
A single 2-zone ticket is 24kr. The ticket is valid 1hr to travel within the 2-zone area. This means you can make more than one trip during that time.

Tickets and passes for public transportation can be bought at the Copenhagen Airport and every train or metro station. You can find the DSB office on your right hand side as soon as you come out of 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 your best option. Please check the Copenhagen Card website for information about prices and sales points.

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, but you have to buy a bicycle ticket. It is free to take your bicycle on a train.

Danish currency

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 money machines at the airport and one on campus, right in the area where we will hold our coffee breaks during the conference.

Weather

The average temperature for November is 5° C, so make sure you bring warm clothes. It is always a good idea to bring an umbrella and/or waterproof clothes when you travel to Denmark.