Copenhagen Card

On this page you will find all the important information about the Copenhagen Card: What services does the City Card offer and who is it suitable for? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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  • 80+ free attractions
  • 2 children per adult free of charge
  • Free use of public transport or
  • Free journey on the hop-on hop-off bus
  • 2 attractive variants: Discover and Hop
  • Digitally available in the free Copenhagen Card app
  • Save money in Copenhagen with the card!

How the Copenhagen Card works

The Copenhagen Card is the official City Card of the Danish capital. It has been available in two versions since 2022: Discover and Hop. Depending on whether you prefer to use public transport or the hop-on hop-off buses free of charge, you can choose one of the two options. Either way, the City Card allows you to visit numerous popular sights, such as Tivoli, Amalienborg Palace and the zoo, free of charge.

Copenhagen Card Discover

Copenhagen Card Discover
Copenhagen Card Hop

Copenhagen Card Hop
Validity24 - 120 hours24 - 72 hours
Free entry80+ attractions40+ attractions
Public transport free of chargeYesno
Hop-on/Hop-off free of chargenoYes
Airport transferYesno
2 children < 12 years free of chargeYesYes
PriceDKK 479DKK 545
Buy Discover CardBuy Hop Card

With both options, you can take 2 children under the age of 12 with you free of charge per adult. They can use the sights as well as public transport or the hop-on hop-off buses free of charge, depending on the option selected.

You can buy the card online and then use it digitally with the free Copenhagen Card app. It is not necessary to collect the card on site. The card is activated via the app.

Who is the Copenhagen Card suitable for?

The Copenhagen Card is a good choice for travellers who want to spend several days in Copenhagen and explore the city.

Especially if you also want to use local public transport or the city's hop-on hop-off buses. In addition to saving money, you don't have to worry about public transport fares or can relax and discover the city on a hop-on hop-off bus without having to worry about planning and logistics.

The Copenhagen Card is also a great offer for families, as up to 2 children up to the age of 12 can travel free of charge per adult.

What does the Copenhagen Card cost?

The prices for the City Card depend on its validity.

Copenhagen Card Discover

Copenhagen Card Discover
Copenhagen Card Hop

Copenhagen Card Hop
24 hours479 DKK545 DKK
48 hours699 DKK745 DKK
72 hours879 DKK910 DKK
96 hours1.019 DKK
120 hours1.149 DKK

The price applies to people aged 16 and over. Each adult can take 2 children up to the age of 12 free of charge. A reduced price applies for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.

Discounts with the Copenhagen Card

With the Copenhagen Card Discover you can use public transport and over 80 attractions and sights free of charge. With the Copenhagen Card Hop you can use the Strømma hop-on/hop-off buses in Copenhagen free of charge, as well as around 40 other attractions.

Here you will find an overview of all discounts: Attractions Copenhagen Card

Free museums, sights and activities

The following discounts are available for both variants of the Copenhagen Card.

  • Tivoli Gardens (closed until 21 March 2024)
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • Christiansborg Castle
  • Botanical Garden
  • Amalienborg Palace
  • Canal trip
  • Round tower
  • Copenhagen Zoo
  • Church of the Saviour
  • Planetarium

Public transport with the Copenhagen Card Discover

With the Copenhagen Card Discover you have unlimited use of public transport throughout the city. This includes buses, S-Bahn, metro, harbour buses and regional trains.

The transport of bicycles in the metro is also free of charge.

With the Copenhagen Card Discover you can also travel to cities outside Copenhagen, such as Roskilde, Helsingør or Frederikssund. The card entitles you to travel in zones 1-99, so you can even travel as far as the airport. You can find an overview of all zones here.

Public transport in Copenhagen
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The Copenhagen Card Discover does not entitle you to free travel on the hop-on hop-off bus. You can use the Copenhagen Card Hop for this.

Hop-on/Hop-off with the Copenhagen Card Hop

If you prefer to use the Strømma hop-on hop-off buses free of charge, then opt for the Copenhagen Card Hop.

In Copenhagen, the hop-on hop-off buses run on three routes:

  • Classic Route
  • Urban Route
  • Colorful Copenhagen

The Classic Route operates all year round. A seasonal timetable applies on the other two routes.

All buses have a multilingual audio guide so that you can get interesting information about the city and its sights during the journey. You can find more information about hop-on hop-off buses in Copenhagen here: Hop-on/Hop-off Copenhagen

The Copenhagen Card Hop only entitles you to travel with the provider Strømma. There are other providers of hop-on hop-off tours in Copenhagen, but you cannot use them free of charge with the card.

The use of public transport is also not included.

Is the Copenhagen Card worth it?

With the Copenhagen Card you can use numerous sights and museums free of charge. It offers very good value for money.

For our comparison we use the most popular Copenhagen Card: the Copenhagen Card Discover with a validity of 72 hours. We have also included very popular attractions such as Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo in the selected sights.

AttractionWithout Copenhagen CardWith Copenhagen Card
Copenhagen Card Discover: 72h879 DKK
Public transport: 72h (Zone 1-99)440 DKK
Rosenborg Castle140 DKK
Tivoli Gardens (opens 22.03.24)155 DKK
Round tower40 DKK
Copenhagen Zoo239 DKK
Canal tour109 DKK
National Museum130 DKK
Amalienborg Palace 120 DKK
Church of the Saviour69 DKK
Total1.442 DKK879 DKK

You can see a lot in three days, so you can save quite a bit with the Copenhagen Card.

The more often you use the Copenhagen Card, the cheaper it becomes!

In addition, up to two children under the age of 12 can travel free of charge per adult. Depending on the age of the children and the planned activities, your savings will increase accordingly.

Copenhagen Card buy & pick up

You can buy the Copenhagen Card conveniently online from various suppliers. For example, via the provider Tiqets.com: Copenhagen Discover Card

To use your digital City Card, you need the free Copenhagen Card City Guide app. Once you have installed it, you can import your Copenhagen Card directly into the app by entering the order number from your purchase confirmation email.

Alternatively, you can also buy the City Card directly in the app. In this case, the card is automatically displayed in the app.

Activate your card at the start of your journey. It is valid from activation for the selected period.

Copenhagen Card Discover

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Copenhagen Card

  • You can conveniently use the card as a digital card on your mobile phone. It does not have to be collected on site.
  • You can choose whether you prefer to use public transport or the hop-on hop-off buses free of charge.
  • You receive free admission to numerous attractions and sights.
  • A free canal trip is also included in the service package of this City Card.
  • Up to two children up to the age of 12 can travel free of charge per adult. There is a discounted Copenhagen Card for children and young people.

Disadvantages of the Copenhagen Card

  • The extensive coverage of local public transport makes the Copenhagen Card Discover unnecessarily expensive. Fewer zones would probably be sufficient.
  • There are no city tours included in the service package.
  • The Copenhagen Card Hop is only available with a validity of up to 72 hours.

More offers in Copenhagen

Even if you don't opt for a Copenhagen Card, you can still buy individual tickets for many popular attractions. You can find some of them here:

FAQ about the Copenhagen Card

How does the Copenhagen Card work?

The card entitles you to free use of public transport and hop-on hop-off buses and offers free entry to many attractions. You can choose between two versions and buy the Copenhagen Card online. It is a purely digital card, which means you do not have to collect the card in the city. To use the card, you need the free Copenhagen Card app.

Can I use public transport with the Copenhagen Card?

With the Copenhagen Card Discover you can use public transport in zones 1 to 99. This includes all buses, suburban trains, regional trains and the underground as well as the journey to the airport. With the Copenhagen Card Hop you cannot use public transport free of charge. However, you can use the hop-on hop-off buses in Copenhagen.

How is the Copenhagen Card activated?

You activate the Copenhagen Card when you start your journey using the free Copenhagen Card City Guide app. When visiting the sights or travelling on public transport or the hop-on hop-off buses, show your digital City Card.

Is the Copenhagen Card worthwhile for families?

As up to 2 children up to the age of 12 can travel free of charge per adult, the Copenhagen Card is also worthwhile for families. There is also a discounted City Card for children and young people aged 12 to 15.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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