Cruise ship to Downtown Copenhagen?

Jun 21st, 2008, 09:22 PM
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Cruise ship to Downtown Copenhagen?

We will be arriving on Carnival and want to know the best way to get to Old Town? Is there a shuttle bus? How long is the walk to town? How far is Tivoli Gardens from cruise port?
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Jun 22nd, 2008, 12:23 AM
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Off the top of my head, you have a few options:

1) You could walk it. I would think it would take maybe 30 to 45 minutes to walk from the cruise terminal to Nyhavn. On the walk from the cruise terminal, their are a few sites to see, including the Little Mermaid, some fine views of the Opera house, the Queen's Palace (Amalienborg), the Marble Church, and the Resistance Museum. Nyhavn is the bar/restaurant-lined harbour that adorns many tourist brochures. The food is usually middling and the beers are expensive, but on a warm day, it is a really great place to sit out and watch the people go by.

At one end of Nyhavn is Kongens Nytorv, which marks one end of the Stroget, the pedestrianized shopping district, which might be considered the spine of tourist Copenhagen. At the other end of the Stroget, is Radhuspladsen, which borders Tivoli. While walking the Stroget is pretty much like walking along any other busy shopping street, there are some stores that I would consider "sights". I would definitely go into Illums Bolighus, which is a veritable museum of modern Scandinavian design. It is connected to the Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen stores, which are similarly worth a look. If you wanted to see what Scandinavian fashion is like, then I would say Illum has the best selection.

2) Take the 26 bus, which goes from the cruise terminal to Radhuspladsen, stopping along the way. Unfortunately, I don't think it runs that frequently.

3) Walk to Osterport station. I would think this would be a 15 to 20 minute walk from the cruise terminal. From there, you can catch the train to Vesterport, which lies at one corner of Tivoli, or hop on the 1A bus, which runs every 3-10 minutes to Kongens Nytorv. Or the 14, which runs a little less regularly to Radhuspladsen.

4) Take a cab. To be honest, I would either do this, or option #1. It will cost a little more, but it will be much quicker and much easier than any other option. I've seen taxis lined up near the cruise terminal before.
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Jun 22nd, 2008, 01:39 AM
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What I would do:

Walk from the Langelinie pier into town. On the way, you will pass the little mermaid, Amalienborg Castle (the Royal Residence) and Nyhavn - a very picturesque old harbour. From there you walk a section of the Stroget to Christiansborg Castle. From there it is a rather short walk to Tivoli.

On the way, you will find many museums and other attractions. If you explore the side streets you will get a sense of old town.

From Tivoli, take a taxi back to the cruise ship.

(You can't do it the other way round because Tivoli opens not before 11:00).
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Jun 30th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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What options do I have to go from the airport to the cruise terminal??

Would it be better to buy transfers from the cruise line?

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Jun 30th, 2008, 11:49 AM
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While it is possible to get close to the terminal with public transit, I think it would be a bit too much hassle. I would just buy transport from the cruise line or take a taxi.

By public transit, it would require a train ride + a bus ride, with the bus only coming once an hour or so.

If you wanted to save a bit of money, you could take the metro to Kongens Nytorv and switch to a cab from there. But, if there are two of you, I don't think you would actually save that much money.
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