Whether you are flying to Copenhagen, Denmark alone on vacation or with your whole family, we at SAS want you to fly in comfort. To make your travel easier, we offer many ways to book cheap air travel that makes the process easier and hassle-free. Book your trip online so you can view your air travel choices, times and departure options. SAS flights from the US are non-stop, with departures from New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco to maximize convenience for our customers.
If you need to cancel your trip with us, take advantage of our 24-hour return policy so you won't be stuck in case you need to change your booking.
The Scandinavian way to travel - Cheap and Convenient!
It’s easy to find and book low-fare airline tickets to Copenhagen on our website using our secure online booking system with a practical calendar view for finding the cheapest flights to Copenhagen - And we gaurantee you no hidden fees. For news about special deals and offers for cheap flights to Copenhagen and other SAS destinations, sign up to receive newsletters from SAS or our frequent flyer program, EuroBonus.
To make your journey convenient we offer you ergonomically designed seats, high-quality meals and a personal entertainment screen with music, movies and games are standard onboard our intercontinental flights.
Upgrading your flight ticket to SAS Plus and SAS Business include a separate cabin, more legroom and wider seats or sleeper seats, a greater baggage allowance, a laptop power outlet, access to Fast Track security and many other services and conveniences to allow you to easily work or relax before and during your flight
Visiting Copenhagen on a tight budget
The first step in understanding how to spend wisely in Copenhagen is to understand the layout of the city before landing. The capital of Denmark is a relatively small urban center compared to other locations in Europe. Like most European cities, Copenhagen is divided into city districts, each with their own distinct nature.
The inner core of the capital represents the oldest part of the town and its streets literally personify an age gone by. The narrow streets and crooked structures all over the area represent a time when master city plans didn’t yet exist. That said, while the location is a popular destination with history, shops, cafés, restaurants, and canals, it is also one of the most expensive areas to eat and stay.
Eating on a Danish budget
For those who want to eat in the city center, try Madklubben (Kongesgade 66). The food is prepared with a Danish twist, but the restaurant is underground, so it can be easily missed. Because it is so popular, reservations are a must. A passing guest is unlikely to get a seat on a whim.
The neighborhoods of Vesterbro and Nørrebro are more conducive for a budget traveler’s budget. While Vesterbro is perhaps best known for being the city’s historic red light district, those who aren’t as worried about dinner table virtues can find a reasonably priced meal without much effort. Nørrebro is a well known multi-cultural center. It offers a wide variety of food as well as prices that match the patrons who favor such restaurants on a regular basis.
In terms of particular restaurants, visitors should try out the Laundromat Café (Elmegade 15). While it is technically a laundromat, it’s also an excellent good place to get a hamburger with all the fixings. Americans alone will enjoy the appeal. While the spot draws many customers, the tables empty quickly, so finding a seat is just a matter of a little patience.
Paludan (Fiolstræde 10) is a good place to check out for low-cost sit-down food. The allure of the establishment is a cross between a restaurant and a used bookstore, so it’s a favorite for local book lovers. Don’t be surprised to have a meal sharing tables around people-watchers, café drinkers and readers.
Finally, when it’s not raining or storming, particularly in the summer, there are countless street food options available all over town. This may be some of the cheapest and best food to have if one can deal with eating without a chair or table readily available. Many locals and tourists frequent these street food stands right after a heavy night at a bar.
Getting a place to sleep
The exchange rate for visitors means their wallets take a beating when in town. Tourists must be smart to survive the costs and sticker shock that occurs. For the most part, many tourists often plan their stay and hotel rooms weeks or months ahead so they can compare prices on the Internet. That said, there’s always the chance of needing a room on the fly. Again, picking the right neighborhood can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars. Nørrebro as a neighborhood is often recommended for the budget-minded. It’s a bit like Brooklyn in New York – close, but not close to Park Avenue-like prices. The location also has plenty of restaurants, food venues and bars for a long evening of relaxation after a day of museums.
Anything outside of city center will require travelers to rely on either rental car, public transportation, taxi or bike. Two of these options can be expensive, but the public options aren’t that cheap either. This is one aspect where visitors on a budget need to buck up and pay up. If in town for a while, it may be worth investing in a 2-week or monthly transit pass if they are available since they can cut down on costs significantly. They are available at the airport, as well as at the major bus centers around town.
There are plenty of things to see and places to go in Denmark's capital, but a tourist on holiday still needs to manage expenses to enjoy the entire trip. Using the tips about and some advance coordination, a trip to the Danish capital doesn’t have to be boring. It can be an enjoyable affair, even on a budget and given that Scandinavia is one of the more expensive regions of Europe.