Getting there

By air

Travelling to/from Aarhus Airport

Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup) is located 40 km north of the city and offers direct international flights to Gothenburg, Helsinki, London (Stansted), Oslo and Stockholm. Please visit their website for information on flight arrival/departure times.

There is an airport shuttle bus from Aarhus Airport with frequent departures (every 20 minutes after each flight arrival with departures from just outside the main entrance). The fare is about DKK 100 and it takes about 50 minutes to reach downtown Aarhus. The bus stops at the Aarhus University campus (at Nobelparken). Click on link below for more information on airport busses or call (+45) 8612 8622.

Bus fare can be paid cash (DKK, NOK, SEK, USD, GBP, EUR). The following credit cards are also accepted on the airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard or JCB. 

There are direct flights between Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup) and Copenhagen International Airport with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen, a free transit bus links the International and Domestic airport terminals.

Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup)
Airport bus information

Travelling to/from Billund Airport

Billund Airport is located 100 km south of Aarhus and has direct international flight connections to many European destinations, including Barcelona (Girona), Berlin, Birmingham, Brussels, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Riga, Rome, and Stavanger. Please visit the airport website for more information on arrivals and departures.

There is an airport shuttle bus between Aarhus and Billund airport with several daily departures – please click airport link below to get more information. The travel time from Billund Airport to downtown Aarhus is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Tickets are sold on the bus for about 140 DKK. The following credit cards are also accepted on the airport bus: Dankort, VISA, MasterCard, Visa Electron, V Pay, China Union Pay, American Express or JCB. 

Billund Airport

Travelling to/from Copenhagen Airport

Please visit the website for more information on arrivals and departures by plane. For connecting trains to Aarhus, please click DSB link below. Copenhagen Airport is connected to Aarhus Airport (Tirstrup) with many daily departures on weekdays and some departures on Saturdays and Sundays. The flight takes 35 minutes. In Copenhagen, a free transit bus links the international and domestic airport terminals. Copenhagen Airport has direct flight connections to a large number of international destinations.

Copenhagen Airport

By train

Aarhus lies at one of the most important railway junctions in Denmark. There are hourly departures to the north, south and west. From Southern and Central Europe, the connections are via Hamburg/Flensburg. Travel time from Hamburg to Aarhus is approximately five hours. From Eastern European countries train connections to Aarhus go via Poland and Copenhagen. Aarhus has hourly services to and from Copenhagen. The opening of the Tunnel under the Great Belt has shortened the journey by one hour, so now the trip takes three and a half hours. There are several daily connections to Sweden, Germany and the rest of Europe.

Please visit DSB or DSB Journey planner to find all your connection route options.

Trains bound for Aarhus railway station leave Copenhagen Airport on an hourly basis. The price is about DKK 410 for a one-way ticket (including seat reservation). To buy a ticket at the Copenhagen Airport, you should go to the DSB Ticket Sales booth in Terminal 3 just above a rolling sidewalk which takes you down to the train.

By car

Aarhus has direct connections to the great European network of motorways, making it easy to get to most European cities. Hamburg can be reached within roughly four hours. There are also excellent roads to most places in Denmark. For more information, please check location on the map

By taxi

Individual taxi services are available - approximately DKK 600 from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus and DKK 1,500 from Billund Airport to Aarhus.

Taxi from downtown Aarhus to Aarhus University: Dantaxi (+45) 48 48 48 48.

Public transport in Aarhus

Busses (yellow): Line 12, 16 and 18, from ‘Park Allé’ (near the Central Station, and the hotels The Ritz and The Mayor) to Aarhus University (Stop: ‘Universitetsparken’ at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres).
Single tickets can be bought inside the bus (only cash – DKK 22).

Light rail (‘Letbanen’): – Line L1 and L2 from the Central Station to Aarhus University (Stop: ‘Universitetsparken’ at the Lakeside Lecture Theatres).
Tickets must be bought in advance in the automatic ticket machines at the Central Station or at the light rail’s stopping places. You can pay by Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB (no cash payment).

Distance from the Central Station in Aarhus to Aarhus University: Approximately 2.5 kilometres (10 minutes by bus or light rail).