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Travel information and logistics

Getting to Aarhus

By air:

Travelling to/from Aarhus airport

The 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 bus information 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
Copenhagen International Airport

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 on the airport link below to find 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
Aarhus airport Tirstrup

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 hourly. 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 ferry:

Check the Molslinien website for current timetables for ferries to Zealand (Aarhus-Odden).

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 - approx. DKK 600 from Aarhus Airport to Aarhus and DKK 1500 from Billund Airport to Aarhus.

Accommodation in Aarhus

The workshop will take place at Hotel Comwell, Værkmestergade 2, 8000 Aarhus C. The hotel has easy access to parking, bus- and train station in Aarhus and the city centre.

The hotel is certified by Green Key and the goal is that Comwell Aarhus is recognized, by employees, guests, and authorities, as an environmentally conscious hotel. 

Participants should book, confirm and pay for their own accommodation directly with the chosen hotel. 

Individuals participating in the workshop should book their own accommodation by contacting the hotel directly via e-mail

We have pre-booked a number of rooms at Comwell Aarhus and we can offer these rooms to a special price (app. 120 Euro per night incl. breakfast). Deadline for booking one of the rooms at the special price is 14 February 2017.

To get the reduced Euroblight room rate (see above) please ensure that you enter "Ref no. 3181716" in the subject line of your email.


Parking at the hotel is available for an additional fee (app. 13 Euro per day). Please be aware that there are a limited number of parking spots and it is not possible to reserve parking beforehand.

When using the hotel's parking garage, the reception must be notified (within 30 minutes) after your arrival with the car's licenceplate number.

If the parking at the hotel is not available we will refer you to the parking facilities at Bruuns Galleri (shopping mall) just 5 minute walk from the hotel. The garage at Bruuns Galleri is open 24-7. Your parking ticket must be validated at the hotel reception to receive the same price in Bruuns Galleri as parking at the hotel. 

There are other alternatives for accommodation in Aarhus, but we recommend that you to stay at The Comwell Hotel. 



Getting around in Aarhus

By walking:

The entire city is clean, compact and well-organised, which makes walking an excellent and enjoyable way to get around.

By taxi:

To book a taxi, please call this telephone number (+45) 8948 4848 or ask your hotel receptionist. There is also a taxi stand right outside the main exit of the train station and conveniently located taxi stands all over the city.

By citybus:

Midttrafik, the municipal bus company, runs the yellow buses in the city. The bus route number is indicated at the front and the back of the bus and the destination is displayed at the front and above the rear door. Aarhus is the only city in Denmark where passengers enter through the back door and exit through the front. Every bus is equipped with a ticket machine and a validation machine at the back of the bus. You can purchase single and multi-ride tickets.

Bus tickets for travel within the city limits (Municipality of Aarhus limits) cost 20 DKK. Ten-ride tickets are also available which vary in price depending on how far you want to go. Please check the Midttrafik website for more information on busses and city links.

  • Read this article from "Into Denmark" to find out "How to take the bus in Aarhus". This article is useful to learn about the buses in Aarhus, but may not have up to date prices for tickets.

By bicycle:

Denmark is an ideal country for cycling. There are not many (very) steep hills and there are many safe cycling paths. Urban conditions for cyclists are constantly being improved. Look out for the special cyclists’ routes (cykelruter) and cycle paths (cykelstier).

Rent a bike

Practical information

Banks and currency Exchange
Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels. The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone. While some shops do accept euros, we recommend that you exchange to the local currency. Most shops also accept major credit cards.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-16.00
Thursday: 10.00-17.30
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Currency exchange at Forex
The exchange rates are better and you do not pay a fee when buying foreign currency at Forex.
Address: Forex, Banegårdspladsen 20, 8000 Aarhus C, (+45) 8680 0340.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-18.00
Saturday: 10.00-15.00

Credit card/cash points
Cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located all over the city.

Emergency phone numbers
(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)
Police, fire, ambulance (+45) 112
Falck rescue services (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police (+45) 87 31 14 48
Emergency room at Aarhus Hospital (+45) 70 11 31 31
Doctor, outside normal working hours - Lægevagten (+45) 70 11 31 31
Dentist, outside normal working hours (+45) 40 51 51 62
Chemists, outside normal hours (+45) 86 12 00 22

Electricity in Denmark is 230V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Shops in Aarhus are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00-17.30 (Saturdays 10.00-14.00). Supermarkets and department stores are open till 19.00 on weekdays and some are closed on Sundays.

Most shops accept all major credit cards.

Dining out in Aarhus and tipping
Most restaurants in Aarhus are open from 11.30 until midnight. However, hot meals are not normally served after 22.00. Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service, meals etc. Tipping is optional.

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Revised 11.05.2017