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There are 8 ways to get from Scotland to Copenhagen by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or car train

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Fly from Edinburgh  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Copenhagen (CPH) EDI - CPH

210 kr - 1417 kr

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Fly from Aberdeen  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Aberdeen (ABZ) to Copenhagen (CPH) ABZ - CPH

712 kr - 2799 kr

Fly from Glasgow  •  6h 40m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Copenhagen (CPH) GLA - CPH

528 kr - 1790 kr

Fly from Inverness  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Inverness (INV) to Copenhagen (CPH) INV - CPH

603 kr - 2034 kr

Train  •  21h 26m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf
  4. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg-Altona Ice / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg-Altona to København H Ic

3379 kr - 9855 kr

Train via Amsterdam  •  22h 4m

  1. Take the train from Glasgow Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal Eil
  3. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H Ic

2925 kr - 8558 kr

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
  3. Take the bus from Cologne South to Copenhagen central train station 073

597 kr - 817 kr

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  19h 2m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Copenhagen

2745 kr - 3616 kr

Scotland to Copenhagen by train and subway

The journey time between Scotland and Copenhagen is around 31h and covers a distance of around 2168 km. The fastest journey normally takes 31h. Operated by Avanti West Coast, London Underground (Tube), Eurostar and others, the Scotland to Copenhagen service departs from Glasgow Central and arrives in København H. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
31h
Fastest journey time:
31h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
3399 kr
Carbon emissions:
114 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:33
Last service departs at:
05:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Scotland to Copenhagen train and subway schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
United Kingdom → Denmark
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International entry into Denmark from United Kingdom

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Denmark, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. South Africa are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Denmark from United Kingdom

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea and Thailand
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 4
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland and Thailand
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Australia, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Denmark

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into Denmark from United Kingdom is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Copenhagen is 072 22 74 59.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Copenhagen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Copenhagen is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 072 22 74 59.

No, but conditions apply when returning to United Kingdom from Denmark.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Scotland to Copenhagen is to fly which costs £24 - £170 and takes 4h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Scotland to Copenhagen is to fly. Taking this option will cost £80 - £330 and takes 4h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Scotland to Copenhagen station. However, there are services departing from Glasgow and arriving at Copenhagen central train station via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, London and Cologne South. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Scotland to Copenhagen. However, there are services departing from Glasgow Central and arriving at København H via Euston station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Duesseldorf Hbf and Hamburg-Altona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 26m.

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The distance between Scotland and Copenhagen is 1036 km.

The best way to get from Scotland to Copenhagen without a car is to train which takes 21h 26m and costs £390 - £1,200.

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It takes approximately 4h 40m to get from Scotland to Copenhagen, including transfers.

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Scotland to Copenhagen bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Glasgow station.

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Scotland to Copenhagen train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, depart from Glasgow Central station.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Copenhagen is to fly which takes 4h 40m and costs £24 - £170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £390 - £1,200 and takes 21h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Scotland to Copenhagen.
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  • Distance: 1035.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 40m

What companies run services between Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark?

Scandinavian Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and four other airlines fly from Edinburgh to Copenhagen every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Glasgow to Copenhagen via London Euston, Euston station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, London St Pancras Eurostar, Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, Duesseldorf Hbf, and Hamburg-Altona in around 21h 26m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Aberdeen to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
900 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
850 kr - 2400 kr
Flights from Inverness to Copenhagen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
950 kr - 2800 kr
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
700 kr - 1800 kr
Flights from Aberdeen to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2700 kr
Flights from Aberdeen to Copenhagen via Stavanger
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2800 kr
Flights from Aberdeen to Copenhagen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
650 kr - 2900 kr
Flights from Inverness to Copenhagen via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
700 kr - 3200 kr
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
440 kr - 800 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
460 kr - 1700 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
500 kr - 1800 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
460 kr - 1700 kr
Flights from Inverness to Copenhagen via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
550 kr - 2000 kr
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
550 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Inverness to Copenhagen via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
650 kr - 3100 kr
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
900 kr - 2900 kr
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
800 kr - 3900 kr
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
480 kr - 2600 kr
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen via Oslo
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
480 kr - 2600 kr
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
150 kr - 650 kr
Icelandair
Website
icelandair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Copenhagen via Reykjavik Keflavik Nas
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
2400 kr - 7000 kr
Train operators
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
750 kr - 2600 kr
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
2200 kr - 2600 kr
Standard
750 kr - 950 kr
Standard Premier
1100 kr - 1400 kr
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
1000 kr - 2700 kr
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
2300 kr - 2700 kr
Standard
1000 kr - 1300 kr
Standard Premier
1400 kr - 1800 kr
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 1100 kr
Website
Thalys
Standard
500 kr - 750 kr
Comfort
600 kr - 800 kr
Premium
750 kr - 1100 kr
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 750 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
340 kr - 480 kr
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
550 kr - 800 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg-Altona to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
430 kr - 600 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Koebenhavn H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
650 kr - 950 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
800 kr - 1500 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
500 kr - 900 kr
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Hamburg-Altona
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
290 kr - 400 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
190 kr - 270 kr
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Düsseldorf central station to Hamburg-Altona station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
150 kr - 190 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Osnabrück central station to Hamburg central station
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100 kr - 130 kr
Website
Flixtrain
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg-Altona to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
320 kr - 450 kr
Website
Danish Railways (DSB)
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
180 kr - 410 kr
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
180 kr - 250 kr
1st Class
290 kr - 410 kr
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
1135 kr
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Glasgow to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
120 kr - 160 kr
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport
Ave. Duration
11h 11m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
160 kr - 230 kr
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne South to Copenhagen central train station
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
280 kr - 340 kr
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Scotland to Copenhagen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Copenhagen central train station.

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Copenhagen is 1h ahead of Scotland. It is currently 9:04 PM in Scotland and 10:04 PM in Copenhagen.

Scotland to Copenhagen train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at København H station.

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Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 188+ hotels available in Copenhagen. Prices start at 750 kr DKK per night.

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The best way to get from Scotland to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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