How to get there – transportation

choice and directions signsAirport bus from Aarhus airport to Aarhus City Center:

Transportation, November 15, Aarhus-Copenhagen:

If you go by plane we will recommend you to arrange your flights so that you either:

  • take a flight from Aarhus to Copenhagen (departure 8:40 am the latest)
  • or take the train from Aarhus to Copenhagen Friday morning at 7:27 am. For those who would like to go by train from Aarhus to Copenhagen, I will make and pay for the seat reservations. All you need to do then is to buy the train ticket (without seat reservation). Which can be done either online ( or at the train station before departure.  Please let me know how many of you will choose this solution before October 1, 2013.

As we most likely will not travel in a group from Aarhus to Copenhagen, we will arrange that we will all meet up at a (soon) specified location in Copenhagen.

We will recommend you to book a flight from Copenhagen Friday, November 15, which does not depart before 16:00

By airplane:

Denmark is a small country, so as soon as you reach the country, you are as good as there! The three appropriate airports are:

From Kastrup you can either go by domestic flight to Tirstrup (45 min) or take the direct train to Aarhus City (3 hours). From Tirstrup busses are coordinated with the flight schedule and it is a 45 min busride directly from the airport to either Aarhus City or Aarhus University (same bus, different stops). From Billund it is a 90 min busride to Aarhus City.

Note that taxis are expensive in Denmark! If you take a taxi to Aarhus from Billund Airport, it will cost you 1700 DKK (~300 USD), and from Aarhus Airport Tirstrup it is 500 DKK (~90 USD).

You can preorder taxi transport to/from the airports through this webpage:

Or you can call the taxi companies:

  • Aarhus Taxa: +45 8948 4848
  • Dantaxi: +45 8616 4700

By train or car:

Trains arrive in Aarhus City from Copenhagen and Hamburg. At some departures you will have to change train i Fredericia or a station close to Fredericia.

Motorway E45 that runs through Europe (under different names) passes through Aarhus. The road crosses motorway E20 in Kolding, make sure to go north from there. When you reach Aarhus take the exit ‘Aarhus Syd’ and follow ‘Aarhus Syd Motorvejen’ (route 501). Turn left at ‘Viby Ringvej’ (O2), right at ‘Søren Frichs Vej’ and left at ‘Vestre Ringgade’. ‘Vestre Ringgade’ turns into ‘Nordre Ringgade’ which is the north perimeter of the university park. At the cross of ‘Nordre Ringgade/Vestre Ringgade’ and ‘Langelandsgade’ you will find a huge building (relative to the other buildings in that area) which is ‘Statsbiblioteket’. The Conference Venue (Department of Chemistry – “Kemisk Institut”) is located on ‘Langelandsgade 140, 8000 Aarhus C, which is a two or three minute walk from ‘Statsbiblioteket’.

It is expensive to rent a car in Denmark, see e.g. for prizes.

From the railway station:

Say, you have reached the railway station either by flight bus, train or feet. If you continue on your feet, the meeting venue is 30 min away.

By taxi, it will take you 5 minutes and cost about 120 DKK (20 USD).

If you choose to go by the yellow city busses then these two numbers will take you closest to the venue:

  • Bus 2A to Skejby Sygehus (stop at Langelandsgade/Kaserneboulevarden)
  • Bus 16 to Hasle/Haslegårdsvej (stop at Kemisk Institut)

They both leave from ‘Park Alle’ right next to the railway station (which is at ‘Banegårdspladsen 1’), but it can be difficult to find out in which direction the bus is headed. A bus ride (2 hours) costs 20 DKR, but in almost all kiosks and supermarkets you can buy 10-ticket coupons (klippekort) for 140 DKR. Read more about the busses here.

You can also use the city bikes if you can get hold of a 20-crown coin. Read more here.

To/From the accomodation sites:

Most of the hotels listed on the page “Accommodation” are all located in the city center, in walking distance from the railway station. The yellow city buses no. 2A and 16 will take you from the hotels to the university.

Statsbiblioteket-City bus-City bikes

Left: Statsbiblioteket viewed across Nordre Ringgade/Vestre Ringgade

Middle: Aarhus yellow city busses

Right: Aarhus city bikes