Sightseeing tours on a bus is quite a budget option - hop on / hop off buses circulate through the city center. You are on a bus, listening to information about different places of interest. You can get off the bus wherevere you like to take a picture and then get back on track with the next bus. The price for a day ticket starts from 175 DKK.
Basic information on the hop-on / off buses in Copenhagen:
- Three different routes, including more than 30 stops
- The ticket is valid for 24 hours
- You can get on / off unlimited number of times.
Bus hop on / hop off
Route 1 - The Little Mermaid. The trip takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Along the way you will see: Amalienborg Palace, the promenade Langelinje, fountain "Gefion", Little Mermaid, Rosenberg Palace and Nyhavn area.
Route 2 - Carlsberg. The trip takes 30 minutes. The bus runs on this route from May to September. During this time, you will see the Planetarium, Copenhagen Zoo, Carlsberg Brewery, Frederigsberg alley, entertainment center DGI, Glyptothek and Christiansborg.
Route 3 - Christiania. The journey takes 45 minutes and includes a visit to the following locations: Central Station, entertainment center DGI, Tivoli amusement park, the library "Black Diamond", Glyptothek, Christiansborg palace and Christiania area.
A tip: you can get a ticket covering all three hop on / hop off routes, which is valid for 2 days.
Departure point: in front of the central train station, near Radisson Blu Royal hotel. You can hop on the bus at any stop in the city. Do not forget that there is a free shuttle bus from the cruise terminals to the town, if you came with a cruise to Copenhagen.
Departure time: The Little Mermaid: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 30 minutes
Carlsberg: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 60 minutes
Christiania: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 60 minutes
Cons hop on / off buses:
1. First of all, it is expensive.Three routes and the ticket at 175 DKK (25 euros per person) to go by bus without an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to listen to the guided tour recorded many years ago is not a great delight at 25 euros.
2. Long waiting time.
You waist a lot of time to wait for the buses, since some of them run every 30 minutes whereas the others only every hour, although the stops are close to each other. The time you spend waiting for the bus, you could walk to the next sight.
3. Bus working hours – everything stops working very early. Tourist buses stop their work at five o’clock. Considering the fact that they start at 10 in the morning, there is little time for the any trips.
If you want to have enough time to see everything, get unique information about the city and ask any questions you have – I advise you to look at section ”Guided tours”.