1-4 September 2022 | Aalborg Denmark

How to travel to Aalborg

Aalborg Airport – your gateway to North Denmark

Aalborg is easily accessible as it has its own airport located only 6 km from the city centre. Once you arrive at the city centre of Aalborg, you are within walking distance of all the hotels and Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center.

Visitors can fly to Aalborg with KLM, as there are two daily 75-minute flights to Aalborg Airport from Amsterdam Schiphol on Monday-Saturday, and one daily connection on Sundays. This means that via its connection to Amsterdam Schiphol, Aalborg Airport is connected to 260 other destinations worldwide.

Another easy way to reach Aalborg is via Copenhagen Airport, which has a virtual air bridge to Aalborg with between 8 and 16 daily connections depending on the day of the week, and a flight time of only 35 minutes.

For more information, please visit Aalborg Airport’s website

At Aalborg Airport you will find a large tax-free area, ideal for buying gifts and local souvenirs, as well as a café and restaurant. On the first floor you will find Aalborg Airport Lounge – the perfect place to wait for your flight.

When arriving by plane at Aalborg Airport, you are only 10 minutes away from Aalborg city centre by taxi, train or bus.

By taxi
There is a taxi rank located right outside the terminal from which you can take a taxi directly to your hotel. If needed, you can call +45 9810 1010 to order a taxi. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the city is approximately 24-40 EUR, depending on the location of your hotel. It is possible to pay with most credit cards.

By train
The train leaves once every hour, and the trip only takes 10 minutes. For more information, please visit Bus and train info (aal.dk)

By bus
As you exit the airport building using the revolving doors at the check-in area, you will find the buses going to downtown Aalborg on your right-hand side.
The buses with the following numbers and final destinations will take you to Aalborg’s bus terminal, which is centrally located (with multiple stops along the way):
The yellow bus (number + final destination)

  • 12 – Universitet, leaves from the airport several times each hour and takes you to the city centre.

The grey regional buses (number + final destination)

  • 70 – Aalborg Busterminal
  • 71 – Aalborg Busterminal
  • 200 – Aalborg Busterminal

The bus fare is 3 EUR per person, cash only. Neither foreign currency nor credit cards are accepted. However, you can withdraw cash from ATMs at the airport or you can book your ticket online in advance on NTtickets.com.
Please notice that once the bus crosses the bridge over the Limfjord, you have arrived in downtown Aalborg.

When returning to the airport, you have the following bus options:
The yellow bus (number + final destination)

  • 12 – Aalborg Lufthavn/Airport

The grey regional buses (number + final destination)

  • 70 – Thisted
  • 71 – Hjørring
  • 200 – Blokhus

For more information on buses, call +45 9811 1111 (the call centre of the public bus authority), or you can plan your travel on NTtickets.com or Rejseplanen.

Train to Aalborg

An alternative way to reach Aalborg is by train, as there are lines running to Aalborg from Copenhagen and other Danish cities every hour. Through these connections to Danish cities, Aalborg is also connected to several other destinations across Europe.

The train station is located next to all the hotels and Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center.

For more information on the rail network in Denmark, visit the national carrier DSB or visit Rejseplanen to plan your journey.


Aalborg can also be reached from most cities in Denmark, as well as from Germany, by bus. The most affordable bus option is a FlixBus. The bus station is located right next to the train station.

Please visit Rejseplanen to plan your travels.


StenaLine and ColorLine offer several connections from Sweden and Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg), Frederikshavn (65 km from Aalborg) and Grenå (115 km from Aalborg). Fjord Line offers a connection from Kristiansand, Stavanger, Bergen and Langesund in Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg).


Aalborg has direct highway connections to Copenhagen and Germany. Queues rarely occur and the speed limit is usually 130 km/hour. Several car rental companies are located in Aalborg e.g. AVIS, Europcar and Hertz. For route planning please check Google Maps, Mappy or ViaMichelin.

Getting around Aalborg

Aalborg is a city that is easy and convenient to walk in. Yet, it also offers a well-organised, easy-to-use and efficient public transport system.

Local busses run regularly throughout the city, as well as to other towns in the region. A ticket around Aalborg costs approximately 22 DKK per trip and can be bought directly from the bus driver. You can also book your tickets online on NTtickets.com. Please note that buses do not accept credit cards or foreign currency. It is possible to save money on tickets by buying a 24- or 72-hour Travel Pass online.

To plan your travel you can also use Rejseplanen.

There are plenty of taxis in Aalborg. It is possible to order a taxi via phone, online or through the DanTaxi app. Visit DanTaxi for more information.

As you are in Denmark, a proud bicycle-nation, you might want to rent a bicycle to get around. The city is mostly level, making it effortless to get around. However, make sure to check the weather before committing to riding a bicycle.

You can rent a bicycle the Donkey Bike app. You can also ask at your hotel, as many hotels have bicycles for rent.


1-4 September 2022 | Aalborg Denmark

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