Planning a Trip
By Plane -- Århus Airport is in Tirstrup, 43km (27 miles) northeast of the city. SAS (tel. 800/221-2350 in North America, or 70-10-20-00 in Århus; www.aar.dk) operates some 12 flights a day from Copenhagen, Monday to Friday, and about 6 on Saturday and Sunday. SAS also operates an afternoon flight most days between Århus and London. An airport bus runs between the train depot at Århus and the airport, meeting all major flights. The cost of a one-way ticket is DKK90 ($15/£9).
By Train -- About five or six trains a day travel between Århus and Copenhagen (trip time: 4 1/2 hr.). Some 20 trains a day connect Aalborg with Århus (1 hr., 40 min.). From Frederikshavn, the North Jutland port and ferry-arrival point from Norway, some 20 trains a day run to Århus (3 hr.).
By Bus -- Two buses daily make the run to Århus from Copenhagen (4 hr.).
By Car -- From the east, cross Funen on the E20 express highway, heading north at the junction with the E45. From the north German border, drive all the way along the E45. From Frederikshavn and Aalborg in the north, head south along the E45.
The tourist office, Tourist Århus, Banegårdspladsen 20 (tel. 87-31-50-10; www.visitaarhus.com), is open June 26 to September 10 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 6pm, Saturday 9:30am to 5pm, and Sunday 9:30am to 1pm; September 11 to April 30 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm; May 1 to June 25 Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm.
A regular bus ticket, valid for one ride, can be purchased on the rear platform of all city buses for DKK18 ($3.10/£1.80).
The Århus Card -- The Århus Card allows unlimited travel by public transportation and free admission to many museums and attractions. It also includes a 2 1/2-hour guided tour. A 2-day pass costs DKK169 ($29/£17) for adults and DKK69 ($12/£6.90) for children 3-12. The Århus Card is sold at the tourist office, many hotels, camping grounds, and kiosks throughout the city.