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Travel time from London to Copenhagen


London to Copenhagen airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from London to Copenhagen? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Copenhagen, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 2:22 pm:  start in London
drive for about 1 hour
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:30 pm at the latest

3:35 pm:  London Gatwick (LGW)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 5:00 pm

4:05 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

5:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

5:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

5:50 pm:  board Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from LGW
fly for about 1.5 hours in the air

8:56 pm (local time):  Kastrup (CPH)
Copenhagen is 1 hour ahead of London
so the time in London is actually 7:56 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:11 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at CPH
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 13 minutes to your destination

9:25 pm (local time):  arrive in Copenhagen

Total travel time: 6 hours

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Flying non-stop from London to Copenhagen

How far is Copenhagen from London? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 596 miles or 958 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 41 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 6 hours, 2 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 6x faster, and saves you about 5 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a medium length flight, so unless you have a nice private jet, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.


Copenhagen Airports
  1. Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup
  2. Malmö Airport



Alternate flights from London to Copenhagen

The most common route is LGW to CPH, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. LHR to CPH
    London Heathrow to Kastrup
  2. LTN to CPH
    London Luton to Kastrup
  3. LHR to MMX
    London Heathrow to Malmo Airport
  4. LHR to RKE
    London Heathrow to Roskilde
  5. LTN to RKE
    London Luton to Roskilde
  6. LTN to MMX
    London Luton to Malmo Airport
  7. STN to CPH
    London Stansted to Kastrup
  8. LGW to CPH
    London Gatwick to Kastrup
  9. BQH to CPH
    Biggin Hill to Kastrup
  10. STN to RKE
    London Stansted to Roskilde
  11. STN to MMX
    London Stansted to Malmo Airport
  12. LGW to RKE
    London Gatwick to Roskilde
  13. LGW to MMX
    London Gatwick to Malmo Airport
  14. LCY to CPH
    London City to Kastrup
  15. BQH to RKE
    Biggin Hill to Roskilde
  16. BQH to MMX
    Biggin Hill to Malmo Airport
  17. LCY to MMX
    London City to Malmo Airport
  18. LCY to RKE
    London City to Roskilde


Airlines that fly to Copenhagen

We picked Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (DY)
  2. British Airways Plc (BA)
  3. American Airlines Inc. (AA)


Plan a trip to Copenhagen

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Copenhagen. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Nimb Hotel. A great place to eat might be Noma. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Copenhagen like Tivoli. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Copenhagen like Top 10 things to see in Copenhagen during a weekend. Click the button below to explore Copenhagen in detail.





What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Copenhagen to London, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a London to Copenhagen road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from London to Copenhagen?

If you happen to know London, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about London!






At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 596 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 41 minutes
Copenhagen is 1 hour ahead of London
612 London travel answers
155 Copenhagen travel answers










   
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