The line for train tickets at Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport is long and I longingly eye the self-help ticketing machines, cursing the fact that American credit cards are so slow in adopting chip-and-PIN tech. My backpack pulls heavily upon my shoulders until I relinquish it to the ground, doing that awkward shifty walk people do in airport security lines.
The train is still the best way to get into downtown Copenhagen, save for being picked up by a Danish supermodel. The three-zone ticket required to reach the city center from Kastrup costs 36 DKK (about $5.50). The trip can be made in under 15 minutes and trains leave every 10.
The sun is shining and the crisp weather acts in place of much-needed caffeine after the long journey from San Francisco. I don’t even know what day it is. read more »