Denmark’s second city offers a heady mixture of historic buildings, lively nightlife, and modern art. Pitching itself as “the world’s smallest big city” the streets of Aarhus are quick and easy to explore but packed with plenty of great things to see and do. In Aarhus you’ll find Northern Europe’s second largest cathedral, the first museum dedicated to women’s history, and an open air museum showing what life in Aarhus was like three hundred years ago. During the summer months there’s an excellent amusement park, as well as three lovely beaches to lounge on. Add plenty of great annual festivals, lots of excellent eateries, and some fabulous Scandinavian design stores and you’ve got the perfect spot for a Danish city break.
Airports in Aarhus
Aarhus Airport (AAR) is just over 22 miles north-east of Aarhus, and is the city’s closest airport. The arrangement was only supposed to be temporary; however plans to build a new airport nearer Aarhus were dropped in 2003. Local authorities are still discussing whether or not the idea is viable.
Airlines that fly to Aarhus
Ryanair offers direct flights to Aarhus from the UK. You can also reach Aarhus with Scandinavian Airlines via Copenhagen, and with British Airways via Gothenburg, Oslo, and Stockholm. The British Airways flights are operated by Sun Air of Scandinavia.
Getting into Aarhus
An airport bus is available from the airport to the city centre. Adult tickets cost 100* DKK (about £10.50). You can purchase tickets on the bus, and a range of foreign currencies (including GBP) are accepted as well as major credit cards. Of course it’s best to pay in the local currency, so do change your money before flying.
There’s a taxi rank directly outside the terminal building for those who prefer not to take public transport. The fare into Aarhus is around 650* DKK (about £68.40) although of course this is subject to change depending on cab company, distance travelled, and so forth. It’s always best to discuss estimated cost with your driver before getting in the car.
If you would prefer to make your own way into Aarhus you can hire a car at the airport. Hertz, Europcar, Sixt, Budget, and Avis all have bases there.
*Prices subject to change
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