Travel information

Travelling to Aarhus

The summer school will take place at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University (Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N). View location of Department of Computer Science.

By plane

Note: it may be cheaper and more convenient to book a plane to Copenhagen and go by train to Aarhus. 

Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup (AAR) 

This is the airport located closest to Aarhus. The airport bus from Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup stops at the University (Randersvej v. Nobelparken) and at the main train station in Aarhus. 

Duration: 45 min

Cost: DKK 100

You should notify the driver if you need to get off at the 'Randersvej v. Nobelparken' bus stop. From the bus stop Nobelparken, it is only a short walk to MADALGO. We do not recommend taking a taxi from the airport, as the charge will be around DKK 650.

Billund Airport (BILL)


This airport is located 120 km south of Aarhus. The airport bus from Billund Airport stops at the central bus station at the city center. 

Duration: 1 1/2 hours

Costs: DKK 180

There are regular busses from the airport to Aarhus (though not for every flight as is the case when you fly into Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup.)

We do not recommend that you take a taxi from the airport to Aarhus, as the cost will be around DKK 1300. 

Copenhagen Airport/Kastrup (CPH)


The principal international airport in Denmark is situated close to Copenhagen. From Copenhagen you can travel directly to Aarhus by train.

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Cost: DKK 412 (including seat reservation) 

We recommend that you reserve a seat as the trains are often fully booked.

You may also choose a domestic flight to Aarhus Airport/Tirstrup.

Duration: 40 min

Cost: around DKK 1200 (prizes may vary)

By train

There are frequent trains from Copenhagen to Aarhus and also many from Hamburg (and thus the European train network). Please use the Journey Planner to schedule your trip by train.

Once you reach Aarhus central station go out through the main entrance. Opposite the main entrance you will fin a 7-Eleven. Turn left in front if the shop and continue around the corner, you will pass a Burger King along the way. Shortly thereafter, you will arrive at the bus stop for bus 2A (direction 'Skejby Sygehus') and bus 13 (direction 'Frydenlund') - the direction of the bus is given above the front window. These busses pass by the university. Get off at the stop 'Storcenter Nord' (bus stops are announced through a speaker in the bus). From here, it is only a short walk via Finlandsgade until you reach MADALGO. 

Our recommendations

As trains from Hamburg are relatively slow we recommend flying into Denmark. 

There are then basically two options:

1. Flying into Copenhagen and taking a short domestic flight (40 min) followed by an airport bus (45 min.) to Aarhus

2. Flying into Billund and taking an airport bus (minimum 90 min.) to Aarhus. 

Option 1 is often the most convenient if you can get a good flight into Copenhagen - mostly because there is an airport bus awaiting every flight. If you fly Scandinavian Airlines or another Star Alliance carrier into Copenhagen you can often get the Aarhus leg very cheap (check with your travel agent). Taking the train from Copenhagen to Aarhus is also an option - the train departs convenient from below the airport and goes directly to Aarhus (the ride takes around 3.5 hours).

Option 2 is often convenient if you arrive into one of the major European hubs (like Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris) that all have direct flights to Billund. But make sure to check that there is a airport but that fits the timeframe of your flight.

Getting around in Aarhus

The distance from downtown Aarhus (where most of the convenient hotels are located) to the center site is approximately 2,5 kilometers. The distance is walkable but up hill. 

Taking a cab from downtown Aarhus to MADALGO will be around DKK 120. 

Busses

A good alternative to walking or taking a cab is the city busses in Aarhus, they are all yellow. You enter the busses through the middle doors (if it is a long bus) or the back-end (if it is a short bus), and you leave the bus through the front doors. The name of the bus stop is announced through the speakers + at a small screen in the bus. Press a red stop button when you need to exit the bus when your bus stop is being announced.

In order to get from downtown Aarhus to MADALGO you can take busses 2A (direction 'Skejby Sygehus') or 13 (direction 'Frydenlund') and exit at bus stop 'Storcenter Nord'. For direct guidelines please see 'How to get to MADALGO'.

In the bus you buy a ticket from the automated machine located in the middle/back of the bus. The machine accepts coins (it gives change), but only coins. The validity of the ticket is shown at the back of the ticket. You in general only need to purchase a 2-zone ticket to travel with Aarhus City, the cost is DKK 20 and the ticket may also be used in transit busses for 2 hours. If you do not have a ticket you risk a fine of DKK 600. 

In general there are four bus zones in Aarhus, and a bus fare depends on the number of zones. A 1-2 zone fare i DKK 20, a 3-zone fare i DKK 27 and a 4-zone fare i DKK 34. If you are going to stay in Aarhus for a week (or more), it might be cheaper to buy a 'klippekort' - a card valid for 10 bus rides'.

Bikes

City bikes are available in Aarhus from 1 April to 30 October each year. You can use the bikes free of charge 24-7.

You pick up a city bike at one of the 57 city bike parking racks around town, by depositing a DKK 20 coin which will be returned to you when the bike is returned at any of the parking racks - same principle as with the trolleys at the super markets.

  • Where to find the city bikes

Taxi

For taxi please contact Aarhus Taxa: + 45 8948 4848.