Travel and Transportation

Flight travel

Beautifully situated in Northern Denmark, Aalborg is well connected in several ways. Visitors from abroad will usually either connect through one of the four daily 75-minute flights directly from Amsterdam Schiphol operated by KLM, connected to 260 destinations worldwide. Besides connecting through Amsterdam, international visitors can fly to Aalborg via Copenhagen Airport which has a virtual air bridge to Aalborg with more than 30 daily connections and a flight time of only 35 minutes; you will have arrived in Aalborg.

Moreover, Norwegian and Ryan Air operate a route to/from London. And for the Scandinavian visitors, SAS and British Airways connect Oslo, Norway with Aalborg 5-6 days weekly.

For further information about flights to and from Aalborg see Aalborg Airport’s website:
Aalborg Airport




British Airways


Special KLM discount for CIGRE Aalborg 2019 participants

AIR FRANCE KLM Global Meetings & Events will offer discounts for CIGRE Aalborg 2019 event up to -15%, on all their code-shared flights to Aalborg.

you can use this link to enter the discount page and enter the code 34260AF, which is valid for the period 26/05/2019 to 14/06/2019.

The link is also available when you click on the folowing logo:


After arrival

Local travel – Bus, taxi and train

Arriving by plane you will find yourself at Aalborg Airport, only 10 minutes by bus and taxi from the city centre. Bus no. 12 leaves from the airport several times per hour and takes you to the city centre.
The bus fare is DKK 22 per person, cash only. Neither foreign currency nor credit cards are accepted. However, you can withdraw cash from ATM’s at the airport.

By bus – going to/from Aalborg or around in the city

As you exit the airport building using the revolving doors at the check-in area, you will find the buses going to downtown Aalborg on your right hand side.

The buses with the following numbers and final destinations will take you to the bus terminal in Aalborg which is centrally located (with multiple stops along the way):

Metrobuses (number and final destination)

  • 12 – Universitetet

Local buses (number and final destination)

  • 70 – Aalborg Busterminal
  • 71 – Aalborg Busterminal
  • 200 – Aalborg busterminal

Once the bus crosses the bridge over the Limfjord, you have arrived in downtown Aalborg.

Returning to the airport

When returning to the airport, you have the following bus options:

Metrobuses (number and final destination)

  • 12 – Aabybro

Local buses (number and final destination)

  • 70 – Thisted Busterminal
  • 71 – Hjørring Busterminal
  • 200 – Blokhus

For more information on buses, dial +45 98 11 11 11 (the call center of the public bus authority).


Taxis are outside the airport and will take you directly to your hotel. Dial +45 9810 1010 to request a taxi if needed. The price for a taxi ride is DKK 180-300 depending on hotel destination. Most credit cards are accepted.


Transport – bus and taxi

  • To and from Aalborg Airport, bus no. 12 takes you to the city centre in 10 minutes
  • To and from your hotel as well as in the city, please visit Rejseplanen for bus schedules
  • or feel free to call a taxi +45 98 10 10 10 (Aalborg Taxi)

Local travel

Travelling by train

In the centre of the city close to conference venue, you will find Aalborg main train station and the bus terminal. From here there are direct routes to many cities across the country. Intercity trains between Copenhagen and Aalborg run on an hourly basis. For more information on the rail network within Denmark visit the national carrier, 

Travelling by bus

The transportation company Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) operates locally in the region and runs an extensive network of local buses in Aalborg. There are also long distance bus routes that link Aalborg with Copenhagen, Odense, Esbjerg and other major cities in Denmark and around Europe.

Please visit Rejseplanen to arrange your travel. The site combines train, regional and city busses to provide you with the fastest and/or most convenient travel plan.


Stenaline and Colorline offer several connections from Sweden and Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg), Frederikshavn (65 km from Aalborg) or Grenå (115 km from Aalborg). Fjord Line offers a connection from Kristiansand, Stavanger-Bergen in Norway to Hirtshals (70 km from Aalborg).

Aalborg has direct highway connections to Copenhagen and Germany. Queues seldom arise and the speed limit is 130 km/hour. Several car rental companies are located in Aalborg and other main cities in Denmark, e.g. AVIS, Europcar and Hertz. For route planning you could check Google MapsMappy or ViaMichelin.