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Top tips to avoid crowds at Den Blå Planet
Choose a weekday for your visit: weekends are always busier.
Come either before the opening or later in the afternoon - late mornings and lunchtime are the peak times.
If you want to plan your visit in order to avoid crowds as much as possible - choose Monday evening : Den Blå Planet is open until 9 PM, and that’s when it’s the calmest.
The Aquarium regularly updates information about queues at the entrance: if you plan visiting it on a weekend, we advise you to check waiting times before your visit and postpone it for the next time if those seem too long.
We recommend you to buy your tickets online on the official website: not only you won’t need to queue to buy them in the ticket office and will be able to use the Fast track access, but they’re usually a bit cheaper than the tickets on place!
Avoid public holidays, peak season (July, August) and school holidays (especially Easter ones) for a better experience. Otherwise you may have to queue up to an hour, and it may be overcrowded inside.
If visiting with children, check the feeding times : kids will probably be interested to see piranhas or sea otters being fed!
There tend to be more visitors on a rainy or a cloudy day: prefer a sunny day for your visit for a quieter experience.
There is a free cloakroom and lockers (the lockers available for a DKK 10 deposit).
Parking facilities are limited and can fill up quickly during the peak season.
If you bought your ticket online - it will be enough to show it on your smartphone at the entrance, no need to print it.
There is a ØST cafe inside the Aquarium.
Photo credits to Susanne Nilsson via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
- Adult (12+): 150 DKK
- Child (age 3 – 11): 90 DKK
Tickets at the entrance:
- Adult (12+): 160 DKK
- Child (age 3 – 11): 95 DKK
Photo credits to Saint-Gobain Abrasives AB Sweden via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
- By metro: Kastrup Station (M2)
- By car: If you are coming by the E20 from the Oresund Bridge, turn off at Exit 15. If you are coming by the E20 from the west, turn off at Exit 16.
- By bus: line 5A (destination Lufthavnen), “Den Blå Planet” bus stop.
- By bike: approx. 45 minutes from central Copenhague. Bicycle parking is available close to the Aquarium.