Copenhagen International Airport is relatively close to the city center. Located less than ten kilometers south of the city on Amager Island, it handles around 20 million passengers every year, setting it apart as the busiest and most important airport in the Nordic countries.
The airport is part of a small community called Kastrup, and it sometimes still goes by its long name, Copenhagen International Airport – Kastrup. A small suburb, Kastrup is only notable as a transportation hub. The Copenhagen metro (M2 line) transfers passengers from the airport to the city center, and hotels in Kastrup are mostly affordable options for short-term visitors who need a place to stay before an early-morning flight.
Outside of the airport, the biggest facility in Kastrup is the Bella Center, an exhibition hall that hosts conferences and trade shows throughout the year. It features several auditoriums and a large conference facility that seats 4,000 attendees. Major Northern European seminars are often staged here, keeping hotels near Copenhagen Int’l Airport – Kastrup busy from time to time.
Otherwise, local airport hotels mainly play host to business travelers. Most of the hotels either sit on the waterfront or are conveniently located along the E20, which connects back to the mainland.