Aarhus

One of the world's smallest big cities - with everything a city needs.

There is always something to experience in Aarhus.

Live music festivals and events are organised throughout the year, a fascinating nightlife is available, beautiful beaches abound, amazing forests to explore, and warm cosy restaurants, cafes and pubs to go to when you feel hungry or simply just because you want to enjoy your café latte.

Countryside in the city centre

Despite Aarhus being the second-largest city in Denmark, it is a pleasant place to live with its relaxing and serene environment – due in part to the proximity to beautiful forests and beaches.

You never need to go far to experience a breath of fresh air.  

Culture

Aarhus hosts live music and theatre productions all year round, with among other things a week-long ‘party week’.

Daily life

Aarhus is a city of bicycles so you can exercise on the way to your studies or on your way downtown. Shops and cafés are open until late every day.  

Aarhus - in numbers

  • the second-largest city in Denmark
  • a population of more than 330,000 people
  • approximately 20% of the population are students (the highest percentage of students in Denmark)

Map of Denmark

Denmark is a country in Scandinavia in the Northern part of Europe. Denmark has 5.5 million inhabitants, over 7000 km of coast and more than 400 small islands.

Map of Aarhus

With a population of 300.000, Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark. The city is an attractive education centre with Denmark’s largest concentration of students. Nearly 16% of the inhabitants in Aarhus are students – that is more than 40.000 students gathered in one city. Aarhus is, therefore, the youngest city in Denmark. But at the same time, we keep the past very much alive in Aarhus with lots of historic sights and lively cultural life.

Getting to Aarhus

There are different ways of reaching Aarhus, all depending on the direction from which you approach the city. It may be convenient or cheaper to go through Copenhagen or through Germany. 

Planes

Aarhus is based in the middle of Denmark and may be reached by flying to one of the following airports:

Aarhus Airport (AAR) 
Aalborg Airport (AAL) 
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) 
Billund Airport (BLL) 

Please visit the websites for information on airline companies flying to Denmark and be aware that you will need further transportation to reach Aarhus from the airport.  

If you arrive at Aarhus Airport (AAR) it is possible to take the airport bus to the centre of Aarhus. You can find more information about the bus service on the Aarhus Airport website.

If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) train connections to Aarhus are available roughly every half hour. You can find more information on the airport website.

Trains

The city of Aarhus is well connected to the rest of Denmark, as well as to Europe. Trains arrive in the centre of Aarhus and the train station is well connected to the rest of the city by a large grid of city buses.

Please visit DSB's website for further information on train connections and ticket reservations. This is where you can also find information regarding trains coming from Copenhagen to Aarhus. 

Buses

International bus companies operate routes to Denmark, and also have routes between the larger cities in Denmark; for example, check Eurolines or Flixbus for routes to Aarhus. 

Journey Planner

The journey planner is incredibly helpful when you need to find out how to get to one destination from another. For instance, you can find out how to get from Copenhagen to Business Academy Aarhus by using this service. Simply type in the address of Business Academy Aarhus which is Sønderhøj 30, 8260 Viby J (you can use the letter “o” instead of the Danish letter “ø”). 

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Getting around in Aarhus

Aarhus is a relatively small big city, and Denmark has a well functioning public transportation system. Getting around the city is no problem, whether you prefer the bus, local train, or to join the locals and bike everywhere.

Bicycles

It is very easy to get around in Aarhus by bicycle and nearly all students get around on bicycles as both the infrastructure and distances allow this. Aarhus is a safe city for cycling as almost all over the city you are able to use bicycle lanes. Cycling is a cheap, healthy and environmentally friendly way of travelling.

Students may bring their own bicycle from home or buy a second hand at a fairly cheap price in Aarhus (starting from EUR 50 and up). Many students buy their bicycles from other students who have completed their studies in Aarhus but you can also buy cheap second-hand bicycles from various Facebook groups etc. 

City bus

In general, the public transportation system in terms of city buses, regional buses and trains is very functional in Aarhus, but it is quite expensive. However, the yellow city bus is an easy way to get around in Aarhus. The buses are numbered at the front and at the back - the numbers represent the bus route. 

You can buy single tickets on the bus, which cost 22 kr for 2 zones, however, if you expect to use the city bus for transportation, you may consider buying a multiple ride ticket or a monthly ticket at more favourable prices. The multiride tickets must be downloaded as an App. You can also get a 'rejsekort' which can be used on public transport all over Denmark.

Bus Inspectors make random checks and you have to show a valid ticket upon request. Passengers who do not possess a valid ticket are fined DKK 750.

City bus stops are marked with a route number and a sign with a yellow bus. There is a timetable at each bus stop and the buses normally arrive on time. You can also get all timetables online. 

On Friday and Saturday selected yellow city buses run all night. Please note that you must pay a double fare when using night buses.

Further information about city buses

Trains

You can take the train in Aarhus with the same ticket that you use for the buses. Some of Arriva's regional trains stop at Viby Station, 200 meters from Business Academy Aarhus (Sønderhøj 30).

Journey Planner

The journey planner is incredibly helpful when you need to find out how to get to one destination from another. For instance, you can find out how to get from Copenhagen to Business Academy Aarhus by using this service. Simply type in the address of Business Academy Aarhus which is Sønderhøj 30, 8260 Viby J (you can use the letter “o” instead of the Danish letter “ø”). 

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Taxis

Taxis are very expensive in Denmark.

Aarhus Taxa 
Phone: +45 8948 4848

Dantaxa
Phone: +45 7025 2525