Aarhus travel guide

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You're Going to Love Aarhus

With a population of 237,551, Aarhus is the largest city in Central Jutland, Denmark by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Aarhus has to offer.

When to visit Aarhus

Aarhus in January
Estimated hotel price
£55
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aarhus in January
Estimated hotel price
£55
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Aarhus in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 20 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 60 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Aarhus, with an average rainfall of 40 mm.

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How to Get to Aarhus

Plane

When flying to Aarhus, you’ll arrive at Aarhus (AAR), which is located 19 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Aarhus from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 1h 40m.

Train

The train station in Aarhus is called Aarhus, and is located 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Aarhus is to pick up a car hire from Copenhagen, which is about 98 miles from Aarhus. You’ll find branches of Budget and Europcar, among others, in Copenhagen.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aarhus, including FlixBus, Regiojet and BlaBlaBus. From Copenhagen, the bus ride to Aarhus takes 205 miles and will cost you around £12. From Berlin, the ticket costs about £35 for a journey of 505 miles. The most popular bus station is Aarhus Bus Station, located 0.6 miles from the city centre of Aarhus. Aarhus Rutebilstation is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Aarhus, you’ll arrive at Aarhus (AAR), which is located 19 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Aarhus from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 1h 40m.

Train

The train station in Aarhus is called Aarhus, and is located 0.4 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to Aarhus is to pick up a car hire from Copenhagen, which is about 98 miles from Aarhus. You’ll find branches of Budget and Europcar, among others, in Copenhagen.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Aarhus, including FlixBus, Regiojet and BlaBlaBus. From Copenhagen, the bus ride to Aarhus takes 205 miles and will cost you around £12. From Berlin, the ticket costs about £35 for a journey of 505 miles. The most popular bus station is Aarhus Bus Station, located 0.6 miles from the city centre of Aarhus. Aarhus Rutebilstation is also a commonly used station, and is 0.3 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Aarhus

Airlines serving Aarhus

Lufthansa
Good (4,689 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,557 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,295 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,895 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (721 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (480 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (970 reviews)
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Where to stay in Aarhus

There are also lots of holiday rental options in Aarhus, with prices from £44 to £158 per night. Aarhus Docklands is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Aarhus are about 50% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Midtbyen - Hotel Atlantic, Scandic Aarhus City and Cabinn Aarhus have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Midtbyen will cost you about £101 per night.

Midtbyen - Hotel Atlantic, Scandic Aarhus City and Cabinn Aarhus have some of the best reviews among hotels in this area. A 3-star room in Midtbyen will cost you about £101 per night.
Most popular hotel in Aarhus by neighbourhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Aarhus

Most booked hotels in Aarhus

Book1 By Broechner Hotels
2 stars
Excellent (9.6, Excellent reviews)
£73+
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
£95+
Wakeup - Aarhus
2 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
£59+
Helnan Marselis Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
£102+
Danhostel Aarhus City
2 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
£24+
Cabinn Aarhus
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
£73+

Hiring a car in Aarhus

Hiring a car in Aarhus costs £29 per day, on average, or £86 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Aarhus.

Expect to pay £1.70 per litre in Aarhus (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £20.39 and £27.18. The most frequently booked car type in Aarhus is Intermediate (Volvo XC40 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Honda Fit or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Aarhus costs £29 per day, on average, or £86 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 13% cheaper than airport locations in Aarhus.

Expect to pay £1.70 per litre in Aarhus (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £20.39 and £27.18. The most frequently booked car type in Aarhus is Intermediate (Volvo XC40 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Honda Fit or similar) is, on average, 65% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.