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FC Copenhagen v Leicester City FC travel advice

Travel advice for Leicester fans travelling to Copenhagen for the FCK v LCFC match on Wednesday 2 November.

Leicester v FCK

Date: Wednesday 2 November

Venue: Parken Stadium

Kick off time: 8.45pm (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Denmark.

Passports & Visas

You don’t need a visa to travel to Denmark but your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance; even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.

You must carry ID with you at all times. If you lose your passport, you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Embassy in Copenhagen.

Getting to the stadium

On foot

Parken Stadium is located in the Østerbro area of central Copenhagen. It takes approximately 45 minutes to walk from Copenhagen central station to the stadium or 10 minutes to walk from Østerport station.

By public transport

By train

All S-trains (B C & E) all depart regularly from Central station approximately every 6 minutes and all stop at Østerport station, where you can then walk to the stadium. It’s is an offence to consume alcohol while using public transport.

By bus

From City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) you can take bus 14 in the direction of Svanemøllen. Get off at stop Trianglen and walk 5 minutes to the stadium. Line 1A and 3A also stop at Trianglen, departing from other parts of the city.

By taxi

Taxis can be expensive; Always ask for the price before you get in the taxi.

At the match

Access to the stadium can be slow - there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles.

It is an offence to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol within the stadium. Don’t take pyrotechnics in to the stadium. Anybody found with a knife or weapon in public will be arrested and potentially fined 600 euros. A prison sentence may also be applied.

Throwing missiles, using racist language or behaving in a threatening or violent manner will be dealt with harshly by the police.

Anybody wearing or carrying signs associated with ultra or hooliganism will be refused entry to the stadium.

Visiting supporters may sometimes be kept behind for around 15 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to leave.

Tips

As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport – where possible only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits or if no other alternative, secured safely on your person.

Thieves have been known to operate in the areas of Christiania, Christianshavn & Nørrebro. Spots frequented by tourists, for example Nyhavn, Kongens Nytorv & Strøget are areas where pick-pocketing has also been known to occur.

Thieves will sometimes use distraction techniques when getting on and off from crowded public transport. Be aware of your surroundings to help prevent this.

It is an offence in Denmark to buy or sell drugs.

Useful information

British Embassy in Copenhagen office hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm

British Embassy Copenhagen
Kastelsvej 36-40
Østerbro
2100 Copenhagen

Telephone: +45 35 44 52 00 (also for out of hours emergencies)

Emergency services numbers

Emergency Services: 112

Non-urgent medical helpline: 1813

FC Copenhagen website

Copenhagen Airport

Visit Copenhagen

Denmark travel planner

Published 14 October 2016