How to find: Hotel Kong Arthur

From the airport to the hotel

  • After clearing customs at the airport, proceed straight ahead for about 100 m. Your path will be blocked by the staircase leading to platform 1 of the railway station. Circumnavigate the staircase and you will be at the "Train tickets" counter.
  • Buy a blue discount card for DKK 90. If there's a long line and you have a Visa card you can also buy your blue card in the red vending machine next to the Track 1 escalators. The "Klippekort 2 zoner" button should produce a blue card.
    (At least there's a poster in Danish that claims that the machine accepts Visa. The instructions on the machine does not repeat this claim, and we haven't tried with an actual non-Danish Visa card).
  • Go down to track 2. When you arrive at the platform, stamp your blue card twice (face up) in one of the boxy yellow machines at the foot of the escalator.
  • Board the next "øresundstog" train to the city center
    ø-togKøbenhavn H/Copenhagen
    Trains go at 06, 26, 46 minutes past every hour during the day. Be sure to check the destination displays before entering the train - some of the trains go to wrong parts of the city or require a surcharge.
  • Stay on the train when it stops at Tårnby, Ørestad, and the central station.
  • Leave the train when it stops at Nørreport. The station is underground; ascend to street levels using the stairs as far as possible in the direction your train came from.
  • Turn left when you reach street level. Cross the south-going lane of Nørre Voldgade; you will now be in front of the "Fredgaard" electronics store. Turn left and walk along Nørre Voldgade.
  • At the streetlight, turn right along Vendersgade.
  • Continue straight ahead for about 300 m. Along the way you cross Linnégade, Rømersgade, and Nørre Farimagsgade.
  • Turn left along Nansensgade. There is an entrance to Hotel Kong Arthur to the right about 100 m south of Vendersgade. (The front entrance is on the opposite side of the block).

From the hotel to the conference site

  • Leave the hotel about 30 minutes before you want to arrive at the conference site.
  • Walk back to Vendersgade; turn right along Vendersgade.
  • Turn left along Nørre Farimagsgade.
  • Cross Frederiksborggade and Gothersgade.
  • You'll find a bus stop on the right side of the street just after Gothersgade. Take one of the buses Bagsværd, Værebroparken Bagsværd, Værebroparken Buses go about once every 10 minutes in the day. Stamp your blue card once (face towards you) in the yellow machine just inside the front doors of the bus.
  • The bus ride takes about 7 minutes. Memoize this map sketch so you can find the right place to get off the bus (or bring a hardcopy if you're a quitter):
[map of bus route]
  • Press the STOP button after passing the bus stop at Fredrik Bajers Plads, unless someone else does.
  • Leave the bus at Universitetsparken. Follow the signs with the FLoC logo.

When going back to the hotel:

Buses 42 and 43 towards the hotel stop at the bus stop just outside DIKU (the computer science department). There are other buses at that stop which do not service the stop where you entered 42/43 in the morning. You can take any of the other buses to Nørreport and walk from there, though.

(Map sketches used with permission from Kraks Forlag A/S)

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