Evostar 2015

The Leading European Event on Bio-Inspired Computation.

Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-10 April 2015

How To Get To Copenhagen:

By Plane:

Copenhagen's airport has direct flights from many cities within Europe and from some within the United States (http://www.cph.dk/en/flight-info/route-map/). The airport is located on the island of Amager, which is a 20 minute Metro ride away from the centre.

By Train:

Copenhagen can also conveniently be reached by direct internal trains from Hamburg, Stockholm, Basel, and Amsterdam, among other (http://www.dsb.dk/om-dsb/in-english/). The Copenhagen Central Station is around a 10 minute walk away from the conference venue.

From Copenhagen Airport to the Centre:


After you exit the baggage reclaim area, keep walking straight to the end of the terminal building. There are two elevators and a staircase that lead to the airport metro station, which is located at the upper level. To get to the city centre you will need to buy a ticket from the DSB office (see below). The airport is the terminal station of the M2 line, which means you can board any metro. Make sure you are at the Metro station though; there are other trains that leave from the airport.

If you have a hotel near the conference venue you should get off at Kongens Nytorv station; it is approximately 10-15 mins walk to the venue from Kongens Nytorv. Alternatively, you may take the A1 towards Avedøre St. from Kongens Nytorv and exit at "Stormbroen, Nationalmuseet" (3 stops).


A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre takes about 20 minutes. A convenient resource for travel planning in and around Copenhagen is Rejseplanen (http://www.rejseplanen.dk/).


Bicycles are by far the most popular and convenient mean of transportation in Copenhagen. There are more than 300km of bicycle lanes and many guided bicycle tours. Bikes can be rented in almost all bike shops; moreover, a public bike sharing service called City Bike is also active in the city

Copenhagen City Bike

The first time you use the city bike you rent the bike by entering your credit card information and unlock the city bike on the small tablet which is located on the handlebars. The bikes can be returned to any station in the system. You can register yourself as a user online before your rental and save some time.

Public Transportation

The public transportation in Copenhagen is very reliable, punctual, and it takes you everywhere. In Copenhagen the trains, Metro and busses (including waterbuses) can be accessed with the same ticket. All you need to know is how many zones you will pass on your journey. Note the Metro will take you from the airport to central Copenhagen in only 20 minutes.


You can buy different kinds of tickets when using public transportation in Copenhagen. It all depends on how long you are staying in the city, and how much you are planning on using public transportation. Always buy a ticket before boarding the train or metro. On-board the buses, you also have the possibility to buy your ticket from the driver, if you bring small change. The same ticket can be used in the metro, bus, train and harbour bus. Always have your ticket with you in case a conductor wants to see it. Travelling without a valid ticket will result in a fine.

The most convenient options you have for the tickets are:

  • 72-hour City Pass in zones 1-4 The City Pass gives you unlimited access to buses, trains, metro and harbour buses in zones 1, 2, 3 and 4, which includes the centre of Copenhagen and to and from the airport. A adult 72-hour City Pass costs DKK 200. Buy this ticket at the airport, station or buy it here.
  • Flexcard - 7 days You can also purchase a 7-day unlimited travel card called a Flexcard. It gives you unlimited travel in your choice of zones (1-2). The price is DKK 250. The card is available for longer periods of time as well and is sold in ticket sales at the stations (also at the airport).
  • 72-hour Copenhagen Card A Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited travel on buses, trains, metro and harbour buses in all zones in the capital region. In addition, you get free entrance to 72 major attractions and museums as well as discounts in several restaurants, sights, car rental and more. An adult 72-hours Copenhagen Card costs approximately DKK 580


The A-buses are the primary buses in central Copenhagen. They drive every 3-7 minutes during rush hour (which is between 07:00-09:00 in the morning and 15:30-17:30 in the afternoon) and usually about every 10 minutes before and after rush hour. The A-buses serve at all hours. The S-buses drive every 5-10 minutes during rush hour and every 20 minutes outside of rush hour. The S-buses are faster than the A-busses due to fewer stops. They usually serve between 06:00 in the morning and 01:00 at night. Night buses are in service between 01:00 and 05:00 in the night. You can recognise the bus stops by the grey colour of the bus stop signs. The night buses are all N buses, for an example 85N.


The metro is in service all day and all night, every day of the week. There are 2-4 minutes between each train during rush hour, and 3-6 minutes outside rush hour and during the weekends. Friday and Saturday night (after 01:00) trains arrive with a 7-15 minutes interval and a 20 minutes interval after midnight on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday). Please note that maintenance of the rails may occur during the night, which can result in a slightly longer journey. The maintenance is between 01:00-01:25 and again between 04:15-04:45.


The S-trains run between 05:00 in the morning and 00:30 at night. Line F runs every 4-5 minutes, line A, B, C and E run every 10 minutes, and line H and Bx run every 20 minutes. On Friday and Saturday the trains run once an hour between 01:00 and 05:00. However, line F runs every half hour during these hours.

Useful links

Important dates:

Submission Deadline: 15 November 2014
Notification: 07 January 2015
Camera-ready: 21 January 2015
Early registration discount:01 March 2015
Registration deadline:31 March 2015
EvoStar dates: 8-10 April 2015