Getting around in Denmark

by Andrea Segura - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

As you are planning your bicycle trip and beyond, you will certainly wonder how to best get around. We’re here to help and have put together some general information and tips for you. You will find tour-specific travel information in your Getting to and Away (GTA), which was emailed to you with your reservation confirmation. Note that any fares and timing mentioned are estimates. 

We also recommend Rome2Rio, which is an excellent route and travel planning resource.

Copenhagen

Copenhagen Airport (CPH)

The Copenhagen International Airport is very well-connected by international flights and also covers Sweden’s Malmö region. Check the airport’s website for carriers. It’s about 10 km from the city center and you can easily get to downtown Copenhagen by metro, bus, and train.

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To and From the Airport

  • By Metro: Tickets for the Metro are available at the Metro station and at the DSB ticket sales counter in Terminal 3. The ticket machines do not accept notes, only coins and cards such as VISA, etc. The metro runs every 4 to 6 minutes (night-time 15-10 minutes) and takes about 15 minutes to central Copenhagen (Nørreport Station).
  • By Bus: There are several bus lines available, more information can be found at the airport’s website.
  • By Train: Tickets are available from the DSB ticket office above the railway station in Terminal 3. Tickets and travel cards (for the Copenhagen and Northern Zealand HT-zone) are also available from ticket machines in the station area.
  • By Taxi: A taxi between Copenhagen Airport to downtown (costs 355-430 DKK average; status 2017) depending on traffic. Credit cards are accepted on the taxis.

Denmark Train Information

Use the complete public transportation planner: www.Rejseplanen.dk. Copenhagen’s main station is used as “Kobenhavn H” in many online booking systems. The Danish Railway’s official site is www.dsb.dk.

Intercity (IC) trains – fast trains such as the one between Copenhagen and Odense – require a reservation and it is not possible to just “hop” on to the next train heading your direction. If you miss your train, you will need to exchange your reservation. On the other hand, regional (R) and local trains (D, R, IR, E) do not require a reservation and tickets are easy to buy at the train station before departure. If you miss this type of train, all you need to do is catch the next departure. These trains are mainly second class. It is not possible to purchase tickets on board.

Types of Trains

  • D = Direct
  • R = Regional
  • IR = Interregional
  • E = Express
  • IC = Intercity

Train Travel Reminders

The Copenhagen Hovedbanegård (Main Station) is right next to the Tivoli Gardens and only about a 5 minutes’ walk from the city center/shopping area.

Traveling by Train with your Bike: You can take your bicycle with you on all trains in Denmark but you will need to buy a ticket for your bike. You can do so when buying your own ticket or separately. Some local trains offer free transport for bicycles.

Other Types of Transportation for Denmark

  • Taxis: You can easily find taxis in all large cities, the cost varies according to the distance and you can also pay by credit card. Taxis in Denmark don’t expect a tip. In fact, it’s included in the charge. You can always round up a few DKK though for great service.
  • Rental Car: If you decide to rent a car, we suggest arranging this from the U.S. – it’s cheaper. Be sure to find out the exact address of the location to pick up your rental car, (preferably at your arrival airport). It’s best to make these arrangements in advance, and if you wish to go through a Danish/European company, we suggest the following: AutoEurope, Europcar, Bukkehave. www.bookcar.dk

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