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It is easy to commute in Central Denmark due to an organized infrastructure, which both counts for ordinary car traffic and the public transport. Århus is the most well connected train and bus-station in the region. If you travel outside the cities by bus, you should expect some waiting time.

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Transport in Central Denmark

Updated 7.11.2018

The train and bus infrastructure in the Central Denmark region is well suited for commuting and traveling. It might be a bit costly, but the system covers a lot of the area. Just as the rest of the country, Central Region Denmark the prices of the travels are calculated according to zones. There are many options for transport - and you can even take the ferry to Zealand and a small island called Anholt.

Regional trains

The regional trains connect the Central Denmark Region quite well with the surrounding regions having a direct access to South Denmark with 1.5 hour from Aalborg to Odense and North Denmark with 3 hours from Aarhus to Aalborg.The transport to Copenhagen is around 3 hours (from Aarhus to Copenhagen) and the same to reach the biggest city (Roskilde) in Zealand. The comfort level is quite high in all regional trains, and most of the time you will be able to work in the train on your laptop.


You will find busses for travels to most locations in the region. The public bus operator in the region is Midttrafik, and they have their own travel planner and price calculation including information on discount opportunities. There are discount busses for commuters and travellers to Copenhagen, which also includes a ferry trip making it extra exciting. If you are traveling on international level, there is also a busoperator taking you to Germany and other countries.


Aarhus has its own Airport with domestic and international flights, which makes it easy for business people and travelers to visit Aarhus and the region. The airport is located 30 minutes by car/bus outside the city.

Prices and discount

If you are commuting every day you should consider to buy a Monthly Travel Card (månedskort). It is normally cheaper than the travel card solution (Rejsekort). A standard train ticket from Aarhus to Aalborg costs 26 Euro, and a full discounted ticket on the travel card costs around 21 Euro. If you only travel in the region, you could research, which benefits Midttraffik gives you on their digital travel card solution and also plan your trip.

Planning of travels

You can easily plan your travel to your destination by using the digital travel planner integrating bus, train and walking. You can also compare the price difference between a standard ticket, 1st class, travel card or monthly travel card. Instead of a physical travel card, there is also an App for your smart phone made by Midttraffik for your smartphone.

Remember that the fine of free riding in the bus or train is 100 Euro.

 Local trains and bus operator
 Aarhus Airport
  Rejseplanen (digital travel planner)