Transport in Copenhagen
The public transport infrastructure is well suited for commuting and traveling and it is quite easy to use and buy tickets for metro, subway, bus and regional trains. The system is made according to a zone system, where the central area of Copenhagen is zone 1 and 2. It might be a bit costly to use - and you will find delays once in a while during the weekdays in the night time, but apart from this, the metro runs 24 hours a day.
Biking is a very big thing in Copenhagen and there are many bike lanes and bikes
in Copenhagen. People like the exercise, and it is also cheaper than public transport. It is also sustainable and friendly to the environment.
The regional trains connect
the capital region (Copenhagen)
with the surrounding region. There is a direct access to Zealand
, 1.5 hours of travel from Copenhagen to Odense in South Denmark
and 3 hours transport to Central Denmark
while you need 5-6 hours to reach Aalborg North Denmark
from Copenhagen. Furthermore, there is a direct train to Sweden taking you the south of Sweden in 30-60 minutes, also you can take the international train to Hamburg in Germany. 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 etc.
Subways and busses
The S-train (subway) connects almost all smaller cities
in the capital region, and also you find busses which will take you very close to your street destination. The metro runs between the local hoods of Amager, the city center, Frederiksberg, and Vanløse, Even more metro stations will be connected throughout the coming years.
Copenhagen has its own airport, which is well-organized
and located appr. 15 minutes from the center of Copenhagen by metro or regional train. It is easy to go there and waiting time for security is typically quite low. Expect pricy coffee, a huge variety of foods, clothes, drinks and other shopping - and a lot of people.
Prices and discount
If you are commuting every day you should consider to buy a monthly travel card
(månedskort), 2 zones cost 49 Euro pr month.
It is normally cheaper than the digital travel card solution (Rejsekort). Rejsekortet gives discount on your travels and is better than the standard ticket. Buy the travel card from DSB (the Danish train operator) in Copenhagen main st. or Nørreport station, where you get more information on discount and how to charge money on the card. 2 zones costs 3 Euro, but with a travel card with full discount, you get it for 2 Euro. There are though different types of tickets.
Planning of travels
You can easily plan your travel
to your destination by using the digital travel planner integrating bus, train and walking on Rejseplanen.dk. You can also compare prices and fx investigate the 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 DOT. Here you can buy a digital zone clip card.
Remember that there is a frequent ticket control inside the regional trains, metro and subway
and it happens also in the busses - and the fine is 100 Euro.
Public transport travel planner