Transport in Zealand
A lot of people commute while living in the Zealand region, which gives the benefits of the quiet life in the provincial cities and flexibility to visit the capital when needed. There are both regional trains and busses connecting small and large cities in the Zealand area - and price system is based on zones.
The regional trains are well connected within the Zealand region. It is easy to travel to the regions of Copenhagen
which takes around 30 minutes from Roskilde, and 1 hour from Næstved. Odense in Southern Denmark
, is 1 hour away from Roskilde. And Århus in Central Denmark
can be reached in 2.5 hour from Roskilde, while Aalborg in North Denmark
has a long travel distance of approximately 4.5 hours. 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.
Busses are of course used in the cities with little waiting time of for instance 20 minutes
at the central station in Næstved to get the next bus to your destination. Busses are also driving in the smaller and remote cities outside Roskilde, Ringsted, Køge, Næstved, Vordingborg etc. The waiting time is though longer and often a bus drives every second hour in the remote areas outside the provincial (remote) cities.
Prices and discount
On a travel card (rejsekortet) with optimal discount, you should expect to pay around 11-12 Euro from Næstved to Copenhagen
which takes one hour, while a standard ticket is around 17 Euro. 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). 2 zones costs 3 euroes and on a travel card with discount 2 Euro.
Planning of travels
Its quite easy to plan your travel
to your destination by using the digital travel planner integrating bus, train and walking on rejseplanen.dk. Its possible to get an easy overview of your travel and compare prices between a standard ticket, 1st class, travel card or monthly travel card.
Be aware that the fine of free riding in the bus, train, metro or subway is 100 Euro
Rejseplanen.dk (Digital travel planner)