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Denmark is an easy country to travel in, as public transport is convenient and safe. Furthermore, Copenhagen is built to be a safe city to bike in. So while a car is an option, you may find that public transport or biking are easier ways to get around the city. You can read more on this site.

Bicycles are the most popular way to get around in Denmark. Bike paths cut across the country, and all Danes are used to bike as a mean of transportation. You can rent a bicycle for a short stay in Denmark or buy a second hand bike on Facebook Marketplace or DBA. You can buy bikes in bikeshops, but you can also get new, cheap bikes in major supermarkets.

Please note, when buying a secondhand bicycle, you have a responsibility to make sure you don't buy stolen goods. You can check if the bike has been reported stolen on politi.dk (in Danish) by entering the bike's frame number.
Buses and local transportation
Different bus companies operate within Denmark and offer a cheaper alternative to the train, when you want to travel long distances and across the country. There are numerous connections from Copenhagen to a number of different cities across the country.

City and regional buses
You can find information about buses times and tickets on rejseplanen.dk or on dot.dk. The most used way to pay for public transport is with Rejsekort, where you check in when you get on the bus, train or metro, and check out once your journey is done. Rejsekort can be used across the country in public buses, trains and metro. Please note that buses usually don't accept credit cards. If you don't use Rejsekort, you can buy tickes via texts or via the self-service machines on the train stations. You can get your Rejsekort online on rejsekort.dk or in some stores. 
Metro and S-trains
Across Copenhagen and greater Copenhagen you will find metros and s-trains. These work in the same way as the busses in the city, and you can also pay with your Rejsekort - you find the check in and check out on the stations.

Using metro and s-trains in Copenhagen is easy and you can get far in a short time.

The Metro also connects the Airport with the City center, making it easy to get to and from the airport.
Trains and national transportation

DSB runs national train connections throughout the country with frequent services. 

For information on ticket prices and timetables, please visit DSB.dk, DSB's app or Rejseplanen

Please note that the seat reservations are not included automatically in the ticket, but you can add them to your ticket. It is not possible to buy tickets on the train, but you can buy them in kiosks, ticket-machines and online through DSB. You can also use Rejsekort to pay for your trips with DSB, you will find the check in/check out machines on the platforms. If you do not have a valid ticket, you risk being fined.

You can buy discount tickets called DSB Orange which are considerably cheaper (but less flexible) then regular tickets. The DSB Orange should be bought well in advance.

Planning your journey
The easiest way to determine the quickest mode of transportation is to use Rejseplanen.
Rejsekort is an electronic ticketing system for traveling by bus, train and metro. Rejsekort unites the different transport operators, travel zones, ticketing systems and discount schemes into one common system, which makes it easier for passangers to use public transport services in Denmark.

Read more about how to use and buy your own rejsekort.

Watch a video about how to use Rejsekortet.
Car leasing, pooling, rental and sharing
Car leasing
Leasing is like long-term rental, where you pay a given amount a month for using a car. Repairs, insurance etc. is included in the price. The only thing you pay extra is the mileage. In recent years, leasing cars to private people has become widespread, perhaps because of the flexibility of changing cars every 2-3 years and predictability of expenses.

Several Danish sites offer car-pooling. The point of car-pooling is to use the empty seats in cars going a longer distance, by matching people with empty seats with people needing a ride. This approach is environmentally friendly and money saving. You need to register with the different sites in order to use their pooling services.

Car rental
Generally, you need to be at least 23 years old and have had your driver's license for at least 6 months to be able to rent a car.

Car sharing
One of the cheapest ways to have access to a car in Denmark is through a car sharing association. The car sharing association is like a club, where you become a member and gain access to the common pool of cars. The association is non-profit, so the expenditure is kept to a minimum.

There is a fee for joining a car sharing association and an insurance fee as well. These fees are only paid once, when joining. The rest of the time, you only pay a low monthly fee and gas when using the cars. In order to join an association, you must be over 23 years old and have had your driver's license for at least a year.
In Denmark taxis are relatively expensive in comparison to other countries. However, they are safe, reliable, and comfortable. There are several taxi companies in the larger cities. Find a list of taxi companies in Denmark here.


The page was last edited by: HR // 08/18/2023

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