Transports in Denmark


Denmark hosts a wide transport network which can allow you travel anywhere comfortably. Below is an overview.

Like most European countries, Denmark also hosts a modern and developed transports network including several means of transport. Indeed, you can choose from trains, buses, taxis, airplanes, and even bikes and boats, depending on the purpose of your trip. Some cities, such as Copenhagen, the capital city, also host a subway network. Therefore, traveling should not be a major issue, whether you are going to work, shopping or sightseeing.


Trains are the most common and practical means of transport in Denmark. Tickets can be purchased online on the Rejesplanen website, via the DSB Ticket mobile application, at the station via automatic vending machines or at 7/Eleven shops. However, some stations do not have vending machines.

The railway system is managed by the Danish State Railways and provides express lines known as Lyntogs (Intercity Express) performing long trips without stopping. To travel by trains which cross the Storebælt bridge, advance booking is recommended. You will also find several other lines, namely Eurocity (EC), InterCityLyn (ICL), InterCity (IC), high speed (SJ) to Stockholm, InterRegional (IR), as well as regional trains (RØ, RV et ØR) and those serving the outskirts (S-tog). Advance booking is not compulsory on IR, S-tog, RØ, RV and ØR lines.

 Good to know:

Less than 12 years old children accompanied by an adult can travel free of charge. However, advance booking is paid for everyone.


Buses are less popular than trains in Denmark. Indeed, people tend to travel by bus when trains are not available on a particular zone. Major lines link Copenhagen to Aalborg and other cities such as

Esbjerg, Frederikshavn, Odense and Kolding to one another. Abildskou and Thinggaard are the two major Danish bus companies. Feel free to check your itinerary on the Rejseplanen website.


You are likely to find cycling paths almost everywhere in Denmark. Indeed, cycling is almost a lifestyle in the country, more than a mere means of transport or leisure. Note that bikers have the priority both in urban and rural areas. Moreover, bikes are allowed on trains provided you are traveling outside peak hours and you are in possession of a cykler ticket.

Bikes can be rented almost everywhere in Danish cities and train stations for around DKK 65 to DKK 120 a day.


Taxis are also available in several areas. You can distinguish a free taxi by a lit sign on its roof. You can then wave at it in the street to stop. You will also find taxi stands in all major cities. Advance booking is also possible, but rates can be higher.

In general, tips are included in the taxi fare. Note that fares are compulsorily displayed on board.

Domestic flights

The air route is less popular than land and railway routes, but remains efficient. Indeed, you can travel from one city to another via domestic flights. Indeed, domestic flights are available in Aarhus to Aalborg, Billund, Karup, Sonderborg and Bornholm, provided by SAS and Norwegian.


Ferries, for their part, link the different Danish islands to one another. Different types of ferries are available, from the simple shuttle ferry to the most comfortable boat including a restaurant, cafe, rest room and other features. Ferry services are provided by four companies, namely Scandlines, Stena Line, Color Line and Fjord Line.

 Useful links:

Color Line
Fjord Line

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