Transportation in Denmark


Traveling by plane

All airports are connected to Copenhagen (Kastrup) via the national flight network. Regular flights to: Ålborg, Århus, Billund, Esbjerg, Karup, Skrydstrup, Sønderborg, Thisted and Rønne. The smaller islands of Læsø and Anholt can be reached by air taxi (departing from Roskilde). There are often discounts for domestic flights if the flight tickets are bought in Denmark. Discounts for families, young people and children are also available.

On the way by car / bus

Tolls: From Copenhagen on Zealand to Odense on Fyn you can get there via a toll bridge and tunnel over the Great Belt (length approx. 20 km). There are no tolls in Denmark except for the Storebelt and Oresund bridges.

Petrol stations
with all international brands of petrol, two-stroke petrol, diesel and gas are plentiful. 10 l petrol can be carried in a spare canister.

Buses run between all towns that have no rail connection. Detailed information on bus connections, timetables, etc. is available at

Cars: Emergency telephones are available on all motorways. The Falck private breakdown service tow truckare available around the clock (see Falck in the phone book). The German-speaking office in Denmark is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An ADAC international emergency call station has been set up. It offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriation. The emergency call station is manned Mon-Sun 8.30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Tel: 79 42 42 85. Internet: The Danish Automobile Club is Forenede Danske Motorejere (FDM), PO Box 500, Firskovvej 32, DK-2800 Lyngby. (Tel: 70 13 30 40. Internet:

Car ferries:Car ferries run between most of the islands.

Bicycle: According to youremailverifier, Denmark is a paradise for cyclists: the country is mostly flat and many roads have cycle paths. In the countryside you can often find specially marked bicycle routes that lead through beautiful heathland off the road. Bicycles can easily be carried on ferries and domestic flights, trains and many buses.

Rental cars
can be arranged by airlines and travel agencies (minimum age 20 years). Documents:

National driver’s license, vehicle license and nationality mark if the car does not have euro number plates. For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the car registration number is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the international green insurance card with them in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. The green card can also make it easier to record accidents.

Traffic regulations:
seat belts are compulsory.
Motorcyclists must wear crash helmets and, like motorists, drive with dipped headlights around the clock.
When changing lanes on the motorway, the flashing must be activated and the hazard warning lights must be switched on in the event of a traffic jam.
The alcohol limit is 0.5 â?? °.
The car is not allowed to be loaned to anyone residing in Denmark.
Using the mobile phone while driving without a hands-free kit is prohibited.

Speed limits:
in built-up areas: 50 km / h,
country roads: 80 km / h,
motorways: 130 km / h on the largest part of the network, 110 km / h on the smaller part (cars with trailers or caravan teams are allowed max. Drive 100 km / h.)
The speed limits must be strictly observed. Penalties are high and must be paid on the spot, otherwise the vehicle can be confiscated.

Traveling in the city

Car repair services are available at almost all petrol stations (invoices including 25% VAT). Parking discs are mostly used in larger cities and can be bought at petrol stations, post offices, tourist offices, banks and some police stations. You can park for up to three hours in most car parks and one hour at the roadside (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), unless otherwise stated. Parking meters: Where there are parking meters, you can park for up to three hours Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The capital has an excellent public transport network. In addition to buses, metro and suburban trainsBoats also operate . The bright yellow “harbor buses”, passenger boats, operate all year round on the route from Langelinje and Little Mermaid via Nyhavn, Holmen and Christianshavn to the Royal Library with its modern extension “Black Diamond” and run every 30 minutes during the day (travel time for the entire route 20 min.). There are inexpensive day and strip tickets as well as the Copenhagen Card (CPHCARD) ( Internet:, which is valid for an unlimited number of trips by bus and train throughout the city as well as free entry to 60 museums and sights and reduced fares granted on crossings between Denmark and Sweden. Copenhagen Cards

are for adults (incl. 2 children up to 9 years) and children from 10 to 15 years for a period of 24 or 72 hours online, in the HT advance booking offices at Town Hall Square and Toftegårds Plads, at larger train stations, in most tourist offices and Travel agencies as well as many hotels available. Further information from the Municipal Transport Authority (HUR): Tel: 36 13 14 15 (7 a.m.-9.30 p.m. daily) (Internet:

Environmental zones:
The centers of the cities of Aalborg, Frederiksberg and Copenhagen have environmental zones in which only cars with an environmental badge are allowed to drive. Diesel vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t only receive the environmental badge if they meet the Euro 3 or 4 standard.

On the go by train

There are train connections between Copenhagen, Odense, Esbjerg, Horsens, Randers, Herning and Ålborg. The IC trains (Lyntogs) of the Danish State Railways (DSB) (Internet: run every hour and without stopping over long distances. The new generation of high-speed intercity trains is called IC3. You can often buy magazines, drinks, etc. and make calls on the train. Seats must be reserved. The rail network is divided into zones, the fares depend on the distance; the longer the trip, the lower the price per kilometer.

Fare discounts: Children under 4 years of age travel for free, children between 4 and 12 years pay half. Seniors and groups of 3 or more people also travel at a reduced price. Inexpensive day tickets are available Tuesday through Thursday. With the Eurail Scandinavian Pass (Internet: (for train journeys on 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 days within 2 months) you can travel unlimited within Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Bus, ferry and train tickets are available at all train stations. More information from Danish State Railways (DSB), Sølvgade 40, DK-1349 Copenhagen K. (Tel: (033) 14 04 00. Internet:

On the way by ship

Ferries: Denmark is made up of over 400 islands, so ferry crossings are commonplace. There are regular ferry connections from Zealand (Sjælland) to Fyn (Fyn), from Kalundborg to Århus, from Fuelsminde to Kalundborg, from Ebeltoft to Sjællands Odde, from Grenå to Hundested and from Rønne to Copenhagen. Most of the larger ferries have TVs, videos and cinemas, shops, playrooms for children and sleeping cabins. Car ferries run between most of the islands. More information is available from the Danish Tourist Office (see addresses) or online at (only in Danish).

Transportation in Denmark