Traveling by train in Denmark

Map of Denmark with capital city Copenhagen

Your Eurail rail pass is your ticket to everything Danish. Whether you’re into vibrant cities, lovely beaches, lush forests or beautiful countryside, you’ll find everything you’re looking for when you travel by train in Denmark. And your Eurail pass will take you there, quickly and efficiently.

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Quick facts
Trains in Denmark
Places to visit
Events
Eurail passes for Denmark
Pass benefits in Denmark
 

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Little mermaid, Copenhagen

Little mermaid, Copenhagen

Egeskov Castle, Funen,

Egeskov Castle, Funen

Frederiksborg castle, Hillerod

Frederiksborg castle, Hillerod

Coastline of Skagen

Coastline of Skagen

Denmark quick facts

 
  • Capital: Copenhagen

  • Population: 5.6 million

  • Language: Danish

  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

  • Dialing code: +45

Trains in Denmark

 
Logo of DSB

Denmark has a railway system that connects virtually every part of the country with Copenhagen. The Danish State Railways (DSB) runs almost all train services, except for a few private lines.

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Places to visit

 
West coast of Jutland
West coast of Jutland

A step between two worlds

The main ‘peninsula’ connecting Denmark to Germany offers a wide variety of sights and styles. The northernmost tip (Grenen) allows you to – literally – put one foot in the North Sea, and the other foot in the Kattegat. Don’t miss Lønstrup Cliffs (Lønstrup Klint), and the fabulous shifting sand dunes of Råbjerg Mile. The capital of Jutland, Aarhus (Arhus) and the lively city of Alborg provides a taste of the modern life, while fabulous white sand beaches dot the western coast.

The spectacular Aarhus Old Town (Den Gamle By) is a 20-minute walk, or 8-minute bus ride, from central station Aarhus H.

Vikingships in Vikingmuseum, Ribe
Vikingships in Vikingmuseum, Ribe

A walk through time

Built around 700 A.D., Ribe’s ancient architecture, old-world charm, and well-maintained cobblestone streets give the town a unique feel. The town is a living museum – complete with its own Night Watchman, who strolls the town as evening falls. The Ribe Cathedral and St. Catharinæ Church & Abbey should certainly be on your list. But there is also plenty of art and history on display in Ribe’s many museums, like the fabulous Viking Museum.

From the Ribe station, the Viking Museum is less than a 1-minute walk.

Legoland, Billund
Legoland, Billund

Building blocks of fun

Use your Eurail Denmark Pass to make your way to Billund, and discover Legoland: a theme park built with the famous, colorful interlocking plastic toy bricks. The adventure begins in Miniland, in the heart of the park, where you can see a mini Lego version of the world, including many famous landmarks, built from 20 million of the little bricks. There’s also a 4D Cinema, rides and games, and more. 

Legoland is in Billund, about 30 minutes southeast of Grindsted, in central Jutland. From Copenhagen, Billund is about 3 hours by train.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Colorful, cultural capital

Copenhagen (København) is one of Europe's oldest capitals and features dozens of museums and shops, charming canals, colorful row houses, lush parks and tranquil lakes. Its nearly two million inhabitants have created a melting pot of culture that makes this city unlike any other in the world. Don’t miss the exciting Tivoli Gardens amusement park, and be sure to stroll the Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe.

Copenhagen Central Station (København H) is directly across from Tivoli Gardens.

Egeskov castle
Egeskov castle

The isle of imagination

The quaint island of Funen (Fyn) is the birthplace of storyteller Hans Christian Anderson. After walking in his footsteps and learning about the life and works of the world’s most beloved author, take time to explore the island. Among the renaissance architecture (such as the remarkable Egeskov Castle), more than 120 castles and manor houses and unique museums, you’ll find a heart rich with tradition and honor.

To reach Egeskov Castle, take the train to station Kværndrup st, and then take the bus directly to the castle grounds. The bus ride is only about 10 minutes.

Events

 
Autumn Jazz Festival in Copenhagen
Autumn Jazz Festival in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Jazz festivals

February 1 - November 30, 2014

Copenhagen hosts a summer, autumn and winter version of this jazz festival. The summer edition turns Copenhagen into a jazz stronghold. Concerts are held all over the city centre and most of them are free.

The Jazz Festival takes place at venues all over Copenhagen, easily accessible with the capital’s extended public transport network.

Vikingespil, Denmark
Vikingespil, Denmark

Vikingespil

June 20 - July 13, 2014

Across the whole of the country the Danish celebrate the Vikings with the performance of traditional Viking plays.

Around Sealand Boat Race, Helsingør
Around Sealand Boat Race, Helsingør

Around Sealand Boat Race

June 26, 2014

Dates unconfirmed.

 

The boats depart from the harbor at Helsingør, and the route around the island depends upon the winds. 

Helsingør harbor can be reached by bus from the main station.

Eurail passes for Denmark

 

Most popular passes with Denmark

Eurail Global Pass from USD$263

The Eurail Global Pass is the flexible and value-for-money train pass that lets you explore up to 27 countries by rail. Hop on board comfortable trains that take you right to the center of Europe's cities. One day you're relaxing on a gondola ride in Venice and the next you're discovering Prague's fairy-tale castle.

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Eurail Denmark Pass from USD$111

The Eurail Denmark Pass is your key to discovering the best of Denmark. Sample world-class cuisine at one of Copenhagen's many Michelin starred restaurants and see well-preserved ships at the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde.

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Eurail Denmark - Germany Pass from USD$236

The Eurail Denmark-Germany Pass lets you explore these two countries by train. Check out Berlin´s intriguing history and underground scene, enjoy a chilled Bavarian beer in Munich and visit the famous Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. 

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All Eurail passes with Denmark

Here's a list of all Eurail passes for your travels through this country:

Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 186
USD$ 263
USD$ 111
Eurail passes Prices from
USD$ 236
USD$ 223
USD$ 260

Pass benefits in Denmark

 

Check out the extra discounts and offers for Eurail pass holders in Denmark, including ferry services and museums.
 


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