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Denmark By Train

Your Eurail 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.

 

Train types in Denmark

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The national railway company of Denmark is called DSB (Danish State Railways - Danske Statsbaner). Eurail Passes valid in Denmark are also valid on trains operated by the following railway companies: Arriva, DSB S-Tog and DSBFirst.

 

Regional trains (RØ, RV, ØR, IR)

  • Regional trains throughout Denmark

 

InterCity and InterCity Lyn (IC, ICL)

  • Faster than the regional trains

  • Various routes within Denmark

 

S-Tog

  • Suburban trains in Copenhagen

  • Fully included in your Interrail Pass

 

Nordjyske Jernbaner (NJ)

  • Fully included in your Interrail Pass

 

Private railway companies in Denmark

  • Most are included in your Interrail Pass

 

Bicycles are permitted on the train upon purchase of a special bike ticket.
From May to August bike space must be booked in advance for IC and ICL trains.

SJ High-speed train

  • Connects Copenhagen to Stockholm (Sweden)

 

InterCity Express (ICE)

  • Travels to Berlin and other German cities

 

EuroCity

  • Travels between Copenhagen and Hamburg

  • Reservations are mandatory in the summer months

 

Travel advice for people going to Sweden
  • SJ international trains departing from Copenhagen Central Station usually leave from track 26, which is 15 minutes walking distance from the main platforms.

  • SJ international trains also stop at Copenhagen airport on their way to Sweden.

  • In both cases, you should allow at least 30 minutes before your train leaves to complete the ID checking procedure.

SJ Euronight (EN) 

  • Hamburg (Altona) - Copenhagen Airport - Malmö - Stockholm 

 

Popular connections

These are the average travel times between the biggest cities in Denmark. Seat reservations are optional for all these train journeys.

 

Route Travel time
Copenhagen to Alborg 4hr 45min
Copenhagen to Arhus 3hr 20min
Copenhagen to Esbjerg 3hr 35min
Copenhagen to Odense 1hr 45min
Route Which train? Travel time Reservations
Copenhagen to Hamburg (Germany) ICE high-speed 4hr 44min Required from March 30th until September 29th
Copenhagen to Malmö (Sweden) High-speed 0hr 42min Required
Copenhagen to Oslo (Norway)
(via Gothenburg, Sweden)
High-speed +
Regional train
7hr 32min Required
Aarhus to Hamburg (Germany) Inter City train (IC) 4hr 26min Required from June 7th until August 31st

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Reservations

Reservations

A Eurail pass is valid on all domestic trains within Denmark. Seat reservation is not necessary, though advance reservation is recommended on the InterCity / InterCity Lyn trains if you want to be sure of a seat.

 

Seat reservation is required for some international trains: the SJ High Speed train between Copenhagen and Stockholm (Sweden) and ICE International trains to various countries. See the reservation fees for international trains.

 

For night trains, a reservation is also compulsory. Prices depend on the type of sleeping accomodation.

 

Get your Pass for Denmark

Denmark Pass

 

Use your whole vacation to travel throughout Denmark by rail.

 

Standard prices from $ 108

Global Pass

 

Be free to explore Denmark and up to 32 other Eurail countries.


Standard prices from $ 191

Scandinavia Pass

 

Travel by train throughout Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

 

Standard prices from $ 171

 

Tips and tricks for Denmark

Quick facts

  • Capital: Copenhagen (local spelling: København)

  • Population: 5.6 million

  • Language: Danish

  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

  • Dialing code: +45

Spelling of cities in Denmark

On Danish train timetables and at train stations in Denmark, you'll usually find the local spelling of Danish cities and stations.

Here is the local spelling of some popular Danish cities:

  • København = Copenhagen

Bus travel to Germany

With a Eurail pass valid in Denmark you get free travel (pay only for the reservation) on the following bus route:

  • Copenhagen – Berlin

 

See all pass benefits for Denmark

 

Eurail aid office in Denmark

For questions about Eurail, you can go to the international ticket desk at Central Station København (Copenhagen). It is open daily from 09:30am to 06:00pm. See more Eurail aid offices in Europe.

Airport-station link

Copenhagen Kastrup airport has a train station situated at terminal 3. There are connections to København H (main train station of Copenhagen), Malmö (Sweden) and many other destinations.

 

General train travel information

For general information about train travel in Denmark, you can contact the DSB Customer Centre: by phone +45 70 13 14 15 (daily 08:00 - 20:00, English speaking staff) or by mail: salginfo@dsb.dk.

 

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