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
- Route map
- Domestic trains
- International trains
- Night trains
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
Suburban trains in Copenhagen
Fully included in your Interrail Pass
Nordjyske Jernbaner (NJ)
Fully included in your Interrail Pass
- Local trains on the island Sjælland
- Fully included in the 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 Euronight (EN)
- Berlin (from 31 March) - Hamburg - Copenhagen Airport - Malmö - Stockholm
- Runs daily
- Berlin - Hamburg - Copenhagen Ørestad - Malmö - Stockholm
- Runs daily except Saturdays
- Also serves as a day train from Copenhagen Ørestad to Stockholm
- Domestic routes
- International routes
These are the average travel times between the biggest cities in Denmark. Seat reservations are optional for all these train journeys.
|Copenhagen to Alborg||4h 45m|
|Copenhagen to Arhus||3h 20m|
|Copenhagen to Esbjerg||3h 35m|
|Copenhagen to Odense||1h 45m|
|Aalborg to Hirtshals (ferry to Norway)||1h 05m|
|Aalborg to Frederikshavn (Ferry to Norway and Sweden)||1h 10m|
|Route||Which train?||Travel time||Reservations|
|Copenhagen to Hamburg (Germany)||Intercity (IC)||4h 56m||Required from June 17th until August 21st|
|Copenhagen to Malmö (Sweden)||Regional train (Öresundståg)||40m||No reservation on Öresundståg|
|Copenhagen to Oslo (Norway)
(via Gothenburg, Sweden)
|Regional train||8h 30m||No reservation Copenhagen-Gothenburg. Optional reservation Gothenburg-Oslo.|
|Aarhus to Hamburg (Germany)||Intercity (IC)||4h 27m||Required from June 17th until August 21st|
|Copenhagen to Stockholm (Sweden)||High Speed Train (X2000)||5h 15m||Required|
|Copenhagen to Berlin (Germany)||Copenhagen to Berlin (Germany)||8h 55m & 9h 40m||Required|
Which trains in Denmark require reservations?
- SJ High-speed train: approximately €9 (DKK 67) in 2nd class and €18 (DKK 134) in 1st class
- Intercity (IC trains to and from Germany): €4,50 (DKK 33) in 2nd class and €5,90 (DKK 44) in 1st class. Required during summer season only (17 June until 21 August)
- SJ Euronight: fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.
- Snälltåget: fees depend on destination and type of seat/bed booked.
Reservations recommended for long journeys
InterCity (IC) and InterCityLyn (ICL): approximately €4 (DKK 30)
How can I make reservations for trains in Denmark?
At a ticket desk or self-service machine at Danish train stations
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Tips and tricks for Denmark
Capital: Copenhagen (local spelling: København)
Population: 5.6 million
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
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.
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: email@example.com.
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