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Copenhagen Transportation

From: Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen bus and Metro train

ABOVE: A Copenhagen Metro train and bus. INSET BELOW: A train of the DSB national railways, and a No. 26 bus stop at Langelinie.

Central Copenhagen is more compact than megacities like Paris, London, or Rome. If you're healthy and don't mind walking, you won't need to bother with buses or trains very often.

DSB trainThe bus, Metro, and S-train systems are most useful for visits to attractions in the outlying neighborhoods and suburbs (such as Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød and the Open-Air Museum in Lyngby). You can also use transit tickets to ride the Copenhagen Harbor Buses (Havnebussen).

No 26 bus stop at LangelinieTip: The No. 26 bus runs frequently between downtown Copenhagen and the Langelinie cruise-ship quay, with stops at popular sightseeing and shopping destinations along the way. It's a handy way to reach the waterfront areas near and north of the Little Mermaid.

Driving is easier in Copenhagen than in many European cities, at least when you get away from the center of town. The motorways, especially, are comparable to freeways in North America. U.S. suburbanites will feel at home as they watch Volvo drivers change lanes without signaling or block traffic in the far left lane.

Copenhagen public transportation

VisitCopenhagen: Public Transportation
The Copenhagen tourist office's Web site covers the basics and describes two city passes that can lower your transit costs.

Europe Today: Denmark Today: Public Transportation
Select a link to get travel information for Copenhagen or other cities and towns in Denmark.


Copenhagen Airport
The international airport at Kastrup is a quick ride by Metro or train from central Copenhagen. Regional trains continue north to Helsingør or west to Funen (Fyn) and Jutland (Jylland).


Copenhagen's bike-sharing program is designed for both locals and tourists. The electrically-assisted bicycles have built-in tablets with GPS navigation.

Copenhagen Cycle Chic
In Copenhagen, two-wheeled transportation isn't just for young athletes or bicycle messengers.


Public Parking in Copenhagen
The city's official Web site covers the basics and offers a downloadable miniguide.


DFDS Seaways
Take the clean and comfortable overnight ferry from Harwich, England to Esbjerg, Denmark, then continue to Copenhagen by train or car. DFDS also has overnight ferries between Copenhagen and Oslo, Norway.

Rail travel in Denmark

DSB Journey Planner
Use the Danish State Railways' domestic trip planner to organize excursions in Sjaelland and other areas of Denmark.

Copenhagen main index
Academic travel
Bars, nightclubs
Events, culture
Gay, lesbian
Museums A-M
Museums N-Z
Photos, Webcams
Practical info
Sex, prostitution
Umbrella sites

Copenhagen hotels/accommodations index
Hotels intro
5-star hotels
4-star hotels
3-star hotels
Budget hotels
Hostels, camping

Also see:
Tivoli Gardens
Icebar CPH
Copenhagen photo gallery (from a Holland America Line cruise review)