By bus and train
Regular bus and train services connect different parts of Denmark.
In the Greater Copenhagen Area, local trains (‘S-tog’), Metro and bus services make it possible to get around without car.
Express trains operate regularly between Copenhagen and towns across Denmark, southern Sweden and Northern Germany. A train ride from Copenhagen to Aarhus will take 3 hours, 4 hours to Aalborg and 1½ hours to Odense. You can see train routes, find times and book train tickets with DSB at the stations and on the DSB website.
The website and app “Rejseplanen” (Journey Planner) is a useful tool when planning public transportation in Denmark. It covers all regional and local transport companies in the country. Rejseplanen contains data from all Danish train and bus companies as well as ferries.
Besides printed and electronic tickets, it is also possibly to use a rechargeable card (“Rejsekortet”) for journeys in most of Denmark. With Rejsekortet, you do not need to book tickets in advance, you just have to touch the blue booths at the stations and in the busses when you start and end your journey. Read more and get Rejsekortet.
Apart from the Great Belt Bridge (between Sealand and Funen) and the Øresund Bridge (between Copenhagen and Sweden), the highway network can be used for free. The speed limits for private cars are usually 130 km/h or 110 km/h on freeways, 80 km/h on highways, and 50 km/h in towns, but it is always necessary to pay attention to the road signs for locally sat speed limits.
Denmark is known for its many cyclists and for its many cycle roads. Cycling is therefore a great transportation option for shorter journeys. It is also possible to bring bicycles on trains.