Country info: Denmark (Danmark)
Rail companies: DSB (Danske Statsbaner)
Danish Rail Network Map
Currency: 1 euro= app. 7.45 Danish krone (DKK)
Train travel in Denmark: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info
National Train Service:
Train types in Denmark: S-tog (commuter trains); Regionaltog (regional trains); InterCity; InterCity Lyntog; InterCity Express; X2000 & CityNightLine trains
- Commuter trains (S-tog) – serve suburbs of Copenhagen, no seat reservation required
- Regional trains (Regionaltog) – regional trains serving local routes all over Denmark, no seat reservation required
- InterCity (IC) - domestic trains connecting major Danish cities and towns, no seat reservation required
- InterCity Lyntog (ICL) - "lightning" (express) InterCity trains, serve major connections (from Copenhagen to Aarhus, Alborg, Odense, Esbjerg etc.), no seat reservation required
- X2000 - international high-speed trains connecting Copenhagen with Malmo & Stockholm, seat reservation required
- InterCity Express (ICE) - international daytime trains from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Berlin & other destinations in Germany, no seat reservation required
- CityNightLine (CNL) - international overnight trains from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Basel, Prague etc.
Seat reservation on DSB domestic journeys (InterCity and InterCityLyntog trains) is 30 DKK, abroad on ICE - 4 euro
Ways to save money and travel cheaper while using trains in Denmark:
- Passengers can purchase discounted DSB Orange tickets, which are limited in numbers promo offer tickets sold online (usually the earlier you purchase the better fare you get, depending on route and distance discounted Orange fare tickets start from 99 DKK, 149 DKK or 199 DKK)
- Special DSB Mini Group & DSB1 Mini Group tickets for >2 passengers (Minigruppe).Such ticket can save you from 20%, children <15 years travel free in Mini Group
- Passengers can as well take advantage of SCIC-NRT/TCV international tickets in order to save some money (for more info in Western Europe – how cheap it can be?). For example, ticket from Copenhagen to Skagen (via Odense, Fredericia, Alborg etc.) valid for one month & including unlimited stopovers on the way costs only 67 euro, basically international ticket here can serve a role of rail pass for specific route
International Train Service:
a) Regular discounts
b) Special offers (SparSchiene)
Sparpreis (DSB Orange Europa & DSB Orange Europa SparNight) tickets available from Denmark to Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland etc.
Some examples of DSB Orange Europa fares:
- Austria: from Copenhagen to Vienna (from 850 DKK); from Copenhagen & Aarhus to St.Anton am Arlberg (from 1050 DKK) etc.
- Germany: from Copenhagen to Hamburg, Lubeck, Schleswig (from 249 DKK); from Copenhagen to Berlin (from 349 DKK); from Copenhagen to Kiel (from 299 DKK); from Copenhagen to Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt(M), Dresden (from 373 DKK); from Copenhagen to Bremen (from 472 DKK); from Copenhagen to Hannover (from 572 DKK); from Copenhagen to Munich (from 622 DKK) etc.
- Belgium: from Copenhagen to Brussels (from 1018 DKK); Aarhus-Brussels (from 1124 DKK) etc.
- Czech Republic: from Copenhagen to Prague (from 373 DKK)
- Hungary: from Copenhagen to Budapest (from 1275 DKK)
- Netherlands: from Copenhagen to Amsterdam (from 373 DKK); from Copenhagen to Utrecht (from 373 DKK)
- Poland: from Copenhagen to Warsaw (from 902 DKK)
- Switzerland: from Copenhagen to Basel (from 373 DKK)
- Sweden : SJ Orangebillet - limited number of ticket from/to Copenhagen to/from Sweden are sold with up to 40% discount if purchased in advance (offer valid on certain trains only). Passenger also receive 30% off the regular fare on the Danish part of the trip in case he or she holds SuperSaver ticket for Swedish domestic route
Discounted tickets from Denmark to Sweden can be as well purchased via Swedish Railways (SJ) website - www.sj.se
It is possible to purchase Rail Plus card in Denmark (allows 25% discount on any international ticket between almost all the European countries)
Prices of Rail Plus card purchased from DSB: 370 DKK for adult passengers or 170 DKK for <26 & >60
In order to save on international journeys it is as well possible to use SCIC-NRT/TCV tariff tickets (for more details see Western Europe – how cheap it can be? section). For example, Copenhagen to Munich SCIC-NRT/TCV tariff ticket through the whole Denmark and Germany, with unlimited stopovers on the way & one month validity period will costs only 180,4 euro
How to Buy Train Tickets in Denmark:
Danish train tickets (including offers like Orange) can be bought online via www.dsb.dk (tutorial on how to order online tickets can be found here)
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