Denmark by Train

Trains - Tickets - Tours

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Denmark.

Here you will find information for Denmark about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 5.6 million

Currency: Danish Krone

Language: Danish

Capital: Copenhagen

Country Code: +45

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)

Train Companies

The rail network in Denmark is operated by the Danske State Railway (DSB). In addition there are the local private railway companies, Lokaltog and Arriva.

Öresundståg operates the trains across the Øresund that run between Denmark and Sweden.

Denmark rail map

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Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Denmark online on the DSB official homepage.

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Rail Passes

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TrAIN tYPES

Train Types In Denmark

Regional Trains

The major rail network in Denmark is composed of the following trains:

S-tog (S) is a suburban train network operating in larger cities from city centers to the surrounding suburbs.

    • 2nd Class only
    • No reservations possible
    • Trains are air-conditioned
    • Bicycle transport possible

Regional trains (RØ, RV, ØR, IR) are a variety of regional trains, which operate throughout Denmark.

      • 2nd Class only
      • No reservations possible

    Intercity (IC) connects Copenhagen with cities such as Aalborg and Aarhus

      • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
      • No reservations required; however, recommended during peak hours on longer routes.
      • Reservation Costs:
        • 1st Class: 4 €
        • 2nd Class: 4 €
      • Trains are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and power outlets.

    Intercity Lyn (Lyn) connects Copenhagen with cities such as Frederikshaven and Odense

      • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
      • No reservations required; however, recommended during peak hours on longer routes
      • Reservation Costs:
        • 1st Class: 4 €
        • 2nd Class: 4 €
      • Trains are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and power outlets.
      • Slightly slower than IC trains.

    International Trains in Denmark

    Snabbtåg offer fast connections from large Danish cities to Stockholm, Sweden

    • 1st Class: Rows of three seats (2+1)
    • 2nd Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • Reservations required
    • Reservation costs:
      • 1st Class: 17 €
      • 2nd Class: 7 €
    • Trains are equipped with power sockets, WiFi, and air-conditioning. Trains are equipped with a self-service bistro car offering a range of food and drinks.
    • Bicycles are not allowed on trains unless the bike is collapsible.

    Eurocity (EC) connects Copenhagen with Hamburg, Germany

    • 1st Class: Rows of three seats (2+1)
    • 2nd Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • Reservations only required during the summer season
    • Reservation costs:
      • 1st Class: 4 €
      • 2nd Class: 4 €
    • Trains are equipped with air-conditioning
    • Bicycles are not allowed on trains unless the bike is collapsible.

    Öresundståg (OT) links Copenhagen and its surroundings (the Oresund area) to Malmö, Sweden.

    • 1st Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • 2nd Class: Rows of four seats (2+2)
    • Reservations required
    • Reservation costs:
      • 1st Class: 4 €
      • 2nd Class: 4 €
    • Trains are equipped with power sockets, air-conditioning, and a self-service bistro car offering a range of food and drinks. Some trains may have WiFi.

    Intercity (IC)

    Routes:

      • Copenhagen – Hamburg, Germany
      • Aalborg – Kastrup (Copenhagen airport)

     

    Sitting Carriage:

      • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
      • This is a regular Intercity train which runs night routes
      • Trains are equipped with air conditioning, WiFi, and power outlets
      • Toilets are located in the coach carriage

     

     

    Steam train Sydjyllands Veterantog
    Steam train Veteranbanen Bryrup-Vrads
    Mountain railway Lemvig
    Steam train Mariager-Handest Veteranjernbane
    Steam train Limfjordsbanen Aalborg
    Steam train Vestjællands Veterantog
    Syd Fyenske Veteranjernbane
    Field railway Blovstrød Banen
    Steam train Hedelands Veteranbane
    Maribo – Bandholm

    Routes

    Frequently Travelled Routes In Denmark

    National

     
    From > To
    Duration (h)
    Changes Transport
    Copenhagen to Odense 1:11 Direct ICL
    Copenhagen to Esbjerg 2:36 1 IC, ICL
    Copenhagen to Aalborg 4:14 Direct ICL
    Copenhagen to Aarhus 2:46 Direct ICL
    Aalborg to Aarhus 1:18 Direct ICL

    International

     
    From > To
    Duration (h)
    Changes Transport
    Copenhagen to Malmö, Sweden 0:39 Direct Train
    Copenhagen to Stockholm, Sweden 6:02 1 Train
    Copenhagen to Hamburg, Germany 4:38 Direct IC

     

    Denmark travel routes

    Trip To Nordic Metropolises

    Trip To Nordic Metropolises

    Main Train Stations

    • Copenhagen
    • Aalborg
    • Aarhus
    • Esber
    • Odense

    Good to know

    Best Time To Travel To Denmark

    We recommend traveling anytime to Denmark as the temperature is mild compared to its other Scandinavian neighbors. From May to September, Denmark offers clear skies and comfortable weather; however, keep in mind that in the month of June, the Danes take their summer holidays.

    Jutland beaches may be crowded but always worth a visit. April – June is perfect for bird watching in Jutland, and in the dark winter months cozy up for some hot gløgg and experience Danish hygge at its finest.

    • High Season: June to August
    • Low Season: October to March

     

    Accommodation In Denmark

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