Transportation in Denmark

How to Get to Denmark


The largest Danish airport Kastrup is located 8 km from the center of Copenhagen. Aeroflot has direct flights from Moscow: departure from Sheremetyevo, duration – from 2 hours 40 minutes. With transfers, it’s cheaper to get there: Aegean Airlines delivers from Domodedovo via Athens in 7.5 hours; Air Baltic – via Riga 4.5 hours; Air France – via Paris, 9 hours.┬áSee for other countries starting with D.

The cheapest way to fly from St. Petersburg to the Danish capital is with Scandinavian Airlines, the travel time is from 20 hours with a connection in Stockholm. The same carrier also offers the fastest flights, 2 hours non-stop.

The only airport in Southern Denmark is located in the vicinity of Billund. Several times a month, connecting flights from Moscow are launched here. Air Baltic organizes flights – 23.5 hours from Sheremetyevo with a change in Riga), Turkish Airlines – from 14.5 hours from Vnukovo with a change in Istanbul), British Airways – 19.5 hours from Domodedovo with a change in London. From St. Petersburg, you can fly with Finnair in 6 hours with a connection in Helsinki.

There is also an airport in the Faroe Islands. It is more profitable to get from Moscow to Vagar with two transfers: for example, Scandinavian Airlines and Air Baltic have routes through Riga and Copenhagen, the travel time is 28.5 hours. The fastest flights are with Air Baltic and Atlantic Airways: 11 hours with connections in the same cities. Flights from St. Petersburg are the cheapest with Scandinavian Airlines – 26.5 hours through the Swedish and Danish capitals, faster – with the same company in tandem with Atlantic Airways, 6 hours 45 minutes with similar transfers.

Details on how to get to the popular region of Denmark – Copenhagen.


Denmark has several regional air carriers operating scheduled and charter flights within the country and abroad. For example, Danish Air Transport, from Copenhagen to the island of Bornholm (the flight lasts 40 minutes), to Karup – 50 minutes.

Comfortable and modern Danish trains run on time. S-tog trains run between the center of the capital and the suburbs, adapted for people with disabilities and passengers with strollers or bicycles. For long distances, ordinary regional trains and high-speed Lyn and IC luxury trains travel. From Copenhagen to Aarhus can be reached for 220 DKK, in Odense – for 155 DKK, prices and timetables – at the office. website of the Danish Railways (in English).

If you have to travel a lot, the Eurail Pass will come in handy, costing from 990 DKK (unlimited travel for 3 days a month) to 2000 DKK (8 days a month).

The bus service is well developed: you can get to anywhere in the country (even to the islands – in this case, ferry crossings are included in the ticket price), and sometimes much faster than by train. With early booking and the choice of night and morning flights, tickets are much cheaper. A trip from the capital to Aarhus will cost from 110 DKK, to the island of Bornholm – 260 DKK.

Water transport is also popular in Denmark: there are more than 50 ferry routes. The carrier Mols-Linien delivers from the mainland to Aarhus for 150 DKK, crossing a car with a driver costs from 750 DKK.

Public transport within cities

Metro and public transport operate from 5:00 (Sundays from 6:00) to midnight. There are also night buses that run every half an hour from 1:00 to 4:30. They depart from the bus station at Redhus Pladsen to most urban areas and suburbs. Tickets are common for both metro and buses. Copenhagen is divided into three transport zones. An hourly metro ticket for 2 zones will cost 24 DKK, a ticket for all zones for a day costs 108 DKK. Tickets must be validated at the machines at the stations or on the buses.

There are taxis in all big and small cities in Denmark, the drivers speak English. On free cars there is a sign “fri” (free). Taxis can be stopped on the street, taken at the parking lot or ordered by phone. A trip to the airport will cost 250-350 DKK.

The Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited travel on public transport and free access to more than 40 museums in the capital. A card for 24 hours costs 389 DKK, 48 hours – 549 DKK, 72 hours – 659 DKK, 120 hours – 889 DKK. Children are almost twice cheaper. Cardholders also receive a discount on a ferry to Sweden. You can buy it at website (in English).

Copenhagen, with its narrow streets, is very easy to get around by bike. To rent a two-wheeled friend for a day costs approximately 25-60 DKK with a deposit of 100-200 DKK.

Car rental in Denmark

To rent a car, you must have an international driver’s license, a credit card and be at least 20 years old. All well-known international car rental companies operate in Denmark: Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise. Renting a compact car will cost from 480 DKK, a standard model – from 510 DKK, a station wagon – from 600 DKK, a premium car – from 1400 DKK per day. The cost of gasoline is 11.50 DKK per 1 liter.

Lack of parking spaces, a labyrinth of one-way streets and many bike paths make driving around Copenhagen a dubious pleasure. If a guest of the capital is still impatient to get behind the wheel, it is better to choose a small model: it is easier to park it.

All passengers must wear seat belts and motorcyclists must wear helmets. It is important for the driver to be attentive to cyclists on the right: according to local rules, they have an advantage on the road.

Communication and Wi-Fi

The Danish mobile market leaders are Telenor, Telia, Lycamobile and Lebara. All operators have prepaid tariffs, which do not require an agreement to connect: it is enough to present your passport and pay for the selected service package. SIM cards costing from 70 DKK are sold in branded salons, tobacco kiosks and 7-Eleven stores. Lebara and Lycamobile subscribers can call Russia for 1.40 DKK per minute (to landline numbers – even for 0.10-0.20 DKK per minute).

You can also contact your homeland from the nearest payphone. Payment cards are sold in minimarkets, newsstands and post offices, the cost of international calls is higher than that of mobile operators. It is most expensive to call abroad from hotels.

There are no problems with the Internet in Denmark: Wi-Fi points are equipped everywhere. In many catering establishments, shopping centers and public institutions, connection is free. In large cities, Internet cafes are open, where you can not only surf the net and chat in instant messengers, but also print documents or send a fax. Mobile operators also offer high-quality traffic: for example, Lebara has prepaid tariffs with 30-60 GB of 4G internet for 100-200 DKK.

Transportation in Denmark