How to Get Around
Copenhagen offers a well-functioning infrastructure with an extensive local train system that connects the city centre to the suburbs, multiply bus lines, metro and numerous bicycle lanes. Public transportation in Copenhagen is efficient and reliable and it can take you anywhere in the region.
Buses and Harbour Buses
The A-buses are the main buses in central Copenhagen. The A-buses serve at all hours and drive every 4 - 7 minutes during rush hour (07:00 - 09:00 in the morning until 15:30 - 17:30 in the afternoon) and usually about every 10 minutes before and after rush hour.
The yellow harbour buses is a cheap alternative to an official canal tour. For the price of a normal bus ticket you’re able to see Copenhagen from the water side.
The Metro runs 24/7. During the day and in the evenings, trains run every 2 - 3 minutes and every 20 minutes after midnight.
Suburban Trains (S-trains)
The S-trains run between 05:00 in the morning until 00:30 at night. The different lines run every 5 - 20 minutes. On Friday and Saturday the trains run once an hour between 01:00 and 05:00.
You can easily hail a taxi on the street, and most accept all major credit cards. All taxis are clearly licensed and operate at fixed mileage rates. Free Wi-Fi is available in taxis from the company ‘TAXA 4x35’.
Rent a Car
If you want to rent a car, there are several international companies with offices in the city centre and at the airport.
Rent a bike
If you want to experience the city the Copenhagen way, it is easy to get hold of a bike. The bicycle offers a cheap and eco-friendly way of getting around and often it's the fastest way of getting around in the city. Copenhagen is has approximately 400 km bicycle lanes and various bicycle bridges. Most bike shops and hotels offer bikes for rent, some hotels even lend bikes to their guests for free. Around Copenhagen you can find intelligent City Bikes, which can be accessed 24/7. The City Bikes each has a touchscreen used for navigation, payment and guiding to points of interest. For more information about the City Bikes https://bycyklen.dk/en/
Copenhagen by foot
Thanks to its compact scale and extensive pavements, street crossings and pedestrian zones, Copenhagen is also easy to explore by foot and is safe to walk around in, day and night.
Tickets and Prices
In Copenhagen, you can access trains, metro, buses (and harbour buses) using the same type of ticket.
Travel Passes for ECER Delegates
For international congresses and events in Copenhagen, you can choose discounted Travel Passes for the delegates. These can be used as often as necessary within the valid period and travel zones, day and night in buses, trains and the Metro. A common ticket system for all public transport also makes it easy to travel on these different forms of transport on the same ticket.
- Get the ticket online and make use of the public transportation the moment you arrive in the city
- Airport to city transportation included
- Easy online ordering
You can read more about and purchase the Travel Pass option here:
Single Trip Ticket
You should always buy a ticket before boarding the train or metro. Only in buses you will be able to buy a single ticket in person. Note that the buses only accept cash, Danish Kroner. For trains and metro you can buy your ticket in ticket machines, which accept Danish Kroner and the most common credit cards, or in 7 Eleven at the train and metro stations. All ticket types are for sale via machines. In Copenhagen Airport arrival hall and at Copenhagen Central Station there is a DSB ticket office as well as ticket machines.
Alternatively you can purchase a ticket by downloading the mobile app 'Mobilbilletter' for local tickets in and around Copenhagen. Choose English as the language in the app. The app is available for iPhone and Android.
The City Pass gives you unlimited access to buses, trains, metro and harbour buses in zones 1 - 4, which includes the centre of Copenhagen, and to and from the airport.
- 24 hours City Pass - Adult 80 DKK (11€), Child 40 DKK (5,5€)
- 72 hours City Pass - Adult: 200 DKK (27€), Child 100 DKK (13,5€)
For more information on the City Pass click following link.
Copenhagen Card gives you unlimited public transportation in Copenhagen and includes entrance to 74 attractions, activities and museums as well as discounts on several restaurants, bars, sights and rentals.
You are able to buy the Copenhagen Card in the service center of Copenhagen Airport (terminal 3), at Copenhagen Info Center (Strøget) or in Tivoli Box Office (Vesterbrogade 3).
- 24 hours Copenhagen Card – Adult 379 DKK (51€), Child 199 DKK (27€)
- 48 hours Copenhagen Card – Adult 529 DKK (71€), Child 269 DKK (36€)
- 72 hours Copenhagen Card – Adult 629 DKK (85€), Child 319 DKK (43€)
For more information on the Copenhagen Card click following link.
Copenhagen is divided into zones which marks the price of your travel. For example the city centre is zone 1 and the zone surrounding the city centre is zone 2 etc. From Copenhagen Airport to the city centre you will be travelling through 4 zones.