Always buy a ticket before boarding the train or metro. You can buy your ticket in ticket machines, which accept Danish cash and the most common credit cards, or 7 Eleven kiosks at the train and metro stations. In Copenhagen Airport arrival hall and at Copenhagen Central Station there is a DSB ticket office as well as ticket machines. Please note that not all ticket types/travel cards are for sale via machines. Onboard the buses in Copenhagen, you also have the possibility to buy your ticket from the driver, if you bring small change.
The same ticket can be used in the metro, bus, train and harbour bus. Always have your ticket with you in case a conductor wants to see it. Travelling without a valid ticket will result in a fine of up to DKK 750.
Download the app "DOT Mobilbilletter" in App Store and Google Play and pay for your tickets on the go. Click "Indstillinger" (settings) followed by "Sprog" (language) to select English version. From there you can select the fare you need and enter your credit card details.
You can also buy your bus, train and metro tickets online.
If you are looking for a regular single trip ticket, it depends on the number of zones you want to travel in. You can use a single trip ticket for both bus, harbour bus, train and metro, as long as you do not travel beyond the zones and the time frame of your ticket.
You will need a 2 zone ticket. 2 zones adult ticket is DKK 24. Children's tickets are half price.
If you are travelling a lot by public transport, a Copenhagen Card could also be a good solution. With this, you will get free access to public transport as well as access to over 80 attractions and museums.
With a Copenhagen Card in hand you don’t have to worry about zones and ticket prices, as you get unlimited transportation in the entire Capital Region (including to/from Copenhagen Airport). In addition, you get free admission to more than 80 attractions and museums as well as discounts on several restaurants, cafés, sightseeing activities etc.
The Copenhagen Card is valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours.
You can easily preorder your Copenhagen Card online and pick it up upon arrival in Copenhagen. You can e.g. pick up your Copenhagen Card in Copenhagen Airport and start using it right away on e.g. the metro to the city centre.
If neither the single trip ticket nor the Copenhagen Card sound like the right type of ticket for your stay in Copenhagen, there are a couple of other options to choose from: the City Pass and the Rejsekort.
In Copenhagen, you can choose between two different versions of the City Pass – the City Pass Small and the City Pass Large.
The City Pass Small gives you unlimited access to buses, trains, metro and harbour buses in zones 1 - 4, which includes the center of Copenhagen and to and from the airport.
Meanwhile, the City Pass Large let you travel unlimited in zones 1 – 99, which includes Roskilde, Elsinore and other destinations in Northern Zealand.
The City Pass is valid for 24, 48, 72, 96 or 120 hours.
You can buy your City Pass at the ticket vending machine at all stations and including at the airport, or online at www.citypass.dk
Read more about the Citypass here.
Rejsekortet is a travel card popular with commuters and frequent travellers in Denmark, but also offers a card to foreign visitors; Rejsekort Anonymous which does not require an address in Denmark or any personal details. You can buy Rejsekort Anonymous at Copenhagen Central Station's ticket office and several other places. The Rejsekort Anonymous card itself costs DKK 80, and when you buy it at a ticket office or one of the Rejsekort machines, you are expected to add DKK 70 to the balance to cover the cost of travel.
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