Tickets for Copenhagen's metro, bus and train services are all integrated in Greater Copenhagen, which makes a metro ticket valid for the buses and trains as well.
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.
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.