Free Public Transport

With a Copenhagen Card in hand, you don’t have to worry about traffic zones and ticket prices, as you get unlimited public transport by train, bus, metro, and harbour bus throughout the entire capital region (including to and from the airport).

Copenhagen Zone Map

How does it work?

All you have to do is show your active Copenhagen Card to the ticket inspector upon request once aboard the train/metro/bus. Please note, that you cannot use your Copenhagen Card to book/purchase tickets online from DSB.

Buses

In the inner city you will especially see the red and yellow A-buses as well as the blue C-buses (for example 1A or 5C). These run often with approx. 5.-7. minutes in between during rush hour and 10 minutes in between outside rush hour.
In addition, the blue and yellow S-buses (for example 350S) run approx. every 10 minutes, and these are characterized by having fewer stops and thereby arriving faster.
Finally, there are N-buses (for example 94N), which are night buses that run once an hour, and regular yellow buses  (for example bus 68), which run approx. every 20 minutes.

You must enter the bus in the front (in some buses it may be different), where you also show your Copenhagen Card to the driver. Remember to press the stop button when you need to get off and get out of the back or middle door (some require you to exit at the front door). You are welcome to bring a pram on the buses if there is space. You can also have a dog with you for free, if it can be in a bag - if not, you must buy a child ticket for it.

Harbour buses

Hop on board the environmentally friendly, electric harbour buses and sail through the Copenhagen harbour with your Copenhagen Card. The route consists of 9 stops on each side of the bank, and Havnebussen zig-zags between stops such as Den Sorte Diamant (The Royal Library), Islands Brygge, Nyhavn etc.
NOTE: The harbour buses have two different route numbers depending on whether they sail north or south :

  • Harbour bus 991 - Direction: Teglholmen (south)
  • Harbour bus 992 - Direction: Refshaleøen (north)

Metro

The metro runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there are only 2-4 minutes between each metro during rush hour and 3-6 minutes outside rush hour and on weekends. At night, there are 7-20 minutes between each metro. You are welcome to take your bike on the metro outside rush hour, as long as you have a bike ticket. You are also welcome to bring a pram and dog. The dog must be in a bag, and otherwise you must buy a child ticket for it.

There are currently four metro lines in Copenhagen.

  • M1 and M2 run from Vanløse via central Copenhagen to Vestamager and Copenhagen Airport, respectively.
  • M3 is a Cityring, which connects Copenhagen H, Indre By, Østerbro, Nørrebro, Vesterbro and Frederiksberg. At Frederiksberg and Kongens Nytorv you can change to M1 and M2 respectively.
  • M4 is an expansion of the M3 Cityringen, which runs from Copenhagen H towards Østerport and from here to the two new metro stations Nordhavn and Orientkaj.

Train

S-trains

The red S-trains (S-tog in Danish) in Copenhagen are named with a letter, e.g. line A, B, C and E. The trains run every day from 5 am in the morning to 12:30 am at night, while on Friday and Saturday they run all night. Most trains run every 10 minutes during the day, while in the evenings and on weekends there can be up to 20 minutes between the trains. All trains stop at the stations in the Inner City; including Vesterport, Nørreport and Copenhagen Central Station.

Regional trains

There are also the regional trains that take you to parts of Denmark outside Copenhagen such as Roskilde and Elsinore (Helsingør). In addition, the yellow local trains, Lokalbanen, run from Hillerød and further around North Zealand. You can bring a pram, bicycle and dog in your bag for free on the trains. Dogs that do not fit in a bag must have a child ticket, and in regional trains you must have a bicycle ticket if you have a bicycle with you.

From Copenhagen Central Station to Roskilde
Take the regional train from Copenhagen Central Station towards Holbæk, Vordingborg, Sorø St., or Næstved St. All regional trains stop at Roskilde station. The regional train towards Roskilde runs every 10-20 minutes, and you will be in Roskilde in approx. 25 minutes.

Attractions in Roskilde include:

From Copenhagen Central Station to Hillerød
Take the S-train (purple E-line) from Copenhagen Central Station, platform 9-10, towards Hillerød St. Hillerød is the final station on the E-line. The E-line runs every 10-20 minutes, and you will be in Hillerød in approx. 45 minutes.

Attractions in (and on the way to) Hillerød include:

From Copenhagen Central Station to Helsingør (Elsinore)
Take the regional train from Copenhagen Central Station, platform 1, towards Helsingør St. Helsingør is the final station. The regional train towards Helsingør runs every 20 minutes, and you will be in Helsingør in approx. 45 minutes.
 

Attractions in (and on the way to) Helsingør include:

 

Copenhagen Card gives you free public transport throughout the entire Capital Region.
You can plan your journey and get updated travel information via www.journeyplanner.dk

Please note, that Copenhagen Cardcannot be held liable for changes in the timetables issued by DOT.  

Any questions?

Q:
Does the Copenhagen Card include public transportation to Elsinore (Helsingør) and Roskilde?
A:

Yes, the Copenhagen Card includes unlimited public transportation in the entire Copenhagen region (zone 1-99), which includes trains to Roskilde and Elsinore. 
See map here.

Q:
Does the Copenhagen Card include public transportation to Malmö (Sweden)?
A:

No, Copenhagen Card covers public transportation in the entire Copenhagen region (zone 1-99). Malmö is not part of the Copenhagen region and is not covered by the Copenhagen Card.
See map here. 

Q:
Does the Copenhagen Card include transport to and from the airport?
A:

Yes, it does. Copenhagen Card covers all public transportation forms from/to Copenhagen Airport. You get free unlimited public transport in the Copenhagen region (zone 1-99), which includes Copenhagen Airport (zone 4). 

With the Copenhagen Card you can use metro, red S-trains, regional trains (coast line to Elsinore/Helsingør and train to Roskilde), buses, and harbour buses. 

See map here. 

Q:
How much can I save with Copenhagen Card?
A:

The more attractions you visit the more you save. To get an idea of how much you could save, try to create your own attraction list and see your possible saving. 

More info. 

 

Q:
Can I bring my kids for free on a Copenhagen Card and how many?
A:

Yes, you can free of charge bring up to two kids under the age of 10 per paying adult. That goes for attractions and public transport.

Children between the age of 10 to 15 years old must get a children Copenhagen Card.