Transportation of Denmark

How to Get Around Denmark


Traveling by plane

In the national flight network, all airports are connected to Copenhagen (Kastrup). SAS Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) offer regular domestic flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg, Århus and Billund, among others. Norwegian Air Norway (DH) also flies Copenhagen – Aalborg; Danish Air Transport (DX): Copenhagen – Karup and Bornholm; Air Alsie A/S (6I): Copenhagen – Sønderborg; Copenhagen Airtaxi: Copenhagen – Læsø and Anholt.

Traveling by car/bus

According to top-medical-schools, the road network is very well developed. Even remote locations are easy to reach. The islands are connected by tunnels or bridges. Toll: Denmark’s roads are toll-free. However, tolls are levied on the Storebaeltsbroen (Great Belt Bridge) and on the Øresund Bridge between Copenhagen and Malmö (Sweden). The lanes at the toll station are colour-coded: green – fully automatic payment, blue – self-service, yellow – personal service. Petrol stations with all international brands of petrol and diesel can be found everywhere. Few petrol stations have LPG. Opening times: daily from 6 or 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or midnight. petrol stations with ATMs that accept Danish currency, are open around the clock. 10 liters of petrol may be carried in the spare canister. Bicycle: Many streets have bicycle lanes. In the countryside you will often find marked cycle routes that lead through heathland away from the main roads. Bicycles can be carried on ferries and domestic flights, trains and many buses.

Right-hand traffic/left-hand traffic


Road classification

Motorways in Denmark are marked with the numbers of the roads that originally ran there (European roads, primary and secondary routes). Motorways therefore have the following different markings: – an E and a number (eg E1) in white letters on a green background (also European roads); – a one to two-digit number in black letters (e.g. 15) on a yellow background (also primary routes); – a three-digit number in black letters (e.g. 201) on a white background (also for secondary routes).

Car rental

The minimum age to rent a car in Denmark is generally 21 years (may vary depending on the car category and car rental company). Hertz requires a minimum age of 19 years. Drivers must have held a driver’s license for at least one year. Some car rental companies in Denmark impose a maximum age of 80 years.


Bim Bim Bikes arranges bike rentals in various Danish cities, including Copenhagen, Århus and Aalborg.


Regular buses connect towns without rail connections with the nearest train stations. Detailed information about bus connections, timetables etc. can be obtained from Rejseplanen.


Traffic regulations: – Seat belts are compulsory for drivers; Crash helmets for motorcyclists. – Motorists and motorcyclists must drive with dipped headlights around the clock. – The blood alcohol limit is 0.5 ‰. Confiscation and expropriation of the vehicle are possible from 2 ‰. – Using a mobile phone while driving without a hands-free system is prohibited. – Children under the age of 3 must be secured in a suitable child seat. Children over 3 years old and less than 1.35 cm must be carried in the back seat in an approved child seat. Speed ​​limits: – in built-up areas: 50 km/h, – country roads: 80 km/h, – motorways: 130 km/h (on about half of Danish motorway routes), 110 km/h (around Copenhagen and other larger cities). Cars with trailers or car-caravan combinations may drive at a maximum of 100 km/h. Speed ​​limits must be strictly observed. Fines are high.

Roadside Assistance

Emergency telephones are available on all motorways. The tow trucks of the private breakdown service Falck are on call around the clock (tel. +45-70 10 20 30). The ADAC foreign emergency call offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance comprehensive assistance in the event of vehicle breakdowns, traffic accidents, loss of documents and money, and medical emergencies. The emergency number is available around the clock; in the event of damage to the vehicle: Tel. +49-89 22 22 22, in the event of illness: +49-89 76 76 76. The Danish automobile club Forenede Danske Motorejere (FDM) can be reached at Tel. +45-70 13 30 40. In the event of an accident Contact the Danish Motorists Insurance Service (DFIM) (https://dfim.


National driver’s license and vehicle registration must be carried with you. Cars that do not have Euro number plates must be equipped with a nationality mark. For citizens of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate number is valid as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are recommended to take their international motor insurance card with them in order to be able to enjoy full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance coverage applies. In addition, the international motor insurance card can make it easier to record accidents.

Traveling in the city

Car: Parking discs are mainly used in larger cities. You can often park for up to three hours at parking meters. Copenhagen: The capital has an excellent public transport network. In addition to buses, metro and suburban trains, there are also the yellow harbor buses, passenger boats that run every 30 minutes all year round from Langelinje and the Little Mermaid to the Royal Library. The different tickets can be used for all means of transport. There are single tickets or the City Pass for 24 or 72 hours, which allows unlimited driving during this time. The Copenhagen Card includes unlimited travel on the train, bus and metro as well as free entry to numerous museums and attractions. The Copenhagen Card is available for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days. There are different tickets for adults and children. Children up to the age of 9 accompany adults free of charge. Further information from the municipal transport company: Tel: +45-3-36 13 14 00 (Mon-Fri 8.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.). Environmental zones: The centers of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Århus, Aalborg and Odense have environmental zones in which buses and trucks over 3.5 t are only allowed to drive with a Danish environmental sticker. The Danish environmental sticker can be applied for online via the following link: Free tour in Odense: City buses carry passengers throughout the center of Odense for free. The bus goes around the city ring every 10 minutes.

Locally on the way by train

The Danish railway network is operated by the Danish State Railways DSB. Most areas of Denmark are easily accessible by train. There are train connections between Copenhagen, Odense, Esbjerg, Horsens, Randers, Herning and Ålborg, among others. High-speed trains connect Copenhagen with Ringsted. Regional trains (RØ, RV, ØR, IR) operate throughout Denmark; the faster InterCity and InterCity Lyn trains (IC, ICL) run hourly on various routes in Denmark. Seats must be reserved on the SJ high-speed train; Reservations are recommended for journeys in other train categories. Fare reductions: Up to 2 children under the age of 12 travel free when accompanied by an adult,

rail passes

The Interrail One Country Pass is also valid in Denmark. The Eurail Scandinavian Pass entitles non-European residents to unlimited rail travel in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. The Eurail Scandinavian Pass is available for rail travel of 3, 4, 5, 6 or 8 days within 1 month.

Traveling by ship

Ferries: Denmark consists of over 400 islands; Ferry crossings are therefore something of an everyday occurrence. There are regular ferry services between Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn) and on the Kalundborg-Århus, Juelsminde-Kalundborg, Ebeltoft-Sjællands Odde and Grenå-Hundested routes. Færgen shipping company operates the routes Bøjden-Fynshav, Køge-Rønne, Esbjerg-Fanø, Spodsbjerg-Tårs and Kalundborg-Ballen. Copenhagen-Rønne via Ystad is operated by Færgen in cooperation with the Danish state railway company DSB (train) and the company Bornholmerbussen (bus). Car ferries operate between most islands. Cruises with a stopover in Copenhagen are offered by Dreamlines, AIDA, TUI Cruises.

Transportation of Denmark