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Denmark - Train system

Information on the train network of Denmark

The Danske Stats Baner (Danish National Railroad) covers even the most remote areas of Denmark and is fairly reliable.

They have a very useful web-site but unfortunately it is only in Danish.
At any DSB-kiosk in the stations though, you can get help to plan your trip and English is widely spoken by Danes.

The railway system is called Tog which is danish for "train".
Trains running in and around København, the capital, are called S-tog, and you will find a big red sign with a great white "S" at the entrance of stations.

Tickets can not be bought on the train. If you are found out by one of the many controllers on the train without a ticket you will get fined, no excuses accepted.

There are ticket machines on all stations or a DSB-kiosk selling tickets as well as snacks, drinks, and magazines.
S-trains normally run every 20 min, every 10 min during rush hour.

The Metro runs in the city only and is still expanding. "M" signs indicate the entrance to metro stations.

Combining rail and bus services is also very simple, they are well connected and your train ticket extends to your continued journey on a bus. 

Tickets options

Children, till the age of 15, can travel on a child-ticket, which is about half the price of an adult ticket. Children under the age of 12 travel for free when traveling with a paying adult, or another paying child. Students are also entitled to reductions on ticket price.

A 10-ticket card is available, where each ticket is cheaper that buying single tickets.


Group tickets are also advantageous. Group ticket means more than 8 people travelling together, but the ticket need to be booked well ahead. 

Monthly pass, 6-month pass and annual cards also come with a certain discount both for adults and children.


You are allowed to board the train with your bike, but remember to buy a bike-ticket, and enter the train where there is a big white "bicycle"(Cykler in Danish) logo painted on the door.

Handicapped traveler

Most stations have an elevator or are wheel-chair accessible, but not all. Do contact DSB to make sure the station you are traveling to or from is accessible for wheelchair users.

When traveling by S-train is not possible to pre-book personal assistance. To get on and off the train, place yourself by the front carriage, where a lose slope is available. Signal the engine driver that you wish assistance and tell him/her at which station you wish to get off. He/she will then help you board the train or descend.

The Metro is designed to be used by everyone, and consequently all stations have elevators. The guiding philosophy is that disabled people should be able to use the Metro with as little assistance as possible.