Tickets and travel cards in the Greater Copenhagen region
When you’re a tourist, you can choose between different forms of tickets and travel cards which are all valid for both buses, trains and Metro in the Greater Copenhagen region. Your choice depends on how much and how you choose to move around during your stay.
You can buy single tickets that are valid for a stated time period and a specific number of zones, depending on how far you’re going. Tickets are the obvious choice, if you prefer mainly to walk around town and sometimes choose to take a bus.
If you plan on taking the bus several times during your stay, it’s cheaper to use a discount card than buying single tickets. Discount cards are available for 10 journeys within two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight or all zones. If, for instance, you buy a discount card for two zones, you have to punch the number of times corresponding to the number of zones you’ll be travelling through. You can see the number of zones on the special zone maps at stations and bus stops. See example of zone map here.
On the back of the discount card, you can see how long the clip is valid.
Several people can travel together on a discount card. This makes the discount card the obvious choice for a group of people who want a flexible solution when moving around town.
Children – tickets and discount cards
Two children under the age of 12 can travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket or discount card. Children travelling alone will pay a child fare until the age of 16. Two children under the age of 16 can travel together on one adult ticket or one clip on an adult discount card.
The 24-hour ticket offers you 24 hours of unlimited travel by bus, train and Metro throughout all the zones of the Greater Copenhagen region. One adult can bring along two children under the age of 12 free on a 24-hour ticket. Children under the age of 16 can buy a 24-hour ticket at half price.
The City Pass gives you unlimited access to buses, trains and Metro in the centre of Copenhagen and to and from the airport (zones 1, 2, 3 and 4). You can buy a 24-hour or a 72-hour City Pass for adults or children under the age of 16.
The FlexCard allows you unlimited travel by bus, train and Metro for seven days in the number of zones, you pay for. One adult can bring along two children under the age of 12 for free. Two children under the age of 16 can travel together on a FlexCard. The FlexCard is not personal and can therefore be shared among several people travelling at different times.
The CPH Card is what you need, if you’re planning on visiting several museums and sights during your stay. The card gives you free admission to more than 75 museum and sights, unlimited travel by bus, train and Metro in the Greater Copenhagen region and discounts on a number of activities, restaurants etc. The card is valid for either 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours for both adults and children.
Where to purchase your tickets or travel cards
You can purchase your tickets or travel cards at most stations, a number of kiosks and at 1415.dk. You can also purchase your tickets or travels cards via your mobile phone. Read more here.
Furthermore, you can purchase single tickets from bus drivers, and you can purchase your City Pass at Copenhagen Airport. The CPH Card can only be purchased at visitcopenhagen.dk.
Prices and further information
See prices and fares for tickets and travel cards here.
Read more about transport possibilities for tourists here or download folder.
If you’re in doubt about which solution will best suit your needs, ask for advice at the ticket stand or at the place where you purchase your tickets or travel cards. You can also call:
Movia Customer Service
+45 3613 1415
Monday to Friday: 7.00am -21.30pm
Weekends and holidays:. 8.00am-21.30pm
December 24th: 8.00am-17.00pm
DSB S-tog: +45 3314 1701 (Daily 6.30am-23.00pm)
DSB: +45 7013 1415 (Daily 7.00am-22.00pm)
Metro Customer Service: +45 7015 1615 (Monday to Friday 8.00am-16.00pm)
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