Copenhagen Transportation

By | May 2, 2019

Public transportation

The urban transport network is managed by the Städtische Verkehrsbetriebe (HT) (Tel: (36) 13 14 15. Information about trains is available from the Danish State Railways. There is an integrated bus and S-Bahn network within the city, which is also known as “S-tog” ( Tickets are valid for both modes of transport.

The metro (!/) consists of lines M1 and M2, which connect the city center with the airport. The metro runs around the clock every day and connects Vanlose with the airport and Vanlose with Vestamager. Since the trains are fully automatic, there is no train driver. However, a conductor is used in every lane to check the tickets and to provide information.

Buses and trains run daily from 5 a.m. to 12.30 a.m., and night buses run from the town hall square to the suburbs.

The prices are the same for all means of transport and depend on the number of zones used – the seven zones are shown on colored maps at train stations and bus stops (you pay for at least two). Tickets can be bought from the bus driver, in train stations at ticket counters or machines and at the bus end stop (Rathausplatz). Tickets and discount cards must be kept during the journey as there are controls. Klippekort ( tickets for ten ) and day tickets (for 24 hours) are cheaper than single tickets and are available at train stations, at the bus terminus and at the Wonderful Copenhagen Tourist Information.

With the Københavnkortet (CopenhagenCard), with 24 or 72 hours Validity, buses and trains in the city area can be used indefinitely, you also get discounts on car rentals (20%), canal and harbor tours (20%) and express ferries to Sweden (25-50%) and free entry to many museums and attractions.


Taxis are plentiful in Copenhagen. Five large taxi companies together make up around 1,700 taxis. One of the largest taxi companies in Copenhagen is Taxa 4×35 (Tel: 35 35 35 35).

Taxis – they can only be driven with a license – can be pre-ordered by phone or waved over on the street. The basic fee increases between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. per kilometer and is even higher after 6 p.m. and on weekends. In most taxis you can pay by credit card and get a receipt if you wish. It is not common to tip the driver, but the final amount should be rounded up.

For smaller budgets, there are bicycle taxis that can be ordered by phone, stopped in the street or rented at certain locations such as Tivoli, Rathausplatz or Kongens Nytorv:
Quickshaw (Tel: (70) 20 13 75),
Cykeltaxa (Tel : (70) 26 18 58 00.  Http://

Driving in the city

There is surprisingly little traffic in Copenhagen. Because Copenhageners are very environmentally conscious and the city is quite compact, many citizens prefer cycling, walking or rollerblading.

Parking tickets are required in the four parking zones in the city center from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (in the yellow, blue and green zones) and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (red zone) and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (red and yellow zones) . They are available on the coin parking meters. Parking on the side of the road is limited to two hours from 9 am to 7 pm Mon-Fri. If there are no parking meters, a parking disc is required. The parking towers in the city center are open from 6 a.m. / 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / midnight, some are closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.

The center of Copenhagen has an environmental zone in which only cars with an environmental badge are allowed to drive. Diesel vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t will only receive the environmental badge if they meet the Euro 3 or 4 standard.

Car rental

Car rental companies are spread all over the city. There are also rental car companies at some petrol stations. Cars can usually only be rented by people over the age of 21 who have a valid driver’s license and an international credit card. Some rental car companies require a different minimum age. The prices are much lower when renting over several days and include an unlimited number of kilometers, taxes and insurance; However, visitors should check the insurance details.

Car rental companies include:
Avis (tel: (33) 73 40 99.);
Europcar (Tel: (33) 55 99 00),
Hertz (Tel: (33) 17 90 00.). Hertz requires a minimum age of 19.

Bicycle rental

For many residents of Copenhagen, bicycles are the most popular means of transportation. Bicycle lanes can be found on all major streets and often lead through the prettiest areas of the city. From April to September, the city even lends bicycles to visitors (for city use) free of charge, which you can get for a deposit at one of the city’s 125 bicycle rentals (

There are also some companies that rent bikes for shore excursions, including Københavns Cykelbørs,, Gothersgade 157 (Tel: (33) 14 07 17). ID is always required.