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Denmark Trains

Denmark trains
Photo by Daniel Sparing

Denmark possesses a well-developed and reliable network of railways, which are particularly convenient for reasonable prices and intervals.

The overall length of Danish railway is 2600 km. The density of railways is quite big. The overwhelming majority of islands, where habitation exists, are connected with the rest of the country with railway.

The lines occupy mainly the coastal sides of the country, not ignoring the central parts of the islands as well.

Daily railway and bus service between Germany and the peninsula of Jutland is particularly worth mentioning. It then extends to the east from Funen and then through the important bridge to island Zealand and finally to Copenhagen.

In July, 2000 Oresundsforbindelsen (Oresund Fixed Link), a car/the railway system totaling in 12 km of bridges and tunnels between Bulltrout in southern Sweden and Copenhagen, became an important link between the capital of Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia.

Considering the latest renovations in the sphere of railways, which, by the way, took place in 1990s, the Danish trains cannot be considered super-new and super-safe.

Trains in Denmark
Photo by Train Chartering & Private Rail Cars

The general renovations are scheduled for the second part of this decade, hopefully in 2018.

Before that, you can either trust the Danish traditions or find a better transport to travel around Denmark.

Although not as quick as the airplanes, it’s quicker than cars. You will need around 4-5 hours to get from Copenhagen to one of the Danish cities.

Don’t bother taking a book along, the Danish countryside is so beautiful you won’t be able to take your eyes off of it.

Main Connections

The main connections are naturally with those countries, which are somehow linked with watery Denmark via ground.

Hence, Denmark has railway connections with Sweden through the famous Oresund bridge, which connects Copenhagen with Sweden.

Other connections include Germany (3 connections, in fact), the Netherlands and France.

Discounts

Denmark Railway
Photo by Rakeman

Train tickets are not so expensive, well, compared to airline tickets. However, despite its relative cheapness, discounts are still available.

The most traditional European discount will apply to you if you are under 26 years of age. You will get an even juicier discount if you are a student.

Students usually get the best deals, usually as high as 50% off.  You should have a Wild Card to get a piece of the discount.

The Wild Card is meant for youth under 26 years of age. It will definitely come very handy when traveling and will surely save you a lot of money.

The same discount applies to seniors as well. However, there is a little trick, the big sale starts only 24 hours before the train departure.

This means there might not be any tickets left for you to get a discount on. So don’t hurry to get all your things packed.

Booking Online

You can also book the railway tickets online and much earlier, so as to be safe. Some seasonal discounts are usually hidden on ticket selling websites.

Usually, after booking the ticket you will get the electronic version of the ticket, which has to be printed.

In a word, you book your ticket and print it yourself.

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