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Getting around Copenhagen by public transport. Info, bus metro

Getting around Copenhagen

Thanks to the relatively small and circumscribed center, it is possible getting around Copenhagen quite easily, on foot or by bike. Copenhagen, moreover, is a city particularly devoted to two wheels, with many kilometers of cycle paths. Two-wheeler rental agencies are scattered almost everywhere, but the real gem are the free bicycle tokens. With a small deposit you can rent a bike in one point of the city, returning it to a later point. A bit like if you had to take a shopping cart! Obviously, the number is quite limited and finding bikes available, especially in summer, and on holidays, is rather complicated.

The city, however, has a very good integrated transport system thanks to which you can reach every corner of the city.


Getting Around Copenhagen by public transport

A highly efficient, modern, and active 24/7 system. The subway is an excellent solution for getting around Copenhagen. Currently, the network consists of two lines (M1 and M2) and a total of 22 stations; the two lines follow the same route in the city and are divided in Christianshavn into two branches, one western and one eastern. The expansion of the network is planned for 2019 with the M3 and M4 lines and 17 new stations.

All metro stops have a similar architecture and are all perfectly accessible for people with reduced mobility, thanks to the presence of elevators.

The subway trains do not have a driver and are all managed by an automatic computerized system; inside, you will only find stewards, ticket control and emergency management staff.


The most suggestive way to get around the city? The answer is Harbor bus. These are the so-called water buses, which allow you for getting around Copenhagen along the canals of the city. The network consists of three lines. Lines 991 and 992 run the same route, in the opposite direction (Refshaleøen – Teglholmen); line 993 operates only in Nyhavn, Experimentarium and Opera.

Harbor Buses are managed by Movia and are part of the city’s integrated fare system.


Buses connect every corner of the city in a capillary way, from the center to the suburbs. Some lines operate at night. Remember that on the bus you always enter the front and get off from behind and in the center.


This is the suburban railway network that serves Copenhagen and its metropolitan area. The system consists of 7 lines with a frequency ranging from 10 minutes to 5 minutes for the Bx, H and F lines. The BIKE + TRAIN intermodality is the real workhorse of the S-Tog. The transport of bikes, in fact, takes place at all hours, on all S-tog services; you enter through the access doors at the head and tail of the trains inside the multifunctional compartments. The bike logo is well stamped on all rolling stock.

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