Transport

A very useful tool when planning your trip in and around Copenhagen and Denmark is Rejseplanen.

The website is also available in English and German.

  • Public transportation

    Copenhagen has an extensive and efficient transport system of buses, trains and metro trains.

    The trains used in the city area and in the suburbs are called S-trains, while the inner city also has metro lines. All facilities of Copenhagen Business Academy are located close to S-train stations.

    When travelling in Denmark, you can take advantage of monthly cards or travel cards. The monthly cards can be purchased in any DSB or 7-Eleven shop. All you need is a passport-format photo and money. The price depends on the number of zones the card must cover – more information in the shop. For more information about travel cards, see here.

    As a student in Denmark and only after having a CPR-number, you can apply for the Youth Card. The Youth Card is a card that enables you to travel from your home to your study campus with discount. More information here.

    You can read more about travelling in Denmark here. It is also possible (and often cheaper) to travel around Denmark by bus.

  • Bringing your car

    If you bring a car or have visitors who bring a car, please be aware that you will have to pay parking fees and possibly a car tax. If you live in the Pay & Display Zone, you can buy a residents' parking permit that exempts you from payment in the Pay & Display ticket machines. A residents' parking permit does not exempt you from complying with any local parking restrictions indicated by special signs showing time or other restrictions on parking.

    To get a residents' parking permit you must be registered in Denmark and hold a valid CPR number. Please check Parkering.

    If you plan to use your own car while studying in Denmark, please check the taxation rules for foreign vehicles here.

     

  • Taxi

    You can hail a taxi in the street. Look for the lighted ”FRI” sign in the front window. You can also order a taxi from any local company. For example ”4x35”, tel. (+45)35353535 or Taxi Nord (+45)48484848 for Lyngby. Please note that taxis can be quite expensive.

  • Cycling

    The most easy, healthy and cheap way to get around is on bicycle.

    There is a total of 350 kilometres of cycle tracks and 40 kilometres of green cycle routes in the greater Copenhagen area.

    Traffic regulations for bikers

    • Changing of direction to right or left, must be indicated by extending the corresponding arm.
    • Stopping must be indicated by lifting the arm, so bikers behind you can see and stop or overtake you.
    • It is your obligation to stop at bus stops where people will cross the cycle path to enter and exit busses.
    • Lights on your bike are always compulsory when it is dark.
    • Don’t bike in pedestrian streets, zebra crossings and sidewalks
    • Keep as close to the right side as possible. This will give faster bikers the possibility to overtake you if necessary.

    Rent a bicycle

    • You can rent a second-hand bicycle for a semester for 950 DKK. Visit Copenhagen Bikes for more information.
    • Copenhagen City Bike: A series of new intelligent City Bikes has been launched in the City of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg. You can read more about how they work, prices and other information here.

    Buy a bicycle

    • Bike shops: There are several bike shops in greater Copenhagen. Ask Danish students for advice on the best places and consider whether you should buy a new or second hand bike.