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Denmark rail pass

Hi,

I will be in Denmark & Sweden for a couple of weeks. I am thinking of buying the Denmark-Sweden rail pass but I am not clear on whether you can use the rail pass on local buses in Denmark.

For train the eurail website says:
"DSB, and private train companies: Arriva, DSB S-Tog and DSB-Øresund"

Would "private train" companies cover, say, the metro system in Copenhagen? I am trying to get a sense of whether the pass can be a substitute for Copenhagen city card...

For ferries the website says:

"Fjord Line, Scandlines, Stena Lines"

Would these cover any ferries that one might need to take between the islands?

Any insight into this would be highly appreciated,

Thanks!

Posted by
971 posts

The Copenhagen Metro is not a private company and is under the same ticket system as the Copenhagen S-train, Copenhagen busses and DSB Øresund, so logically the railpass should cover the Metro as well. But i would check the fine print anyway.
To find prices and travel times for all puplic transport in Denmark use www.rejseplanen.dk

"For ferries the website says:

"Fjord Line, Scandlines, Stena Lines"

Would these cover any ferries that one might need to take between the islands?"

Which Islands? there are over 400 islands in Denmark and the biggest one are connected by bridges.

Posted by
64 posts

Thanks for a quick response, Morten. I suppose my main concern would be ferries connecting Funen & Aero; possibly, Zealand & Mon; and Jutland(Aarhus) and Zealand.

Posted by
16815 posts

I don't believe there's any more full ferry coverage with a rail pass anywhere in Scandinavia; only occasional discounts. I don't see those described as you quote; both http://www.eurail.com/eurail-passes/pass-benefits/benefits-denmark and our Rail Europe purchase page are a bit more specific about discounts (which do not use a counted rail pass travel day).

Eurail states that the suburban S-Bahn is covered, but does not mention metro in-city, which is not covered with most rail passes in most cities. Nothing is ever "free," the better description is "covered" when you are using a counted rail pass travel day, usually to connect to or from longer-distance trains.