Bus/tram/metro pass in Copenhagen

Has anyone used a Copenhagen travel (public transport) pass? I see there is a 72 hour pass With free entry to museums for 68€ per person but I really don't want to be locked into something like this. Besides buying 10 tickets in a strip (are these like the carnet in France?), is there a weekly bus/train pass? We plan to take a few trips outside of Copenhagen also.

Posted by Ron
Ron-in-Rome... now RPT in Atlanta!
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We ride the CPH system daily. There are passes of varying lengths. We use a monthly pass and then supplement our 2-zone monthly pass with the 10-ride klip card. A two zone- klip card is currently about 145 DKK- which is a little more than $25. So a single bus ride can cost you about $2.50 if you just have a two zone klip card. Bus and train travel - like most things in CPH - are very expensive. If you and a significant other were to go to Hamlet's Castle from Copenhagen, I believe it's in Zone 9, that would require 18 "clicks" or zones for two people. Since a 2-zone klip card has 20 zones (10 clicks x 2-zone card) then you would use 9 clicks on that card. So the round trip ride would cost you 9 zones x 2 people x 2 trips - or 36 segments, which is almost $50.00. You can share the klip card, or combine it with other passes. You can also use it on the metro, S-Bahn, regional trains, the water buses, and the local buses. It's a great system but not cheap! You could also buy 3 or 4 (or more) zone klip cards. Depends on where you're headed and how much you'll ride the bus. In town, you only need 2 zones. Once you head out from Copenhagen, the zones can be a little confusing but maps are posted at most bus stops (and in all metro and S-bahn stations).

Posted by Mme Eli
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Hi Ron, I remember when you were in Rome! So glad to hear you're alive and well In Copenhagen :-) Sounds very confusing, I will have to read some more. We want to visit the Viking museum and cathedral in the same town, is it Roskilde? Also need to get across to Sweden to meet up with a pen friend whom I've never met. We were writing since the late 70s. Think that she wants to meet at Malmo or take a ferry to a castle near border. Need to get the name but think it's something like Kronberg? Those are two day trips. Any recommendations for another? Rest of time will be spent in Copenhagen. We just have a week. BTW, have you noticed any Gluten free menus or items at the grocery stores?

Posted by Ron
Ron-in-Rome... now RPT in Atlanta!
1743 posts

The bus, metro, and train system is perhaps a little confusing but very efficient when you understand how to use it. We've been to Roskilde by train and walked over to the Viking Museum. A little bit of a hike from the train station, but a very pretty town. We rode the bus back up the hill toward the center of town and then to the train station. Check out this link for a zone map of the Copenhagen Area. (Helsingør is in the top right). Malmo is an easy train ride across the bridge to Sweden. We go over often as we have friends there (and our DKK goes further over there!). I believe the price is about 80 DKK one-way from the Copenhagen Central station. As far as the castle, Kronborg is a fortress situated near the town of Helsingør. It's better known as " Elsinore" in Shakespeare's Hamlet.. and thus is often called Hamlet's Castle. We have been there a few times by train. It's in Zone 9, so it's NOT an inexpensive ride. You can take the ferry there across the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden to Helsingborg, Sweden. It's an inexpensive, quick ride as the sound is only 3-4 km wide at this point. You can find Gluten free items at many of the larger grocery stores.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
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Eli (funny new name), I've used the Copenhagen Card. We used two 72 hour cards before and after a Baltic cruise. The price works out to about the cost of a transportation day pass plus admission to Tivoli. If you use it for anything else, it's a bonus. You can also buy day passes for transportation only (and I think 72 hour passes). I'm pretty sure you can get them from the Tourist Office in the Airport or downtown, the Train Station information/ticket booth and metro ticket offices. They are more than likely available from machines also. We bought our Copenhagen cards at the airport and, later, at a metro office (I think ground floor at the Norreport station).

Posted by Mme Eli
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Thanks Ron & Brad. We're leaving on in a few weeks (May 8th) and am hoping for decent weather. Brad, were you able to visit Roskilde, Helsingbor and fredericksbourg castle with this card? We will be staying in the Brygge area.

Posted by Allen
Ashland, OR, USA
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Have traveled to Denmark for many years. Best metro/bus/train deal for the city of Copenhagen (if your stay is at least for a week) is the Flexpass, a 7-day card that you can purchase on a zone basis. A 2-zone Flexpass is what you want for the City of Copenhagen, costing about 200 DKK. You can supplement this card with a 2-zone 10-clip Klipkort for 130 DKK. That way, if you have to travel out of the 2-zone district, you can use the Klipkort to add the extra. The major advantage to the Flexpass is that you do not have to clip in a machine. You just show to the bus driver or keep on your person to show train conductors, etc. When you are rushing to make a train, this saves you having to find a clip machine. The Flexpass will also save you money if you use public transportation every day. A Klipkort will quickly be used up in 3 or 4 days of continuous use. A Flexpass is good for as many trips as you want to make during that 7-day period. When you arrive at Kastrup Airport, go straight toward the metro station. There is a ticketing office in the middle of the main floor just before you proceed to the trains.