The Danish railways website is www.dsb.dk

This page explains how to travel by train from Copenhagen to other European cities, and how to buy the cheapest tickets, usually online direct from the operators with print-at-home or collect-at-station tickets & few or no booking fees.  It doesn't matter where you live, in Europe, Asia, the USA or Australia, you can buy train tickets from Copenhagen as shown below and save money over expensive railpasses or travel agent mark-ups.

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Before you buy your tickets...

I recommend taking a moment to read these important tips for buying European train tickets.  It answers all the usual questions, such as "Do I need to book in advance or can I just turn up & buy at the station?", "How far ahead can I book?", "Can I stop off?", "Are there Senior fares?" and that old favourite, "Should I buy an $800 railpass or just go online & buy a €35 point-to-point ticket?".

Answering your questions about European train travel...

An introduction to European train travel

 

Senior fares (over 60)

 

Guide to Eurail passes (overseas visitors)

Important tips for buying European train tickets

Youth fares (under 26)

 

Guide to InterRail passes (for Europeans)

How to check European train times

Child fares & child age limits

 

Couchettes & sleepers on night trains

Do I need to book in advance?

Luggage on European trains

 

Train seat numbering plans

How far ahead can I book?

Luggage storage at stations

 

Wheelchairs & special needs

Can I stop off on the way?

Taking a bike by train

 

Real-time service updates

Should I travel 1st or 2nd class?

Taking a car by train

 

Hotels & accommodation

How long to allow for connections?

Taking dogs & pets by train

 

Changing stations in Paris by metro or taxi

How early to arrive at the station?

Maps of the European rail network

 

What to do when things go wrong...



Copenhagen to Odense, Esbjerg, Arhus & other destinations in Denmark...

Copenhagen to Gothenburg & Malmö...

Copenhagen to Stockholm from 195 SEK (€22)...
125 mph tilting 'X2000' from Copenhagen to Stockholm, at Copenhagen station 2nd class seats on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm The self-service buffet on the X2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

Take a 125 mph SJ2000 train from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

 

2nd class seating on the SJ 2000.  All seats have power sockets for laptops & mobiles...

 

Self-service buffet car on the SJ 2000 to Stockholm.

More information about SJ 2000 trains


Copenhagen to Oslo & Norway...

Option 1, Copenhagen to Oslo by train...

The Norwegian train from Gothenburg to Oslo, arrived at Oslo Central   Komfort class (1st class) on the Norwegian Gothenburg to Oslo train

Arrival at Oslo...  This is the Norwegian train from Gothenburg to Oslo, arrived at Oslo central.  Photos courtesy of Ivor & Ines Morgan.

 

NSB 'Komfort' class on the train to Oslo.

Option 2, Copenhagen to Oslo by overnight ferry:  The time-effective luxury option...


Copenhagen to Helsinki & Finland...

Copenhagen to Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin & Germany from €29...

Option 1, by daytime trains...

ICE3 second class ICE3 first class Copenhagen-Cologne ICE on the Rodby-Puttgarten ferry

ICE 2nd class.

ICE 1st class with leather seats.

The ICE on board the ferry.

Option 2, by City Night Line sleeper train (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Option 3, by Berlin Night Express sleeper train, runs on certain days and dates only...


Copenhagen to Amsterdam from €43...

Option 1, by direct City Night Line sleeper train, the time-effective option (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Option 2, Copenhagen to Amsterdam by day trains in a single day from €58...

Option 3, Copenhagen to Amsterdam by day trains with overnight stop in Hamburg or Osnabrück, from €58...

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Take the City Night Line sleeper train Borealis from Copenhagen to Amsterdam...

More pictures & information about City Night Line


Copenhagen to Brussels & Bruges from €58...

Option 1, via sleeper train, the time-effective option (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Option 2, by daytime trains in a single day...

Option 3, by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg or Cologne...


Copenhagen to Luxembourg...

Copenhagen to Paris from €78...

Option 1, via the Copenhagen-Cologne sleeper train, the time-effective option (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Step 1, take City Night Line sleeper train Borealis from Copenhagen to Cologne...

More pictures & information about City Night Line

A Thalys for Amsterdam about to leave Brussels Midi...   Second class seats on board a 'Thalys' high-speed train to Cologne 1st class seats on Thalys

Step 2, take a 186mph Thalys train from Cologne to Paris...

 

2nd class (Comfort 2) seats on Thalys...

1st class (Comfort 1) seats on Thalys...

Option 2, via the Hamburg-Paris City Night Line sleeper train, another time-effective option (runs until mid-December 2014)...

Option 3, by daytime trains in a single day...

Option 4, by daytime trains with overnight stop in Hamburg or Cologne...


Copenhagen to London from €98...

Copenhagen to Basel, Zurich. Geneva & Switzerland from €43...

Option 1, via the Copenhagen-Basel sleeper train, the time-effective option (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Take City Night Line sleeper train from Copenhagen to Switzerland...

More pictures & information about City Night Line

Option 2, Copenhagen to Switzerland using the Hamburg-Zurich sleeper...

Option 3, Copenhagen to Switzerland by daytime trains in a single day...

Option 4, Copenhagen to Switzerland by daytime trains with an overnight stop...


Copenhagen to Milan, Venice, Florence, Rome & Italy from €65...

Option 1, Copenhagen to Italy using the Copenhagen-Basel sleeper (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Option 2, Copenhagen to Italy using the Hamburg-Switzerland sleeper...

Option 3, Copenhagen to Italy by daytime trains with overnight stop in Munich...

 


Copenhagen to Barcelona & Spain from €137...

Option 1:  Copenhagen to Spain by City Night Line sleeper to Cologne then high-speed trains to Barcelona (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Option 2:  Copenhagen to Spain by daytime trains with overnight stop in Cologne...


Copenhagen to Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck & Austria from €78...

Copenhagen to Prague from €43...

Option 1:  Copenhagen to Prague by direct City Night Line sleeper (runs until 1 November 2014)...

Sleeping-car room - Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   4-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train   6-berth couchette compartment on Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train  

A sleeping-car as used on the Cologne-Copenhagen overnight train

1, 2 or 3 bed sleeper: The most civilised option, economy with washbasin or deluxe with shower & toilet.

 

4-berth couchettes:  Ideal for families, much more space per person than 6-berth couchettes.

 

6-berth couchettes:  The budget option, far more comfortable than a seat for just a few euros more...

 

Take City Night Line sleeper train from Copenhagen to Prague...

More pictures & information about City Night Line

Option 2:  Copenhagen to Prague by daytime trains via Berlin, from €68...


Copenhagen to Bratislava & Budapest from €62...

Option 1, via the Copenhagen-Prague City Night Line sleeper.  Runs until 1 November 2014.

Option 2, by daytime train with overnight stop...

Option 3, by daytime trains to Berlin then the EuroNight sleeper to Budapest...

 


Copenhagen to Warsaw & Krakow...

Copenhagen to Moscow & St Petersburg

Copenhagen to Kiev & Ukraine...

Copenhagen to Athens & Greece...

Copenhagen to Istanbul & Turkey

Find hotels in Copenhagen & other cities

 

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It was named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site at the World Travel Awards 2013 and I highly recommend it, both to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling your hotel for less!

www.booking.com is my favourite booking site.  It's really clear and you can usually book with free cancellation and so confirm your accommodation at no risk months before train booking opens.

Other hotel sites worth trying...

Backpacker hostels...


Travel insurance & health card...

 

 

Columbus direct travel insurance

Get travel insurance, it's essential...

Never travel overseas without travel insurance from a reliable insurer, with at least £1m or preferably £5m medical cover.  It should also cover cancellation and loss of cash (up to a limit) and belongings.  An annual multi-trip policy is usually cheaper than several single-trip policies even for just 2 or 3 trips a year (I have an annual policy myself).  Here are some suggested insurers.  Seat61 gets a small commission if you buy through these links.

In the UK, try Columbus Direct or use Confused.com to compare prices & policies from many different insurers.

If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over 65 (no age limit), see www.JustTravelCover.com.

        If you're resident in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the EU, try Columbus Direct's other websites.

  If you're resident in the USA try Travel Guard USA.

Get a spare credit card, designed for foreign travel with no currency exchange loading & low or no ATM fees...

It costs nothing to take out an extra credit card.  If you keep it in a different part of your luggage so you're not left stranded if your wallet gets stolen, this is a form of extra travel insurance in itself.  In addition, some credit cards are significantly better for overseas travel than others.  Martin Lewis's www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money explains which UK credit cards have the lowest currency exchange commission loadings when you buy something overseas, and the lowest cash withdrawal fees when you use an ATM abroad.  Taking this advice can save you quite a lot on each trip compared to using your normal high-street bank credit card!

You can avoid ATM charges and expensive exchange rates with a Caxton FX euro currency Visa Card, or their multi-currency 'Global Traveller' Visa Card, see www.caxtonfx.com for info.

Get an international SIM card to save on calls & mobile data...

Mobile phones can cost a fortune to use abroad, so consider getting a global pre-paid SIM card for your mobile phone which can cut call & data costs by up to 90%.  At the time of writing, www.roamsure.com claims a definite 25% saving within the EU and up to 90% saving in the rest of the world.  Incoming calls are free in 73 countries, including the USA, Australia, South Africa and EU.  There's no contract or commitment, and at time I write this Roamsure is offering a global SIM card for free when you buy £20 of call credit.  Seat61 gets some commission to support the site if you buy airtime from Roamsure.

 


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