Getting There & Getting About

International Airports

Internal Transport

Denmark has a good network of domestic air services, radiating out from Copenhagen (Kastrup) and linking towns across the country. Internal flights are usually of no more than 30 minutes' duration, and domestic airports are generally situated between two or more cities which are within easy reach of each other.

There are frequent ferry services between islands, and local car ferries link most islands to the road network. The main cities on all islands are also connected to the rail network, including a number of express trains (Lyntogs), which provide long-distance, non-stop travel. The Englaenderen boat-train runs between Esbjerg and Copenhagen and connects with ferries from the UK. The InterRail One-Country Pass offers travel for 3, 4, 6 or 8 days in one month within Denmark; supplements are required for some high-speed services. Country buses operate where there are no railways. However, there are few long-distance coaches.

The road system in the Danish archipelago makes frequent use of ferries. Car hire is available to drivers over the age of 20 (although many firms will only hire vehicles out to drivers over 25 years of age), and can be reserved through travel agents or airlines. Speed limits (which are strictly enforced) are 110 kph (68 mph) on motorways, 80 kph (50 mph) on other roads and 50 kph (31 mph) in built-up areas (signified by white plates with town silhouettes). Heavy fines are levied on the spot to those caught speeding; the car is impounded if payment is not made.

Copenhagen has an integrated urban train and bus network, known as S-tog, in addition to a new Metro.

There are cycle lanes along Denmark's roads, and in rural areas, many miles of scenic cycle track. Bikes can easily be taken on trains, buses, ferries and domestic air services.