A Copenhagen train is reliable and fast

A Copenhagen train usually means an S-train or "S-tog" as we say.These trains are the commuter trains network of Copenhagen. They look a little different than the newer metro trains. The new Copenhagen Metro is running separately underground, but the two networks complement each other well.

The S-train net connects the city center with the suburbs of Copenhagen. S-trains have been operating since 1934. Today the S-trains are the heart of the public transportation infrastructure in the city, serving more than a quarter of a million people a day.

Copenhagen train head picture

Denmark's train network is entirely owned and run by DSB - The Danish State Railways. The system is complemented by the Copenhagen Metro and an extensive bus network.


Although owned by different companies all three systems use interchangeable tickets. Most of the city's terminals are located close to or together with an S-train station.

In the city centre all trains run below ground level at the underground station Nørreport Station

Copenhagen train Noerreport

Nørreport Station ...

When outside the inner city limits the S-trains run above ground like all trains. However their tracks are often laid on embankments and although they run parallel to the regional mainline tracks they have their own separate track system different from the regional trains.

Caveat! On the city S-trains you must stamp before getting on the train. Should a ticket collector check your un-stamped ticket you will be charged a rather shameless fine.. it really doesn‘t pay off to forget to stamp... trust me - I know.

.. anyway

Regional trains
The regional train net works very well. Modern state-of-the-art trains that make any journey a breeze whether short or long. A Copenhagen train is an option to consider if you prefer to "let your soul arrive" with you or if you have a fear of flying.

Copenhagen train Oesterport

Østerport Station ..

All in all taking a Copenhagen train is a very pleasant and reliable way of transportation when staying in the Danish capital and the surrounding area. Summing up - one important point is: Two kinds of tickets.

A Copenhagen train ticket can actually fall into two categories. S-trains - although they run parallel to the regional mainline tracks, is were you must buy the ticket and stamp it before you get on the train

.. and the regional trains - were you can buy the ticket on the train. They do charge a higher price though than it costs at the station.

Don't forget that whenever you have bought a ticket either on a bus or a train, it's valid for the time period stamped on it. Read on the back of the ticket how long that is.

So.. you're all set. Bon voyage!

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