MOVING FOR COPENHAGEN
Thanks to the relatively small and circumscribed center, it is possible to move around Copenhagen quite easily on foot or by bike. Copenhagen, moreover, is a city particularly devoted to two wheels, with many kilometers of cycle paths. The agencies for the hire of two wheels are scattered almost everywhere, but the real gem is the free bicycle token. With a small deposit you can rent a bike at a point in the city, returning it to a later point. A little 'as if you had to take a cart for grocery shopping! Obviously, the number is quite limited and finding bikes available, especially in summer and on holidays is really complicated.
The city, however, has an excellent integrated transport system thanks to which you can reach every corner of the city.
A highly efficient, modern, and active 24-hour system on 24. The metro is a great way to get around Copenhagen. Currently, the network consists of two lines (M1 and M2) and a total of 22 stations; the two lines follow the same route in the city and divide at Christianshavn into two branches, one western and one eastern. For the 2019 it is planned to expand the network with the M3 lines and M4 and 17 new stations.
All metro stops have a similar architecture and are all perfectly accessible by people with reduced mobility, thanks to the presence of elevators.
Metro trains do not have a train driver and are all operated by an automatic computerized system; inside, you will only find stewards, ticket checkers and emergency management.
The most suggestive way to get around the city? The answer is Harbor bus. These are the so-called water buses, which allow you to move around Copenhagen through the city's canals. The network consists of three lines. The 991 and 992 lines run the same route, in the opposite direction (Refshaleøen - Teglholmen); the 993 line only operates in Nyhavn, Experimentarium and Opera.
The Harbor Buses are managed by Movia and are part of the integrated city charging system.
Buses connect in a capillary way every corner of the city, from the center to the suburbs. Some lines operate night service. Remember that on the bus you always enter in front and you go down from behind and in the center.
This is the suburban railway network serving Copenhagen and its metropolitan area. The system consists of 7 lines with a frequency ranging from 10 minutes to 5 minutes for the Bx, H and F lines. The true workhorse of the S-Tog is the BICI + TRENO intermodality. The transport of the bikes, in fact, takes place at all hours, on all S-tog services; one enters from the access doors at the head and tail of the trains inside the multifunctional compartments. The bike logo is well impressed on all the rolling stock.
Thanks to the integrated tariff, you can use the same ticket for all means of transport in the city. Metro, buses, boats, trains, all fall into the same tariff service. There are different types of tickets, suitable for all needs. Keep in mind that the tariff system varies according to the area.
Tickets from 2 and 3 ZONE are valid 60 minutes from validation and cost 24DKK and 36DKK, respectively. With a ticket from 2 zones, you can visit the whole city center; with a ticket from 3 zones, however, you can for example reach Copenhagen airport. Tickets from 4, 5 and 6 zones are valid, however, 90 minutes from validation.
Keep in mind that any ticket you buy, you can use all the means in the time frame from the validation. With a ticket from 2 zones, for example, you can get on and off the bus as often as you like, within 60 minutes of first use. In addition, two children under the age of 12 travel FREE with an adult with a travel pass.
For those who are looking for an integrated ticket for transport and attractions, there is the Copenhagen Card. This card allows you to enter museums and city attractions for free in 79 and travel to Copenhagen on all means of transport. The Card is available in the cut from 24 hours, at the cost of 389DKK (reduced, 189DKK); 48 hours, at the cost of 549,00DKK (reduced 279DKK); 72 hours, at the cost of 659DKK (reduced 329DKK). Finally, there is the 120 hour version that costs 889DKK.
Two children under the age of 10 travel FREE with an adult with a valid Copenhagen Card. More info on the official website.