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Københavns Hovedbanegård (The Grand Central Station), also called København H, is the largest train station in Denmark with entrances to Bernstorffsgade (at Tivoli Gardens), Banegårdspladsen and Reventlowsgade. On the station concourse, there are small shops and fast food outlets including the obligatory MacDonalds.
An ideal, cheap and fast way to get into Copenhagen Central from the airport is the train, not only did I find it efficient but also amazingly clean with paper bin bags provided and magazines.
It is approx. a 15 mine journey. The cost was approx. £2.70
I took the train to Rungstedlund and I am delighted to report that the journey was a pleasure. Each station we passed was clean and pretty. The train again was clean and smooth with the usual paper rubbish bag and magazines supplied. A delight to travel in.
It is possible to obtain a travel card which is used on each journey by inserting into machines situated onthe station platforms. However, if purchasing a ticket to return to the airport of to any other place on a single then you must use it within an hour of purchase or it will expire.
Train to Copenhagen
intercity trains in Denmark are very chic and modern. Many times we boarded the train and assumed we were in a first class carriage because the seats were so sumptuous. Although we were led to believe that trains run with ruthless efficiency, there were some delays, but nothing too bad. Railway stations are well equipped and modern with electronic ticket machines which work in English as well as Danish, and make the prospect of train travel comfortable and easy. As bikes are a very popular mode of transport they can be taken on Danish trains in specifically allocated carriages.
There are two main routes to Copenhagen via Germany. One is from Hamburg via Lübeck and across to Denmark on the train ferry Puttgarden to Rødby. This is a short train set to fit onto the ferry in one go, so seat reservations are necessary if making the crossing. Then there are the longer trains which go from Hamburg and on to Denmark passing Jutland and Funen on their way to Copenhagen. These also include the night trains to and from Munich daily.
Apart from this, you can also reach Copenhagen by train from Sweden. There are X2000 trains all the way from Stockholm, but you can also change to the frequent commuter trains across the bridge once you get to Malmö if you are on other Swedish trains. Some trains from Göteborg or Kalmar/Växjö to Malmö continue to Copenhagen too.
The Central Station is located right next to the Tivoli in the City Center. From here it's possible to take a train to Malmö in Sweden, just across the new bridge that crosses the sound. It takes only 35 minutes to connect both cities.
Speedy Train from Kastrup to Copenhagen
It's surprisingly easy to get around the whole of Denmark. Upon arriving in Kastrup International Airport, I took a quick train ride to Copenhagen. My scanrail ticket covered the fare and the whole journey took only 12 min or so. Also, the train runs The Central railway is smack right in the centre of town (Vesterbrogadeand) and it has ample lockers. So, if your flight was early, like mine, you can lock your stuff first and stroll around first.
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Journey begins and ends here~ Central Station
The transport hub of Copenhagen, nextdoor to the Tivoli Gardens and 2 minutes from the Town Hall Square. Here you can buy tickets and travel on the various rail/metro networks. There are dedicated counters in the ticket office for tickets to the airport. You need to take a numbered receipt from a wall machine and wait for your number to be called.
The station has a fabulous timber roof.
There is an excellent left luggage office. As you come up from the platforms, the office is to your left, down some steps at the corner of the station. The office has long opening hours (till 1am, I think) and various sizes of lockers too.
Tourist Information is out of the station building, on the southeast side of Banegardspladsen.
Always loads and loads and loads of bicycles parked outside! There are two or three (free) City Bike points next to the station too, though they are usually the first in the city to become de-biked :-) Try the bike point on the east side of Town Hall Square.
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Along Copenhagen's Warm Brick Lit Central Station
Copenhagen's Central Station is where you go to train back to Stockholm or to anywhere in Europe. The subway to get around Copenhagen is there too.
It's a very comfortable station to walk about and has some useful stores. I went to a record store and purchased 5 CD's by a popular Danish modern rock band whose lyrics are similar to Manchester band "The Smiths" and musically not to far off from London's "Pet Shop Boys."
If you're there now and want to check out newer Danish music, by Saybia's newest album. The final untitled track is 18 minutes of peace.
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Trains around Denmark
From the Banegardspladsen (or main train station) next to Tivoli you can take trains all over Denmark and to other parts of Europe. We used the trains to get from the airport to the city was well as to travel to Helsingor, Hillerod, and Fredensborg.
The journey to Helsingor takes only 45 minutes and trains depart about every 10 minutes throughout the day.
The train is a great way to get around though I am still trying to figure it out. I can get lost in a grocery store so for most people I'm sure it wouln't be a problem. This is a station just outside Copenhagen I guess you´d say the suburbs. All the stations are marked with a red S. You can use your clipcard for both the bus and the train. They are available to purchase at any of the stations or minimarts.
With train from Norway or Sweden to Copenhagen
I thought getting from Norway or Sweden to Copenhagen would be a expensive thing to do, but I was wrong. I discovered the Linx-trains for about two years ago and have used them severeal times. They're by far the cheapest way of getting between the big cities in Scandinavia - I only paid 400-500 NOK for tickets from Oslo to Copenhagen - both ways!
If you buy tickets for the train at least 7 days in advance, and you don't need first-class ticket you can get this trip really cheap.
Linx offers routes to/from Oslo, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen (and of course alot of small places inbetween;))
Please note that you can't buy the tickets online outside Scandinavia.
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InterRail, if you are European.
If you have been living in the European Union, Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Tunisia, and Morocco Interrail tickets offer really incredible value when it comes to touring Europe by train. In fact, my economies came close to paying 5 or 6 times less than I would have had I been buying individual tickets. You buy the ticket in one of the countries it covers, and travel free in all the other countries, and with 50% discount in that country. No wonder I bought mine in Luxembourg :)))
Then you just hop on the train (fixing a seat reservation if needed), ad go - no traffic jams, (usually) timely arrivals and so on.
You can purchase the ticket for each of 8 geographic zones, or for multiple zones - for a time length of 1 week, 2 weeks, 21 days (1,2,3-zone ticket only for this last option), or a month (for 4 to 8-zone tickets). There are also discounts for those younger than 25.
The central station at Copenhagen is opposite the Tivoli Gardens. From here you can access all of Denmark and large parts of Southern Sweden by train.
The journey to Kastrup airport is about 10 minutes by train and is one of the best ways to get there from the centre.
Once you arrive at the station, many hotels are within walking distance or the numerious buses and taxis can take you anywhere around the city.
S-Toget from DSB
If you are staying outside of Copenhagen. I would suggest you to take the train. It's not that high priced as other things in Denmark.
It's payable, comfortable, and on time!
We took the train from Hiller?d to Copenhagen Central Station!
Beautiful old railway station
The Copenhagen central station was built in the year 1911.
Not surprisingly, Copenhagen Central Station is the city's busiest traffic artery. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 people pass under the station's wooden archways on a normal day.
At the main station, nearly all the international, intercity, regional and S-trains (Copenhagen electric metropolitan railway) criss-cross in one great overlapping network. This translates into approx. 1,000 train departures per day if you include the S-trains, which is why the main station offers travellers a wide range of special services in addition to its ticket sales, coffee shops, restaurants, kiosks, bakeries, supermarkets and travel agents.
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