Transport

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Transport in Denmark is developed and modern. The motorway network now covers 1,111 km while the railway network totals 2,667 km of operational track. Bridges across the Great Belt and the Øresund have done much to improve traffic flow across the country and between Denmark and Sweden. The airports of Copenhagen and Billund provide a variety of domestic and international connections while ferries provide services to Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK as well as routes to the Danish islands.

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The fare system is based on 95 zones covering the capital area. Tickets are transferable from one means of transport to another within a time limit. The more zones a ticket is valid for, the longer its time validity with a maximum of two hours. Discount cards (punch cards, klippekort) and period cards are available. Ticket prices are high and have increased substantially in recent years leading to a decrease in passenger numbers. In fact, the percentage of trips made on public transportation in Copenhagen is quite low by northern European standards.

The Copenhagen Metro began operation in 2002 and currently has only two lines. In April 2008, it was named Best Metro in the world by industry experts.

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Transport in Denmark is developed and modern. The motorway network now covers 1,111 km while the railway network totals 2,667 km of operational track. Bridges across the Great Belt and the Øresund have done much to improve traffic flow across the country and between Denmark and Sweden. The airports of Copenhagen and Billund provide a variety of domestic and international connections while ferries provide services to Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK as well as routes to the Danish islands.

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Transport in Denmark is developed and modern. The motorway network now covers 1,111 km while the railway network totals 2,667 km of operational track. Bridges across the Great Belt and the Øresund have done much to improve traffic flow across the country and between Denmark and Sweden. The airports of Copenhagen and Billund provide a variety of domestic and international connections while ferries provide services to Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK as well as routes to the Danish islands.

Copenhagen Airports Copenhagen Airport is the principal airport serving Copenhagen. It is the largest in Scandinavia and the 17th largest in Europe. It is located in Kastrup on the island of Amager and has very efficient connections to downtown Copenhagen with metro trains going to Kongens Nytorv in 15 minutes with 4-“6 minutes between departures and regional trains going to the Central Station in 12 minutes. Its location also makes it the most important international airport for large parts of southern Sweden. Over the Øresund Bridge trains go to Malmo South in 14 minutes or Malmo Central Station in 22 minutes. Copenhagen Airport has won the award as “The best airport in Europe” four times, and as “The best airport in the world” two times. Copenhagen Airport is the seventh best airport in the world – second best in Europe – when you ask the passengers. The British organization Skytrax is doing so every year, writes the airport in a press release. 40 criteria are employed for the ranking

List of Airports

  • Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Scandinavia’s busiest passenger airport located at Kastrup to the south-east of Copenhagen city and handling over 21 million passengers a year.
  • Billund Airport (BLL), in central Jutland, one of Denmark’s busiest cargo centres as well as a popular charter airline destination and an airport for regular flights serving 2.5 million passengers a year, mainly from the western part of the country.
  • Aalborg Airport (AAL), located 6 km northwest of Aalborg, is Denmark’s third busiest airport serving over one million passengers a year, mainly in connections with Copenhagen.
  • Aarhus Airport (AAH), located 36 km northeast of Aarhus, serves some 570,000 passengers a year.
  • Karup Airport (KRP) near Viborg in the west of Jutland, mainly serving Copenhagen with some 200,000 passengers a year.
  • Bornholm Airport (RNN) 5 km from the centre of Rønne in the southwest of the island of Bornholm, with several regular flights to Copenhagen a day.
  • Esbjerg Airport (EBJ), a small airport in the west of Jutland with regular flights to Aberdeen and Stavanger.
  • Sønderborg Airport ([SGD), in the very south of Jutland with connections to Copenhagen.
  • Roskilde Airport (RKE), 7 km southeast of Roskilde and some 38 km southwest of Copenhagen, serves mainly air taxi and private business traffic.

3. Re-Tog: These are regional trains which stop at major stations only, continues as interregional trains outside Copenhagen local traffic area.

4. Bus Lines: There are over 400 Bus-lines in Copenhagen to serve the citizens and the tourist that visit the capital of Denmark. The two main Bus-terminals in Copenhagen is at the Town Hall Square and at the Central Station – where the most popular and busy public busses transport customers in and around Copenhagen every day and all year round.

Danish and international trains: Copenhagen Central Station provides Copenhagen with Intercity and Express trains across Denmark, as well as services to several international destinations. The train traffic to Hamburg is especially heavy, and other distant destinations can also be reached by daily international trains. Trains to southern and western Sweden depart every 20 minutes.

Sea

{mosimage}Rødbyhavn ferry terminal on Lolland: Denmark’s ports handle some 48 million passengers and 109 million tonnes of cargo per year.

Harbour

{mosimage}The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen harbour: The harbour of Copenhagen has largely lost its importance as an industrial harbour. In 2001 Copenhagen Harbour merged with the harbour in Malmö to create Copenhagen-Malmö Port. It has several functions, the most important being as a major cruise destination. In 2007 a record 286 cruise ships with 420,000 cruise passengers visited Copenhagen. 120 of these ships either started or ended the cruise in Copenhagen.[109] In 2008 these numbers grew further to 310 cruise ships and 560,000 passengers.[110] As a result of the growth in the cruise industry facilities asre being expanded and improved.[111] At the World Travel Awards in 2008, Copenhagen Port was named the number one cruise destination in Europe for the fifth year in a row.[112] Copenhagen is serviced by ferry lines to Oslo in Norway (called “Oslobåden”) with a daily connection[113] and to Świnoujście in Poland (called “Polensfærgerne”) with five weekly connections.[114].

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