Bicycles, animals and baggage

You need to buy a bicycle ticket when you bring a bicycle on the train, bus and Metro. However, bicycles do not require a ticket on S-trains, harbour buses and the Local Train in North Zealand.

You can buy bicycle tickets here:

The price of a bicycle ticket depends on how many zones you are travelling in. Tandem bicycles require two bicycle tickets. 

Remember bicycle tickets for large scooters and foldable bicyckles

If your foldable bicycle or scooter is larger than 100x60x30 cm. it corresponds to bringing a bicycle, and you therefore need a valid bicycle ticket.

Rules for bringing bicycles and scooters

You may bring your bicycle and scooter on the train, metro, harbour bus and on most buses. See the exceptions for the buses below.

If there are time restrictions, it is not permitted to complete the journey with the bicycle or scooter even if you boarded before the time restriction started.

One bicycle or scooter may be brought per person, and only if there is sufficient space. The staff assesses whether there is sufficient space.

It is free to bring your bicycle in the S-train and the harbour buses as well as in the Localtrain in Northern Zealand (Frederiksværkbanen, Lille Nord, Nærumbanen, Gribskovbanen and Hornbækbanen). In other trains, buses and metro you need a bicycle ticket.

Read more about bicycle tickets
Bicycles and scooters on the bus

You may bring your bicycle or scooter on most buses.

You can bring your bicycle or scooter for free on the harbour bus. In other buses, remember to buy a ticket for your bicycle or scooter – the driver can help check the bicycle or scooter into your Rejsekort. Alternatively, you can buy a bicycle ticket on the DOT mobile tickets app. A bicycle ticket for 8 zones costs DKK 13.

The bicycle or scooter must be placed in the middle of the bus and attached with a harness.

There is maximum capacity of two units per bus unless otherwise indicated on the bus. A unit is a bicycle, scooter, wheelchair or pram. The customer who boarded first has priority.

On the following bus lines you are not allowed to bring a bicycle or scooter:

  • All bus routes with numbers from 1A to 98N - 24 hours a day (except 5C and E-buses)
  • E- and S-buses and 5C during peak hours on weekdays (7.00 - 9.00 and 15.30 - 17.30). NOTE: It is not permitted to complete your journey with a bicycle or scooter even if you boarded before the time limit started.
  • Bus lines: 132, 133, 137, 139, 151, 152, 160, 161, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 176, 179, 182, 183, 184, 185, 555, 571, 572, 585, 586, 666, 752, 755, 771, 772, 773, 774, 791, 792, 851, 993
Bicycles and scooters on the S-train

You can bring your bicycles or scooter on the S-train during all hours of operation.

However, you must not get off or on with a bicycle or scooter at Nørreport Station on weekdays between 7.00 and 9.00 and between 15.30 and 17.30.

You are not permitted to bring bicycles or scooters on train buses that are used as substitutes during track work or route changes.

Bicycles and scooters on the metro

You need to buy a bicycle ticket when you bring your bicycle or scooter on the Metro.

Bicycles and scooters are not permitted on the Metro on weekdays between 7.00 and 9.00 and between 15.30 and 17.30.

Bicycles and scooters on the regional train, InterCity, InterCity Lyn and Øresund train

You can bring your bicycle or scooter on the S-train during all hours of operation.

You need to buy a bicycle ticket when you bring your bicycle or scooter on the regional train, InterCity, InterCity Lyn and Øresund train.

For journeys across the Great Belt (Storebælt), you also need to buy a ticket for your bicycle or scooter during the summer holiday period from 1 May to 31 August (both days included).

You are not permitted to bring bicycles or scooters on train buses that are used as substitutes during track work or route changes.

There are special rules and prices for bringing bicycles and scooters on trains between Denmark and Germany.

Bicycles and scooters on the Local Train

If you are bringing a bicycle or scooter on the Local Train, you need to buy a bicycle ticket when you travel on the following lines: Holbæk-Nykøbing Sj., Tølløse-Slagelse, Køge-Rødvig, Køge-Faxe Ladeplads or Nykøbing F.- Nakskov.

It is free of charge to bring a bicycle on Local Train lines in North Zealand.

Foldable bicycles, children’s bicycles, cargo bikes, etc.

Folding bicycles

You may bring folding bicycles that occupy less than 30 x 60 x 100 cm on trains, buses and Metro in the Copenhagen Metropolitan area without the purchase of a bicycle ticket.

The bicycle must be transported folded throughout the journey and kept fully covered.

Children’s bicycles

Children’s bicycles are considered to be toys, and are therefore free to bring if they do not exceed baggage measurements (30 x 60 x 100 cm), and if there is at least one paying customer accompanying the children’s bicycle.

Bicycle trailers and large bicycles

In general, you may not bring bicycle trailers, Christiania bikes, long john bikes, cargo bikes and other large bikes on the bus, train and metro.

Special bikes can, however, be brought on the DSB Øresund train across Øresund between Tårnby and Hyllie stations.

It is not permitted to bring special bikes on other parts of the DSB Øresund line.

Segways and petrol vehicles

It is not permitted to bring Segways or vehicles powered by petrol or other highly flammable fuel.

Tandem bicycles

You cannot bring a tandem bicycle on the Metro, buses, local rail trains and international trains.

Tandem bicycles can be brought on S-trains and Øresund trains.

In the case of Regional trains, Interregional trains, InterCity and InterCityLyn, tandem bicycles may be brought on certain trains when there is sufficient access and the personnel consider there to be sufficient space available.

The price is 2 times the price that would be paid for a regular bicycle.

Customers on DSB trains who are covered by the Escort Scheme or have identification cards from the Danish Association of the Blind or the Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted (IBOS) pay the same fare for a tandem bicycle as for a regular bicycle.

Rules for luggage

You may bring suitcases, backpacks, bags or the like free of charge if there is room for them. The dimensions of the individual piece of luggage must not exceed 30 x 60 x 100 cm. The staff may give further instructions on where to put the luggage. Whether there is enough room and whether the luggage is a nuisance are always determined by the staff.

You may bring musical instruments, children’s scooters, foldable wheelchairs, skis and poles, snowboards, small sleds and toboggans if they do not create a nuisance.

Folding bicycles can also be taken on board in packaging. The packaging must completely enclose the bicycle. Folding bicycle trailers where wheels are removed can also be taken. The total size of a folding bicycle or trailer must not exceed the carry-on baggage size.

The companies only transport the baggage that the individual customer can take with them.

Rules for animals

Small dogs and other small animals carried in a bag or cage are regarded as hand luggage and may be taken free of charge. The dimensions of the bag or cage must not exceed 30 x 60 x 100 cm and the animal must remain in the bag or cage during the journey.

If you are travelling with a dog that is too big to fit in a bag, a cage or the like you must purchase a children’s ticket for the dog. The dog must be on the floor during the entire journey, and it must be kept on a leash and be under your control. Guide dogs or service dogs may always be taken on board free of charge. The dog must carry the symbol ‘man with white stick’, ‘dog’s head and hand’ or an ID vest (provided the customer can show a special ID card for the dog).

Customers with animals must show consideration for other customers and follow instructions from staff. The animal must not behave in a threatening manner and is not permitted on the seats.

Metro

In consideration of customers with allergies, dogs are not permitted on the 6 front and back seats in the train. One dog per person may be taken on the Metro.

Train

On some trains, animals are referred to specific sections. See the train signage.

When travelling with InterCity or InterCityLyn trains, buy a place ticket for your dog. This way, you make sure that there is room for the dog on the floor in front of the seat.

Buses

You cannot bring dogs on A-buses, with the exception of small dogs carried in a bag or transport box. Dogs can always be taken on A-buses in Køge, Roskilde, Næstved, Ringsted, Holbæk and Helsingør.

Large dogs cannot be taken on other buses in Greater Copenhagen in zones 1-4, 30-33 and 40-44 on weekdays between 07.00 and 09.00 or between 15.30 and 17.30.

The front half of the bus is an animal-free area. You may bring a maximum of one dog per person.