Commuter Pass for long journeys

The Commuter Pass for long journeys is for those who travel more than 26 times (13 days with round trips) a month on the same line.

Commuter Pass for long journeys (9 zones or more) is a personal card for bus, train and Metro. Commuter Passes can be purchased for adults and for children, and also issued for first class travel.

Commuter Pass for 9 or more zones can be purchased:

Price calculation

The price for the Commuter Pass for 9 zones or more is calculated according to the ‘longest section of line’ (measured in zones) on the most natural travel route (see section 2.2). All travel routes in that travel relation are calculated equally based on this section of line.

Exceptions to price calculation

For a Commuter Pass of 9 or more zones with zone 1 as the starting or destination zone, or where zone 1 provides the basis for the price calculation of the ‘longest section of line’, the zone distance is lowered by 1 zone.

Similarly, zone distance is lowered by one zone in relationship to the price calculation for a Commuter Pass for more than 9 zones with zone 57 (St. Heddinge) as the starting or destination zone.

See the price for your Commuter Pass (only for 9 or more zones)

Using the map below, you can see the price of your Commuter Pass for long journeys with just a few clicks.

  • Select the zone in which you want to begin your journey.
  • Then select the zone you want to travel to.
  • Now you will see the zones you can use on your journey. Sometimes there may be multiple travel routes. The price of the Commuter Pass is shown in the upper left corner.

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Use and validity

For commuter journeys of 9 or more zones, the Commuter Pass is issued with an A-B travel relation (such as Næstved-Copenhagen) as well as a start zone and destination zone. Commuter Passes for long journeys are valid in the zones of the natural travel routes for the specified travel relation.

When making a purchase for a given route you will be directed to the natural travel route(s). The specific zones included in the natural travel route(s) do not appear on physical cards or on Rejsekort Commuter Pass. However, they appear on the Commuter Pass sold in apps.

For certain travel relations, ‘backward’ travel via a more remote zone to the destination will not be included in the validity, though Rejseplanen could suggest such a trip. If you want this type of expanded validity (for example, a Commuter Pass valid from Vipperød to Copenhagen must also be valid for travel via Holbæk), you must purchase your Commuter Pass for long journeys based on this more distant zone (in the example from Holbæk to Copenhagen).

The validity of a Commuter Pass is from 30 to 180 days. Both in the DOT and the DSB app, the validity period is a maximum of 59 days. The validity period starts at 00:00 on the first day of validity of the pass. The period ends at 4:00 after the last day of validity (at 23:59 for Commuter Card on Rejsekort).

Validity zones for Commuter Pass

In order to give customers the opportunity to have alternative travel routes between travel relations, the number of validity zones does not always correspond to the number of zones on which your price is calculated.

For example, you can pay for 10 zones but have 14 validity zones on your Commuter Pass. This is because the system has calculated the most natural travel routes between your starting zone and destination zone, and it has assigned validity zones that correspond to them.

Your price is calculated based on the longest sections of the most natural travel routes between your two selected destinations.

The most natural travel routes

When you buy a Commuter Pass for long journeys, you select a starting zone and a destination zone. For all combinations of starting and destination zones, the most natural travel routes have been calculated. There may be up to five natural travel routes for your choice of starting and destination zones.

A Commuter Pass is assigned validity zones based on these travel routes so that you can travel between your starting and destination zones in several different ways. This can be an advantage, for example, if there are traffic disturbances in one place you can choose to take another route.

The most natural travel routes are selected based on a combination of travel options with the shortest travel time, the fewest number of zones and most used routes.

When ordering a Commuter Pass for long journeys you will get information on which travel routes and zones you can use. The specific zones for which your Commuter Pass is valid do not appear on the physical Commuter Pass or on a Rejsekort Commuter Pass. On a mobile Commuter Pass you can see which zones your card is valid for. Using the commuter zone map (above) you can see which validity zones are associated with a Commuter Pass for long journeys from one starting zone to one destination zone.

Principles for natural travel routes

When you select a Commuter Pass for long journeys (9 or more zones), natural travel routes will be allocated – that is, zones for which your Commuter Pass is valid so that you can get from A to B. For example, journeys between Køge and Copenhagen are travelled both along Køge Bugt and via Roskilde.

The price for a Commuter Pass for long travel relations is now determined as a starting point according to the ‘straight line’ principle – i.e. the shortest possible number of zones from A to B – in the same way as journeys with Rejsekort are calculated. However, there are two exceptions:

  • If the natural travel route between the starting and destination zone means that the travel route travels further from the starting point than the destination zone (angle travel), payment is calculated on the longest leg of the travel relation. For example, a Commuter Pass for between Holbæk and Ballerup will be valid for travel via Copenhagen – and therefore priced for Holbæk – Copenhagen.
  • If the Commuter Pass starts and ends in zone 001 (Copenhagen) or 057 (Store Heddinge), the price will be reduced by one zone.

Journey extension with extension ticket

When you travel beyond the area in which your Commuter Pass is valid, you can buy an extension of the journey by purchasing a ticket for the missing zone(s). The extension must be presented along with the Commuter Pass to be valid.

Journey extension beyond 1 zone is purchased as a single ticket valid from the zone where the Commuter Pass is no longer valid. The journey extension is considered as a separate journey, where the time validity corresponds to the stated time on the ticket that extends the journey. A ticket to extend the journey beyond one zone can be purchased as a regular single ticket (also via advance sale) in ticket machines, in the DOT Mobilbilletter app and in serviced sales outlets.

Children

The Commuter Pass for children and adolescents under the age of 16 are sold on the same terms as the Commuter Pass for adults.

Special requirements

The Commuter Pass for children and adolescents can be used until you reach the age of 16. You must pay the adult price from the age of 16. Children and adolescents can only purchase personal passes (applies to Commuter Cards on all media, mobile and Rejsekort) in advance if the pass enters into force before they turn 16. The pass can only be valid 30 days after the age of 16 (not including date of birthday).

With a Commuter Pass, you can bring a child under age 12 along for free.

Read more about travel regulations for children

Reimbursement

Find information about refund for commuter pass

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