The metro, bus and train services have a fully integrated ticket system in Copenhagen and Zealand.

For example: When you buy a ticket for the metro you can use it on the buses and trains as well. 

And you can bring along two children under 12 years on your adult ticket free of charge.

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You can purchase tickets at most train stations, in a number of kiosks and from the metro ticket machines located in all metro stations. The machines accept Danish coins and all major credit cards. You can also buy a ticket on the bus, but you need to pay in cash in Danish kroner.

Alternatively you can purchase a ticket by downloading the mobile app 'DOT Mobilbilletter' for local tickets in and around Copenhagen. Choose English as the language in the app.

Download the DOT Mobilbilletter app here:

App Store

Google Play

You can also buy some tickets online - read more about the options below.

Single tickets 

Buy a single ticket, if you only need the one ride. You need three zones from the airport to the city center

Tickets can be bought: 

  • At the ticket machines on metro and train stations. The machines take Danish kroner and major credit cards.
  • In the bus – but you need to be able to pay in cash in Danish kroner. 

City Pass

If you buy a City Pass, you can travel as much as you like on the metro, bus and train in central Copenhagen (zones 1-4), and to and from the airport. The card comes in four versions: 24, 48, 72 and 120 hrs.

Buy a City Pass

Copenhagen card 

With a Copenhagen card in hand, you can travel free of charge in the Greater Copenhagen area (zones 1-99). There is also free entry to about 75 museums and attractions, and discounts on restaurants, car hire, shops and sights. The card comes in four versions: 24, 48, 72 and 120 hrs.

Buy a Copenhagen Card

Children travel for free

Children under 12 years travel free of charge on buses, in the Metro and other trains in the metropolitan area, if they are accompanied by a paying adult. The limit is two non-paying children per adult. You can buy children’s tickets for children under 16 years.

2 and 3 zones in Copenhagen

The ticket system is based on a number of zones. For example: The trip from the airport to the centre covers 3 zones. When travelling around in the inner city, you will usually need only 2 zones.

Don’t travel without a ticket 

You cannot buy tickets on the metro train or any other train, so please buy a ticket before you get on. If not, you may face a fine of DKK 750.