More metro costs a little bit more

When the City Circle Line opens, the Metro travel surcharge will come into effect. Learn more about what that means for you.

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Soon you will be getting even more Metro with three lines and a total of 37 metro stations. This will make it easier and faster for you to get around the city. And it will cost a little more. The legal framework for the City Circle Line stipulates that, when it opens, a surcharge must be levied. This surcharge will be imposed from the day on which the City Circle Line opens.

What does that mean for you?

The easiest thing is to look at the ticket you are travelling with today. Click for a list below.

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Season Pass Rejsekort
  • You will pay DKK 1.60 extra for one Metro journey.
  • You will pay a maximum of DKK 80 for a 30-day period.
  • You will get a 20% discount on the surcharge outside of peak hours.
  • You must check in at a Rejsekort card reader. There are card readers in all Metro stations.

Tip: You have a flexible solution and can travel inexpensively on buses, trains and the Metro.

Mobile Commuter Pass
  • You will get a DKK 80 surcharge for 30 days, or you can deselect the Metro from your options when you renew the period.
  • You can save money with a Rejsekort with Season Pass, if you travel by Metro fewer than 50 times within 30 days.
  • Bestil pendler kombi her

Tip: If you deselect the metro from your Season Pass you must remember to buy an extension ticket (DKK 12 per journey) if you want to use your Season Pass for the metro.

Rejsekort Commuter Pass
  • You will get a DKK 80 surcharge for 30 days, or you can deselect the Metro from your options when you renew the period.
  • You can save money with a Rejsekort with Season Pass, if you travel by Metro fewer than 50 times within 30 days.
  • Bestil pendler kombi her

Tip: If you deselect the metro from your Season Pass you must remember to buy an extension ticket (DKK 12 per journey) if you want to use your Season Pass for the metro.

Rejsekort (travel card) - adult
  • You will pay DKK 1.60 extra for one Metro journey.
  • You get a 20% discount on both the surcharge and the fare outside of peak hours.
  • You must check in at a Rejsekort card reader. There are card readers in all Metro stations.

Tip: Consider a Rejsekort with Season Pass if you travel more than 26 times on the same route within 30 days.

Single ticket and other tickets
  • There is no price increase.

Tip: The Rejsekort (travel card) is always cheaper than a single ticket – even with the surcharge. Order your Rejsekort here

Rejsekort (travel card) - children, disabled and dogs

The surcharge is half-price for children (0-15 years), disabled persons and accompanied dogs.

City Pass

There is no price increase.

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Facts about the Metro surcharge

  • In the 2005 principal agreement regarding the establishment of a City Circle Line, and in the City Circle Line’s 2007 legal framework, it was decided that a surcharge would be charged for Metro customers when the City Circle Line opened.

  • The surcharge is intended as part of the financing of the City Circle Line.

  • Only passengers using the Metro will pay the surcharge.

  • The surcharge is DKK 1.60 during peak hours and DKK 1.28 outside peak hours. The amount is added to the normal fare, and customers just have to check in and out as they usually do.

  • The Rejsekort Commuter Pass allows passengers to deselect Metro. If you do not deselect Metro, the surcharge costs DKK 80 for 30 days.

  • Rejsekort with Season Pass holders do not pay a special surcharge in advance, but DKK 1.60/1.28 extra will be charged per journey with a maximum ceiling of DKK 80 for 30 days.

Did you know...

  • The Metro runs continuously around the clock and boasts high customer satisfaction. In 2018, more than 65 million passengers chose to use the Metro. On an average week more than 1.3 million passengers use the Metro. 99.2% of the departures are on time.

  • The City Circle Line will provide Copenhagen with a total of 17 new Metro stations, so the total number will be 37 stations. At nine of the stations, passengers can switch to S-trains and regional trains. More Metro helps to provide a better connection across the buses, trains and Metro.

  • A Metro train has a top speed of 80 km per hour, and with stops the average speed is 40 km per hour through the city.