Travel & Transportation

It will cost around $1000 for a round trip flight to Copenhagen from the Twin Cities. Denmark is also easily reachable by ferry, bus and train due to its proximity to the rest of Scandinavia and Western Europe.

Getting Around


Denmark_CyclistsIt’s easy to travel with a bike anywhere in Denmark, even when you’re not riding it, as bicycles can readily be taken on ferries and trains for a modest fee. Be aware on DSB trains, reservations should be made at least three hours prior to departure because bikes generally travel in a separate section of the train. Cyclists are well catered for in Denmark and there are excellent cycling routes throughout the main islands.

If you prefer to leave your bike at home, it’s easy to hire bikes throughout Denmark. Prices average around 60/300kr per day/week for something basic. Note that helmets are not included with most hired bicycles. Always lock up your bike, especially if you’re traveling with an expensive model, as bike theft is common, particularly in larger cities such as Copenhagen and Aarhus.

Local transport

Taxis are generally readily available for hire throughout Denmark in city centers, near major shopping centers and at train stations. If you see a taxi with a lit fri sign, you can wave it down, but you can always phone for a taxi as well.

Fares average around 23kr at flag fall and 11.50kr per kilometer (15.80kr at night and at weekends). Tipping is not needed because a service charge is included in the fare


Denmark_Train StationDenmark has a reliable train system with reasonable fares and frequent services. Most long-distance trains on major routes operate at least hourly throughout the day. DSB runs virtually all trains in Denmark.

Standard fares are about 2kr per kilometer, with the highest fare possible between any two points in Denmark topping out at just 390kr. The reservation fee for seats is 20kr.

Passport and Travel Documentation

Denmark is a party to the Schengen Agreement. You may enter the country for up to 90 days on your U.S. passport for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay.

If you are coming to Denmark to study, your student visa will allow you to enter Denmark 30 days prior to the start of your study program and remain for 14 days after the end of your program.

If you would like to study at a college of further education etc. in Denmark, you must have been granted a residence permit before your arrival in Denmark. To be granted a residence permit, you must be able to document that you have been enrolled on a course of further education which is approved by a state authority and that you can support yourself during your stay. You must also be able to speak and understand Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German at a reasonable level.