Public transportation in Copenhagen
Public transportation in Copenhagen Reviews
Public transportation in Copenhagen Apr 15, 2011
In Copenhagen, all public transportation is paid for depending on how many "zones" there is between where you start and where you end up. If you buy a ticket for 2 Zones, you can travel with all different types of public transportation (bus, metro or city train) on the same ticket and it's allowed to combine them as much as you want within a certain time limit (usually from 1-3 hours).
The trick is, that while the zone system is simple enough (just look at the map on display at any station) and count the number of zones (the distance is even color coded, so as soon as you know the system it's easy to see how many zones are needed), the number of zones to go from A to B is not always the same as the return trip from B to A.
As a tourist, you should always check how many zones you need, even if you believe you "know" it because you have taken the trip before. Ticket inspectors in Copenhagen are quite stern and usually don't make any exceptions for tourists who misunderstands how the system works.
If you want to save some money, the first sunday every month all rides with the city Trains (not the metro or busses) are free. So for a longer excursion around in greater Copenhagen, that day is perfect if you're on a budget!
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