Danske Statsbaner (DSB) operate the national rail service, throughout Denmark; also offering many cross border trains into neighbouring countries, linking to Sweden via Malmo and Germany via the train ferry from Rodby to Puttgarten. You can use the DSB online timetable to plan your trip. PDF downloads are available for all DSB Routes in Denmark as well as Full DSB PDF timetables for the whole country.
A comprehensive list of both passenger and freight operators in Denmark can be found on the helpful Railfan Europe website’s Denmark page.
Train times and Tickets
Booking tickets for travel within Denmark can be done at stations. Tickets are also available online, information regarding the ticket types, validity and periods available is here. The very handy 24 hour ticket for Copenhagen is excellent value for money. If you only require reservations for either Interrail, Eurail or railway staff passes then this can be done via phone to the DB office in London.
If choosing to use an Interrail pass, either for just within Denmark, or to pass through Denmark, all the relevant details on the passes, including the different types/lengths of validity available, can be found on the InterRail website.
For those travelling from outside Europe then the Eurail Pass is your ticket to Europe, details of which can be found on EU Rail’s website.
Finally travel in Europe can be made a lot simpler by using the very, very, helpful smartphone app courtesy of Eurail. This app is available both online and offline and is always up to date (well it has been for the countries I’ve used it in; including for any planned engineering works); for me it was an essential part of my travel in Europe. This app is linked to the Hafas system, which countries like Germany, Austria & Switzerland use for their train planning online tool. Eurail has done what the individual countries haven’t though and made it available offline.
For the Rail Enthusiast
A comprehensive list of Danish Locomotives by their respective railway system can be found on the Railfaneurope website’s Denmark page.. This also explains a bit the various operators of the network and how they have amalgamated over the years.
A detailed map/atlas of the Nordic Railway Systems, which includes Denmark, is available from European Railway Atlas.