Get around Denmark on a budget
Travel for free
If you walk or bicycle, you can eliminate transport costs entirely, and Denmark is well-suited for both ramblers and cyclists. Denmark has a comprehensive network of walking and cycling routes that offer both a safe and easy way to get around. The relative distances in Denmark mean that you’re never far away from the next supermarket or lodgings. If you are to cross the Great Belt (“Storebælt”) or the Øresund Bridge you will need to buy a bus or train ticket, as you’re not allowed to use those bridges on foot or by bicycle.
You can always try to hitchhike. It is not that common place an activity in Denmark, but not against the law. Being sensible and using your judgement is always recommendable, but hitchhiking in Denmark is generally not considered a dangerous activity.
City bikes in Denmark
Free to use city bikes are currently being offered in Frederikshavn, Aalborg, Aarhus and other cities. The Copenhagen equivalent will be re-launched in autumn 2013, but will not be completely free to use.
Cheap train travel in Denmark
You can save a lot of money when travelling by train in Denmark. Especially when crossing the Great Belt, which entitle you to buy so-called “Orange billetter” on selected departures. There are other forms of discounted tickets available, including the senior tickets with up to 50% off and tickets for young people. Kids under 12 years old travel for free with an adult. Consult Danish Railways DSB's site for more information on cheap train tickets.