Getting around one way or another.
Are you considering moving to Denmark? We have already presented many convenient aspects of life in Denmark such as child benefits, the rich culture and public services, and this time we would like to show you another fundamental reason why so many of our candidates are passionate about relocating to the home of hygge.
Why is infrastructure important for you?
The infrastructure of a country might not sound too interesting for people who are just about to start a new life there, as it might seem to be a secondary factor compared to job opportunities, taxing, or education.
But let’s imagine an everyday scenario: it is a Monday morning, and you would like to drop off your kids at school, run errands or simply get to your workplace. Surely you are looking for the fastest, cheapest, most convenient route to reach your destination.
That’s where infrastructure becomes important for you: infrastructure includes the system of roads, the highways, and the different types of public transport too.
Bikes are the best
If you have ever been to Denmark, or just seen a picture of urban life there, you must have noticed the outstanding number of bicycles on the streets. That’s right, Danes are famous for taking the shorter trips by bicycle, that is why there is a complex system of bikeways that covers the whole country, providing a safe and fast travel experience from one place to the other.
As most of the residents have bikes, drivers pay extra attention to them on the busy city streets. If you worry about storing your bicycle, we can assure you that there are various garages and other facilities made only for your comfort and safety.
Denmark by car
The roads and streets in Denmark are of impeccable quality. Even though we previously stated that bikes are perhaps the most popular ways of commuting in Denmark, but the truth is that travelling by car is also common.
There are a few rules you should keep in mind before starting your own Fast and furious adventure on the Danish motorways. The general speed limits for ordinary private cars range from 110 to 130 km/h on motorways, 80 km/h on highways, and 50 km/h in residential areas. There may, however, be some local exceptions that you can learn from the signs placed on the side of the road.
From a financial perspective, driving by car is considered cheap in Denmark. Apart from the Storebæltsbroen (between Zealand and Funen) and the Øresund Bridge (between Copenhagen and Malmö), the entire motorway network can be used free of charge.
Perfect public transport
Another aspect of infrastructure, public transport is equally great and popular in Denmark. Many buses, trains and metro lines help you get from A to B. Around Copenhagen the famous S-tog – a local train network – is providing fast and punctual ways of commuting. DSB or Danske Statsbaner, the national railway company comes handy when planning a trip by train. You can find the most suitable option and book tickets on their official website.
Rejseplanen.dk is another useful tool to get around the country. There you can check all available travelling options from your point of departure to your destination. If you would like to learn more about the Danish public transport opportunities, we recommend the Borger.dk where you can also read about the different discounts on tickets and passes.
Flights and ferries
Given that Denmark consists of islands, domestic flights and cruises are also to be considered when planning a trip in or around Denmark. Many airports connect the bigger cities, and the coastal towns have ports for ferries and other ships. Taking the ferry might not be the most conventional way of commuting, but we assure you that the experience is worth a try.
After all, if you move to Denmark, you’ll have plenty of time to discover the numerous travelling opportunities. We wish you a safe journey, bon voyage!