Most travelers and expats are always on the hunt for Budget Denmark Tips and that is why I have collected these gems for you. To help you save money.
It will be no surprise that, when you visit or move to a new country, there will be lots of new things to learn. Most of the daily things that Danes take for granted can be major obstacles for someone just arriving in Denmark.
On these pages, I will try to help you learn how to do those things and save money, so you can spend more time enjoying your stay. Check back often and see what new and interesting things have been added.
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Budget Denmark Tips #1: Airport Transfers
One of the first obstacles that you will encounter is public transportation, like riding the trains. To learn how to decipher the train schedules, zone maps and routes, just click on the photo of the train.
Did you know that you can save 50% of your train fare from the airport to Copenhagen by doing one simple thing? Check out the tip below.
Okay, you have arrived at the main terminal of Kastrup Airport and you want to get to downtown Copenhagen the quickest, easiest and cheapest way possible.
There are several ways to get to your destination. You can catch a taxi (about 300 kroner to the city center) or an airport limo right outside the main doors of the airport. Some hotels do have a free courtesy car, so check with your hotel before you leave on your trip and see if they offer this service.
There are also buses, but if you are not sure where you are going or have not been given specific details on which bus to take, I would steer clear of them for the time being.
The best way is the train. There are plenty of signs pointing to the trains. When you exit the baggage area, just go straight. When you get to the end of the hall, take a left down the escalator and the trains are there.
Now before you head to the trains, you'll need a ticket, and this is where you can either save some money or get taken for a ride. Think about getting a Copenhagen Card which includes free travel on public transportation within the city and also discounts and free entry to many attractions and restaurants. There are also ticket machines located at the stations, but you should learn how to use them before you get there.
There is also a ticket booth located right before you get the escalator down to the metro and trains. The booth says "DSB" on the top and is located in the center of the hall right before the escalator to the trains. You can buy a single ticket from the DSB office, which will cost 36 kroner.
The another option was a mobile klippekort, but you need to get an app from DSB. This is not always possible for tourists but if you are expat - check out this new form of klippekort.
There are several mobile apps where you can buy online tickets via your phone but it does require having a danish bank account. If you have danish friends or relatives picking you up, make sure they use these apps and you will find the tickets are cheaper than buying a regular ticket from the machines.
Budget Denmark Tips #2: Accommodations in Copenhagen
You will soon realize that after your accommodations, that eating will be your next highest expense, but it does not have to ruin your holiday. There are ways to cut down the cost of eating out in Denmark. Check out budget dining in Denmark.
Budget Denmark Tips #3: Shopping on a budget
When shopping it will help to know where you can find a bargain and where goods cost more. Of course quality does cost, so depending on your budget and needs, take a look at our Budget Shopping Tips Page.
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Budget Denmark Tips #4: Eating on a budget
If you are ever near an IKEA, they always have really low prices on meals. This is a marketing scheme they have for getting more people into their stores and it works.
The stores offer you two options (usually). They have a cafeteria/restaurant, where you can get a variety of meals, drinks and desserts or they have their fast food area, where you can get pizza slices, hotdogs, drinks and variety of snacks for super good prices (for example: 10 kroner for a hotdog and drink).
Many times they will also have early morning offers on Saturdays or Sundays.
See more budget eating tips here.
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Nov 19, 17 10:11 AM
There are many international schools in Denmark where teaching is carried out in either English, French or German, while still teaching Danish as a mandatory subject.
Nov 19, 17 10:03 AM
This was very informative. Thank you. While on vacation in Sonder Vissing, I payed to have a small local shop mail my souvenirs back to my home in the
Oct 24, 17 12:55 PM
Dental care in Denmark is partially covered by the danish health system, but you will need to pay 60% of the total bill.