Rejsekort (travel card) is an electronic ticketing system for travelling by bus, train and metro. Rejsekort unites the different transport operators, travel zones, ticketing systems and discount schemes into a common system, which makes it easier for passengers to use public transport services in Denmark.
How does it work?
The travel card is a so-called smart card with an integrated chip that can communicate with card readers and portable units used by the ticket checkers. The chip, the card readers, and the portable units make it possible to register and settle the customers’ fares.
You buy a travel card and fill it with money as you travel. You can fill up your card manually on rejsekort.dk.
With a personal travel card (rejsekort personligt) or a travel card flex (rejsekort flex), you can use self-service on www.rejsekort.dk/. Here you can fill up your card, get an overview of your travels, and block your card if you should lose it. With these types of cards, you can get a fill-up service to ensure that your card is always filled and ready for use.
Check in and travel – check out and pay
You must have money on your travel card in order to check in. As soon as you have checked in, your fare starts. You must check in every time you change from one means of transportation to another, i.e. if you change from one bus to another, from a bus to a train, etc. You do not need to check out when you change means of transportation, but you must check out when you reach your final destination and want to end your journey.
When you check out, you can see the price of the fare and the balance on your travel card.
If you forget to check out, you can use the app Check Ud for iOS and Android to check out for up to 10 days after the journey.
The price of a journey with a travel card is determined by your type of card, the duration of the journey, the time of your journey, the location of the journey, and the frequency of your journeys.
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