4

I will be traveling from Copenhagen airport to Aarhus by train. I would like to make sure I get seats and also access to the wifi. So I have two questions:

  • If I book the tickets/seats online and the flight is delayed, is it valid on a later train?
  • Do you have to pay for the wifi on the train, and if so how do you buy it without a Danish phone?
6

(1) Some discounted tickets marketed as "DSB Orange" are only valid on a specific train, but ordinary tickets will be valid on any train no matter whether you have a matching seat reservation.

If you don't catch the train you have a reservation for, you will of course not be guaranteed a seat, but unless you run into the outbound commuter peak, your chances of finding a place to sit are excellent.

Most Danish trains don't require seat reservations; the exceptions are some InterCity Bornholm departures, which are not relevant for you.

(2) The wifi in intercity trains is free. There is a mandatory sign-on step, but it does not require a phone or even any credentials:

  • Sign on to the wifi network named "TDC".
  • Try to load any HTTP (not HTTPS) page; you will be redirected to a capture page in Danish.
  • Ignore all the text, and click the big red button marked "Klik her".
  • You now have internet connection.

(This answer typed on the train after trying out above procedure)

  • Thank you so much! So are the train tickets valid for an entire day? – felipa Apr 7 '17 at 19:41
  • @felipa: They're valid for one journey at any time of the day. – Henning Makholm Apr 7 '17 at 20:03
  • Just to double check, would a DSB minigroup ticket (Seat reservation included) also be valid for one journey at any time of the day? – felipa Apr 8 '17 at 8:13
  • 1
    @felipa: I called DSB and asked. The minigroup ticket must be used with seat reservations, but the ticket is not tied to a particular reservation. So if you miss the train, you can still use the minigroup ticket together with new reservations for a later departure (which cost 30 DKK per traveler). – Henning Makholm Apr 8 '17 at 11:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.