University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
5230 Odense M
Rooms: To be announced
Getting to Odense
Odense is located about 170km (105 miles) west from Copenhagen. If you will be arriving by plane, the best way is to fly to Copenhagen Airport and take a train via Copenhagen. If you arrive to Copenhagen by train, then you can take a direct train from Copenhagen H (the Copenhagen central station) to Odense. The trip takes between 1.5-2 hours and trains run about every half hour every day of the week. You can find itineraries on the following website, choosing “Copenhagen Airport” as departure and “Odense St.” as destination: www.rejseplanen.dk/bin/query.exe/en
You can purchase train tickets online on the Rejseplanen, at the ticket counter at the airport, or from ticket machines at train stations. All major credit cards are accepted, but you will need a credit/debit card with a PIN in order to buy tickets at the ticket counter and at ticket machines. If you have a swipe-only credit card, it may be better to buy the tickets online beforehand. Please note that the card you use for an online purchase may be demanded as a form of ID by ticket controllers on the train.
Tickets are valid on any train between the chosen departure and destination on the chosen date. When buying the ticket, you have the option to make a seat reservation (seat ticket). You need to explicitly ask for this option, whether you buy your ticket online, at the ticket counter or from a ticket machine. The seat can be in one of three zones: standard, family zone (child-friendly), or silent zone. The seat reservation, unlike the train ticket, is only valid for the specific itinerary chosen. We recommend reserving a seat, especially if travelling during rush hour, as trains may get crowded.
If traveling from Copenhagen Airport, exit the airport security area after the baggage claim and walk straight out. You will enter a hall with check-in counters. Toward the end of the hall, on your right, you will see a big sign “DSB,” which indicates the location of the ticket counters. Ticket machines are placed around that area as well. To access the train platform, walk further down the same hall and take the escalators on the left to platform 2.
Getting to SDU by bus from Odense railway station
Use the Journey Planner to see departure times and public transport connections.
Use the Map of bus lines in Odense (pdf) to find your line.
You enter the bus at the front and buy your ticket from the driver. A single ticket costs DKK 24. Remember to have cash, or use the FynBus app.
NOTE: Buses 41-44 run from the railway station to SDU