Leaving Your Trip in NYBORG

This page offers help (concrete or informational) on leaving your trip. Topics include...

  1. Where you leave your trip (see immediately below)
  2. The closest airports
  3. Our “Access Packages,” designed to help you get to them.
  4. Suggestions on how to time your ongoing travel, whether you are having us arrange it, or doing it yourself.
  5. Service information regarding train travel from your trip end location.
  6. Suggested post-trip visits, especially when these are not geographically obvious, but are rendered economical and convenient by direct rail connections.
  7. Hopefully helpful hints for those setting up their own travel from the trip.

If you wish to arrange some or all of your travel through us, please tell us what by means of this response questionnaire, designed to collect all the information we need to be able to book your travel.


1. WHERE and WHEN Do You Leave Your Trip?
Your trip disbands in Nyborg on Saturday afternoon, at the end of a full riding day.  Nyborg is a small city on the east coast of Fyn (the big island that sits roughly in the middle of the country).

If you wish to arrange your own ongoing travel (in other words, you do not want to set up any ongoing travel arrangements through us), a couple of hints regarding ongoing travel are offered at the bottom of this page.  Otherwise...


2. The CLOSEST AIRPORTS
For intercontinental service, Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport is the obvious choice (flights to everywhere).
If it doesn’t suit for some reason, a Sunday flight from any of Stockholm, Oslo, or regional Danish airports could work.

Discount European flights serve Arhus and Esbjerg, both of which can be reached by direct train in a couple of hours.  See “Service Information,” below, for details.


3. Our ACCESS PACKAGES
as of March 26, 2015

Our Access Package includes a train to Copenhagen, and a hotel night there on Saturday night.  Alternate packages are available to London.

Base (Starting) Access Package Price:  850 Danish Crowns (DkK).
To see what this means in your currency, look here:  http://www.bluemarble.org/CurrencyConv.html

Availability is not guaranteed.  We have three hotels in Copenhagen, but it can happen that all of them are booked.  Book as soon as you can be sure of your plans.  If you then need to cancel, cancellation charges are 170 DkK until two weeks prior to the start of your trip, 390 DkK until the day before.  No refunds are available for same-day or no-show cancellations.

Included:

  • A Saturday train to Copenhagen Central Station.
    The ticket is in a fare category that allows you to board the next departing train, regardless of when you arrive at the station, to avoid putting any pressure on the cycling day.
  • A seat reservation on any train which requires one.
  • A hotel in Copenhagen, based on shared occupancy.
    Our usual Copenhagen hotels are clean, very well-located... and simple.  Cheery shoe box-sized rooms offer private ensuite facilities, but there is a bit of a high-end youth hostal feel to these places.  This is a choice on our part:  spending money on Scandinavian hotels is very easy, and you won’t need our help to do it.  Conversely, finding affordable lodging without some major defect is tough.  Our view:  your time in Copenhagen is not best spent in your hotel room.   Thus spending too much on it is a misallocation of resources.  But, if you aren’t too close to 2,500 DkK, get on your favorite search engine, and book the Palace!  We do offer an upgraded “superior” room at our usual place, at an extra cost.  Same utilitarian design, but less like a ship’s cabin....
    Prices include taxes, and the credit card surcharge of 3% applied to all invoices.
  • Buffet Breakfast on Sunday morning.
  • All taxes, booking charges, credit card usage charges, “green fees” (Yes, this is a common charge in Denmark.  No, we don’t know what it means.), “invoice charges”...  in other words, no add-on surprises.

Options Offered at an Extra Cost (subject to availability)
Prices are in addition to the “Base” Access Package Price.
For a general discussion of train upgrades, see here.  Topics include the relative comfort of 1st versus 2nd class, and different types of accommodation available on overnight trains.

  • Single Room in Copenhagen:  +180 DkK.
  • “Superior” Room in Copenhagen:  +195 DkK per room, single or double.
    Same utilitarian design, but less ship's cabin-like....
  • Extra nights in Copenhagen:   +635 DkK single, +935 DkK twin.
    Prices include buffet breakfast, taxes, all fees, the credit card surcharge of 3% normally applied to all invoices.
  • Tickets on to Oslo or Stockholm from Copenhagen.
    - By Sunday daylight train:  +699 DkK 2nd class, +975 DkK 1st class (1st cl. only available to Stockholm).
    These are discount rates that are usually, but not always, available.
  • 1st class train tickets to Copenhagen (in lieu of 2nd class):  +150 DkK.
  • Sunday tickets to London:  1,275 DkK if you are also purchasing tickets from London at the start of your trip, 1,375 DkR if not, or if you prefer a changeable ticket (if you prefer 1st class on the Eurostar channel tunnel TGV from Brussels to London, 1,675 DkK or 2,075 DkK; 1st class tickets include meal service).
  • Sunday overnight trains run to a great variety of destinations in Continental Europe (Paris, Prague, etc.).  A flat fare of 995 DkK applies, including a couchette (sleeping car upgrades available), provided you are on a trip of 2 or more weeks, or arrived in Denmark by train on a ticket purchased through us (1,195 DkK - 1,375 DkK otherwise).

Alternate Arrangements, in lieu of our usual packages (subject to availability)
Prices are complete (in other words, they are not in addition to the “Base” Access Package Price).

  • Saturday evening train to Copenhagen, no hotel:  309 DkK 2nd class, 458 DkK 1st class.


4. TIMING Your Trip
Saturday is a full and enjoyable riding day, and should not be rushed.  If you are headed to Copenhagen, we suggest that you not pre-book a train, but rather enjoy a relaxing day, and get to Nyborg “when you get there.”  Trains to Copenhagen run every 30 minutes, and the trip is quick. 


5. Service Information
Schedules are approximate – exact timetables can be consulted at http://www.raileurope.com/index.html
Best trains are mentioned.  Others are slower or have multiple connections.

  • To Copenhagen, downtown or airport.  Half-hourly trains.... Journey time is a shade over an hour.
  • To Oslo.  An 8-hour Sunday trip, with morning and midday departures from Copenhagen, and a connection in Goteborg (Sweden).. 
  • To Stockholm.  Service every two hours, a 6-hour trip.  Or, spend Sunday in Copenhagen and use the overnight sleeper train to Stockholm.  Wastes less time than flying, and saves a hotel night.
  • To London.  From Copenhagen, early morning to late at night. 
  • To Paris, Switzerland, northern Italy, Munich... daily departures from Copehagen at 5p, with a 10p connection in Hamburg or Hannover, and morning arrivals at destinations.


6. Suggested POST-TRIP VISITS
Copenhagen, Oslo, the Norwegian fjords...  there is a nice overnight boat to the west coast of Norway (Bergen). 


7. Hints on TRAVELLING INDEPENDENTLY After the Trip
Guests subscribing to an “Access Package” need not read this section.

See also “Timing Your Trip” and “Service Information,” above, as either of these may additionally help.

We gladly provide travel consulting (schedule or routing information) concerning post-trip individual travel.  In particular, we have invested a great deal to become railway experts.  Our service fees are reasonable: a 20 € charge for all but the most complex projects – or the most simple (for instance, only a 10 € charge applies if the service is limited to the preparation of a routine rail ticket).  You will generally find them well-justified by the time they will save you in research, standing on line, overpaying for your tickets, or all three.

But, for some, this type of research is fun.  So, here are some hints, intended to start off hardened “do-it-yourselfers.”

Trains. Schedules for all routes can be consulted on this web site:
http://www.raileurope.com/us/rail/point_to_point/triprequest.htm

Nyborg is linked to Copenhagen via half-hourly train, to Hamburg (Germany) every two hours (via a connection in Kolding).  Trains to the rest of the continent depart from Hamburg.  Travellers to Oslo will go north, via Malmo in Sweden, or via overnight boat.

Planes.  Ryanair flys to London from Arhus, about 2 hours from Nyborg by train.  Copenhagen’s is the closest “real” airport, and trains run there directly from Nyborg in 90 minutes.


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