Eurail Sweden Pass (free travel to and from CPH??)

I use the RailEurope web site to compare ticket and pass options. I am planning for 4 legs of train trips in different days
Day 1 - Copenhagen to Malmo
Day 2 - Malmo to Gothenburg
Day 3 - Gothenburg to Stockholm
Day 4 - Stockholm to Copenhagen

The computer suggest an Eurail Sweden Pass that valid for 3 days in 1 month in Sweden. I understand the pass includes travel to/from Copenhagen and Copenhagen Airport (Denmark). But does each trip to and from Copenhagen count as "one day"? How does it work?
If they are not counted, does the mean the itinerary above only counts as 2 days, with the 3 day pass, I could possibly use it one other time? Please advise.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 25, 2013 19:33
    Hi Ed,

    A Eurail Sweden Pass would only cover the ticket costs for rail travel in Sweden. Therefore, it would not cover the trains between Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. If you have a rail pass that does not include Denmark, then you would pay to board one of these trains locally. These trains depart about once every 10 minutes and take about 15 minutes in duration.

    A Eurail Sweden Pass would only cover the ticket costs for the 'SJ High-Speed Trains' from the Copenhagen Kastrup Airport to Malmo; however, these trains are very infrequent and would also require that you purchase reservations in addition to the pass, even though the train only covers a short distance. If you were to use your pass for this train (or any train, for that matter), it would count as a day of rail travel on your pass. Therefore, you can just pay to board one of the other more frequently operating regional trains from the Copenhagen Airport to Malmo.

    The number of travel days on a rail pass does not have to do with the number of trips, it just has to do with the number of days.

    The Eurail Sweden Pass is what is known as a 'flexipass'. A flexipass allows for a set number of travel days (which must be completed within a time frame of 1 month in the case of the Eurail Sweden Pass).

    'Travel days' on a flexipass refer to how many separate days you plan on using your rail pass. A rail day is a 24-hour period from midnight to midnight. You may take as many trains as you wish during the 24 hour time frame and still only use one day of travel on a pass. For instance, if you were take a day train from 'city A' to 'city B' and then take a connecting train to 'city C' on the same day, then you would only use up one day of travel on your railpass. In contrast, if you were to take that connecting train to 'city C' on the next day, then you would use up 2 days of rail travel on your pass.
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