AU Green Guide: Transport

As you probably already know, transport  is one of the areas in which we can do a lot for the climate. Here are some ideas for those of you who want to "greenify" your travel habits.

AU Facts

In 2020, transport by AU's own vehicles accounted for 674.7 tonnes of CO2 emissions. In 2019, this figure was 828,4 tonnes. 

The bicycle as a means of transport


Obviously, the bicycle is a climate-friendly transport alternative. So, if you can choose the bike, then you'll be choosing the greenest mode of transport.

Jeg cykler fordi ... Der kan være mange forskellige grunde til at cykle – frisk luft, mentalt overskud, økonomi, logistik, tid mv. Hør 12 ansatte på AU fortælle, hvorfor de vælger at tage cyklen til og fra campus.

Did you know that there is...

  • More than 10,000 parking spaces for bicycles on AU's campus areas
  • More than 3 km. bicycle racks on AU's campus areas

AU facts

If your bike gets a flat tyre, you can use one of the bike pump stations located around campus.

Public transport


Public transport is a green alternative to the car. Less CO2 is emitted when we travel many people together on the same train or bus rather than each of driving alone by car.

Did you know that ...

with AU's Carpooling Club in the Ta'Med app, it is easy to arrange a lift with others to and from Aarhus University. Read more and download the app here.

Did you know that ...

the most climate-friendly way to get from east Denmark to west Denmark is by express train or by bus via the Great Belt Bridge? The most climate-unfriendly way is by airplane, or driving by car alone and taking the high-speed car ferry. (Source: Henrik Gudmundsson, seniorkonsulent i Concito.)

CO2 emissions in grams per person per kilometre. When driving by car, the CO2 emissions must be divided by the number of people in the car.

Diesel train = 48 grams

Electric train = 7 grams

Petrol car =141 grams

Air travel  = 109 grams

Bus = 80 grams

High-speed car ferry = 1.700 grams

Did you know that ...

Deutsche Bahn's website and provide a good overview of all train services in Europe?