Guide to Driving In Denmark - Drive Safe in Denmark

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Denmark and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

110-130 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Denmark on the Right side  
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The currency in Denmark is DKK
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Denmark 1.62 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Denmark

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Denmark?

Driving in Denmark
Pocket guide to driving in Denmark
Profile:
Denmark
Copenhagen
DKK
Driving in Denmark
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
110-130
Speed limit in Denmark
Holiday:
Rush hour in Denmark
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Denmark
FUEL:
1.48
1.36
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Denmark
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Denmark
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Denmark
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Denmark
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Denmark
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Denmark
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Denmark
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Denmark
Driving is on the right with overtaking on the left. Pedestrians and cyclists have the right of way.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Denmark by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Regulations
 
You must only park in the direction of the traffic (the right hand side of the road). You can park with two wheels on the kerb where necessary as long as pedestrians are not inconvenienced. If stopping in a place where parking isn't allowed, you can only stay there with the engine running for three minutes. To park in Denmark on non-payable parking you must have a parking disk which you can buy from garages and many shops. The length of time you can park for is indicated in black letters, Saturday times are shown in brackets whilst Sundays are shown in red.
 
Paid Parking
 
On the roadside, paid parking is by meter or ticket machine. It's not expensive to use roadside parking but you are often limited in time. If you want to par for longer, use the municipal or private car parks.
 
Enforcement
 
Illegal parking including staying over your time on a meter is regularly enforced by the police. There is an on the spot fine for this and if you leave your car parked illegally for long enough it will be towed away. 
 
Disabled Parking
 
Denmark follows EU guidelines on parking for holders of an EU Disabled Parking Permit but use it only where signs specifically indicate that you can. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

You can call 112 for emergencies. The Police can be reached on 114 for non urgent enquiries.

The American Embassy is at Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24, 2100 København Ø and can be contacted on (+45) 33 41 71 00.

The UK embassy is at Kastelsvej 36/38/40, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø and can be contacted on (45) 35 44 52 00.

What to do in an emergency

If there is an emergency, display your warning triangle 30m from the scene. Use hazard lights on your vehicle as an extra warning to passing traffic. You only need to involve the emergency services if someone has been injured or if there is serious damage.  If possible, don't move the vehicles until the police have arrived. 

Handy Guides

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Road Signs

Handy Phrases

  • Exit - udkorsel
  • Entrance - indkorsel
  • Detour - omvej
  • Hospital - sygehus
  • Police - politi
  • Embassy – ambasade
  • Unleaded gasoline - blyfri benzin
  • Motor oil - motor olie
  • Gas station - benzin tank
  • Car rental agency - biludlejnings firma
  • Toll - afgift
  • Highway - hovedvej
  • I have broken down - Jeg er brudt ned 
  • Where is the police station? - Hvor er politistationen?
  • I have a flat tyre - Jeg har et fladt dæk 
  • I have been in an accident - Jeg har været i en ulykke
  • Where is? - Hvor er? 
  • Where can I buy petrol? - Hvor kan jeg købe benzin?

Denmark Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Denmark by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.39 1.62
May, 2019 1.48 1.73
Apr, 2019 1.42 1.64
Mar, 2019 1.40 1.54
Feb, 2019 1.38 1.51
Jan, 2019 1.36 1.48

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Denmark and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by Kellie Hodge
About the Author -

Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/30/2018

    Peter

    Im traveling to Denmark this summer with family and won't be driving so I was wondering if it's ok for a passenger to drink in a moving car in denmark from kopenhagen to bilund 3/10/2017 10:13:11 PM
  • 10/30/2018

    Bruno Andersen

    You have a typo at the Danish word for "toll", it should say "afgift".
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