Contact / traffic hotline
Traffic related quiries are directed to:
phone +45 35 26 69 00
E-mail [email protected]
Our hours are Monday – Thursday 10 – 17, Fridays 10 – 15 and all day Sunday, May 17.
The course is closed to traffic on Sunday, May 17, between 7 am – 4 pm
The entire Copenhagen Marathon course is closed to car and bus traffic on race day, May 17, between 7 am – 4 pm.
The city areas Islands Brygge, City, Nørrebro, Østerbro, Vesterbro and Frederiksberg are therefore affected by traffic alterations and parking limitations or bans throughout the day (closure of Islands Brygge starts Saturday, read more below).
Please be advised that illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the expense of the owner.
It will be possible to get across the city on Sunday May 17, however, please be sure to allow extra time for queuing or redirections. We recommend that you read through the below information thoroughly in planning your route through Copenhagen on race day.
|See the course map with traffic information here|
Road closures & reopening
The marathon course will close to traffic between one and two a half hours before the runners get there, i.e. between 7 – 9 am. The course is reopened to traffic as soon as the last runners have cleared the street, however no earlier than 3 – 4 pm.
Adjacent streets to the course may also be turned one-way, or traffic may be redirected.
All roads will be reopened to traffic at 4:00 pm (except from the start & finish street Islands Brygge, read more below).
Important thoroughfare information
- H. C. Andersens Boulevard is closed to traffic in both directions between 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Except from this time period the road will be open to traffic throughout the day.
- Even a part of the marathon course, the Kalvebod Brygge will be open to traffic in both directions up to Berstorffsgade throughout the day. This means that all traffic to and from Vasbygade is directed along Bernstorffsgade and Kalvebod Brygge.
- Folke Bernadottes Allé is open to in and outbound traffic the entire day, which makes Folke Bernadottes Allé the primary road for traffic heading to and from the north.
- The Frederiksberg-part of the marathon course will be closed only from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Crossing points – how to cross the course
During the race, vehicular traffic is allowed to cross the course through two specific cross points at Nørre Farimagsgade and Sølvgade. Crossing points are marked on all online course maps.
Crossing the course by foot or bicycle is allowed only when roads are clear. When crossing the course, pedestrians and bicyclist must follow race marshals instructions at all times.
A which time each street on the marathon course closes and reopens to traffic appears from the time table below.
Use public transport on race day
We urge participants as well as spectators and residents to get around by Metro, S-train or regional train, all of which will be operating at full service on race day.
S-train, Metro and regional trains all stop in short walking distance of the starting area.
Some bus lines will be affected though, so we recommend that you plan your exact journey on the online journey planer rejseplanen.dk
Islands Brygge – closures and parking ban
Please be aware of parking restrictions and parking bans throughout the city on race day.
Islands Brygge will be affected by closure and parking ban from Saturday, May 16, at 8:00 am.
- The street Islands Brygge is closed to all traffic between Halfdansgade and Egilsgade from Saturday May 16, 2:00 pm until Sunday, May 17, 6:00 pm.
- The street Islands Brygge is closed to traffic between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade Sunday May 17, from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
- Parking is prohibited in the street Islands Brygge between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade from Saturday May 16, 8:00 am until Sunday May 17, 6:00 pm.
- Since Islands Brygge and Ved Langebro are closed on Sunday May 17, residents around Langebrogade can get in and out of the area through Overgaden Oven Vandet / Christianshavns Voldgade.