Traffic Information

Contact / traffic hotline

Traffic related quiries are directed to:
phone +45 35 26 69 00
E-mail [email protected]

Our hours are Monday – Friday 10 – 12

The Copenhagen Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022

The entire Copenhagen Marathon course is closed to car and bus traffic on race day 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 on 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 race day, 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.

See time table of road closures and reopenings here

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

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 at 8:00 am.

  • The street Islands Brygge is closed to all traffic between Halfdansgade and Egilsgade from Saturday 2:00 pm until Sunday, 6:00 pm.
  • The street Islands Brygge is closed to traffic between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade Sunday from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Parking is prohibited in the street Islands Brygge between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade from Saturday 8:00 am until Sunday 6:00 pm.
  • Since Islands Brygge and Ved Langebro are closed on Sunday, residents around Langebrogade can get in and out of the area through Overgaden Oven Vandet / Christianshavns Voldgade.