Traffic Information

Contact / traffic hotline

For traffic inquiries, please contact us on tel. +45 22 23 83 33 or [email protected]

The Copenhagen Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2023

The entire Copenhagen Marathon course is closed to all vehicle traffic on race day between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

The areas Islands Brygge, City, Nørrebro, Østerbro, Vesterbro and Frederiksberg are therefore affected by traffic alterations and parking limitations or bans throughout the day (Islands Brygge from Saturday).

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 allow extra time for queuing or redirections. If possible, choose an alternative route to avoid the marathon route.

See the course map with traffic information here

How to get around and across the course on race day

Between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm (with few exceptions), vehicular traffic is allowed to cross the course at the following cross points:

  • Sølvgade (only closed from 9:30 – 10:30 am)
  • Nørre Farimagsgade (open all day)
  • Langebro (bridge) (only closed until Jarmers Plads from 9:00 – 10:00 am)
  • Via Folke Bernadottes Allé under Langeliniebroen (bridge) (open all day)
  • Via Bispeengbuen (bridge) (open all day)
  • Kalvebod Brygge under Dybbølsbro (bridge) (åben kørselsvej hele dagen.

Notice! All inbound/outbound traffic to/from Kalvebod Brygge will be directed through Bernstorffsgade, as Kalvebod Brygge is closed at Bernstorffsgade.

Crossing the course by foot or bicycle is allowed only when roads are clear, and there are no runners. When crossing the course, pedestrians and bicyclist must follow race marshals instructions at all times.

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 beforehand.

Plan your journey at journeyplanner.dk

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 7:00 – 9:00 am.

The course is reopened to traffic as soon as the last runners have cleared the street, however no earlier than 3:00 – 4:00.

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).

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 8:00 am, while most other parking bans will start on the morning of the race day.

Parking bans will be marked on the online course map