Traffic Information

Contact / Traffic hotline

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

Our hours are Monday – Thursday 10 – 17, Fridays 10 – 15 and all day Sunday, May 13.

The course is closed to traffic on Sunday 13th of May 7 am – 4 pm

The entire Telenor Copenhagen Marathon course is closed to car and bus traffic on race day, May 13, 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.

If you need to get across the city on Sunday May 21, we recommend that you read the below information through thoroughly.

See the course map with traffic information here

Download course map with traffic info in PDF format (subject to changes)

Closure, reopening and traffic redirections

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 street Islands Brygge, read more below).

Important thoroughfare information

  • H. C. Andersens Boulevard is closed to traffic between 9:30 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.

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 normal service on race day.

S-train, Metro and regional trains all stop in short walking distance of the starting area. Read more about how to get to starting area here

Some bus lines will be affected though, so we recommend that you plan your exact journey on rejseplanen

Islands Brygge – closures and parking ban

The street Islands Brygge will be affected by closure and parking ban from Saturday, May 13, at 8:00 am.

  • The street Islands Brygge is closed to all traffic between Halfdansgade and Egilsgade from Saturday May 12, 2:00 pm until Sunday, May 13, 6:00 pm.
  • The street Islands Brygge is closed to traffic between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade Sunday May 13, from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • Parking is prohibited in the street Islands Brygge between Langebro and Axel Heides Gade from Saturday May 12, 8:00 am until Sunday May 13, 6:00 pm.
  • Since Islands Brygge and Ved Langebro are closed on Sunday May 13, residents around Langebrogade can get in and out of the area through Overgaden Oven Vandet / Christianshavns Voldgade.

Time table

The time table indicates which time each street on the marathon course closes and reopens to traffic as well as time estimates for when the first and last group of runners will be at each street.

See the time table here