Denmark by Road

Getting around Denmark by road - using the public transport system, taxis and bicycles...

Denmark has an extensive road network totalling over 73,000 Km, including over 1,000 Km of motorways. Five European routes run through Denmark (E20, E39, E45, E47 and E55) as well as seven major Danish national roads. Denmark's first motorway opened in 1956.

All roads are toll free with the exception of the Great Belt Bridge, which links the island of Zealand to the island of Funen, and the Øresund Bridge, which connects Copenhagen to Malmö in Sweden.

On Danish roads, drivers must drive on the right-hand-side and the use of dipped headlights is compulsory at all times. Unless otherwise stated, the speed limit in Denmark is 50 Km/h in towns, 80 Km/h outside towns and 130 Km/h on motorways.

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Bus

Denmark has a substantial domestic bus network with several operators running routes around the country. For a comprehensive search tool for public transport see the Danish online journey planner. Some of the main bus companies in each region are listed below:

As well as an extensive transport network, the bus company Movia also runs tourist buses in various areas. Timetables, maps and information can be found on the Movia website.

There are a number of bus companies operating international routes to and from Denmark. These include:

Bicycles

Towns and cities in Denmark are known for their bicycle-friendly nature. Nearly 20 percent of all journeys in Copenhagen are made by bicycle and recently Odense was named "Bicycle City of the Year".

Across the country there are over 10,000 Km of cycle routes. There are 12 national cycle routes and numerous regional routes that criss-cross the country offering picturesque views while providing rest areas and services.

During the summer months in Copenhagen there are free City Bikes available for all to use, stationed around the city.

Taxi

All Danish taxis are priced according to the number of kilometres travelled, the time of day and passenger's luggage. Other charges may include waiting times (charged per minute) where the taxi is stationary or in slow moving traffic. There is also a basic statutory charge to be added on top of the cost. All prices are displayed on the taximeter and the price includes VAT and tip.

Danish taxis come in all makes, colours and sizes and are usually distinguished by adverts on them.