Motorways in Denmark

The length of the Danish public road network is 74.558 km. All roads in Denmark are paved. The length of the motorways is 1,205 km.

Toll roads

There is no road toll in Denmark. Only the Storebæltsforbindelsen (Great Belt Bridge) and Øresundsbron (Øresund Bridge) bridges are chargeable.

Land with special payment

Great Belt Bridge

The Great Belt Bridge is a suspension bridge in Denmark that crosses the street of the same name and connects the islands of Funen and Zeeland. The Great Belt Bridge is 18 km long. There are four lanes of traffic on the bridge.

Storebælt Bridge in Denmark

Bridge coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  . Travel tariffs for 2020:

 vehicleTariff
(DKK)
Tariff
(EUR  1  )
Motorcycles up to 3 m130nineteen
Motorcycles with trailers up to 6 m24535
Cars up to 3 m in length (Smart and Toyota iQ)130nineteen
Cars with / without trailers, length 3 to 6 m24535
Cars with / without trailers over 6 m in length37553
Motorhomes up to 6 m in length and up to 3.5 t total weight;
Van up to 6 m long
24535
Motorhome over 6 m long and with a total weight of up to 3.5 t;
Van up to 6 m long and less than 2.7 m high
37553
Motorhome up to 10 m long and with a total weight of over 3.5 t;
Van up to 6 m long and over 2.7 m high
61085

[1] The  euro prices are for informational purposes only and are subject to currency fluctuations.

If you pass the toll station without paying you will be charged a fine of DKK 500 (€ 67).

Payment options

The Big Belt toll station in Halsskov has 12 lanes to the west and 10 to the east.

Big Belt toll station

To make it easier to choose the right strip, they have different colors:

Yellow stripes: manual payment

Manual payment

Payments with cards, cash or BroBizz ® are  made on this strip  . The lanes are operated by the operator and are designed for all vehicle types. You are on the right.

The following currencies are accepted for payment (banknotes only):

  • Danish kroner (DKK)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • Swedish krona (SEK)
  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)

The calculation is based on the current exchange rate. The change will be made in Danish krone (DKK).

Blue stripes: credit cards

Credit cards

Payment can be made by credit card. A full list of credit cards can be found in  the 2020 tariff file  . These lanes are maintenance-free and are located in the middle.

Green stripes: BroBizz  ®

BroBizz

Owner BroBizz  ®  can pass without stopping. Since these lanes are equipped with an electronic means to secure the passage, the barriers open automatically. BroBizz  ®  strips are on the left.

Oresund Bridge

The Øresund Bridge spans the Øresund Strait and connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the Swedish city of Malmö. The Øresund Bridge is 7.845 m long and there are four lanes of traffic on the bridge.

Øresundsbron Bridge in Denmark

Bridge coordinates:  Google Maps  ,  Google Earth  . Travel tariffs for 2020:

 vehicleTariff (DKK)Tariff (EUR)
motorcycles21029
Cars up to 6 m in length39054
Cars up to 6 m in length with a trailer780108
Motorhomes over 6 m in length780108
Payment options

The Öresund Bridge toll station is equipped with different colored stripes for different payment methods and vehicle types. The road is marked with appropriate signs so that the driver can determine the correct lane.

Oresund Bridge Toll Station

 Green lanes are used for BroBizz  ® customers.

Blue alleys are used to pay with BroKort cards, credit cards and other payment cards.

The following cards are accepted for payment: Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, MasterCard, EuroCard, American Express, Diners Club, Dankort, Bankkort (Sparbanken), JCB, Rikskort and petrol cards from Shell, Statoil, OK / Q8, Q8, YX Energi , Uno-X Energi, Metax, Routex, DKV, UTA.

The yellow lanes are used for cash or iTICKETS payments as well as for motorcyclists.

Payment is made in Danish kroner (DKK), Swedish kroner (SEK) and euros (EUR). Please note that the change will only be made in Danish or Swedish kronor, even if you are paying in Euros (EUR).

Denmark road map

Denmark road map

Basic traffic rules in Denmark

Speed ​​limit

Speed ​​limits in Denmark

Standard speed limits in Denmark (unless otherwise stated on signs). Cars and Motorcycles:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 80 km / h
  • en route – 110 km / h
  • on the highway – 130 km / h

Cars with trailers:

  • in the village – 50 km / h
  • outside the village – 70 km / h
  • on the way – 80 km / h
  • on the highway – 80 km / h

The minimum permitted speed when driving on the motorway is at least 50 km / h.

The current maximum speed limits for passenger cars on the roads of European countries

alcohol

The maximum permissible blood alcohol level is  0.5 ‰  .

If the blood alcohol level is more than 0.5 ‰ and less than 2.0 ‰, the penalty is determined by multiplying the monthly salary by the number of ppm. Example:
If you earn € 2,500 and have a blood alcohol content of 0.8 ‰, the fine is:
€ 2,500 x € 0.8 = € 2,000  .

If the blood alcohol level exceeds 2.0 ‰, then the withdrawal of the right to drive for a period of 6 months to 1 year.

If the driver is stopped for driving three times within 3 years while drunk, he faces the risk of confiscation of the car and a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

Acceptable blood alcohol levels while driving in Europe.

dimmed headlights

The use of dipped headlights is mandatory 24 hours a day.

The fine for violations is DKK 1,000 (€ 134).

In which European countries is the use of dipped headlights mandatory during the day?

Transportation of children

Children under 3 years of age are only allowed  to  travel if they use child restraint systems that are suitable for their weight. Children under 3 years of age can be transported in the front seats, provided the restraint system is installed against the direction of movement of the vehicle and the airbag is deactivated.

It is forbidden to transport children under 3 years of age in a car that is not equipped with seat belts.

Children over 3 years and under 135 cm are not allowed to ride in the front seats. You can only drive in the rear seats of the vehicle with suitable child restraint systems that are suitable for your weight.

It is forbidden to carry children under 135 cm and children under 5 years (even with restraint systems) on the back seat of two-wheelers. The police officer has the right to request that the child’s height be measured.

The fine for violating the rules for transporting children is DKK 2,000 (€ 269).

Requirements for the transport of children in light vehicles on the roads of European countries.

Seat belts

The use of seat belts is compulsory for front and rear passengers   .

The fine is DKK 1,500 (€ 202).

Make a phone call

It is forbidden to use a telephone communication device that is not equipped with a technical device that allows negotiation without the use of hands while the vehicle is in motion.

The fine is DKK 1,500 (€ 202).

Fines for phone calls while driving in European countries.

tint

The light transmission of the windshield must be at least 75%, the front side windows must be at least 70%.

In the case of rear windows, the light transmission is set to 40%.

Punish

Police officers have the right to impose fines on the spot for traffic violations. If the driver refuses to pay the fine on the spot, the police will take the case to court. The police have the right to hold the car until the case is heard in court.

Vehicles parked in violation of the regulations can be removed by the police at the owner’s expense. Table of penalties for traffic violations in Denmark:

violationPenalties (DKK)
Passage at a red light2,000 (€ 269)
Failure to comply with the requirement of traffic regulations to give a signal before starting a movement, changing lanes, turning, turning or stopping1,000 (€ 134)
Failure to comply with the requirements of traffic signs or markings1,500 (202 €)
Drive in the opposite lane2,000 (€ 269)
Illegal driving on the emergency lane2,000 (€ 269)
Violation of the overtaking rules2,000 (€ 269)
Turn, reverse, or stop on a motorway1,000 (€ 134)
Failure to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front2,000 (€ 269)
Violation of the driving rules by level crossings2,000 (€ 269)
Parking violation1,000 (€ 134)
Unsafe driving (slalom) in heavy traffic2,000 (€ 269)
Failure to use the warning triangle in the event of a failure1,000 (€ 134)
Beep does not work1,000 (€ 134)
Failure to grant the right of priority2,000 (€ 269)
Exit an intersection or intersection in the event of an overload that forced the driver to stop, creating an obstacle to the vehicle’s transverse direction2,000 (€ 269)
Exiting and stopping at a pedestrian crossing in the event of congestion that forced the driver to stop and created an obstacle to the movement of pedestrians2,000 (€ 269)

If you commit more than one crime at the same time, the penalties are added up. Denmark Express Penalty Table (DKK):

About speed
up to 9 km / h1,000 (€ 134)1,000 (€ 134)1,000 (€ 134)
from 10 to 20 km / h1,500 – 3,500 (€ 202-470)1,000 – 1,500 (€ 134-202)2,000 – 2,500 (€ 269 – € 336)
from 21 to 30 km / h3,500 – 4,000 (€ 470-538)1,500 – 3,000 (€ 202 – 403)2,500 – 4,000 (€ 336-538)
from 31 to 40 km / h4,000-5,000 (€ 538-672)3,000 – 3,500 (€ 403-470)4,000-5,000 (€ 538-672)
from 41 to 50 km / h5,000 – 6,500
(€ 672 – 874)
3,500 – 4,000 (€ 470-538)5,000 – 5,500 (€ 672-739)
from 51 to 60 km / hWithdrawal of driving rights for a period of 6 months. up to 10 years4,000 – 5,500 (€ 538-739)5,500 – 6,500 (€ 739-874)
from 61 to 70 km / h 5,500 – 6,500
(€ 739-874)
6,500 – 7,000 (€ 874-941)
from 71 to 80 km / h 6,500 – 8,500
(€ 874-1,142)
Withdrawal of driving rights for a period of 6 months to 10 years
from 81 km / h and more Withdrawal of driving rights for a period of 6 months to 10 years 

If the over speeding is recorded in the area where road works are being carried out, the amount of the fine is doubled.

If your annual income does not exceed DKK 167,700 (€ 22,540 in 2018), you can halve the amount of the fine. To do this, you must present the relevant documents to the police within 30 days from the date indicated on the receipt.

Useful information

petrol

Unleaded petrol (92, 95 and 98) and diesel are available in Denmark. There is no such thing as leaded gasoline. There are a limited number of LPG filling stations.

Emergency numbers

  • European emergency number – 112

Compulsory equipment

Equipment  You  Must Have in Your Car:

  • Warning triangle

Requirements for equipment that must be present in the car in various European countries.

Winter equipment

Winter tires

The use of winter tires is optional in Denmark, but it is recommended to fit them when the temperature is low.

The tread depth of the tires must be at least 3 mm in winter and at least 1.6 mm in summer, regardless of the type of tire.

Failure to comply with the rules for using tires will result in a fine of DKK 1,000 (€ 134).

spikes

Studded tires are allowed from October 1st to April 15th. They must be mounted on all wheels. There are no special speed limits for vehicles with studded tires.

Anti-slip chains

Snow chains may only be used if the road is completely covered with snow or ice.

Requirements for the use of winter and studded tires in different European countries.

Recommended equipment and other rules

It is recommended that you equip your vehicles with a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit. The use of a reflective vest is also recommended when getting out of the vehicle in an emergency.

Using Radar detector forbidden  .