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Driving Tips in Denmark, Copenhagen

Car Hire Depot information in Copenhagen

DriveAway offer unbeatable rates and a wide range of vehicle with our supplier in Copenhagen. The suppliers are conveniently located at the Copenhagen airport terminal. Copenhagen airport is located 10 kilometres from the city, approximately 20 minutes drive.

Car Hire Driving Distances in Copenhagen

Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s license is required for a minimum of 1 years. An International licence is recommended for Australian drivers licence holders.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Rules and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Copenhagen, Denmark;


It is mandatory to carry the following equipment in your vehicle, which is to be used in the event of an accident, incident or breakdown.

Child Safety Seats

Children under the age of 3 are required be seated in the back seat of the vehicle in an appropriate restraint. Children over 3 years of age are also required to be seated in either a booster seat or child restraint.

Speed Limits

Radar traps and police patrol the roads and motorways for speeding motorists, drivers who are caught speeding face heavy fines and possible imprisonment. Below are the speed limits in Denmark, unless posted otherwise.

Drink Driving

As well as speeding, drink driving is also taken seriously in Denmark. The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) in Denmark is 0.05mg/100ml, police randomly carry out alcohol test on drivers if caught heavy fines apply up to imprisonment.


There are no motorway tolls in Denmark, other than a bridge toll on the Oresund and Storebaelt bridges.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Copenhagen, Denmark adopts the standardization of the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals which many European countries now utilize, but with slight variance. Signs in Copenhagen, Denmark are commonly found in the countries local language however English is also used on city roads and state highways. The signs are very easy to understand as the vast majority of them are posted with symbols. Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background or yellow and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs which motorists must follow. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. You will find these signs in either blue with a white symbol in the middle and white with a red border. Information Signs are indicated with a blue or green background and white text providing motorists with information.


A parking disk is necessary to be able to park within the cities of Denmark. Parking disks can be obtained from petrol stations and post offices and must be displayed on your front windscreen. Parking is timed and varies depending on the signage and is strictly controlled by patrols. Anyone parking over the time limit may end up finding their vehicles towed along with a fine.

Visa Information

Visa, Passport and entry requirements for Australians visiting Denmark;

*Please note distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.

Last Updated 28 May 2010