Cycling in Copenhagen

Cycling is one of the easiest, cheapest and greenest ways to get around the city. Learn some basic guidelines to help you bike safely and comfortably through the city.

Bring your bike on the metro, train and harbour bus

You can bring your bicycle on all harbour buses when you buy a bike ticket.

You can bring your bike onboard S-trains for free. However, you are not allowed to get on or off the train with your bike at Nørreport Station during rush hours (Mondays to Fridays, 7:00-8:30 AM and 3:30-5.00 PM).

During normal hours, you can bring your bike onboard the metro when you buy a bike ticket. Bikes are not allowed on the metro during rush hours (Mondays to Fridays, 7:00-9:00 AM and 3:30-5:30 PM).

Cycling rules  

Follow these rules for safety reasons and to avoid getting a fine. 

  • Always use a bike lane
  • Keep to your right 
  • Use hand signals. Put your hand up in the air before you stop and signal to your right before turning
  • Get off your bike and walk on pavements or pedestrian crossings
  • Look over your left shoulder before you overtake other cyclists
  • Put on your bike lights after dark so that you don't get fined. A white light at the front and a red light at the back are required 
  • It is illegal to make a direct left turn at an intersection. Ride straight across to the opposite right corner of the intersection, stop and wait for the traffic light to turn green before you go
  • Give way to pedestrians at intersections, traffic lights and bus stops

Cycling guidelines also apply to electric scooter users

Always follow the guidelines that apply to cyclists when you use an electric scooter. Park your e-scooter responsibly after you have finished your ride to keep the streets safe for pedestrians and cyclists.

City of Cyclists

Copenhagen aims to be the best city in the world for cyclists.

Cycling is a great way to experience the city of Copenhagen. Renting a bike is a convenient and affordable option for both tourists and locals.