Public parking in Copenhagen

Public parking is available across Copenhagen, but you have to pay to park or comply with time restrictions in some areas of the city

Central Copenhagen is divided into tariff zones and time restricted zones as shown on the map below. The further you get from the city centre, the cheaper it is to park your car.

Click on the map to see the parking fees for each zone, or enter an address in the search field to see the fee for a specific location. 

Parking is free during weekends from Saturday at 5 pm until Monday at 8 am as well as on public holidays.

Outside the pay zone, parking is free, but there may be time restrictions. You should always check the signs in the street.


Electric cars, hydrogen cars and electric motorcycles can park for free at street level on public parking spaces until 1 January 2024. This exeptions does not apply to plug-in hybrid cars.

If you have a valid disability badge clearly displayed on the windscreen of your vehicle, you do not have to pay for parking in Copenhagen. Note however, that the disability badge does not allow you to park where stopping is prohibited.

For more information on rules and regulations, visit (in Danish).

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How to pay for parking

There are different ways to pay for parking:

  • Card: Use the pay stations placed on the streets. Important: You need to enter your licence plate
  • Mobile payment: Download an app from one of the providers
  • Time interval cards: Buy a time interval card that is valid for a minimum of 5 weekdays (minimum 1 day for business use) at 
  • Residential or commercial parking licence: Different types of parking licences are available to permanent residents and businesses with a company address within the pay zone or in an area with time restricted parking. For more information and prices visit

Free parking on Sundays and public holidays

Parking is free during weekends from Saturday at 5 pm until Monday at 8 am as well as on Constitution Day (5 June), Christmas Eve (24 December) and the following public holidays:

  • New Year's Day (1 January)
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Second day of Easter
  • Great Prayer Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whit Monday
  • Christmas Day (25 December)
  • Second day of Christmas (26 December)

Time restricted parking

Where a time restriction is indicated under a P-sign, you need to use your parking disc. Set the pointer to indicate your time of arrival.

Unlimited parking is possible for electric cars, electric motorcycles and hydrogen cars in time restriction zones of 3 hours for which reason the use of parking disc is not needed until 1 January 2024. 

Frederiksberg has different parking rules

As the municipality of Frederiksberg is not a part of the City of Copenhagen, different parking rules and prices apply.

It is very important to pay attention to the signs on the street. They will tell you the precise rules in force at the location where you want to park your car.

Read more about parking in Frederiksberg.


Område for Parkering

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