Parking in Copenhagen: A Guide for Visitors

If you are planning to visit Copenhagen by car, you might wonder where to park your vehicle and how much it will cost. Parking in Copenhagen can be tricky, as the city has different parking zones with different fees and time restrictions.

In this post, we will give you some tips and advice on how to find and pay for parking in Copenhagen. Remember that parking and driving in Copenhagen can be very expensive, and from 2024 electric cars also will pay in the parking zones. Better to use the public transport.

Parking in Copenhagen: Zones and Fees

Copenhagen has four parking zones: red, green, blue and yellow. The red zone is the most expensive and covers the inner city. The green zone is slightly cheaper and covers the districts of Østerbro, Vesterbro, Amagerbro and Islands Brygge. The blue zone is even cheaper and covers the outskirts of the city. The yellow zone is the cheapest and covers some areas in the north and south of the city.

The parking fees vary depending on the zone, the time of the day and the day of the week. The fees are highest during weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm, lower during evenings from 6 pm to 11 pm, and lowest during nights from 11 pm to 8 am. Parking is free during weekends from Saturday at 5 pm until Monday at 8 am, as well as on public holidays.

The table below shows the parking fees for each zone as of December 2023:

ZoneWeekday (8 am – 6 pm)Evening (6 pm – 11 pm)Night (11 pm – 8 am)
Red36 DKK/hour18 DKK/hour9 DKK/hour
Green18 DKK/hour9 DKK/hour4 DKK/hour
Blue9 DKK/hour4 DKK/hour2 DKK/hour
Yellow5 DKK/hour2 DKK/hourFree

To see the parking fees for a specific location, you can use this interactive map or enter an address in this search field.

If you’re looking for parkings at Copenhagen Airport, read our dedicated post here.

How to Pay for Parking

There are several ways to pay for parking in Copenhagen. You can use one of the following methods:

  • Parking meters: You can find parking meters near the parking spaces. You need to enter your license plate number, select the amount of time you want to park, and pay with coins or credit card. You will get a receipt that you need to place visibly on your dashboard.
  • Parking apps: You can use one of the many parking apps available in Copenhagen to pay for parking with your smartphone. Some of the most popular apps are Apcoa Flow, EasyPark, OK-appen, ParkMan, ParkOne and ParkPark. You need to register your license plate number, select the parking zone and the amount of time you want to park, and pay with your preferred payment method. You don’t need to display anything on your dashboard, as the parking attendants can check your payment online.
  • Parking tickets: You can buy parking tickets at some kiosks, gas stations or convenience stores. You need to scratch off the date and time you want to park, and place the ticket visibly on your dashboard.

Where to Find Parking

Finding a parking space in Copenhagen can be challenging, especially in the red zone where the demand is high and the supply is low. However, there are some options you can consider:

  • Street parking: You can park on the street if you find an available space and pay according to the zone fee. However, be aware that some streets have time restrictions or are reserved for residents or disabled people. You need to check the signs carefully before you park.
  • Public parking lots: You can park in one of the many public parking lots in Copenhagen. Some of them are operated by private companies such as Jeudan or ParkOne , while others are run by the municipality or other institutions. The prices vary depending on the location, availability and duration of your stay. You can find a list of public parking lots here.
  • Private parking spaces: You can rent a private parking space from someone who is not using it. There are some platforms that connect drivers with parking space owners, such as ParkShare or ParkBee. The prices depend on the location, availability and duration of your stay. You can find a list of private parking spaces here.

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