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Driving in Denmark

Nationals of EU/EEA can use their existing driving licences in Denmark. Other foreign nationals who obtain permanent residence in Denmark can drive on their own licences for the first 14 days after permanent residence is established, after which time they are required to exchange these for a Danish licence.

Applications should be submitted to the local driving licence office, usually located in the police station or local district office, and must be accompanied by:

  • the applicant's existing driving licence;
  • CPR number;
  • passport or original birth certificate;
  • residence permit;
  • a passport-sized photograph;
  • medical certificate.

The fee for a Danish licence is currently DKK 260.

Driving in Denmark, as in most of Europe, is on the right. The speed limits, which are strictly enforced, are 110kph on motorways, 80kph on other major roads and 50kph in built-up areas. The only toll roads are the two major bridges between Zealand and Funen and between Copenhagen and Malmo. There are many car ferries connecting the roads between Denmark's many islands.