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Everything you need to know about travel to, from and in Denmark this Easter

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Everything you need to know about travel to, from and in Denmark this Easter
A train crossing the Little Belt bridge on the way to Funen. Photo: DSB/Chili

Whether you're driving to the in-laws in northern Jutland, taking the train, or flying to your family elsewhere in the world, here's everything we know about travel to, from, or around Denmark at Easter 2024.



The Danish Road Directorate warned in its Easter traffic forecast of heavy traffic on Friday, March 22nd, particularly during the evening rush hour, when normal commuting traffic in and out of Copenhagen will be made even worse by people travelling to go on holiday or visit relatives in the week leading up to Easter.

Traffic is also expected to be heavier than usual on Saturday March 23rd, and then again on Wednesday, March 27th, and March 28th (Maundy Thursday), when people will be travelling out for Påskeaften (Easter eve) itself, with most of the traffic on these days out of Copenhagen, to and across Funen, and then up into Jutland. 

The directorate expects heavy traffic on road number 11 between Ribe and Ringkøbing, road number 16 towards Hillerød and road number 21 towards Sjællands Odde, from where the ferry goes to Aarhus. 

There is currently work being carried out on the E45 motorway between Vejle and Skanderborg, which could lead to longer journey times, and work is also set to start over easter on the section of the E47 where it turns into a ringroad around Copenhagen, with lanes narrowed and resulting longer journey times. 

You can keep up to date on the traffic situation by checking or by tuning into the P4 Trafik radio while driving.

These are the roads where the Danish Road Directorate expects delays: Photo: Danish Road Directorate


Sund & Bælt, which operates the Great Belt and Øresund bridges, expects 250,000 cars to use its tollbooth over the Easter holidays -- about the same number who use the bridge over a whole week. As a result there will be longer queues than normal at the Great Belt Bridge's tolls in the direction of Funen and Jutland on Wednesday March 27th and March 28th (Maundy Thursday), and towards Zealand on March 31st (Easter Sunday) and April 1st (Easter Monday).

To avoid the queues, the company recommends setting up automatic numberplate payment on the website. 



Those travelling between Copenhagen and Aarhus face having to get off the train and take replacement buses between Fredericia and Horsens, due to track work taking place between March 27th and April 1st.


This year, there are no strikes directly affecting airports or airlines in Denmark,  but industrial action in Spain and the UK might affect Easter travel if you are venturing abroad.  

Workers at airports in Valencia and Madrid, two of Spain’s busiest, have announced that they will strike over the Easter period. At Madrid-Barajas airport, the UGT union has called a strike by employees of the Platform Management Service (SDP) for Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th March between 7am-12pm.

At Valencia airport, flights could be affected between Thursday March 28th and Monday April 1st, between 11am-13am, when workers will walk out and protest outside the Terminal 1 building in Manises.


The Lufthansa airline struck a deal with ground staff on Wednesday, March 27th, averting the risk of strikes over the Easter holidays, which might have affected flights to and from Germany from Norway. 

Finally, border force workers at the UK's Heathrow Airport voted on March 22nd to strike over the Easter holidays, although walkouts will not happen until after April 8th, so Easter travel will not be affected. 


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