Feeling anxious just thinking about parking in the city? Don't worry, we've got your back! While parking in Copenhagen can be a bit of a headache, with a little planning and some good advice, you'll soon become a parking pro with SHARE NOW.
First things first, let's talk about the difference between parking temporarily and ending your trip. When you park temporarily, you can park in the same public spaces as any other private car, as long as you follow the rules and regulations of the parking space. But when you end your trip, there are a few more rules to keep in mind:
👉 You need to make sure you're allowed to park on the space for a minimum of 2 hours at all times of the day. We've created this rule to keep the amount of parking fees our cars are subject to as low as possible. Check out more info on the 2-hour rule further down the page.
👉 You need to make sure the car can be parked on the space at all times of the day, every day of the week. For example, if parking is prohibited between 7 and 9 am, you can't end your trip there even if you park the car at 10 am. We've made this rule to keep our cars from becoming a nuisance in the streetscape and to keep parking fees down.
Here are four helpful reminders to keep in mind when you're ending your trip to avoid pesky parking tickets:
A general rule for parking is that cars must be parked at least 10 metres away from intersections. Within the municipality of Copenhagen, these 10 metres are often indicated by a yellow triangle on the curb.
While thousands of people share our cars every day, it's not permitted to park or end your trip in designated spaces for car-sharing cars (known as "delebil-licens"). However, if you drive an electric car, you can park and end your trip in spaces marked "Kun el-delebil".
Don't end your trip in spaces where stopping or parking is prohibited during a certain period of the day or week.
To ensure that our product works properly in as many usage scenarios as possible, it's crucial that we can offer our customers the ability to park in as many places in the city as possible. At the same time, we want to limit the number of parking fees our cars are subject to, and ultimately of course, avoid our cars being a nuisance in the streetscape. This is where the 2-hour rule plays an important role: Simply put, it's more likely that the car will be moved by a new customer before the 2 hours are up.
The customer who most recently used the car is responsible for how the car is parked and whether the parking disc shows the correct time. If the 2-hour rule is not observed and the car receives a parking fine, we'll charge the fine plus an administrative fee from the responsible customer. However, if the rule is observed and the car still receives a parking fine, we'll pay the fine.
What can you do? End your trip in a space where the car is allowed to stay parked for at least 2 hours every day of the week and at all times of the day.
Important: Please note that the signs below may not necessarily be identical to the signs you see around the city. If you are unsure where you can end your trip, we recommend that you contact our customer center via the app.
You can end your SHARE NOW trip here at any time of the day. The blue P-sign indicates that the space is public and that there's no time limit for how long the car can be parked. When you end your trip, the car automatically sends a signal to start parking – you just need to make sure that the automatic parking disc in the car's windshield shows the correct time. Thus, you don't have to worry about the text "P-billet påkrævet", which means "Parking ticket required".
The sign shows that you can park before and after the parking sign up to the nearest intersection during the hours of 8-17 on weekdays (8-23 on Saturdays) with a valid parking ticket. Outside of these hours, parking is unlimited.
If you're driving an electric car, you can end your trip at most electric car parking spots. However, please note that there still needs to be a minimum 2-hour time limit and no prohibition signs on the spot before you end your trip. In this example, it's allowed to park the electric car in the spaces to the left of the sign.
Always plug the car in to charger when you park at a charging station!
In Spring 2023, the municipality of Copenhagen introduced new parking spaces exclusively for electric car-sharing vehicles, both licensed and unlicensed. If you're driving a SHARE NOW electric car, you can now end your trip at designated spots marked "Kun el-delebil".
As always, there should be a minimum 2-hour time limit and no parking prohibition signs on the spot.
Important: Please note that the signs below may not necessarily be identical to the signs you see around the city. The signs are intended solely as a guide, and the examples shown are not an exhaustive list of places where you're not allowed to end your trip. If you're unsure where you can end your trip, we recommend that you contact our customer center via the app.
The blue public parking sign indicates that the car may park in the space for 1 hour between 9am-2pm on weekdays. After 2pm on weekdays, parking is allowed without time limit until the next weekday morning at 9am. In this example, the sign shows 1 hour, but you may also find signs indicating, for example, 15 or 30 minutes.
Since the sign does not meet our requirement of a minimum 2-hour time limit, you're not allowed to end your trip here. If you do and the car receives a parking fine, you'll be charged the parking fine and an administrative fee.
This sign shows that parking is prohibited on weekdays between 8am-8pm (8am-1pm on Saturdays). After 8pm on weekdays, you may park without time restrictions until the next morning at 8am.
You cannot end your trip at a location with a sign like this. If you do, and the car receives a parking fine, you'll be charged the fine and an administrative fee – even if you ended your trip outside of the prohibited hours.
Although the sign indicates that parking is allowed for 2 hours during weekdays from 9am-3pm (9am-1pm on Saturdays), you cannot end your trip here.
The reason is that there's a ban on stopping and parking from 3pm-6pm on weekdays. Thus, the sign doesn't meet our requirement that you cannot end your trip at a prohibition sign. If you do and the car receives a parking fine, you will be charged the fine and an administrative fee.
Parking rules for car-sharing vehicles can be a bit confusing. If you're driving a SHARE NOW electric car, you're allowed to park and end your trip in spaces marked "Kun el-delebil".
In all other cases, you're not allowed to use car-sharing parking spots. To use any other designated car-sharing spaces, a license is required, which we currently cannot obtain.
So remember – never use a car-sharing parking spot unless you're driving an electric car and parking in a spot specifically marked as "Kun el-delebil".
Black signs with white text indicate that the parking lot is private. These signs are typically found at larger areas with several parking spaces, such as companies or grocery stores. You may only park or end your trip here if the space is listed on our approved private parking lot list.