Hire a car in Copenhagen and discover the capital region of Denmark. We work with all the major car hire companies in Copenhagen, so you can choose from a wide range of offers. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and coastline of the Danish capital. A trip over the Öresund bridge to Malmö, about 30 minutes away, is also worthwhile. If you have several days to spare, a road trip along the Baltic Sea to Stockholm is also worthwhile.
Copenhagen, with its almost 600,000 inhabitants, is one of the metropolises in northern Europe and is always worth a visit. The capital city by the sea offers a lot for every taste and the numerous sights can be explored comfortably by hired car. A hired car does not only bring advantages in Copenhagen itself, but also offers the possibility to discover the whole country in a comfortable and flexible way.
Both in the city and in the Airport Kastrup are numerous car hire companies to hire a car. The opening hours of the car hire companies at the airport are often particularly good and special vehicles such as convertibles or jeeps can also be hired here without any problems. You are spoilt for choice with which vehicle you want to discover Copenhagen! Also, it is much more comfortable to pick up the hired car directly at the airport after your arrival, because then you don’t have to worry about how to get to your accommodation.
Without leaving a deposit it’s nearly impossible to hire a car. The deposit has an important role for the car hire companies, because it serves as safety for the rental companies. You pay a high sum to the rental company or the rental company blocks the sum of money on your credit card for a short amount of time, mostly until you return the hired car. The company will return the full sum you payed if the car is in the same condition as it was at the rental and if you stuck to the contract. If you violated traffic rules and have for example been flashed, the rental company will keep the amount of the fine from the deposit and send you the rest of the deposit back.
In Denmark, right to left applies. But bicyclists always have the right of way before car drivers - especially in Copenhagen you should be prepared for this.
Even during the day, cars and motorcycles must drive with the lights on. The horn should only be and in emergencies and mobiles should only be used through headsets or the hands-free device.
It is compulsory to wear a seat belt and children under 135 cm must be transported in a child seat. Children under 3 years of age are transported in appropriate child seats. Ask before you hire a car at the pick-up for a suitable child seat.
Speed limits in Denmark are, 50 km/h after a sign with the city symbol, which means in inner cities. Do not drive more than 80 km/h on country roads and 130 km/h on highways, except if it’s differently written on a sign. Also cars with trailers are not allowed to drive faster than 80 km/h on highways and 70 km/h on country roads.
So far there are no tolls on Danish roads, except for the Storebaelt bridge and the Öresund bridge. The toll payment station are on both bridges clear to see and signs help you to find the right track.
Anyone who hires a car in Copenhagen or elsewhere in Denmark should follow the parking rules - a ticket is issued quickly and costs about more than 70 €. Parking bans should be strictly respected and at intersections you should keep a distance of about 10 meters to the street corner or junction.
Parking is usually subject to a charge, especially in the city center. There are parking fees in Copenhagen from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Also, ask the rental company at the pick-up for a parking disc , if you can’t find one in the car, it could become handy for you.
Copenhagen is the gateway to Scandinavia and as an attractive metropolis with a Nordic character, it is always worth a visit. Those who appreciate culture, the delicious Nordic cuisine and Danish coziness are in the right place. The relaxed lifestyle of the Danes and the Danish hygge (coziness) can best be experienced on a trip through the Danish capital, while discovering Copenhagen's pretty city center or in one of the many cosy cafés and restaurants. Whether you're looking for alternative Christiania and the hip Norrebro or the typical sights such as Nyhavn or the little mermaid - in Copenhagen you'll be comfortable and safe with your hired car.
Autumn and winter in the Scandinavian countries can be really cold, which is why you should think about bringing warm clothing when you are planning a trip to Copenhagen. The temperatures normally stay above zero degrees Celsius, but the sun is just shining for some hours a day, so it’s getting dark really quick. You still can spend a day in one of the shopping malls in Copenhagen, warm up and buy clothes while relaxing. Also, the Christmas time in Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful times there and it definitely is snowing every year, which should not be missing during Christmas season. The hired car facilitates your stay, because with it you can get anywhere while being warm and you don’t have to wait in the cold for public transports. Enjoy your time in Copenhagen.
The Royal Opera
Not only Copenhagen, but also the neighboring islands and the Danish mainland have a lot to offer. For example, how about a trip to Helsingor, to visit Kronborg Castle (UNESCO World Heritage Site)? The old cathedral town of Roskilde with the Viking Museum or the cliffs of Stevns Klint in the south-east of Zealand are also worth a visit.
|City name||Distance||Duration with hired car|
|Roskilde||approx. 40 kilometers||approx. 30 minutes|
|Malmö||approx. 42 kilometers||approx. 45 minutes|
|Helsingor||approx. 67 kilometers||approx. 45 minutes|
|Slagelse||approx. 97 kilometers||approx. 1 hour|
|Kalundborg||approx. 110 kilometers||approx. 1 hour & 20 minutes|