What you should know before hiring a car in Copenhagen
|Copenhagen city centre|
|Copenhagen Airport (CPH): 5 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Copenhagen: practical information
Where to rent a car in Copenhagen
If you’re travelling to Copenhagen, you’ll soon see that bicycles are favoured over cars for city sightseeing. That being said, if you want to explore further afield, a Copenhagen rental car during your holiday is a must.
Upon arrival, there are plenty of car hire companies located at Copenhagen Airport, each with a good offering and great deals. In the city centre you’ll find the usual agencies like Europcar, Sixt and Budget.
Driving in Copenhagen: parking and other tips
If you plan to hire a car, make sure that you also book a hotel in Copenhagen that offers free parking. Copenhagen has different parking zones and tariffs. The blue zone is the cheapest, at DKK 11 an hour. You need to pay in parking zones Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 17:00.
Driving in Copenhagen and Denmark is very easy, as roads are maintained to a high standard. All the usual rules apply in Denmark like wearing a seat belts at all times and headlights also must be switched on at all hours.
Road trips from Copenhagen: what to do, what to see
Copenhagen is easily explored on foot or even bicycle. Stroll the streets that Vikings once roamed and visit the National Museum and then take a ride on a century-old ride at Tivoli. Pay a visit to the Little Mermaid, the most photographed statue in Denmark.
Kronborg Slot Castle
A short trip north will bring you to the beautiful setting of Elsinore to the site of Kronborg Slot, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some might remember it as the place where Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet takes place. Take a tour of the castle rooms and finish your visit with a trip to the dungeon.
The Danish Coast is stunning and is worth exploring if you have a rental car in Copenhagen. From forests to lakes, rocky beaches to sand dunes... like the one in Skagen called Råbjerg Mile. It's Denmark's largest moving dune which have covered a church. Now, only the steeple shows!