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Why rent a car in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen has been at the heart of Scandinavian cool for some time now. The city’s beautiful people and stylish design culture are hugely appealing, and the surrounding countryside offers both rugged landscapes and laidback charm. With car hire in Copenhagen you can head to Amager Beach and glance out to sea at the windmill park and the Oresund bridge that links Denmark to Sweden. The Kalvebod Fælled, a huge meadow land that is home to cows, deer, horses and many wading birds, is also about 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

How to get to and around Copenhagen?

Copenhagen Airport is seven miles from the city centre, a drive of about 15 minutes. There is a metro station in Terminal 3, which runs every four to six minutes during the day and at 15–20-minute intervals at night.

Hiring a car in Copenhagen city centre

To arrange cheap car hire in Copenhagen city centre head to the Kobenhavn V area where many of the big brands are based. Driving in the city can be tricky thanks to the ubiquitous bikes that rule the roads here.

What brands are available?

Avis, Europcar, Budget and Sixt are among the brands that can supply a hire car at Copenhagen Airport. The airport’s car rental centre is a short walk from Terminal 2.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Copenhagen

With a rental car in Copenhagen you could take a day trip to Malmo in Sweden, which is just 25 miles away, a drive of about 40 minutes. The two cities are linked by the nine-mile long Oresund bridge, which offers spectacular views during the crossing. Malmo is a youthful and multicultural city but the buildings are historic - like something from a postcard. Gamla Vaster is the city’s old town and a great place to get a coffee, while the Ribersborgsstranden is a modern and attractive seafront and park area. Helsingborg is another Swedish city within easy reach. Just an hour from Copenhagen, this coastal city has a busy harbour area and a boardwalk, which is full of sunbathers when the weather allows.

Back in Denmark, why not head to Roskilde, a city 30 minutes west of Copenhagen by car. The most popular attraction here is the Viking Ship Museum, where five original 11th century Viking vessels are displayed. There is also a boatyard, where archaeologists piece together full-size reconstructions of some of the ancient boats.

The city of Koge on the southeastern coast is 40 minutes from Copenhagen by car. Fishing is popular here thanks to the picturesque bay area and a number of lakes nearby. Otherwise enjoy the historic architecture. There are a number of well-preserved half-timbered houses that date back to the Renaissance period, including Denmark's oldest half-timbered house from 1527.

Tips and tricks for driving in Copenhagen

Take care if you drive in the city centre, the roads here are full of cyclists. If you take you hire car over the bridge into Sweden check your insurance documents - you may not be covered over the border.

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FAQs for car hire in Copenhagen

What’s the best price car rental in Copenhagen?

In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is in Copenhagen.

What’s the average car rental price in Copenhagen?

On average, car rentals in Copenhagen are .

Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Copenhagen?

Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

Where can I find car rentals in Copenhagen?

Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.