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Why rent a car in Stockholm?

Stockholm, capital of Sweden, consists of 14 islands on Lake Mälaren connected by bridges. All islands can be accessed on foot or by boat. With a Stockholm hire car, you can also explore the rest of the country further south, even pop into neighbouring Norway. A journey to Oslo is just over six hours and Boden, in Swedish Lapland, is 10 and a half hours north of Stockholm, for an unforgettable experience of the Northern Lights.

How to get to and around Stockholm?

On arriving at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, you are only 25 miles or a half-hour drive away from the centre of Stockholm with a hire car in Sweden. Get a Stockholm card for free access to many of Stockholm’s museums and attractions and wander through the medieval alleyways of Gamla Stan, the old town, exploring its churches, chic galleries and museums. The most prominent buildings are the Royal Palace, official residence of Sweden’s monarch, and the Swedish Parliament.

From Gamla Stan take a ferry boat to the popular island of Djurgården, a calm green oasis in the middle of the city, where you will find some of Stockholm’s top museums. The Vasa Museum displays a 17th century ship that sank on its maiden voyage and has been restored over half a century. ABBA fans must not miss the ABBA Museum inside the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. The Skansen open-air museum takes you on a time travel with its replicas of 18th and 19th century Swedish houses from all parts of the country and people in costume re-enacting life from that era; it also has a zoo with animals native to Scandinavia.

A guided tour through the magnificent Stadshuset, the Stockholm City Hall on the Kungsholmen island, is a must. The iconic building is made from eight million bricks and has a 345-foot spire featuring the three golden crowns of the Swedish national coat of arms at the top. It is also the venue for the annual Nobel Prize ceremony. After the banquet in the Blue Hall, Nobel laureates and guests dance in the Golden Hall, so-called because of its 18 million gold mosaic tiles depicting Swedish history.

What brands are available?

Car hire in Stockholm is available from the following companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty EU
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Stockholm

    The cosmopolitan seaport of Gothenburg, is a five-hour drive southwest, and offers all manner of nautical delights in addition to being one of northern Europe’s culinary centres. Cinammon rolls apart, fish and seafood are a highlight here. For inspiration, pop into the Feskekôrka (‘fish church’) fish market, housed in a beautiful building resembling a neo-Gothic church. For family entertainment, enjoy the rides at Liseberg amusement park or go elk-watching in the 137-hectare Slottskogen Park with plenty more wildlife.

    Fans of the TV series The Bridge, may want to visit Malmö, a little over six hours by car and maybe even cross the Øresund bridge to Copenhagen. Malmö has lots of green spaces and is very flat, perfect for walking or cycling. If you’re brave enough, experience their Kallbadhus (‘cold bath house’), a sauna overlooking the iconic bridge, before jumping into the sea to cool off. And, for a laugh, why not try the food at ‘Bastard’, on Mäster Johansgatan, believed to be the best restaurant in town.

    In the direction of Oslo, four hours and 20 minutes to the west of Stockholm, is the town of Arvika, next to lake Glafsfjorden. So many lakes surround this town, legend has it you can swim in a different lake every day of the year, and there is wildlife galore – you may even spot a moose. Arvika is all about art and music. Many Swedish musicians started their career at Ingesund College of Music, and famous local artists’ works can be seen at the Rackstad museum.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Sweden

    Any valid driving licence issued in an European country is accepted in Sweden. International driving permits are also recognised. You must be 18 or older to drive.

    Drive on the right, overtake on the left. Seatbelts must be worn at all times and headlights must be on even in daylight.

    Signalling is required when exiting a roundabout. Slower traffic should always stick to the right lane to allow passing traffic through. Between 1st December and 31st March use of snow tires is mandatory.

    Ready to plan your Stockholm city break?

    Feeling excited to start planning your visit to Stockholm and other parts of Sweden? Check out this city guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and research the best attractions and activities.

    Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

    FAQs for car hire in Stockholm

    What’s the best price car rental in Stockholm?

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

    What’s the average car rental price in Stockholm?

    On average, car rentals in Stockholm 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 Stockholm?

    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 Stockholm?

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