Car Hire in Copenhagen
This information is correct as of August 2015.
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is home to important attractions and landmarks such as the Tivoli Gardens, Rosenborg Castle, The Little Mermaid, National Museum of Denmark, and more. Getting around the capital is easy through the car hire companies that operate within the area. Self-drive through Copenhagen with vehicles provided by well-known car hire companies, as well as the reliable local companies that serve within the city.
Where to hire a car in Copenhagen
Within Copenhagen, some car hire operators that serve the city include Sixt, National, Avis, Auro Europe, Sunnycars, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, Alamo, Ofran, Europcar, Avis, and Economy Car Rentals. The car hire offices in Copenhagen are mostly located in the airport, the city centre, Copenhagen Cruise Port, Copenhagen Dragor, select hotels, and Zealand/Delivery Service.
What to expect when hiring a car from Copenhagen
Copenhagen driving is on the right hand side of the road with incoming traffic to the left. When renting a car in Copenhagen, the vehicles come in both automatic and manual transmission, which should be indicated or requested beforehand to suit your preferences. The roads of Copenhagen consist of a connection of toll-free motorways and public roads that connect to various municipalities within city and throughout Northern Europe, such as the Øresund Bridge to Sweden and other parts of Denmark. Navigating the streets of Copenhagen can be quite challenging especially to international travellers. Parking in the city can be quite a feat as well, especially within downtown Copenhagen. Typically, driving can be done with a local driver’s licence together with an International Driver’s Permit or IDP.
Getting to your destination
From the capital city, Copenhagen, various destinations include Odense, Aalborg, and Frederiksberg. These destinations can be reached by car from Copenhagen with each spot offering a unique collection of attractions to be visited, among others.
Odense offers attractions like Nonnebakken, Saint Canute’s Cathedral, St Alban’s Church, Odense’s City Hall, Odense Palace, Odense Symphony Orchestra, and more.
Driving to Odense from Copenhagen will take approximately an hour and 49 minutes for 165 kilometres. Start the trip by driving down E20 from O2. Next, go further down E20 until you reach Niels Bohrs Alle in Odense SØ, Odense then take exit 48-Tietgenbyen from E20. Go down Niels Bohrs Alle to reach the destination in Odense.
Some of the stops to visit in Aalborg include Jens Bang’s House, Jørgen Olufsen's House, Aalborghus Castle, Jomfru Ane Gade, and Aalborgtårnet, to name a few.
Get to Aalborg from Copenhagen by driving from O2 on E20, then continuing further down E20 and E45 to reach Hobrovej/Route 180 in Aalborg SV, Aalborg. Go down Route 180 then to Cortesgyde in Aalborg Centrum. Get to Aalborg after a total of three hours and 58 minutes for 416 kilometres from Copenhagen city centre.
Among the sights to see when in Frederiksberg include Frederiksberg Town Hall, Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg Park, Copenhagen Zoo, in addition to many more.
For a short 15-minute drive that covers approximately 5.4 kilometres, get to Frederiksberg from Copenhagen by going down Åboulevard, Falkoner Allé, and Smallegade to Jyllandsvej in Frederiksberg. Then, go down Jyllandsvej, then drive to Blytsvej and get to the destination.