Car Hire from Copenhagen Airport
The Scandinavian seaside city of Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and one of the oldest and most popular cities in Europe, full of royal palaces, winding canals and cutting-edge style. When flying into Copenhagen, hiring a car from Copenhagen Airport can help you make the most of your trip and Skyscanner can help you find the best deal available.
Where to hire a car at Copenhagen Airport
You will find Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise and Budget at Copenhagen Airport within the arrivals hall of Terminal 3 the terminal for international flights. For domestic flights into terminal 1 you will find car hire desks for Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt. All hire cars must be returned to the P10 car park of Copenhagen airport; Europcar and Sixt on the 3rd floor, Hertz on the 4th floor and Avis and Budget on the 5th floor. After parking the car the keys must then be returned to the car hire desks.
Petrol Stations near Copenhagen Airport
Depending on the fuel policy in your car hire agreement you may need to fuel your car before returning it to avoid any excess charges being applied.
There is a 24 hour Statoil petrol station located close to the exit of the airport. It is easy to reach, just 800 metres from terminal 3 on Kystvejen 1.
Driving around Copenhagen Airport
Denmark has an efficient highway system with limited congestion making it easy to drive and navigate throughout the country.
Copenhagen Airport is located on the island of Amager in the town of Kastrup just outside the city of Copenhagen. Leaving the airport, you will find yourself on the Lufthavnsboulevarden. For the easiest route, take the Amagerbrogade which goes directly into Copenhagen city centre in around 15 minutes. You can also take the E20 highway down to the south of Zealand and across to the islands of Falster and Lolland or west to Odense on the island of Fyn.
Alternatively, the Oresund Bridge connects Copenhagen airport to the mainland of Sweden.
When driving around Copenhagen, watch out for the many cyclists and don’t worry if you see cars with their headlights on all of the time – it’s regulation for Danish drivers.
Getting to your destination
As a large region full of beautiful lakes, mountains and picturesque cities, Scandinavia is best seen by car. Here is a guide to some of the most popular places to visit from Copenhagen airport.
Combining a fairy tale ambiance which inspired Hans Christian Anderson with a modern, metropolitan food and design scene, Copenhagen is the perfect destination for a cultural city break. Often named as one of the best cities in the world to live in, there’s plenty to see or do here. Visit the Tivoli Gardens amusement park or climb the Rundetårn tower for spectacular views.
Copenhagen Airport is located just 7km from Copenhagen making it quick and easy to reach by hire car via the Amagerbrogade or alternatively by the E20 onto Ørestads Boulevard.
Paid on street parking is available all over Copenhagen but it gets more expensive closer to the centre. There are three parking zones with different tariffs which you have to pay between Monday at 8am and Saturday at 5pm. In the blue zone, parking is cheapest at DKK 11 per hour. In the green zone, it is DKK 18 per hour and in the red zone it is DKK 30 per hour. In all zones, parking is DKK 11 an hour between 6pm and 11pm and DKK 3 an hour between 11pm and 8am. All parking metres in Copenhagen take credit cards so you don’t have to worry about carrying coins.
Billund is a quaint town located in Jutland in the Danish countryside. The town is most famously notes for its production of Lego. Visitors can admire the beautiful scenery of Billund and enjoy a day at the legendary Legoland theme park.
The small town of Billund is just a 260km, 3 hour drive from Copenhagen airport and can be reached via the E20 highway and Route 28. Ample parking is available at Legoland at a price of DKK 50 for the day.
Venture outside of Denmark to Malmö which is located in Sweden and is the country’s third largest city. Malmö is home to Scandinavia’s tallest building, beautiful outdoors spaces and many museums. Walk around the old town of Gamla Staden at the heart of Malmö or visit Malmöhus Castle which houses the Malmö Museum of Art, the City Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The journey from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö is an easy 35 minute, 32km drive. Take the E20 road across the famous Oresund Bridge. A toll will be required to cross each way.
The best place to park in Malmö is in one of the large parking garages which generally charge per hour. Alternatively, you can book a hotel with free parking.