Car hire in Copenhagen
On this page, you’ll find some of the most useful tips and advice on renting a car in the capital of Copenhagen. We present you with a guide to the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If it is your first time renting a car in Denmark, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Car hire at Copenhagen airport
The international Copenhagen airport (airport code: CPH) is the biggest airport in Scandinavia, and it connects flights from the whole world. The airport is only a short distance from central Copenhagen and very close to the Oresund Bridge, which means that there are excellent roads in direct connection to the airport.
At the airport, several major car rental companies have offices. You’ll find them both in terminal 1 and terminal 3, right by the entrance hall. It is well sign posted and easy to find.
Car hire is also possible in several places in the city centre.
Directions and distance from Copenhagen to Sweden
What to see around Copenhagen
Copenhagen is on the easternmost island of Denmark – Zealand. Using Copenhagen as a starting point is a great way of planning many exciting excursions. Zealand is the largest of the Danish islands (apart from Greenland), and there are plenty of things to see and do within comfortable driving distance from Copenhagen.
The town of Helsingør is a 40 minute drive north from Copenhagen. Helsingør is a very charming town with many historic buildings, the most famous one being the Kronborg castle. This famous stronghold is known to many as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Furthermore, in the town of Humlebæk, near Helsingør, you’ll find the Louisiana Musem of Modern Art. Louisiana always has interesting exhibitions of modern art. If art doesn’t appeal to you, there is also a cozy restaurant with inside and outside seating. Additionally, Louisiana has a lovely garden, and you’ll get some great views of the Sound (Øresund).
Just over of four miles north of Copenhagen is Hundested, a cozy town with beautiful scenery. Here you can visit a number of fascinating churches, but also polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s house. Hundested is also known for being surrounded by three different waters, and there is a nice sandy beach which is very swim friendly during the summer.
Næstved is a town with a long, fascinating history. The town has roots as far back as 500 B.C., peaking during the Middle ages, and you’ll find many historic buildings from this time period. but you can also has excellent shopping opportunities. For families, the famous BonBon-Land amusement park is a perfect option that is easily accessed by car.
The Karen Blixen Museum
The Karen Blixen Museum is located on Rungsted Strandvej between Helsingør and Copenhagen, less than a half-hour drive from Copenhagen. Karen Blixen was one of Denmark’s greatest poets. At the museum you can visit the magnificent house that she lived in between her trips to Kenya. The house is restored and decorated to match what it looked like when she lived there. You’ll also find both a café and a wonderful garden to stroll around.