Are you landing at Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and would you like to explore Copenhagen and its surroundings with a rental car? Then it is a good decision to book a rental car directly at the airport from one of the six car rental companies. Since Copenhagen Airport is heavily frequented by 25 million passengers per year, it is worth comparing the car hire offers of Copenhagen Airport with Driveboo before you start your journey and make an online booking so that you do not have to resort to a car hire company that does not meet your expectations.
All car rentals are located at Copenhagen Airport in the Car Rental Centre, just outside the airport's roundabout. Here you can not only receive your rental car conveniently, but also return it later. A free shuttle service is currently only available between the individual terminals, but not between the airport and the Car Rental Centre.
As with all Scandinavian airports, Copenhagen Airport offers a selection of the best known car rental companies, which we have put together for you below:
If you have to return your rental car with a full tank of fuel because you have decided on a rental car offer with a fair tank arrangement (full/full) or if you have taken over your rental car with an empty tank, you will find three Circle K petrol stations (two at the "Amager Landevej" and one at Kystvejen 1) in the vicinity of the airport, which are open 24/7.
Fortunately, you can reach the city centre of Copenhagen in less than 20 minutes, so that you can make your way to the most beautiful landmarks and parks with your rental car right after your arrival. But Copenhagen has more than 160 sights, 30 parks and 80 museums, so a longer trip is definitely worthwhile. However, if you only stay over the weekend, we recommend a trip to Rosenborg Castle, the Erlöserkirche (before Frelsers Kirke) and the Nyhavn, a small, beautiful harbour. If after a few days it doesn't stop in Copenhagen, you can take your rental car to several other major cities in the surrounding area, which we have put together for you below.
|Place name||Distance to Airport CPH||Travel time|
|Copenhagen city center||7,1 km||17 minutes|
|Roskilde||41,0 km||31 minutes|
|Helsingor||67,6 km||47 minutes|
|Slagelse||96,5 km||1 hour 3 minutes|
|Kalundborg||109 km||1 hour 18 minutes|
If, contrary to expectations, your flight arrives too early or too late and you want to reach the city centre of Copenhagen by public transport, then the following options are at your disposal:
With bus lines 5A, 35 and 36, with line 5A also operating at night.
Copenhagen city centre can be reached a little faster and more conveniently by train, whose tickets can be purchased at the DSB ticket counter in Terminal 3.
The subway station is located in the covered extension of Terminal 3, which runs every 4-6 minutes during the day and every 15-20 minutes at night. Tickets can also be purchased in Terminal 3 at the DSB counter.
If you want to travel from the airport by train or metro in the direction of Sweden, you must be able to identify yourself by train or metro with a photo ID. In addition, tickets cannot be purchased on the subway or on the train. Please note that the ticket vending machines do not accept fake money but only coins and credit cards.
With around 50 shops, 15 restaurants and bars as well as several conference areas and airport lounges, Copenhagen Airport leaves nothing to be desired. After the former Terminal 1 was closed in 2015, all domestic and international flights will be handled in Terminals 2 and 3, where it is easy to spend the waiting time until boarding.
Due to Copenhagen's geographic location on the east coast of Denmark, it can be interesting not only to go on a round trip in Denmark, but also to undertake a large Scandinavian round trip through Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Stay one or two nights in Copenhagen before you drive your rental car across the Oresund Bridge (charged) to Malmö in Sweden, where Malmohus, a museum in an old fortress, is already waiting for you.
Driving north on the E6, you reach Helsingborg with its breathtakingly beautiful castle Sofiero and if you don't want to stay overnight, you have the possibility to continue on the E6 in the direction of Gothenburg.
You should definitely plan a few days here, as Gothenburg not only boasts magnificent parks, but also a number of special museums, such as the Aeroseum and the Volvo Museum, which are worth a visit.
If you have enough time, you can continue your journey to Oslo from here or you can take the ferry to Denmark.