Car Hire at Copenhagen Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Copenhagen is a very large city, with an extensive public transport system that operates on a zone system. If you don’t have the time to figure all that out or might not be in the mood to rub shoulders with strangers, renting a car is a great way to go. You’ll be able to choose the vehicle that is to your liking, and you can use that vehicle to quickly and effortlessly take you where you need to go. You can explore the city without the hassle of being subject to the timetables and crowded public transport.
Where to hire a car at Copenhagen Airport
A handful of reputable car rental companies have information desks at Copenhagen Airport. The desks of Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and Sixt Rent A Car are located at Terminal 3. Each company provides a variety of car types, from smaller models to vans, even luxury cars.
What to expect when hiring a car from Copenhagen Airport
The cars rented from Copenhagen Airport are covered under theft protection, third party insurance, and collision damage waiver. It all depends on the prior agreement signed by both the customer and the car rental company, but most of the latter require rental cars to be returned with a full tank. This shouldn't be a problem as there is a petrol station (QStar) offering 24-hour service right at the airport, about 200m from the terminal. Upon returning the vehicles at the end of your trip, take note that the car return areas are in Terminals 2 and 3. At car park P10, returns for vehicles from Europcar and Sixt are on the 3rd floor, returns for Hertz are on the 4th floor, and returns for Avis and Budget are on the 5th floor. Return the car keys to the respective desk at the airport.
Driving around Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Airport is located on the island of Amager, some 8 km south of the city centre of Copenhagen and about 24 km west of the city centre of city Malmö, located on the other side of Øresund Bridge. Keep in mind that Denmark is filled with bike paths and bike lanes, and Copenhagen is no exception. Cyclists have the right of way, so always be careful.
Cars rented from Copenhagen Airport should be equipped with a parking disc, which must be displayed on the dashboard when parking. These are used in parking areas where no parking fees apply, and where there are signs that state how long you can park your car in a certain area. The parking disc is really just a clock in which you set the time you arrived. Stopping and parking on the right side of the road is permitted, but on the main roads and motorways it is prohibited.
Getting to your destination
Frederiksberg is a small town and enclave surrounded by Copenhagen, hence, it is informally considered to be part of the city. The town offers plenty of shopping opportunities, especially the Frederiksberg Centret shopping mall. The three busiest shopping streets are Gammel Kongevej, Godthåbsvej, and Falkoner. Other attractions include the Frederiksberg Palace, Copenhagen Zoo, and the Frederiksberg Park.
From Copenhagen's city centre, Frederiksberg can be reached via Falkoner Alle, via Bülowsvej, or via Vesterbrogade and Roskildevej.
Brønshøj, along with Husum, is the administrative city district of Brønshøj-Husum. It is situated 4km west of Copenhagen, characterized by a number of parks, ponds, and lakes in the area. Most of the attractions in Brønshøj are either outdoorsy or of natural interest.
The route to Brønshøj is via Frederikssundsvej/Route 211.
Køge is a seaport located 39 km southwest of Copenhagen, on the coast of Bay of Køge. It has a long history as a market town, with some nice old squares. It has pedestrian streets lined with small stores and cafes.
The town is situated at a motorway crossing, where the motorway heading south from Copenhagen splits into E20 (which leads to Odnes) and E47 E55 (which leads to Gedesr and Rødby).