Copenhagen Airport car hire - economy car rentals in Copenhagen, Denmark
Search engine of car hire, Cartrawler is a useful tool for comparing car rental deals at Copenhagen Airport, in Denmark.
VW Golf 5-doors - popular and inexpensive hire car in Denmark.
Copenhagen Airport - CPH, serving the capital of Denmark, is the busiest airport in the whole of Scandinavia handling over 23 million passengers per year.
Copenhagen Airport - location close to Sweden
The airport is located in Kastrup, approx. 5 miles south of Copenhagen, on the island of Amager. Kastrup Airport or Copenhagen Airport - Kastrup are names widely used, while the local designation of the airport is Københavns Lufthavn.
Due to its proximity and easy access to Sweden, Copenhagen Airport is often used by Swedish: it only takes a short drive across the Øresund Bridge to get from Copenhagen to the Swedish Malmö on the other side of the Øresund Strait. See map.
If you are planning to drive in your Copenhagen Airport hire car into Sweden, always confirm in the “Rental conditions” on Cartrawler, whether any restrictions apply to driving abroad. Most car hire companies in Denmark, however, allow cross border travels to other Scandinavian countries.
Car hire companies at Copenhagen Airport
Arriving passengers will find several, large car hire companies at Copenhagen Airport, amongst them: Europcar, Hertz, Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Sixt Car Rental Copenhagen, Enterprise Rent A Car and Flizzr (local Danish car rental brand).
Car rental desks are distributed between terminals 1 (domestic) and 3 (international) of CPH Airport.
Copenhagen Airport terminals
Copenhagen Airport consists of four terminals.
Terminal 1 serves all the domestic flights at CPH. Terminals 2 and 3 handle international (Schengen and non-Schengen) flights.
Since 2010, low-cost carriers Easyjet and Transavia operate from a designated area accessible from Terminal 2 and known as CPH GO Terminal, Low-Cost Terminal or Terminal 4. The construction of dedicated, modern facilities for Terminal 4 of CPH Airport is planned for the near future.
Prices of the cheapest rentals at Copenhagen Airport usually start from approx. £120 for a week car hire of a small city car, such as Peugeot 107, a Toyota Aygo, or similar.
Unless you specifically require the smallest car (for an easy city parking for example), it is hardly ever worth to rent opt for the lowest rental class, as often there is only a very small difference in price to the larger and more comfortable economy or even compact class.
For example, the cheapest cars (Peugeot 107 class) outisde of the busiest summer months usually cost from £120 for a week, the economy class VW Polo (Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 208 or similar) is often available from £125 per week and the popular compact class VW Golf can often be rented from £130 for a week car hire from Copenhagen Airport. The above prices were quoted by Cartrawler search engine for Copenhagen Airport week car hire in September 2014, for bookings made eight weeks ahead the pick-up date. Much like in any other destination worldwide, booking in advance increases the chance of achieving the lowest rates in Copenhagen Airport car hire.
If you are in for a little bit of luxury while renting a car in Copenhagen, check Cartrawler for the offers of upmarket makes and models. A comfortable Audi A4 Estate or a BMW 3 Series have been seen on Cartralwer with prices starting from around £220-250 for a 7 days rental from Copenhagen Airport. When searching well in advance, you may sometimes find offers of a luxury/premium Audi A5 from approx. £360 for a week car hire, pick-up and return to Copenhagen Airport.
Mileage policy - often limited in Denmark
Please note, especially if you are planning to travel long distances in Denmark, that many Danish car hire companies apply mileage restrictions.
Mileage policies vary. In some rent-a-car providers there is a limit of kilometres per day free of charge. Always confirm in “Rental conditions” displayed with each offer on Cartrawler what mileage policy applies.
Public transportation at Copenhagen Airport
If Copenhagen Airport car hire is not an option for you, the largest Danish airport offers multiple and very effective public transportation solutions.
Trains at Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Airport train station is located under Terminal 3 and operates local, as well as long-distance services. It is possible to travel from Copenhagen Airport not only to the city centre but also to other Danish cities, amongst them Aarhus, Aalborg, Sonderborg and Esbjerg. International trains from Copenhagen Airport are available to Malmo, Gothenburg and Karlskrona, as well as to Flensburg in Germany. Please remember that the ticket offices of the Copenhagen Airport trains are located above the station, in Terminal 3. In the station area, accessible form the terminal by elevators and moving walkways, tickets can only be purchased from the automatic ticket machines.
Copenhagen Airport metro station
The airport is connected to the city centre by line M2 (yellow line) of the Copenhagen metro.
The metro station is located in Terminal 3 of CPH. Frequent trains run 24 hours a day and the trip between the airport and the city (Norreport Station ) takes approx. 15 minutes.
Buses at Copenhagen Airport
Look for the 5A bus to take you from the airport directly to Copenhagen city centre, with stops at Copenhagen Central Station, the City Hall or Nørreport Station.
The trip takes around half an hour. The bus runs every 10 minutes during daytime.
Please note that there are also long-distance buses travelling between Copenhagen Airport and for example Arhus in Denmark(bus no. 888), or cities abroad. The Graahundbus service offers links from Copenhagen Airport to Malmo in Sweden, Swinoujscie in Poland or Berlin in Germany. See Graahundbus timetables (in Danish). Bus links from Copenhagen Airport are also available to the Danish Bornholm, via ferry from the Swedish Ystad.
If, despite the comfort of public transportation, you prefer to travel from the airport to Copenhagen city centre by taxi, the rate is approx. 200 Danish Krone / £21. With favourable traffic conditions, the journey takes around 20 minutes.
Copenhagen travel zones
The Greater Copenhagen is divided into 95 different zones and 9 zone rings.
See a map of Copenhagen travel zones.
The coloured zones are helpful in calculating the fares for public transportation in Copenhagen. Although moving around the strict city centre of Copenhagen requires tickets for two zones only, transfer to CPH Airport from the city centre means a ride across three zones. Copenhagen Airport is located in the red zone, numbered 1.
See a practical guide to Copenhagen public transportation system:
UK flights to Copenhagen
Copenhagen Airport is well connected to the UK.
Flights from a large number cities in the UK to Copenhagen are available from both regular airlines (British Airways and Scandinavian Airlines) and low-cost carriers (Easyjet and Norwegian).