About Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH)
Address: Kastrup Airport(car Rental Center) (arrival Flight-number Mandatory!!), Copenhagen, 2770
The capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen is a modest metropolis with a safe, sophisticated and intimate feel. Located on the island of Amager, 5 miles (8 km) south of the city center, Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) is the primary international airport serving the entire Øresund Region and a huge portion of southern Sweden. Airport car rental companies are conveniently located in the Car Rental Centre just a short shuttle bus ride from the terminal.
With the one of the world’s most efficient public transportation systems, Copenhageners aren’t terribly reliant on automobile travel, which means getting around the city is that much easier for visitors in a car hire. Traffic in Copenhagen is remarkably light for a city of just under 1 million residents. Visitors complain mainly of parking woes, which is probably the number one gripe about urban driving everywhere on Earth. Yes, parking is pricey, but it won’t be much of a hassle finding or reaching.
There’s only one thing to really watch out for: Denmark loves its bicycles and Copenhagen is covered in bike lanes. Cyclists have the right of way and vehicles are not allowed within the bike lanes. This may be slightly awkward for drivers from places where bicycle traffic is uncommon.
Choosing your car
Once you’ve decided to rent a car, you’ll have no problem choosing the right vehicle from your (CPH) airport car rental provider. Singles and couples with light baggage can choose from Volkswagen, Citroen, and Fiat mini cars. If you’re looking for economy, check out your Renault and Opel options. Volvo estate wagons are great for family road trips. Audi and Nissan intermediate vehicles offer performance with plenty of space for gear. Or settle into a Mazda SUV with all-wheel drive. And for larger groups and families, a Ford 7-9 seater minivan is by far the most popular option.
Tips and advice
Cars travel on the right and pass on the left. Speed limits are clearly posted and generally in line with regional defaults. Defensive driving strategies are always recommended for navigation in a foreign country.
Denmark doesn’t have any toll roads; however, be aware of two bridges in or near Copenhagen with very expensive one-way tolls to cross: the Storebelt Bridge (Storebælt Bro) which links the islands of Zealand and Fyn; and the Oresund Bridge (Øresundsbroen) which connects Denmark and Malmö, Sweden.
Petrol stations are refreshingly plentiful in Copenhagen. Make sure your fuel tank is full before returning your car hire to (CPH).
An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not required for residents of EU countries, the U.S., Canada or Australia. The IDP is basically an English translation of your home driver’s license, and must be acquired before you arrive in Copenhagen.
The use of hands-free mobile devices is allowed, but the phone must be an existing feature of the car. Likewise, any kind of headset or earbud — including in-ear Bluetooth devices — are strictly prohibited.
Seatbelts are compulsory for all passengers of a vehicle, and children under 130 cm (4’3”) must use a child safety restraint — and seated in the rear.