Denmark Driving Information

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Car Rental and Driving Information for Denmark

Driving Overview

Denmark is a compact country with a vast network of scenic roads that can take you from the Tivoli Gardens to the spectacular ocean views of Denmark’s Atlantic shoreline. Recently, the Great Belt Bridge and Oresund Bridge were completed to connect Denmark and Sweden, via islands of Zealand and Funen. The Great Belt Bridge is 11mi/18km long and took 10 years to complete.


To rent a car in Denmark, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Some suppliers have a maximum age limit of 80 years old. Seatbelts are mandatory. Infant seats are mandatory for children up to age 4. Child seats are required for children aged 4 to 6.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Denmark are as follows: City 31mph/50kph Open Roads 49mph/80kph Highways 68mph/110kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the right and a car flashing its lights is indicating that it is planning to pass. Headlights need to be on at all times.

Denmark Driving InformationGas

Gas stations are found about every 30mi/50km along the motorways. Most of these stations have automatic payment machines that can be used when the station is closed.


There are no toll highways in Denmark.


While driving in Copenhagen, you will need to display a parking disc on your dashboard, good for 1 hour, when meters are not available. The discs are available at banks, gas stations, and tourist offices. Some towns have parking meters that allow 3 hours of parking.

Insurance Information

Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Denmark.

Denmark Driving InformationRequired Coverage

Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance offers US$1,900,000 to unlimited coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.

Optional Coverage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$11 - US$25 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$4 - US$20 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$0 - US$765, depending on vehicle type. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$5 - US$7 per day.

Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero.

Rental Restrictions

Most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury rental car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

Denmark Driving InformationRestricted Countries

Cars rented in Denmark are not allowed into the following countries: Albania Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.

One-Way Rentals

Domestic one-way car rentals in Europe are available between select locations, additional fees may apply. There are fees for international one-way rentals, and not all vehicles are allowed.

Road Map of Denmark

Plan your trip referencing each map of Denmark on your PC or bookmark this page and reference these maps wirelessly from your smartphone in Europe. Once you arrive in Denmark, the embedded Google map is especially useful since it provides important information about attractions found throughout the country, driving directions (a great compliment to your GPS rental), etc. You can use this map of Denmark to help you find popular attractions such as the National Gallery of Denmark and Rosenberg Castle or easily navigate to the Oresund Bridge which connects nearby Sweden and Denmark. Our map of Denmark will also help you dine at the best Denmark restaurants available - allowing you to pick your favorite nearby eatery based on Google reviews. Popular Denmark restaurants include Sortebro Kro and Kok & Vin in Odense; Restaurant Krebsegaarden & La Vita e Bella in Copenhagen ; and Den Gyldne Okse & Restaurant Istanbul in Viborg. No matter what your travel plans include, we hope that these maps of Denmark will help you enjoy your time abroad.