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    Driving Information in Denmark

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Denmark state that you must be at least 17 years old to drive and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Denmark, you must be at least 23 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.

    Driving Distances

    • Copenhagen to Billund - 264kms (3hours/10mins)

    • Kolding to Aarhus - 98kms (1hours/20mins)

    • Odense to Helsingor - 204kms (2hours/20mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Denmark driving information, laws, rules and regulations when driving your car hire in the roads of Billund and other places in Denmark:

    • Driving in Denmark is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts are mandatory when driving a hire car in Denmark.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents at all times while driving.

    • Headlights need to be on at all times while driving

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


    There are no tolls in Denmark.

    Parking Information

    When driving around Copenhagen or any other Danish city, you will need to display a parking disc on the dashboard of your car hire, 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.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hires are unrestricted and free of charge. There are fees for international one-way rentals, and not all vehicles are allowed. If you plan to drive a Denmark car hire, you can pick it up in one location and return it to a different one, but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier.

    Before visiting Denmark, it is important to look at some of these rules and regulations about driving your car hire, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Denmark Airport Information

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    Denmark on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Denmark