Car Hire at Aalborg Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Upon arriving at Aalborg Airport in Denmark, you can have the peace of mind when it comes to conveniently continuing with your travel to Aalborg and the surrounding areas with the help of rent-a-car providers available at the airport. Find, compare, and book your rent-a-car in advance via Skyscanner so you can just pick the vehicle up at Aalborg Airport.
Where to hire a car at Aalborg Airport
At Aalborg Airport, you can choose from five car hire providers for the best rent-a-car deal that suits your travel needs and preferences. These companies are Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, and Sixt. Their offices are located inside Aalborg Airport’s terminal near arrivals hall 1.Whether for business trip or vacation, you can book both car and accessories from these providers with flexible rental terms. Types of vehicles that you can rent include electric cars, passenger cars, minibuses, vans, and trucks. You can also request for winter tires, GPS, car seats, and additional services related to your rental.
What to expect when hiring a car from Aalborg Airport
When renting a car from Aalborg Airport, some of the documents and identification you need to present include your passport, a valid driver’s licence from your country of residence, an international driver’s licence, and a valid credit card. If you have a Denmark domestic licence but needs translation to English, you may have to get an International Driver’s Permit. The rent-a-car company will also provide you with the vehicle register information, as well as proof of liability insurance. Your car then will be available for pick up at the car hire parking bay at the airport. The minimum driving age in Denmark is 18, but you need to be at least 21 years old to be able to rent a car. When returning your car to the airport, some rent-a-car providers require you to return the vehicle with the same fuel level (full tank, more often than not). There are many gas stations located near the airport. Some of these include Shell at Forbindelsesvejen and Ostergade; OK-Tankstation at Ny Lufthavnsvej and Dannesbrogsgade; Tj Retail ApS at Engtoftevej; Statoil Servicestation at Hasseris Bymidte 2; Express Norresundby at Thistedvej, Ingo at Ostergade 41; and F24 Tankstation at Hasserisvej and Ellehammersvej. Fuel price in Denmark is about 10.61 Danish Krone (6.00 Malaysian Ringgit) per litre. Most of the gas stations in the country have automatic pay machines and are located every 30 miles or so.
Driving around Aalborg Airport
Driving off Aalborg Airport, the main road that connects it to the city proper is Ny Lufthavnsvej that leads to Lervej. The airport is located north of Aalborg.
When driving within Denmark, take note that driving is on the right hand side of the road with overtaking on the left. Drivers are also to give way to cars on the left on roundabouts. Always drive with your headlights on. Also watch out for cyclists as cycling is very common in Denmark. They have the right of way, along with pedestrians and any form of public transport. Wearing of seatbelts for all passengers of the car is also mandatory in Denmark. Children under four years old must be in infant seats while children between four and six years old must use child seats. Motorway signs are in blue with white writing, while European Roads are in green. There are no toll roads in the country, although there are two bridges that require toll (Storebelt Bridge and Oresund Bridge). There are many speed traps so keep to the speed limits – 50 km/h (31 mph) in built up areas, 80-90 km/h (49 mph) on rural roads, and 110-130 km/h (81 mph) on highways. Most towns and cities in Denmark allow you to park for three hours on a meter. Parking is free on Sundays. There are red, green, and blue parking zones.
Getting to your destination
Renting a car from Aalborg Airport will make it easy for you to travel around Aalborg and around the region on your own schedule. Here are some of the popular destinations you can drive in the North Jutland region of Denmark.
This inland harbour on the Limfjorden boasts of a charming old town where you can visit the old zoo, art museum, and the Viking museum.
From the airport, head east on Ny Lufthavnsvej toward Lervej, then continue on Route 55 to reach Aalborg. It will take 15 minutes to reach the city from Aalborg Airport, with a distance of approximately 6.4 kilometres.
Blokhus is home to one of the country’s most popular beaches. It is also home to the amusement park Farup Sommerland.
It will take 30-35 minutes to reach Blokhus from the airport, with a distance of 31 to 36 kilometres depending on the route taken. You can either take Route 11 and Route 55 or Route 559.
The northernmost town in Denmark, Skagen is a picturesque town. Get to the northernmost point in Denmark, Grenen, or visit Bolcheriet and see how candy is made.
Reach Skagen from Aalborg Airport via E39. It is approximately 105 kilometres from the airport, and will take about one hour and 13 minutes of driving.