Cheapest car hire in Sweden

Top tips when hiring a car in Sweden

  • Drive on the RIGHT-hand side of the road in Sweden, the steering wheel is always on the left side of the car
  • There are toll roads in Sweden, you can pay by card, but we advise carrying a small amount of cash just in case
  • The drink-drive limit in Sweden is just 20mg (0.02% BAC), we advise against drinking any alcohol if driving
  • Speed limits are posted in KM/H in Sweden, the maximum being 110km/h on the motorway
  • The minimum age to hire a car in Sweden is 21, under 25's should expect to pay a young driver surcharge

Sweden car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Sweden

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    110km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    SEK  13.53/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    20mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    SEK

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.5/10)

Mr. Maltby

UK

8/10
I am not very g

I am not very good with computers at all but I did find the Rhino car hire website quite easy to use and straightforward for a simpleton like me.

08/11/2019
Jen

UK

8/10
Easy pick up fr

Easy pick up from the airport, thanks Rhino, will be back next summer! Keep your prices low and you have a customer for life.

01/11/2019
IAN WILSON

 

8/10
Nice and clear

Nice and clear website, good prices and range of cars.

20/07/2019

Compare car rental agents in Sweden

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
1
9.4/10
10
€ 29.91
€ 33.38
€ 36.38
€ 38.20
 Budget
42
8.7/10
3,301
€ 23.27
€ 26.18
€ 36.03
€ 81.84
 Thrifty
10
8.5/10
261
€ 34.78
€ 27.18
€ 23.99
 Europcar
101
8.5/10
4,910
€ 25.44
€ 29.09
€ 34.06
 Sixt
83
8.2/10
2,107
€ 40.45
€ 46.19
€ 49.75
 Avis
93
8.1/10
3,146
€ 24.55
€ 27.61
€ 37.89
€ 48.41
 Mabi
93
8.0/10
6,839
€ 39.00
€ 38.66
€ 49.93
€ 52.41
 Hertz
101
7.5/10
7,527
€ 24.13
€ 25.37
€ 29.33
 Green motion
11
6.8/10
100
€ 48.88
€ 53.13
€ 70.87
€ 96.47

Car rental agent statistics in Sweden

  • 9.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • 6.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    MABI
  • 28,201
    Total number of reviews in
    Sweden
  • 99
    Most Locations in Sweden:
    EUROPCAR
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 10
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Sweden



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Fuel prices in Sweden

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.32 1.36
Aug , 2020 1.36 1.37
Jul , 2020 1.41 1.37
Jun , 2020 1.36 1.35
May , 2020 1.33 1.29
Apr , 2020 1.23 1.15
Mar , 2020 1.29 1.14
Feb , 2020 1.51 1.48
Jan , 2020 1.52 1.47
Dec , 2019 1.57 1.51
Nov , 2019 1.53 1.47
Oct , 2019 1.51 1.46

Car rental price statistics in Sweden

  • € 162.89
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 517.61
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Passat Estate
  • 4,925
    Total cars available
     
  • 306
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 117
    Location with most cars:
    Stockholm - Airport - Arlanda
  • € 23.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Malmö - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Sweden

How much does it cost to hire a car in Sweden?

Car hire in Sweden starts from just €23.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Sweden is just €75.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Sweden is a Volkswagen Passat Estate car for a (standard) class from Avis costing €517.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Sweden?

We often have special offers on car hire in Sweden including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Boras for €67.72 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Sweden?

Car hire prices in Sweden are kept low thanks to the 10 car hire companies across the country. With over 212 car hire locations and 19,642 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Sweden.

Who is the best car hire company in Sweden?

Based on over 28,201 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Sweden Is Europcar who score on average 8.5/10 across all locations in Sweden.

What is the most popular car hire location in Sweden?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Sweden is Stockholm - Airport - Arlanda with 9 car hire companies and 117 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Sweden?

Current fuel prices in Sweden are €1.36/ltr for petrol and €1.32/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €54 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €53 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Sweden?

Speed limits in Sweden are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Sweden?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Sweden offering a (mini) class car such as the Peugeot 108 for as little as €163.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Sweden?

The most popular car hire category in Sweden is the Volkswagen Golf available from 5 car hire companies in over 140 locations.

Most popular locations to hire a car in Sweden

Sweden Mini Guide

Sweden is a kingdom, a Nordic nation to be found upon the Scandinavian Peninsula in the Northern part of Europe. The kingdom of Sweden has borders with Denmark, Finland and Norway and has been a member of the European Union since the beginning of 1995. Sweden is also the most visited nation in the whole of northern Europe, seeing up to 6 million visiting tourists each year.

It is also the largest country in terms of land area in northern Europe, as well as the fourth largest within the whole of Europe; it covers an area almost 450,000 square kilometres and has a population of almost 10 million. This makes Sweden an excellent nation to tour by car, for those that enjoy the open road, long-distance driving on excellent freeways, Sweden is arguably the best destination within the whole of Europe. Sweden has a long history and visitors are able to explore some excellently preserved and renovated historical sites from the Viking era right through to present-day history. Many of the towns in Sweden are of medieval origin, making them charming places to explore either on foot, by car or by public transport.

The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm, it is also the largest city and the home of the Swedish national government and parliament, along with being the city of residence for the Swedish monarchy. The area of Greater Stockholm contains almost 30% of the entire Swedish population, making it the most densely populated part of Sweden by far. Located over upon the East coast of Sweden, it makes an ideal location from which to explore the surrounding area from the comfort of your own touring vehicle. Stockholm sits in the part of the country where the Baltic Sea meets Lake Malaren, the city centre comprises of 14 separate islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago, dead city centre is situated right on the water in Riddarfjärden Bay.

The old town is noted for its medieval street layout, and some of the most impressive examples of medieval architecture to be found within Europe. Moving away from the old town, Stockholm begins to take on a more modern face, and towards the suburbs on the outskirts of the city it displays a fully industrial style of architecture. By using Stockholm as a base of operations, and availing yourself of a hire vehicle, you will have a whole host of interesting attractions and points of interest to visit within an easy day’s drive of the city.

Sweden is most notorious for its Viking history, and there are many Viking related points of interest close by to Stockholm. One of the most popular day trips into the surrounding areas is taking in these historically important Viking sites and the two cities of Uppsala and Sigtuna. The first stop on this tour would be to view the old Viking Bridge named Jarlabankes Bro, replete with runic carvings. Arkils Tingplats the seat of Viking parliament is the next stop on the tour along with the old church at Vallentuna.

Other car hire locations in Sweden

Sweden Factfile

  • Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union and has a population of approximately 9.4 million
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in the country was 38°C in 1947
  • Sweden's largest airport is Stockholm-Arlanda airport which handled around 16.1 million passengers in 2009
  • Sweden has produced many famous music bands and singers including ABBA, Roxette and Ace of Base
  • Swedish meatballs and gravy is a favourite dish in most homes in Sweden

Should you hire a car in Sweden?

If you are visiting Sweden you can use your rental car to drive to the neighbouring countries of Norway, Denmark and Finland if you wish. Sweden has some impressive ski resorts and hiring a 4x4 is a popular choice with travellers. Conforming to safety requirements is of course important so we are able to pre-book snow tyres and snow chains should you need them.

Whilst public transport in Sweden is generally excellent, it can never offer the same freedom that self-drive car rental offers.

Useful links if renting a car in Sweden

Fuel Prices in Sweden

  • Price of petrol in Sweden in September

    € 1.36/Ltr

    ($ 1.67/Ltr | 13.53/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Sweden in September

    € 1.32/Ltr

    ($ 1.62/Ltr | 13.13/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Sweden in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 54.40  ($ 66.62) | € 52.80  ($ 64.66)
Compact € 54.40  ($ 66.62) | € 52.80  ($ 64.66)
Full Size € 68.00  ($ 83.27) | € 66.00  ($ 80.82)
SUV € 81.60  ($ 99.92) | € 79.20  ($ 96.99)
Carrier € 95.20  ($ 116.58) | € 92.40  ($ 113.15)

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