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Guide to Car Hire 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.
 

Driving in Sweden offers a relatively smooth and safe experience, but it's essential to consider factors such as traffic, road terrain, and distances from airports:

  1. Traffic: Traffic conditions in Sweden are generally well-managed, and congestion is less common compared to many other European countries. Major cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmo may experience some traffic during rush hours, but it's usually not severe. In rural areas and smaller towns, traffic is often minimal.

  2. Road Terrain: Sweden has an extensive network of well-maintained roads, including highways (known as "motorvägar") and secondary roads. The road quality is generally excellent, with smooth surfaces and clear road markings. However, during the winter months, especially in northern Sweden, you may encounter snowy or icy road conditions. Be sure to equip your rental car with appropriate winter tires if traveling in colder seasons.

  3. Distance from Airports: Major airports in Sweden are well-connected to the country's road network. For example:

    • Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is about 40-50 kilometers north of Stockholm city center, accessible via the E4 highway.
    • Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT) is around 20-25 kilometers east of Gothenburg and conveniently linked by highways.
    • Malmo Airport (MMX) is located about 28 kilometers southeast of Malmo and easily accessible via the E65 highway.

Overall, hiring a car in Sweden can be a great way to explore the country's diverse landscapes, from vibrant cities to picturesque countryside. Just remember to follow traffic rules, drive safely in varying weather conditions, and consider the distances between your arrival airport and your intended destinations. Additionally, keep an eye out for wildlife, especially if you venture into rural or forested areas, as Sweden has a significant population of moose and other animals that may cross roads.

 


Cheapest car hire in Sweden

Mystery Car Mini or Larger

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.26 EUR/day
Mystery Car Mini or Larger

7 Days rental at 190.84 EUR from 17/06/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Mystery Car Mini or Larger

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.53 EUR/day
Mystery Car Mini or Larger

7 Days rental at 192.77 EUR from 17/06/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Mystery Car Mini or Larger

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.53 EUR/day
Mystery Car Mini or Larger

7 Days rental at 192.77 EUR from 17/06/2024

  0 |
  Manual |
  No

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.22 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 197.54 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.22 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 197.54 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.06 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 203.43 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.34 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 170.41 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.53 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 192.77 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.53 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 192.77 EUR from 17/06/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volvo V60 Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.59 EUR/day
Volvo V60 Estate

7 Days rental at 333.15 EUR from 17/06/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Audi A6 Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.00 EUR/day
Audi A6 Estate

7 Days rental at 357.06 EUR from 17/06/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW i4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.15 EUR/day
BMW i4

7 Days rental at 379.11 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.88 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 237.17 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.43 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 248.05 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Jetta

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 36.19 EUR/day
Volkswagen Jetta

7 Days rental at 253.39 EUR from 17/06/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 412.23 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.07 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 413.52 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 412.23 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.56 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf Hybrid

7 Days rental at 227.97 EUR from 16/11/2020

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.90 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 244.35 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Niro Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.90 EUR/day
Kia Niro Hybrid

7 Days rental at 244.35 EUR from 17/06/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Sweden

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Sweden.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and during winter months.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Sweden, from well-maintained highways to narrow and winding roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously, especially during winter when roads may be icy or snow-covered.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Sweden's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of pedestrians, cyclists, and wildlife on the roads.

  • Explore Natural and Cultural Attractions: Utilize your rental car to explore Sweden's stunning landscapes, including national parks like Abisko and Sarek, as well as cultural attractions such as Stockholm's Old Town and the Vasa Museum. Plan your routes to discover the best of Sweden's natural beauty and historical sites.

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Sweden

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    SEK  16.70/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    20mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    SEK

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Sweden

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
8
9.3/10
286
€ 35.07
€ 36.32
€ 37.10
 Alamo
5
9.1/10
240
€ 32.52
€ 34.22
€ 35.43
€ 36.19
 Budget
32
8.8/10
1,555
€ 28.22
€ 37.28
 Sixt
81
8.7/10
5,227
€ 34.16
€ 46.24
€ 59.38
 Europcar
135
8.7/10
12,657
€ 29.06
€ 40.04
€ 49.02
 Avis
79
8.7/10
2,566
€ 51.05
€ 31.79
€ 59.19
€ 102.53
 Thrifty
8
8.6/10
184
€ 50.58
€ 57.61
€ 55.93
 Hertz
104
8.4/10
19,710
€ 27.26
€ 29.42
€ 33.88
€ 40.63

Car rental agent statistics in Sweden

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ENTERPRISE
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.4/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    HERTZ
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    42,425
    Total number of reviews in
    Sweden
  • Most Locations Icon
    129
    Most Locations in Sweden:
    EUROPCAR
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    18
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    10
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Sweden

ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 65
March€ 57
April€ 55
May€ 56
June€ 60
July€ 63
August€ 64
September€ 63
October€ 62
November€ 62
December€ 62
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 55
March€ 49
April€ 48
May€ 50
June€ 54
July€ 59
August€ 53
September€ 53
October€ 54
November€ 52
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 90
March€ 81
April€ 78
May€ 80
June€ 86
July€ 86
August€ 87
September€ 86
October€ 89
November€ 85
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 81
March€ 73
April€ 67
May€ 70
June€ 73
July€ 75
August€ 75
September€ 75
October€ 76
November€ 75
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 166
February€ 155
March€ 160
April€ 141
May€ 142
June€ 156
July€ 159
August€ 155
September€ 159
October€ 164
November€ 159
December€ 161
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 65
March€ 57
April€ 54
May€ 55
June€ 59
July€ 64
August€ 45
September€ 49
October€ 50
November€ 49
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 101
February€ 110
March€ 96
April€ 85
May€ 92
June€ 97
July€ 96
August€ 104
September€ 101
October€ 104
November€ 104
December€ 103
ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 70
March€ 68
April€ 60
May€ 60
June€ 63
July€ 64
August€ 60
September€ 59
October€ 58
November€ 58
December€ 77

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Fuel prices in Sweden

DieselUnleaded
May , 2023

€ 1.86

€ 1.71

Jun , 2023

€ 1.88

€ 1.71

Jul , 2023

€ 1.91

€ 1.66

Aug , 2023

€ 2.03

€ 1.75

Sep , 2023

€ 2.18

€ 1.80

Oct , 2023

€ 2.20

€ 1.78

Nov , 2023

€ 2.04

€ 1.66

Dec , 2023

€ 2.00

€ 1.62

Jan , 2024

€ 1.61

€ 1.55

Feb , 2024

€ 1.68

€ 1.60

Mar , 2024

€ 1.65

€ 1.65

Apr , 2024

€ 1.66

€ 1.68

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Apr , 2024 1.66 1.68
Mar , 2024 1.65 1.65
Feb , 2024 1.68 1.60
Jan , 2024 1.61 1.55
Dec , 2023 2.00 1.62
Nov , 2023 2.04 1.66
Oct , 2023 2.20 1.78
Sep , 2023 2.18 1.80
Aug , 2023 2.03 1.75
Jul , 2023 1.91 1.66
Jun , 2023 1.88 1.71
May , 2023 1.86 1.71

Car rental price statistics in Sweden

  • Average Price Icon
    € 170.38
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 316.39
    Highest daily price:
    BMW X5 Hybrid
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    3,133
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    255
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    91
    Location with most cars:
    Stockholm - Airport - Arlanda
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 24.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    HERTZ - Skovde
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Gothenburg
€25.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €25.6 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €28.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €27.0 per day
Stockholm
€25.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €25.6 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €28.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €27.0 per day
Uppsala
€27.3
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €31.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €28.8 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €27.3 per day
Malmo
€20.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €20.9 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €24.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €23.2 per day