Esbjerg Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Esbjerg

The city of Esbjerg is located in southern Denmark, overlooking the North Sea. If you fly into Esbjerg airport, you can reach the downtown area by taking city buses, which take approximately 25 minutes to cover the 8 kilometers between the airport and the downtown area. If you'd rather have your own transport, you can pre-book car rental in Esbjerg from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car office at the airport. The drive from there to the downtown area takes 15 minutes.

What to do and see in Esbjerg

Esbjerg is home to several renowned museums. You can start a day out in Esbjerg by visiting the regional history museum, whose multiple rooms recreate life in Esbjerg in the old days.

Four blocks away, near the harbor area, is Esbjerg Art Museum, which hosts a curated collection of modern paintings and sculptures. This venue also has several interactive exhibits where visitors can experiment with different art mediums.

In the city's main square, the most notable building is the old courthouse, built in the 19th century but featuring the typical characteristics of medieval architecture.

History buffs will enjoy visiting Esbjerg's Tarp Bunkermuseum, which replicates the bunkers used in the area during World War II. This museum is best reached by car, as it's located a 15-minute drive away from the downtown area, near the airport.

The city's history is closely linked to its location on the North Sea. Fishing and shipping have always been important to the local economy, as you can discover at the Fisheries and Maritime Museum. The on-site aquarium, sealarium and harbor-themed playground make this museum a good option for visitors with young children.

Another child-friendly attraction in Esbjerg is Swim Stadium Denmark, a tropical-themed water park covering more than 10,000 square meters. The park also has a spa and wellness center, which parents can enjoy while their kids have fun at the multiple pools and slides.

During the warmer months of the year, the North Sea beaches are the ideal location for a day out in nature. The closest beach to town is Sedding Strand, which is also the site of the famous sculpture Man Meets the Sea. Other beaches worth visiting include Sjelborg and Hjerting.

Esbjerg is a cosmopolitan city where you can find all kinds of food options, from vegetarian to Indian, Italian, Thai, Middle Eastern and, of course, Danish. There's a wide range of eateries to suit all budgets located between Borgegade and Skolegade Streets, near the main square. In this area, you'll also find a wide selection of pubs, sports bars and jazz venues.

The newest shopping mall in Esbjerg is Broen, which has a convenient location between the train station and the waterfront. This is the perfect spot to grab a bite in between sightseeing sessions or to check out Danish and international brands. If you have your own car or van rental in Esbjerg, you can drive to Esbjerg Storcenter. Due to its location, this shopping mall comes in handy after visiting Tarp Bunkermuseum. In addition, there are several thrift stores along Sedding Ringvej, where you can also visit Esbjerg's flea market.

The main venue for cultural events in Esbjerg is the Performing Arts Centre, which has a full calendar featuring ballet, classical music, theater and standup comedy. For live music events, check out the upcoming performances at Tobakken, the city's top concert venue. Sports events like soccer matches and rugby fixtures are held at the Blue Water Arena and Granly Stadium. Lastly, every August, Esbjerg Festuge festival offers a full week of music, art and theater events all over the city.

Driving in Esbjerg

If this is your first time driving in Denmark, you may be surprised by how many cyclists there are on the roads. Many people use bikes as their primary means of transport, so you'll have to be extra careful when turning right, regardless of whether bike lanes are marked or not.

Visitors flying into Esbjerg who plan to drive to the downtown area will need to follow the signs for the E20 road upon leaving the airport grounds. This is a four-lane freeway with a maximum speed limit of 110 km/h. This road runs across the eastern side of town and provides direct access to the port and downtown area. Although the E20 is a freeway, there are no toll roads in the vicinity of Esbjerg. The E20 road is also handy if you plan to drive to other cities in the south of Denmark since it goes all the way to Odense.

Another major route in the Esbjerg area is national road 11, which runs west of the airport and down into Ribe, the gateway to Wadden Sea National Park.

In Esbjerg town, the main thoroughfares are Frodesgade Strandbygade, Jernbanegade and Stormgade streets, which delimit the downtown area. Within the rectangle formed by these streets, paid parking is available wherever you see the blue parking signs. To be able to park in these areas, you must purchase and display a parking disk, available at supermarkets and convenience stores. Parking is free on Sundays and official holidays.

Car and van hire in Denmark with Enterprise

Enterprise Denmark offers a range of car and van hire services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle hire. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car hire in Esbjerg

If you are travelling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van hire in Esbjerg

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Esbjerg, all our vans can be driven on a standard licence and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your hire van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.