Svendborg Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Svendborg

The closest airport to Svendborg is Odense's Hans Christian Andersen Airport, 58 km north of the city. Another airport, Sønderborg Lufthavn, is located 70 km west. Both provide domestic flights to Copenhagen only. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is available near Hans Christian Andersen Airport and at Englandsvej 1 in Svendborg, with advanced bookings available. Car hire in Svendborg allows for a comfortable and convenient trip.

What to do and see in Svendborg

Svendborg is a coastal town on the island of Funen, an important location for fishing and seafaring. It grew in the Middle Ages with the construction of walls, forts and moats. Little remains from this medieval period. However, you can still visit many half-timbered buildings from the 16th century. One of the oldest buildings in the town is Anne Hvide's House, a Renaissance-style home built in 1560 for one of the last of the Hvide clan.

Anne Hvide's House now functions as a museum that operates in the summer months. The house's former museum collections can be visited at Broholm Castle, a short 16-minute drive from Svendborg. Other noted museums within the town include Danmarks Forsorgsmuseum, a poignant "welfare museum" within the town's old poorhouse, and Danmarks Museum for Lystsejlads, a sailing museum. The latter museum overlooks the scenic Sejlskibsbroen, the town's iconic wooden pier.

As a port town, Svendborg offers a variety of sailing and waterborne excursions. One of the most scenic is the 17th-century Valdemars Castle, a manor house on Tåsinge. Boats operate from Svendborg on the M/S Helge, which navigates the waterways between Thurø and Tåsinge. The castle itself boasts scenic gardens, Gobelin tapestries and antique interiors.

For families with children, the natural history museum Naturama is a treat to explore. This modern museum is home to whale skeletons, taxidermy birds and hands-on exhibits. For more active excursions, head to Gorilla Park, a high-wire adventure park with tree-top routes for children aged 4 and up, including courses for older kids.

Svendborg's historic shipyard, Frederiksøen, is now home to art spaces and boutiques, making it a scenic place to stroll and shop. Excellent retail therapy and dining options can also be found along Møllergade, Svendborg's longest shopping street. Good-quality crafts and glassware are located in the Latin Quarter, an old-time corner of Svendborg, with artisanal stores and cozy cafés. Finally, Danish and international brands can be found at the town's main shopping mall, Bycenter.

A car or van hire in Svendborg is an excellent way to explore this scenic town and the attractions of Funen. Beaches, forests, villages and quiet islands are all easily reached by roads and picturesque bridges. Some highlights easily accessed by car include Egeskov Castle, an impressive 16th-century castle complete with a moat and drawbridge. It's also just 20 km away from the island of Langeland. Travel here involves hopping between four different islands via bridges. Langeland is home to the Cold War museum, Langelandsfort, and the moated Skovsgaard manor house.

Driving in Svendborg

Svendborg is easily reached by Denmark's excellent road network. Danish national road 9 (Primærrute 9) is the main route into the town, providing links between Odense on Funen to Langeland and Lolland (via ferry). The 9 consists mostly of two-lane dual-carriageways for speedy highway travel in the region. This major through route is complemented by national and regional roads, including the Primærrute 44 to Faaborg.

Svendborg has a compact town center with both pedestrianized and one-way streets. As a result, it is recommended that visitors park and walk into the town center. The port and waterfront areas, in particular, should be avoided unless traveling by ferry. This will ensure you don't take any wrong turns or get stuck in sea ferry lanes.

Parking in Svendborg is both easy to find and well-signposted. If in doubt, several large parking lots are found on Voldgade and Ramsherred. Most parking is pay and display, with payment machines or mobile payment options. Free parking is rare, but some parking lots are free for the first two hours. Some business addresses, including supermarkets like føtex, offer free parking with time limits, allowing you to explore the town center.

As with the rest of Denmark, Svendborg's roads are well-maintained. Average speeds as you enter the town tend to be 60 km/h. These decrease to 50 km/h once you're within the town center, with some reductions of 30 km/h in heavily pedestrian zones. Speed limits on rural roads are 80 km/h. Highways are at least 80 km/h, with some sections increasing to 110 km/h.

Svendborg is generally quieter than larger towns and cities in Denmark. However, it does still have a rush hour that you can consider avoiding. The busiest road times are from 07:00 to 08:30 and between 15:00 and 17:30.

In Svendborg and the rest of Denmark, vehicles are driven on the right-hand side of the road. There are no road tolls in Denmark, but you will be expected to pay to cross large bridges. There are no tolled bridges within Svendborg's immediate vicinity. However, you will be tolled to cross the Great Belt Bridge if driving to or from Copenhagen from the west. Travel from the south via the Farø Bridges is not tolled.

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 Svendborg

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 Svendborg

Should you need to hire a van while you’re in Svendborg, 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.