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Car rentals in Aarhus Airport

Car Hire from Aarhus Airport

The Jutland region of Denmark offers plenty of exciting locations to explore. There’s the big cultural city of Aarhus, fjords and sandy beaches, national parks and quaint, historic towns. Hiring a car from Aarhus Airport is an easy way to visit some of the region’s highlights.

Where to hire a car at Aarhus Airport

Hertz, Europcar, AVIS, Budget and Sixt all have car hire offices at Aarhus Airport. They are located in arrival hall of the terminal building. The airport has just one terminal so there’s no danger of getting confused.

Petrol Stations near Aarhus Airport

If you have hired your car on a “full to full” fuel policy you are required to refuel the hire car before dropping it off at the airport to avoid any extra charges being made to your account.

The closest petrol station to Aarhus Airport is a Q8 Tankstation. It is located on route 15 in Turstrup, five minutes’ drive east from the airport.

Driving around Aarhus Airport

Driving around Aarhus and this part of Denmark is easy. The roads are well-maintained and there are no tolls. It’s worth noting that when driving in Denmark your headlights should be switched on at all times, day or night. Also, when you’re in the cities, remember that cyclists have right of way.

From the airport, the route 15 west takes you in the direction of Aarhus city centre. The 15 west and then the 21 north gets you to the E45 motorway with routes up to Randers and Aalborg. The E45 south heads down to the border with Germany. It also offers connections to the E20 which runs east to Copenhagen.

Getting to your destination

Aarhus Airport is very well-placed for reaching some of Denmark’s highlights. Here are just a few of the interesting places it’s easy to get to when you hire a car from Aarhus Airport.


Aarhus is the second biggest city in Denmark, located on the banks of the River Aarhus. It dates back to Viking times and is home to the Viking Museum. Aarhus is a creative place and its cobbled streets are lined with quirky cafés, boutiques and live music venues. As it’s a university city, it has a young population and lively nightlife.
Aarhus Airport is 22 miles from city of Aarhus and the drive takes around 45 minutes. There is lots of paid parking available in the city centre. Visitors can also choose to buy an Aarhus card (for adults it is DKK 129 for 24 hours), which gets you free or discount admission to various attractions and free city centre parking at Navitas car parks.


Ebeltoft is a quaint tourist town to the south of Aarhus Airport. It has picturesque cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and lots of little shops and cafes. The town is also home to a glass museum and the world’s longest wooden warship. There is lots of beautiful countryside including secluded beaches to explore in the area.

Ebeltoft is just a 20 minute drive from Aarhus Airport. From the airport, drivers should take route 21 south.


East Jutland’s coast including the area around Horsens, is typified by beautiful white sandy beaches, tranquil fjords and dramatic rocky outcrops. It’s a family friendly place with plenty of accommodation and shallow waters for swimming.

Horsens is just under 90 minutes’ drive from Aarhus Airport, taking the 21 west, picking up route 15 and then joining the E45 motorway going south. In the city there is lots of pay and display parking and, out at quieter sections of the fjord, parking is especially easy.

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