Car rentals in Stockholm: All you need to know
A Stockholm car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Stockholm. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a rental car in Stockholm?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Stockholm. You can also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprises
- Book your rental as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Stockholm rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Stockholm?
CarRentals.com has around 32 rental providers that you can decide from. We have budget-friendly names like Budget and Thrifty and global ones like Avis and Sixt. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Stockholm?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Stockholm. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to go over the table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your visit to Stockholm||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan||Sizable groups that need room for all their suitcases||Hyundai Santa Fe, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for maneuvering around large cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Stockholm?
Typically, to rent a car in Stockholm you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Does Stockholm require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can simply add it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You should receive your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before returning the vehicle. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Stockholm offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Stockholm. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What are some things to do in Stockholm?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Stockholm has around 10 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Gamla Stan (Old Town)
- Rosendals Garden (Rosendals Tradgard)
Luckily, you'll be able to drive to the one you want or see them all.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items before you leave the rental lot on your Stockholm adventure. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Stockholm car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Stockholm has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Stockholm.