Expat Car Leasing and Rental in Denmark

We offer Denmark’s most competitive and flexible leasing program

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A Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Denmark

With the foreign professional in mind, you do not need a Danish credit history to be approved. We have included auto insurance and road side assistance in the lease payments. You will work with your own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist you with all your questions, provide quotes and ensure a hassle free delivery of your new car.

Flexible Expat Auto Lease Terms

12 to 36 months lease agreements. 36 months leases can be terminated at no extra cost after 12 months.

No Down Payment

Just two months deposit. Brand new car every 12 months if wanted.

Expat Auto Insurance

Insurance included with excess of DKK 5.000 pr. damage End of contract cover with excess of DKK 5.000 – eliminates insecurity for unexpected bills when returning the car.

Road Side Assistance

Our lease contracts include Falck road assistance.

We can assist you in all of Denmark

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg, Esbjerg, Randers, Kolding, Horsens, Vejle, Roskilde, Billund, Herning, Hørsholm, Helsingør, Silkeborg, Næstved, Fredericia, Viborg, Køge, Holstebro, Taastrup, Brande, Sønderborg and the list goes on…

Contact us for more information and our current lease offers

We often get great deals available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Fill out the contact form below and receive a link to our current offers. We will guide you through the options and the process of getting your new car.

Frequently Asked Car Leasing Questions

  • What are the requirements for expat auto leasing in Denmark?

    In order for a foreign professional to lease a car through our program, you need a Danish CPR number and a Danish address and income in Denmark to get an approval.

  • Are there penalties if I have to end the lease early?

    Should you have to exit the lease after 12 months, there is no penalty cost other than any damages to the vehicle.

  • What are the required documents to lease a car in Denmark?

    The required documents to lease a car are as follows:
    · Driver license
    · Work permit
    · Passport
    · Contract of employment
    · Social security card (Danish CPR number)

  • What if I decide that I don't like my vehicle - am I able to change it?

    Indeed, after 12 months you're eligible to get a brand new car.

  • What if I want to buy my car after the lease period - is this a possibility?

    Yes simply contact us and we'll make the arrangements for you to purchase the vehicle.

  • What are my responsibilities for my car?

    You need to regularly bring your car in for service.
    You also need to make sure the engine oil and coolant is at an appropriate level.

    If your car needs service, you need to notify the damages department. If you lose your fuel card, it is your responsibility to let us know.

  • How often should I wash my car?

    Here are 5 good tips for better (and less expensive) car washes:

    1. Forget the most expensive wash. Choose a cheaper option with undercarriage wash.
    2. Avoid the wax, the layer is so thin that it serves no purpose.
    3. Spend time on water and brushes. In the edges and trim of doors and tailboard.
    4. Check tyre pressure and windscreen washer fluid at the same time.
    5. Wash the car more often in the winter to remove salt and debris.

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    Yes, we can assist corporate human resource divisions in coordinating all transportation needs for their employees on international assignments.

  • Do you offer corporations direct billing via invoicing instead of credit card payment?

    Yes, we offer different payment options worldwide for corporations. This is individually accessed and may not be available for all.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

Practical Information on Driving in Denmark

Speed Limits

Motorway: 110 to 130 km/h
Open road: 80 km/h
Town: 50 km/h

Alcohol & Driving

Don’t do it. Denmark has strict drink driving laws, only allowing 0.5 mg/ml

Kids in Cars

Kids under 3 cannot travel unless they use a proper child restraint system


Always carry driver’s license, vehicle registration, and certificate of motor insurance

Minimum Age

18 years for operating a car and motorcycle

Expat Auto Insurance

Third-party insurance is compulsory

Phone & Driving

Only hands-free phoning/texting allowed

Seat Belts

Front and rear are obligatory everywhere

Driver's License

Driving in Denmark with a Foreign Driver’s License

Individuals who are resident in Denmark may drive a motor vehicle in the country if they have one of the types of driver’s license listed in section 116 (1) of the Executive Order on Driver’s Licenses (kørekortbekendtgørelsen), including driver’s licenses issued in an EU Member State or an EEA country.

The rules for driving in Denmark on a foreign driver’s license is provided on the website of the Danish Road Safety Agency.

How to Exchange Your Foreign Driver’s License to a Denmark Driver’s License

If you establish usual residence in Denmark, you will, in some cases, need to exchange your foreign driver’s license for a Danish driver’s license.

Usual residence means that you have personal or professional ties to Denmark i.e., you spend a minimum of 185 days in Denmark within a calendar year. Usual residence in Denmark is established from the date when you move to Denmark with an intention to establish usual residence in Denmark.

If you exclusively have professional ties to Denmark but personal ties to another country, you will be regarded as having usual residence in the country where you have personal relationships if you regularly return to that country.

Individuals with Temporary Residence in Denmark

If you do not have usual residence in Denmark, you may drive on your foreign driver’s license in Denmark in the following cases:

  • It’s a driver’s license issued in the Faroe Islands.
  • It’s a driver’s license issued in Greenland.
  • It’sa driver’s license issued in an EU Member State or an EEA country (Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein).
  • It’s a provisional driver’s license issued in Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.
  • It’s a foreign driver’s license (not issued in an EU Member State or an EEA country) drawn up in Latin letters or accompanied by a translation into Danish, English, or French. The translation must be by an official authority or an organization authorized to perform this task by the issuing country.
  • It’s an international driver’s license.

You may drive the same vehicles in Denmark as you are allowed to drive in the country where the driver’s license was issued.

Individuals with Driver’s Licenses and Usual Residence in Denmark

If you have a foreign driver’s license and you have established usual residence in Denmark, you must in certain cases exchange your driver’s license for a Danish driver’s license.

Whether you have to pass a driving test to check your skills depends on the country in which your driver’s license has been issued. There are various rules for how long you can wait before exchanging your foreign driver’s license for a Danish driving license. It depends on which country issued your current driver’s license. Please see more details on the website of the Danish Road Safety Agency.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We offer expatriate auto financing for many makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands Denmark: Audi, BMW, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, SEAT, Škoda, Suzuki, Volkswagen, and Volvo.

Learn to navigate the Danish language of leasing

Below you’ll find a translation of common lease terms from English to Danish. To learn more about the meaning of these terms, simply follow the link to our Glossary for Expat Car Leasing

Glossary for Expat Car Leasing | ExpatRide

Common lease terms - English to Danish

Down payment – Udbetaling

Depreciation – Afskrivninger

Early Termination – Tidlig opsigelse

Excess mileage charge – Overskydende kilometerafgift

First Month’s Payment – Første måneds betaling

Insurance – Forsikring

Lease term – Lejeperiode

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price – Udsalgspris

Maintenance package – Vedligeholdelsespakke

Monthly payment – Månedlige betaling

Residual value – Restværdi

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

We are Ready to Assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Denmark
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Intercultural assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.