£27 - £47
Typically, you aren't required to have an international driving licence to pick up hired cars in Sweden, though some companies may ask for one, so it's better to confirm beforehand. You will need to be at least 18 years old and have held your licence for two years or more. If you're planning on picking up a cheap car hire in Sweden and you're under 25, you will incur an additional young driver surcharge. It is mandatory to wear your seatbelt at all times while driving, and children under the age of seven will need to be in an adequate car seat. Keep in mind that Sweden is part of the EU and as such follows EU policy when driving. This includes a law that you must take a minimum 45-min break for every 4h 30min you drive.
When planning on picking up one of the car hires available in Sweden, remember to stay up to date on their road rules. First off, you'll be driving on the right-hand side of the road and giving way to the left at an intersection. Sweden is incredibly strict about drinking and driving, with a legal alcohol limit of 0.02%. Speed limits to keep in mind when driving a cheap car hire in Sweden are 110 km/h (65 mph) on the highways and 70 km/h (43 mph) on smaller roads, or when you're in towns and cities, stick to 50 km/h (31 mph). Regardless of the time of day, when driving a car hire in Sweden (or a personal car for that matter), you are required to have your headlights on at all times and set to dipped beam. You may use a high beam when there is no oncoming traffic. There are a couple of rules regarding tyres that must be adhered to. When driving during the winter months (between December and March), you'll need to have winter tyres on. During the time between 16 April and 30 September, studded tyres are prohibited unless winter conditions persist. It's always best to check with the city department of motor vehicles before heading there, to stay up to date on recent driving laws.
Choosing suitable car hires in Sweden depends mostly on when and where you go. If you're planning on staying in the cities, consider a cheap hire car in Sweden such as a standard economy car hire or compact cars, to deal with the smaller roads. If you're driving during the winter months, getting a 4WD might seem like the best idea, but a standard 2WD with studded tyres would be better (unless you have traction control in the 4WD). The roads in Sweden are very well kept, and most travellers don't need more than your standard economy car hire. One of the most popular cars in the country is the Volvo S/V60.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Dollar (9.6 rating), Alamo (9.5 rating) and GREEN MOTION (8.9 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Sweden.
When hiring a car in Sweden, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Europcar, and with prices around £63/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Europcar is COMPACT, which starts as low as £26/day.
At £20/day, the cheapest car hire price in Sweden was found in Malmö. On average, Luleå has the cheapest daily rental car price (£34/day), which is 34% below average price for cities in Sweden.
Cars in Sweden are to be driven on the right side of the road.