Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden - located in the southwestern area of Skåne. The city has over 300,000 inhabitants from 170 different countries – so has grown significantly since it was a small fishing village in 1100.
Malmö's oldest building is the St. Peter's Church and the Malmhus Castle, which date back to the year 1400. Malmö's western harbour, Västra Hamnen, lies on the coast of Öresund – and has undergone recent building work by developers and architects – making an interesting neighborhood.
The eight kilometre long Öreseund bridge extends all the way to Denmark and connects two cities - Copenhagen and Malmö . You may also recognise the Öreseund bridge from the Swedish / Danish TV drama 'The Bridge '.
Avis car hire in Malmö – car rental locations You can hire a car from one of our multiple locations in Malmö – from the business centre in Stormgatan 6, the central station, Hyllie in the eastern part of Malmö, and the east train station. If you arrive at Malmö Sturup Airport, rent a car with Avis and just drive from the airport straight to Malmö.
In Sweden, please drive on the right side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws
It is not permitted to use a mobile phone or GPS in any manner that could be deemed detrimental to driving.
Please be aware of animals such as moose and deer when driving.
Note: There is a congestion charge in Stockholm and Goteborg/Gothenburg.
When driving in Sweden, your headlights must always be switched on and on dipped beam, even in daytime.
Speed Limits Speed limits between 18mph (30 km/h) and 74mph (120 km/h) are operative in Sweden.
Swedish speed limits are determined by the quality of road service. Please use road signs to indicate the correct speed.
On many roads speed cameras are installed to remind motorists not to exceed the speed limit. If you do and are stopped by the police, you will have to pay a fine. You may even lose your licence if you are caught speeding.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
Children under 15 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
A child must never sit in a seat in which the car is fitted with an active airbag.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.