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Austria Car Rental Mini Guide

You drive on the right-hand side of the road in Austria, the maximum motorway speed limits are 130kph, rural roads 100kph and urban roads generally 50kph. 18 is the minimum age to drive in Austria and 21 the minimum age to rent a car. Speed limits are in kph and the drink drive limit is 0.05% BAC.

For those enjoying Austria in the summer, make sure you select a rental car with air conditioning, or for the more adventurous, why not opt for our convertible hire cars including the wonderful Mercedes SLK.  Our best prices sell out quickly and car rental in Austria is often thought to be expensive, book with Rhinocarhire  to see that we break the mould and offer the best price on all car hire in Austria.

Cheapest car hire in Austria

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.85 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 279.00 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.14 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 281.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.71 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 285.03 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.73 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 285.12 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.49 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 339.44 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.50 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 339.54 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.00 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 343.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.00 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 343.02 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.49 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 346.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i30

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.49 EUR/day
Hyundai i30

7 Days rental at 346.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.76 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 285.35 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.76 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 285.35 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.76 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 285.35 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Punto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.81 EUR/day
Fiat Punto

7 Days rental at 292.72 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.83 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 292.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.25 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 295.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.25 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 295.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.68 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 298.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.68 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 298.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 74.99 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 524.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 74.99 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 524.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 74.99 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 524.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.69 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 571.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.69 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 571.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.69 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 571.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.55 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 598.87 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.55 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 598.87 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 85.55 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 598.87 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.27 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 386.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.27 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 386.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.35 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 394.50 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.66 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 396.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.66 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 396.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.76 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 404.36 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.59 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 417.15 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.59 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 417.15 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.59 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 417.15 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mini Electric

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Mini Electric

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mini Electric

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Mini Electric

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mini Electric

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.75 EUR/day
Mini Electric

7 Days rental at 327.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Austria

  • The best time to book car hire in Austria is between 6-12 weeks before you travel
  • The most popular time to hire a car in Austria is during the winter months when winter sports are popular
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Austria, the steering wheel will be on the left
  • Austria’s most popular car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt
  • There are over 2,000 car hire combinations to choose from in Austria from at least 12 different companies
 

Popular car hire destinations in Austria

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Austria

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  1.74/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Austria

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
4
8.3/10
95
€ 40.73
€ 48.50
€ 55.27
€ 87.67
 Hertz
16
8.1/10
320
€ 44.28
€ 55.00
€ 63.25
 Thrifty
12
7.9/10
185
€ 39.85
€ 49.49
€ 74.50
 Sixt
19
7.6/10
563
€ 47.60
€ 46.75
€ 59.59
€ 67.01
 Europcar
15
7.5/10
255
€ 56.35
€ 64.63
€ 89.89
€ 125.64
 Megadrive
11
7.1/10
202
€ 40.71
€ 48.49
€ 69.39
€ 87.76
 Budget
13
7.0/10
162
€ 55.00
€ 63.25
€ 102.47
 Buchbinder
13
6.4/10
149
€ 51.02
€ 52.87
€ 79.82
€ 123.02
 Surprice
1
5.8/10
16
€ 129.55
€ 254.90
€ 317.57
 U-save
2
5.7/10
19
€ 72.86
€ 84.86
€ 104.38

Car rental agent statistics in Austria

  • 9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 5.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    U-SAVE
  • 1,966
    Total number of reviews in
    Austria
  • 19
    Most Locations in Austria:
    SIXT
  • 16
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 16
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Austria

ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 75
March€ 69
April€ 58
May€ 74
June€ 86
July€ 82
August€ 79
September€ 71
October€ 64
November€ 63
December€ 78
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 71
March€ 55
April€ 55
May€ 62
June€ 73
July€ 71
August€ 68
September€ 60
October€ 51
November€ 51
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 129
February€ 137
March€ 116
April€ 102
May€ 133
June€ 143
July€ 161
August€ 146
September€ 140
October€ 129
November€ 135
December€ 144
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 105
March€ 95
April€ 80
May€ 96
June€ 105
July€ 103
August€ 100
September€ 96
October€ 89
November€ 91
December€ 114
ItemPercent
January€ 137
February€ 204
March€ 198
April€ 156
May€ 179
June€ 117
July€ 125
August€ 108
September€ 181
October€ 162
November€ 252
December€ 199
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 54
March€ 47
April€ 39
May€ 51
June€ 65
July€ 62
August€ 57
September€ 49
October€ 45
November€ 44
December€ 54
ItemPercent
January€ 104
February€ 111
March€ 105
April€ 89
May€ 99
June€ 96
July€ 109
August€ 102
September€ 101
October€ 98
November€ 106
December€ 125
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 90
March€ 57
April€ 68
May€ 62
June€ 69
July€ 81
August€ 82
September€ 75
October€ 90
November€ 64
December€ 84

Select category to see average car hire prices in Austria

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Austria

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 1.39

€ 1.40

Jan , 2022

€ 1.43

€ 1.44

Feb , 2022

€ 1.52

€ 1.53

Mar , 2022

€ 1.90

€ 1.76

Apr , 2022

€ 1.80

€ 1.69

May , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.77

Jun , 2022

€ 1.92

€ 1.99

Jul , 2022

€ 2.07

€ 2.09

Aug , 2022

€ 1.98

€ 1.96

Sep , 2022

€ 1.90

€ 1.74

Oct , 2022

€ 1.96

€ 1.72

Nov , 2022

€ 2.02

€ 1.74

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 2.02 1.74
Oct , 2022 1.96 1.72
Sep , 2022 1.90 1.74
Aug , 2022 1.98 1.96
Jul , 2022 2.07 2.09
Jun , 2022 1.92 1.99
May , 2022 1.86 1.77
Apr , 2022 1.80 1.69
Mar , 2022 1.90 1.76
Feb , 2022 1.52 1.53
Jan , 2022 1.43 1.44
Dec , 2021 1.39 1.40

Car rental price statistics in Austria

  • € 278.95
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 317.57
    Highest daily price:
    Suzuki Vitara
  • 1,827
    Total cars available
     
  • 61
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Polo
  • 239
    Location with most cars:
    Vienna - Airport
  • € 39.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    THRIFTY - Vienna - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Austria

How much does it cost to hire a car in Austria?

Car hire in Austria starts from just €39.90 per day for a (mini) class car from Thrifty. The average price to hire a car in Austria is just €98.40 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Austria is a Suzuki Vitara car for a (intermediate) class from Surprice costing €317.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Austria?

We often have special offers on car hire in Austria including free additional drivers, for example, Buchbinder is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Vienna - South West for €53.15 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Austria?

Car hire prices in Austria are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 32 car hire locations and 16,980 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Austria.

Who is the best car hire company in Austria?

Based on over 1,966 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Austria Is Sixt who score on average 7.6/10 across all locations in Austria.

What is the most popular car hire location in Austria?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Austria is Vienna - Airport with 14 car hire companies and 239 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Austria?

Current fuel prices in Austria are €1.736/ltr for petrol and €2.022/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €69 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €81 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Austria?

Speed limits in Austria are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Austria?

Thrifty is the cheapest car hire company in Austria offering a (mini) class car such as the Ford Ka for as little as €279.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Austria?

The most popular car hire category in Austria is the Opel Crossland X available from 2 car hire companies in over 25 locations.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Austria:

Car hire is available from 39 pickup locations in Austria:

  • Vienna: 14 suppliers (10 pickup locations)
  • Innsbruck: 12 suppliers (2 pick locations)
  • Salzburg: 10 suppliers (4 pickup locations)
  • Klagenfurt: 9 suppliers (3 pickup locations)
  • Graz: 8 suppliers (2 pickup locations)
  • Linz: 5 suppliers (2 pickup locations)

Car hire is available from 39 pickup locations in Austria

What rental car for Austria?

Depending on what type of visit you have in mind will determine what is the best type of rental car in Austria for you. Whatever your requirements you can search and compare all types of rental car in Austria from leading suppliers like Avis, Budget, Enterprise and Thrifty.

With so many outside activities on offer and temperatures ranging from well into the minus figures to mid 30's in summer choosing the right car is essential.  For those hitting the slopes, we have compact cars to 4x4 hire all of which can be fitted with snow tyres and ski racks to make your journey both safe and more comfortable. Estate cars are very popular for all the luggage needed for sporting activities and the VW Passat and Mercedes C Class are among the most popular.  For larger groups, we have 6,7 and 8 seat cars available including the Mercedes Vito that can carry your party and all their luggage in style.

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€24.1
 
 
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Compact 3 5 3 from €30.0 per day
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Car Hire Innsbruck
€24.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €24.1 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €30.0 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €27.0 per day
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€26.4
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €33.7 per day
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Car Hire Vienna
€22.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €22.9 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €26.3 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €23.6 per day