Cheapest car hire in Austria

Suzuki Ignis

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.21 EUR/day
Suzuki Ignis

7 Days rental at 197.51 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Ignis

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.21 EUR/day
Suzuki Ignis

7 Days rental at 197.51 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.44 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 255.12 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 296.33 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.54 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 318.82 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.98 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 321.89 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Suzuki Swift

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.84 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 327.90 EUR from 24/01/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.88 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 342.16 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.89 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 342.26 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.52 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 227.69 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.52 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 227.69 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.07 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 301.53 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki SX4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Suzuki SX4

7 Days rental at 305.37 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki SX4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Suzuki SX4

7 Days rental at 305.37 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.23 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 316.62 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.25 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 344.76 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.71 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 362.01 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.19 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 379.33 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.12 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 168.84 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.12 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 168.84 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.43 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 171.02 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.43 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 171.02 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.44 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 255.12 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.33 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 296.33 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.70 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 319.95 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.14 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 323.02 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Punto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.00 EUR/day
Fiat Punto

7 Days rental at 329.04 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.62 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 942.38 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.62 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 942.38 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.00 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 973.03 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.32 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 140.41 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 982.91 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 140.45 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 983.20 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.68 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 312.76 EUR from 24/01/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.68 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 312.76 EUR from 24/01/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.07 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 427.51 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes B Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 73.67 EUR/day
Mercedes B Class

7 Days rental at 515.71 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 75.14 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 526.01 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.52 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 535.67 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 76.52 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 535.67 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.56 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 556.95 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 83.02 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 581.15 EUR from 24/01/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.62 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 942.38 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.62 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 942.38 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.00 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 973.03 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.32 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 139.04 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 973.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 141.76 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 992.34 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 143.60 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 1005.22 EUR from 24/01/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  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

Austria car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Austria

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.43/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.1/10)

Jorg

Austria

6/10
All good, shame

All good, shame no refund for unused fuel though.

16/03/2019
Katie & Craig

UK

6/10
We went to Vien

We went to Vienna for a short break and really enjoyed it, would recommend others to visit.

05/03/2019
Mrs Wyatt

UK

6/10
Tel number on t

Tel number on the rental voucher was a digit short not the most helpful when I was lost!

13/02/2019

Compare car rental agents in Austria

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
19
8.0/10
388
€ 81.13
€ 105.08
€ 119.21
 Hertz
17
7.8/10
170
€ 62.44
€ 68.49
€ 85.34
 Alamo
4
7.3/10
34
€ 36.44
€ 43.07
€ 61.07
€ 114.76
 Thrifty
11
7.3/10
127
€ 56.20
€ 61.64
€ 111.44
€ 161.58
 U-save
2
7.1/10
30
€ 28.21
€ 32.52
€ 44.68
 Budget
14
6.5/10
154
€ 73.37
€ 127.80
€ 137.69
 Surprice
1
4.6/10
7
€ 137.68
 Interrent
15
3.7/10
84
€ 45.54
€ 71.85
€ 100.56

Car rental agent statistics in Austria

  • 8.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 3.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    INTERRENT
  • 994
    Total number of reviews in
    Austria
  • 19
    Most Locations in Austria:
    SIXT
  • 13
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 16
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Austria

ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 48
March€ 47
April€ 47
May€ 47
June€ 49
July€ 53
August€ 51
September€ 54
October€ 54
November€ 61
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 38
March€ 38
April€ 35
May€ 36
June€ 37
July€ 43
August€ 43
September€ 44
October€ 44
November€ 53
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 128
February€ 94
March€ 92
April€ 90
May€ 90
June€ 92
July€ 130
August€ 115
September€ 111
October€ 106
November€ 120
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 64
March€ 63
April€ 63
May€ 63
June€ 64
July€ 73
August€ 74
September€ 73
October€ 73
November€ 86
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 107
March€ 109
April€ 120
May€ 123
June€ 117
July€ 125
August€ 108
September€ 125
October€ 125
November€ 291
December€ 234
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 33
March€ 33
April€ 32
May€ 31
June€ 31
July€ 37
August€ 36
September€ 37
October€ 38
November€ 44
December€ 48
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 72
March€ 70
April€ 74
May€ 73
June€ 74
July€ 95
August€ 93
September€ 84
October€ 85
November€ 106
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 82
February€ 77
March€ 60
April€ 66
May€ 60
June€ 65
July€ 81
August€ 82
September€ 74
October€ 84
November€ 67
December€ 69

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

Fuel prices in Austria

DieselUnleaded
Nov , 2021

€ 1.41

€ 1.43

Oct , 2021

€ 1.40

€ 1.40

Sep , 2021

€ 1.28

€ 1.32

Aug , 2021

€ 1.25

€ 1.33

Jul , 2021

€ 1.24

€ 1.32

Jun , 2021

€ 1.21

€ 1.27

May , 2021

€ 1.19

€ 1.25

Apr , 2021

€ 1.17

€ 1.23

Mar , 2021

€ 1.17

€ 1.21

Feb , 2021

€ 1.14

€ 1.17

Jan , 2021

€ 1.09

€ 1.13

Dec , 2020

€ 1.04

€ 1.07

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2021 1.41 1.43
Oct , 2021 1.40 1.40
Sep , 2021 1.28 1.32
Aug , 2021 1.25 1.33
Jul , 2021 1.24 1.32
Jun , 2021 1.21 1.27
May , 2021 1.19 1.25
Apr , 2021 1.17 1.23
Mar , 2021 1.17 1.21
Feb , 2021 1.14 1.17
Jan , 2021 1.09 1.13
Dec , 2020 1.04 1.07

Car rental price statistics in Austria

  • € 168.84
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 437.11
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes Vito
  • 1,886
    Total cars available
     
  • 93
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Octavia Estate
  • 201
    Location with most cars:
    Vienna - Airport
  • € 24.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    U-SAVE - 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 €24.10 per day for a (economy) class car from U-save. The average price to hire a car in Austria is just €145.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Austria is a Mercedes Vito car for a (fullsize) class from Buchbinder costing €437.10 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 16 car hire companies across the country. With over 32 car hire locations and 17,634 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Austria.

Who is the best car hire company in Austria?

Based on over 994 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Austria Is Sixt who score on average 8.0/10 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 16 car hire companies and 201 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Austria?

Current fuel prices in Austria are €1.425/ltr for petrol and €1.406/ltr for diesel as of 22 November 2021, it’ll cost on average €57 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €56 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?

U-save is the cheapest car hire company in Austria offering a (economy) class car such as the Opel Corsa for as little as €168.70 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 4 car hire companies in over 24 locations.

Renting a car in Austria

Popular all year round, we recommend that you book car hire in Austria well in advance.  Attracting winter sports visitors from November through until April, Austria is one of Europe's top ski locations.  When the snow melts, the breathtaking scenery attracts walkers and adventure sports goers, or those just looking to relax for the rest of the year.  City life is bustling with Vienna and Graz drawing the crowds for short breaks or business trips, while car hire in Salzburg and car rental at Innsbruck Airport see regular traffic through the winter demand for car hire in Austria peaks.

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

The most popular car rental agents in Austria:

  • Avis (Tel: +43 (0) 800 8757)
  • Budget (Tel: +43 (0) 1 253 0856)
  • Europcar (Tel: +43 (0) 1 866 1633)
  • Hertz (Tel: + 43 (0) 1 795 32)
  • Sixt (Tel: +43 (0) 1 505 26 40 00)
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How much does it cost to rent a car in Austria?

Renting a car in Austria starts from as little as 20 EUR per day for a mini / economy class car such as the Skoda Citigo from Alamo. Prices for a compact class car start from 24 EUR per day, SUV prices start from 45 EUR per day, 7 seat minivans from 62 EUR per day and 9 seat minivans from 72 EUR per day.

How do you drive in Austria?

You drive on the right-hand side of the road in Austria, 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.

Do you need a rental car in Austria?

For those enjoying Austria in the summer, make sure you select a 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 Rhino to see that we break the mould and offer the best price on all car hire in Austria.

Let Rhino search for the cheapest car hire in Austria by comparing prices from all leading suppliers and bringing you only the best deals.  Our quotes are inclusive of CDW, insurance and local taxes and our optional extras are clearly priced making it easy to see our low prices, don't book Austria car hire until you've tried us!

All pickup and drop off locations for car hire in Austria:

  • Amstetten: Kubastastrasse 22, Amstetten, 3300
  • Bregenz: Fritz-mayer-platz 1, Bregenz, 6850
  • Dornbirn City: Wallenmahd Nr. 51; 6850, Dornbirn, 6850 , Dornbirn, 6850
  • Graz Airport: Graz-feldkirchen, 8073
  • Graz City: C/o Porsche Graz, Graz, 8020
  • Innsbruck: Valiergasse 50, Innsbruck, 6020
  • Innsbruck Airport: Parkgarage/parking Garage, Innsbruck, 6020
  • Kitzbuehel: 6370, Kitzbuehel Austria, Kitzbuehel, 6370, Austria
  • Kitzbuehel: Josef-pirchl-strasse 24, Kitzbühel, 6370
  • Klagenfurt: Klagenfurt, 9020
  • Klagenfurt Airport: Flughafenstr. 60-64, Klagenfurt, 9020
  • Klagenfurt City: Schlachthofstr. 23 , 9020 Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, 9020
  • Leoben: Judendorferstrasse 44, Leoben, 8700
  • Lienz: Tiroler Strasse 17, Lienz, 9900
  • Linz: Linz-leonding, 4060
  • Linz Airport: Car Rental Center, Linz-hoersching, 4063
  • Salzburg Airport: Salzburg, 5020
  • Salzburg Downtown: Salzburg, 5020
  • Salzburg Train Station: Salzburg, 5020
  • Sankt Johann In Tirol: Salzburgerstraße 39, Sankt Johann In Tirol, 6380
  • St Poelten: Mariazeller Straße 230 C/o Autohaus Zankl, St. Poelten, 3100
  • Vienna: Wien St. MarxAm Stadtpark 1 (im Hilton), Wien, 1030
  • Vienna Airport: Car Return On Outdoor Parking!, Vienna, 1300
  • Vienna Central Railway Station: Am Hauptbahnhof 1 Level 0, Vienna, 1100
  • Vienna Centre: Car Return: Beethovenplatz 3, Vienna, 1010
  • Vienna East: Trabrennstraße 4, Wien, 1020
  • Vienna Kagran: Reifen Plankenauer, Vienna, 1220
  • Vienna Kagran: Wagramer Str. 177, Wien, 1220
  • Vienna South: C/o Porsche Wien-liesing, Vienna, 1230
  • Vienna South West: Richard-strauss-straße 12, Vienna , A: 1230
  • Vienna West: Railway StationFelberstr. 1, Wien, 1150
  • Villach: Kärntner Straße 14, Fürnitz (villach), 9586
  • Villach Train Station: Italienerstraße 44, Villach, 9500
  • Weiz: Dr.-karl-widdmann-straße 32, Weiz, 8160
  • Wels: Gunskirchner Strasse 1, Wels, 4600
  • Wien Vösendorf: Ortsstrasse 18 A, Vösendorf, 2331
  • Wien Westbahnhof Train Station
  • Wiener Neustadt: C/o Porsche Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, 2700
  • Zell Am See: C/o Porsche Zell Am See, 5700

Austria Mini Guide

Austria is a fascinating country with a wide range of geography and a rich and diverse history. It’s not all mountains and extremism, Austria has gently rolling countryside and even arid areas akin to the Eastern European steppes. It was once one of the greatest European empires joined in ruling nearly half of Europe by Hungary. Sadly, despite careful management of its dominions, a series of poor political decisions left it tarred unfairly with the same brush as the extremist policies of Germany. After the Great War, its boundaries were redrawn and its dominions given independence. Today, despite sharing a common language with Germany, Austrians prefer to be recognised in their own right and with much to recommend the country their claim is justified.

Austria, along with neighbouring Switzerland is considered the winter sports capital of Europe with world famous ski resorts such as Zell am Zee, Mayrhofen, St Anton and Kitzbuhel. For a mix of winter sports with culture, many head to Salzburg which is serviced by many budget airlines and makes for a cheap cultural or ski holiday destination. The city is considered one of the most attractive in Europe with its Baroque old town. Salzburg is also the ‘home’ of the ‘Sound of Music’ and the birthplace of Mozart. Outside the city is the village of Oberndorf, where the carol Silent Night was composed.

Vienna, the capital of Austria, is another jewel in the country’s crown. Built on the River Danube it inspired composers like the Strauss family to write music that typified the spirit of gaiety in the city. Towering over the city’s architecture is the stunning Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna’s and one of Austria’s top tourist attractions with over five million visitors annually. Concerts of the music of Mozart are regularly held there, outdoors in summer, in the house that was the palace for many of the Hapsburg monarchs.

Don’t forget whilst in Vienna, to try plenty of the delicious pastries that the city is famous for as well as the schnitzel with sauerkraut so loved by Austrians. Over a quarter of Austrians live in or near Vienna and it’s unusual in that, with Bratislava, it is the closest capital city to another anywhere in the world. Car hire Vienna presents the best opportunity to explore the city and beyond at your leisure.

One of the loveliest sights in Austria must be of Lake Constance, the body of water that Austria shares with Switzerland and Germany. You can walk the promenade along its shores to see the sunset over the lake or take a boat trip on it. The fit can even climb the Pfander Mountain or take the cable car for unrivalled views out over the lake. Austrians are renowned for their friendliness to tourists and despite the stereotyping of them as beer loving lederhosen wearers, many people leave Austria having made new friends, certain to return to experience the beauty of this much overlooked country.

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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Fuel Prices in Austria

  • Price of petrol in Austria in November

    € 1.43/Ltr

    ($ 1.75/Ltr | 1.43/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Austria in November

    € 1.41/Ltr

    ($ 1.72/Ltr | 1.41/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Austria in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 57.00  ($ 69.80) | € 56.24  ($ 68.87)
Compact € 57.00  ($ 69.80) | € 56.24  ($ 68.87)
Full Size € 71.25  ($ 87.25) | € 70.30  ($ 86.09)
SUV € 85.50  ($ 104.70) | € 84.36  ($ 103.30)
Carrier € 99.75  ($ 122.15) | € 98.42  ($ 120.52)

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