1. Home
  2. 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 Salzburg and car rental at Innsbruck Airport see regular traffic through the winter where car hire in Austria peaks.

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!
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Austria car hire

Hi Chloe, I am travelling from US to Austria and wanted to know what extra I need to rent car in Austria?

Hi, you are just required to have your driving license and a credit card.

Hi, I would like to book a mercedes van for 6 pax, arrival at Vienna airport on 29th dec

Hi, I am sorry but we do not offer transfers/drivers. Only self drive minivan hire. Is that still of interest?

Hi, I want to hire a car in Linz Austria and I want to know what documentation is required when I pick the car up?

Hi, you will need your Driving licence, a passport or national ID and a credit card in the main drivers name.

Austria Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The official language of Austria is German and is spoken by the majority of the inhabitants.
  • Many famous composers were born in Austria including Joseph Haydn, Johann Strauss and Franz Schubert.
  • Wiener Schnitzel is a popular dish in Austria which consists of an escalope dipped in breadcrumbs and fried.
  • It joined the European Union in 1995 and adopted the Euro as its currency in 1999.
  • Austria's biggest and busiest airport is Vienna International Airport.
Fuel Prices in Austria by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.22 1.24
Dec , 2019 1.20 1.23
Nov , 2019 1.21 1.24
Oct , 2019 1.21 1.23
Sep , 2019 1.22 1.24
Aug , 2019 1.18 1.24

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.

Zell am Zee Austria

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.

Lake Constance Austria

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.

More Top Austria Car Hire Locations:

Driving in Austria - Need to know



    Road Driving Side



    Urban speed Limit



    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    EUR  1.24/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price



    Drink Drive Limit


    EUR €




    Min Rental Age


    Min Driving Age




Next Upcoming Holiday


    Thursday 19 Mar 2020

    Saint Joseph's Day - State holiday

Fuel Prices in Austria

  • Price of petrol in Austria in January

    € 1.24/Ltr

    ($ 1.52/Ltr | EUR 1.24/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Austria in January

    € 1.22/Ltr

    ($ 1.49/Ltr | EUR 1.22/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Austria in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 49.60  ($ 60.74) | € 48.80  ($ 59.76)
Compact € 49.60  ($ 60.74) | € 48.80  ($ 59.76)
Full Size € 62.00  ($ 75.92) | € 61.00  ($ 74.70)
SUV € 74.40  ($ 91.11) | € 73.20  ($ 89.64)
Carrier € 86.80  ($ 106.29) | € 85.40  ($ 104.58)

Useful Links if Renting a Car in Austria


Police Car in Austria

(Click to enlarge)

Other Car Hire Locations in Austria

We specialise in car rentals throughout Austria to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Call Us

+44 (0)845 508 9845




Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Attracting diverse visitors, there really is something for everyone in Austria depending on the time of year you visit.  Winter sports lovers flock here in the thousands to enjoy some of the best skiing Europe has to offer, whilst the summer brings walkers and mountain bikers.  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.

We welcome and actively invite all of our customers to review us on independent review platforms, see what they have to say...

What our customers say