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)
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)
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.