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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.

Cheapest car hire in Austria

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.28 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 449.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.28 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 449.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.44 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 451.10 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.89 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 461.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.89 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 461.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.85 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 467.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.85 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 467.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.52 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 479.68 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Citigo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.52 EUR/day
Skoda Citigo

7 Days rental at 479.68 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.05 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 308.41 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes A Class

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.19 EUR/day
Mercedes A Class

7 Days rental at 344.34 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Scala

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.29 EUR/day
Skoda Scala

7 Days rental at 492.07 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.58 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 501.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Crossland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.58 EUR/day
Opel Crossland X

7 Days rental at 501.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.12 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 511.84 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 73.21 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 512.48 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.06 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 266.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.32 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 429.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.32 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 429.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.28 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 449.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 64.28 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 449.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 461.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 65.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 461.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.45 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 465.18 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 66.85 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 467.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 72.30 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 506.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 79.00 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 553.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 119.79 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 838.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 119.79 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 838.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 131.20 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 918.44 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 131.20 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 918.44 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 131.48 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 920.40 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 131.48 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 920.40 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 137.76 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 964.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.76 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 397.34 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 62.03 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 434.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.41 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 653.90 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Grandland X

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.41 EUR/day
Opel Grandland X

7 Days rental at 653.90 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.42 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 674.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 3008

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.42 EUR/day
Peugeot 3008

7 Days rental at 674.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.39 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 681.73 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.39 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 681.73 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C5

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.96 EUR/day
Citroen C5

7 Days rental at 685.76 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 162.61 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1138.30 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 168.93 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 1182.51 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Alhambra

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 168.93 EUR/day
Seat Alhambra

7 Days rental at 1182.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 178.86 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1252.07 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 180.68 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1264.79 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 180.68 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1264.79 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Transit Passengervan

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 182.54 EUR/day
Ford Transit Passengervan

7 Days rental at 1277.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 187.00 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1309.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 187.00 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 1309.00 EUR from 20/06/2022

  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

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  1.73/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)
 Sixt
19
8.2/10
442
€ 44.05
€ 56.76
€ 64.31
 Global rent a car
16
8.1/10
188
€ 184.85
€ 205.45
€ 251.01
€ 305.45
 Hertz
16
7.8/10
256
€ 76.23
€ 87.85
€ 110.13
 Alamo
4
7.8/10
53
€ 64.28
€ 71.42
€ 96.42
€ 174.42
 Thrifty
10
7.5/10
154
€ 68.61
€ 79.07
€ 116.38
€ 182.54
 Europcar
14
7.3/10
132
€ 64.44
€ 70.29
€ 97.96
€ 143.82
 U-save
2
7.1/10
17
€ 89.96
€ 112.47
€ 143.62
 Budget
13
6.7/10
126
€ 93.28
€ 124.52
€ 155.65
 Interrent
15
5.7/10
140
€ 184.41
€ 217.16
€ 264.31
 Surprice
1
5.2/10
9
€ 147.04
€ 341.78

Car rental agent statistics in Austria

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 5.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SURPRICE
  • 1,517
    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€ 71
February€ 75
March€ 69
April€ 58
May€ 74
June€ 86
July€ 53
August€ 51
September€ 54
October€ 54
November€ 61
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 71
March€ 55
April€ 55
May€ 62
June€ 73
July€ 43
August€ 43
September€ 44
October€ 44
November€ 53
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 128
February€ 137
March€ 116
April€ 102
May€ 133
June€ 143
July€ 130
August€ 115
September€ 111
October€ 106
November€ 120
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 105
March€ 95
April€ 80
May€ 96
June€ 105
July€ 73
August€ 74
September€ 73
October€ 73
November€ 86
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 204
March€ 198
April€ 156
May€ 179
June€ 117
July€ 125
August€ 108
September€ 125
October€ 125
November€ 291
December€ 234
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 54
March€ 47
April€ 39
May€ 51
June€ 65
July€ 37
August€ 36
September€ 37
October€ 38
November€ 44
December€ 48
ItemPercent
January€ 99
February€ 111
March€ 105
April€ 89
May€ 99
June€ 96
July€ 95
August€ 93
September€ 84
October€ 85
November€ 106
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 82
February€ 90
March€ 57
April€ 68
May€ 62
June€ 69
July€ 81
August€ 82
September€ 74
October€ 84
November€ 67
December€ 69

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
May , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.73

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

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

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.86 1.73
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
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

Car rental price statistics in Austria

  • € 266.42
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 587.87
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes E Class Estate
  • 1,796
    Total cars available
     
  • 100
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Octavia Estate
  • 195
    Location with most cars:
    Vienna - Airport
  • € 38.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - Weiz

FAQs about car hire in Austria

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

Car hire in Austria starts from just €38.10 per day for a (economy) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Austria is just €181.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Austria is a Mercedes E Class Estate car for a (premium) class from Buchbinder costing €587.90 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 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 32 car hire locations and 16,843 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Austria.

Who is the best car hire company in Austria?

Based on over 1,517 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Austria Is Sixt who score on average 8.2/10 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 15 car hire companies and 195 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Austria?

Current fuel prices in Austria are €1.732/ltr for petrol and €1.859/ltr for diesel as of 2 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €69 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €74 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?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Austria offering a (economy) class car such as the Opel Corsa for as little as €266.70 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.

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.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Austria

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Car Hire Graz
€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
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
Car Hire Salzburg
€26.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €26.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €33.7 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €29.0 per day
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