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Car Rental in Austria

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Vienna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
FOX AUTORENT
$23.57 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$24.40 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$25.04 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
FOX AUTORENT
$26.12 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.02 / per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$27.21 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.71 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.90 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:32 on 2020-10-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
43
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$36.03 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.7

Why rent a car in Austria?

Austria is a great country to explore by car. With your own ride, you’ll have the freedom to travel to its various regions, see historical cities and villages, visit nature areas and winter sports centers, and drive some of the highest and most scenic alpine roads in Europe.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Austria, don't miss our complete guide.

Austria Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Austria

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Austria and drop off in another country:

  • From Austria to Slovakia - 254 offers from US$ 59.45 per day
  • From Austria to Germany - 554 offers from US$ 65.67 per day
  • From Austria to Hungary - 410 offers from US$ 68.85 per day
  • From Austria to Czech Republic - 138 offers from US$ 75.44 per day
  • From Austria to Italy - 72 offers from US$ 148.19 per day

Top ways to enter Austria

  • Vienna Airport: Austria’s largest international airport and one of the 25 busiest airports in Europe, it hosts flights to and from four continents.
  • Salzburg Airport: Located in the west of the country, Salzburg Airport is the main entry point to the Austrian Alps.
  • Graz Airport: This international airport, located in Graz, capital of the Styria region, is the primary airport in southeast Austria.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Austria. Some large international airports near Austria are Zurich Airport in Switzerland, Budapest Airport in Hungary, and Munich Airport in Germany.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Vienna: Former home to the Habsburg dynasty, Vienna has retained all its glory—you’ll find countless cultural, architectural, and historical landmarks here.
  • Salzburg: Many consider Salzburg to rival Vienna in terms of beauty. It has baroque fortresses, many museums, and breathtaking views of the Alps.
  • Vorarlberg: The westernmost and smallest of the Austrian states, Vorarlberg is located entirely in the Alps and is the best place to appreciate the dramatic beauty of the mountains and to do winter sports. You’ll also find Lake Constance here.
  • Linz: Capital of the Upper Austria region, Linz is home to many palaces and the impressive Danube Valley.
  • Carinthia: Older than Austria itself and culturally similar to neighboring Slovenia, this province features countless lakes and ski resorts.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Austria is the Skoda Fabia, closely followed by the Opel Astra and the Dacia Sandero.

Driver license requirements

  • Austria accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need an Austrian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or German.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times. You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Austria is bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Austria is a member of the European Union (EU). It’s also a member of the Schengen Area, as are all the neighboring countries. If you’re not an EU citizen, you’ll need a Schengen visa to visit Austria. With a Schengen visa you can also cross the border to any of Austria’s neighbors. Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The type of car rented most often in Austria is an economy, but intermediate and mini are also very popular.

Top driving routes

Vienna–Budapest (243 km / 151 mi) You can travel from Vienna to Budapest, Hungary’s beautiful capital, in less than three hours, but you might want to stop along the way at Lake Neusiedl or in the cozy Hungarian city of Győr. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Salzburg–Munich (145 km / 90 mi) Traveling between these two cities in the Alps, there are countless opportunities for scenic detours, especially around the southern coast of Lake Chiemsee. But if you decide to drive straight through, the trip takes less than two hours. Note that Munich is in Germany and you’ll have to cross a national border, so first check with your rental car provider to find out if they allow it.

Vienna–Innsbruck (517 km / 321 mi) This is a comparatively long journey—it’ll take around six hours, but you’ll see nearly all of Austria as you cross the country from west to east (or vice versa).

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $66 per day
  • Station wagons - from $63 per day
  • Large cars - from $62 per day
  • Medium cars - from $49 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $86 per day
  • Premium cars - from $110 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $84 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Austria:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Top 7 Most Popular Cities in Austria

  1. Car Rental in Vienna from $23.57 per day
  2. Car Rental in Salzburg from $29.85 per day
  3. Car Rental in Innsbruck from $26.68 per day
  4. Car Rental in Graz from $26.90 per day
  5. Car Rental in Linz from $31.30 per day
  6. Car Rental in Klagenfurt from $34.69 per day
  7. Car Rental in Bregenz from $41.07 per day

Top 7 Most Popular Locations in Austria

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Austria?

The cost of renting a car in Austria depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Austria
$84.48
January
$94.85
February
$73.18
March
$74.19
April
$71.00
May
$71.40
June
$66.96
July
$61.46
August
$62.66
September
$68.91
October
$66.68
November
$118.22
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Austria is August — prices start from $61.46 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 19% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in the month of December (when prices start at $118.22 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Austria?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in February — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in January — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Austria
5
January
8
February
6
March
5
April
5
May
7
June
6
July
5
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Austria?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Austria. The most popular month is February, while the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Austria by Monthly Searches
97%
January
383%
February
358%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
50%
September
52%
October
1%
November
256%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Fiat 500 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent a Car Opel Crossland X 4 2 Large cars
Surprice VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
GreenMotion Chevrolet Spark 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Peugeot 3008 4 4 Large cars
Surprice Hyundai i10 5 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Russian Federation
Ford Mondeo
January 23, 2020
good car, quick service, ability to travel internationally
South Africa
Ford Focus 5d
June 8, 2019
Make sure the GPS is at the correct language for your self.
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia
April 2, 2019
Used for ski holiday, did not travel into Salzburg, but great for getting to/from the ski areas and around Austria

Top 15 Suppliers in Austria in 2020

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
+431505264004
Fürstenweg 180
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.2
+43018661660
Fuerstenweg 180
Working hours
Mon:07:30-17:00
Tue:07:30-17:00
Wed:07:30-17:00
Thu:07:30-17:00
Fri:07:30-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+437203712501500
Furstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+43501054150
Innsbruck Airport
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.9
+4350701045000 / +4350701046656
Furstenweg Nr. 180 Parkhaus / Parking House
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:07:30-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+43512571754
Fürstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Tue:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Wed:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Thu:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Fri:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+43512571754
Flughafen Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Tue:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Wed:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Thu:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Fri:08:00-17:00; 22:30-23:15
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:08:00-15:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
7203712501500
Fuerstenweg 180
Working hours
Mon:08:30-16:30
Tue:08:30-16:30
Wed:08:30-16:30
Thu:08:30-11:30; 13:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-16:30
Sat:08:30-11:30; 13:30-18:30
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
+436649159040
Zeppelinstrasse 4/Buro EG, 2401 Fischamend-Dorf.
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Megadrive
Megadrive
Very good 7.8
+43501054156
Parking House, Furstenweg Nr. 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:07:30-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+43050701046656
Furstenweg Nr. 180 Parkhaus, 6020 Innsbruck / Parking House
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:07:30-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+436677854663
Zeppelinstrasse 4, 2401 Fischamend
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.5
+4350701046656
Furstenweg 180 Parkhaus, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:07:30-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
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