Car Rental in Austria

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Vienna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$21.13 per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$27.19 per day
Salzburg Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$37.87 per day
Salzburg Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$42.06 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Megadrive
$49.05 / per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed STW or similar
Kia Ceed STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$53.35 / per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Megadrive
$54.48 / per day
Salzburg Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$61.36 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 17:01 on 2022-08-10. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
43
Economy car rental price
$99.14 / per day
Average car rental length
3 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.2
Average gasoline price
$1.85 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.07 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.44 / 1 liter

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$ 51.66 per day
  • From Austria to Germany - 554 offers from US$ 57.07 per day
  • From Austria to Hungary - 410 offers from US$ 59.83 per day
  • From Austria to Czech Republic - 138 offers from US$ 65.55 per day
  • From Austria to Italy - 72 offers from US$ 128.78 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. The former imperial capital and home of countless world-famous artists and composers, Vienna is one of the most impressive cities in Europe. There’s plenty of architecture to enjoy, and not just in the city’s Innere Stadt or Old Town, as well as fun neighborhoods like Neubau which is home to the Museum Quarter and some of the city’s most creative spots.
  • Salzburg. Befitting the birthplace of Mozart and the setting of the Sound of Music, Salzburg is a supremely quaint destination. The cultural heritage of the city greatly exceeds just these two cultural references, however, as exemplified by the mountaintop Hohensalzburg Palace, Salzburg Cathedral (and the accompanying Excavations Museum), and the Museum of Modern Art. Salzburg borders the German state of Bavaria, with which it shares a lot of cultural affinities, and can be easily visited on a day trip (though ask your rental car provider about this in advance).
  • Innsbruck. Located in the western part of the country, Innsbruck is another scenic and relaxed destination known for architectural landmarks like the St. Jacob Cathedral and all of the historic Mariahilf-St. Nicolaus neighborhood. An Olympic host city (and not just once, but twice), Innsbruck is also a supreme winter sports hub, as well as the home of the very interesting Alpinist Association Museum.

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

  • Vorarlberg. Located in the far west of the country and closely related to its neighbor, Switzerland (with which it even shares a dialect of German that is uncharacteristic to the rest of Austria), Vorarlberg is a unique destination in more ways than one. The main tourist draw of this small region is naturally its Alpine scenery which is characterized not just by high-quality winter sports resorts, but also natural attractions like Spullersee Lake.
  • Carinthia. Located in the south of the country, Carinthia is another distinct, proud, and scenic region that’s sometimes unfairly overlooked in favor of its better-known western neighbors. The main tourist draws of Carinthia are its cozy and scenic capital, Klagenfurt, impressive mountain vistas, and many highland lakes.
  • Upper Austria. Another off-the-beaten-path destination, at least when it comes to attention from foreign visitors, Upper Austria can be a fascinating place to explore with a rental car. The region is known for its bucolic countryside, but also Medieval and Renaissance-era towns characterized by well-preserved Baroque architecture. Linz, the capital of the region and the third-largest city in the country, is just a two-hour drive from Vienna and 80 minutes from Salzburg.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $58 per day
  • Station wagons - from $147 per day
  • Large cars - from $151 per day
  • Medium cars - from $111 per day
  • Vans - from $227 per day
  • Premium cars - from $246 per day
  • Small cars - from $90 per day
  • SUVs - from $174 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
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top 7 Most Popular Cities in Austria

  1. Car Rental in Vienna from $106.84 per day
  2. Car Rental in Salzburg from $37.74 per day
  3. Car Rental in Innsbruck from $49.05 per day
  4. Car Rental in Graz from $56.09 per day
  5. Car Rental in Linz from $123.59 per day
  6. Car Rental in Klagenfurt from $89.16 per day
  7. Car Rental in Bregenz from $106.84 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

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
$73.93
January
$82.42
February
$63.60
March
$57.23
April
$52.34
May
$71.94
June
$106.66
July
$82.51
August
$54.45
September
$59.88
October
$71.04
November
$102.97
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Austria is May — prices start from $52.34 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 51% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $106.66 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 April — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Austria
5
January
8
February
6
March
4
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
6
September
6
October
6
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 January, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Austria by Monthly Searches
275%
January
233%
February
218%
March
94%
April
56%
May
23%
June
27%
July
51%
August
33%
September
33%
October
81%
November
77%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Surprice Hyundai i10 5 Small cars
AddCar Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
AddCar Skoda Fabia 3 1 Small cars
AddCar Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Renault Clio 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
AddCar Citroen C4 4 2 Medium cars
Zippy7 Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i20
June 14, 2022
Recommend something a little larger and heavier than a small economy car. It didn’t feel very safe on the roads, and driving also fast. Also, the car had very little power, so for hills or for passing, it was gutless.
Israel
Ford Focus
October 10, 2021
karenthia is wonderful
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
August 10, 2020
Drove to upper Austria on business (near Linz). Usually go Linz, Salzburg or Munich but this was by far the most economical and quickest option despite 2 1/2 hour drive from Vienna (on excellent toll free roads)
Russian Federation
Ford Mondeo
January 23, 2020
good car, quick service, ability to travel internationally
India
Opel Astra
October 29, 2019
Lovely place, adequately covered by public transport and walking. Car not recommended if only staying in Vienna or nearabouts.
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
Israel
Peugeot 3008
November 2, 2018
Totally. We drove to
Israel
Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse Aut.
July 29, 2018
For those who travel only in Vienna, there is no need to rent a car,Car rental is only recommended for those traveling in Austria

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Zippy7
9.42 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
7.65 / 10
Total number of reviews
21
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$99.14
Lowest daily price
$9.03
Total cars available
862

Top 16 Suppliers in Austria in 2022

Zippy7
Zippy7
Exceptional 9.4 / 32 reviews
+436641531883
Reichsstraße 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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9 / 84 reviews
+431505264004
Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 95, 5020 Salzburg
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.9 / 44 reviews
+421948993999
Wien-Flughafen, 1300 Schwechat, Austria
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 57 reviews
+437203712501300
8073 Feldkirchen bei Graz
Megadrive
Megadrive
Excellent 8.7 / 138 reviews
+4350701046000
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95, 5020 Salzburg
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 20 reviews
+43662852086
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95, 5020 Salzburg
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:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 20 reviews
+431700733432
Vienna Airport, Parking Garage 4, Vienna 1300
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 27 reviews
+43018661610
Car Rental Center, P4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.5 / 210 reviews
+430507010 / 45000
Innsbruck Airport
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
National
National
Excellent 8.5
7203712501300
FLUGHAFENSTRAssE 51
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:30
Tue:08:00-18:30
Wed:08:00-18:30
Thu:08:00-18:30
Fri:08:00-18:30
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.5 / 20 reviews
+4350701046656
Furstenweg 180
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
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.4 / 62 reviews
+4350701046000
Innsbrucker Bundesstr. 95 Car Rental Pavillon, 5020 Salzburg
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:10:00-18:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.3 / 8 reviews
+430179542661
Vienna - Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 2, Vienna
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
Sun:09:00-15:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.1
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.1 / 73 reviews
+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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7 / 44 reviews
+436677854663
Am Hauptbahnhof 1 1100 Wien
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
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