Car Rental in Austria

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Vienna Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dryyve
$14.65 / per day
Vienna Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$19.80 / per day
Vienna Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Zippy7 Autorent
$23.21 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate SUV
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fox Autorent
$31.20 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Vienna Airport
Standard
Suzuki S-Cross or similar
Suzuki S-Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$37.98 / per day
Vienna Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$42.91 / per day
Vienna Airport
Compact Elite
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$54.79 / per day
Vienna Airport
Full-size
Audi A4 or similar
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$70.44 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:22 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
German, English, Turkish, Serbian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+43
Average car rental price
$37 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 130 km/h or 62 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.88 per liter or $7.11 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.50 per liter or $5.69 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.15 per liter or $8.13 / 1 gallon

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

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 $53.87 per day
  • From Austria to Germany - 554 offers from $59.51 per day
  • From Austria to Hungary - 410 offers from $62.39 per day
  • From Austria to Czech Republic - 138 offers from $68.36 per day
  • From Austria to Italy - 72 offers from $134.30 per day

Top ways to enter Austria

  • Vienna Airport: Austria’s largest international airport and one of the 20 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, the capital of Styria, 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, Mariahilfer Strasseand some of the city’s youngest and most creative areas.
  • Salzburg. 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
  • Hallstatt. Squeezed between the west bank of Lake Hallstatt and the rugged Dachstein mountains, Hallstatt is a small, but impressive village. Many Austrians consider it the most beautiful place in their country. It is also a place of ancient history - inhabited since the Iron Age, it gave the name to the Hallstatt culture of Celts and Illyrians and is often claimed to be the oldest continually-inhabited settlement in Europe.
  • Wachau Valley. This picturesque stretch of the Danube Valley between Melk and Krems in Lower Austria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous for its wine, castles, and abbeys, the Wachau Valley is an ideal destination for sightseeing, wine tasting, cycling, and hiking. The most famous attractions are the Melk Abbey, Göttweig Abbey, the Dürnstein castle ruins, and the Aggstein castle ruins. Wachau Valley.

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's license requirements

  • Austria accepts all driver’s licenses issued in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA)
  • The minimum age to rent a car in Austria is 18, though some rental car providers require a minimum age of 21. 
  • If your driver's license is issued by a non-EU country,you must obtain an international driver’s permit. 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's license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver's 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's 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 of 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 Lake Formarinsee, Lake Spullersee, and Lake Lünersee While touring the region, don’t miss the beautiful Silvretta high alpine road, which is only open in summer.
  • 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 many lakes, which are great for bathing in summer, its cozy and scenic capital, Klagenfurt, and its impressive mountain vistas.
  • 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 many mountain lakes and 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.
  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The highest paved mountain road in Austria crosses Hohe Tauern National Park, offering spectacular views of Austria’s highest mountains. This toll road connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in the state of Carinthia. This mountain road is usually open from late May, or early June until late October.
  • Tyrol. The Austrian state of Tyrol (Tirol in German) is best explored with a car. Top destinations in Tyrol are Lake Achensee, the town of Mayrhofen in Zillertal Valley, the Wilder Kaiser region, Stubai Valley, Ötztal Valley, the towns of Ischgl and Galtür in Paznaun Valley, the town of Ehrwald, and Grosser Ahornboden.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $199 per day
  • Station wagons - from $26 per day
  • Large cars - from $28 per day
  • Medium cars - from $17 per day
  • Vans - from $57 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $21 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
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Fact checked and updated by Sabrina Brett and Katrin Walzl, the outdoor travel writers behind MoonHoneyTravel.com. Their goal is to make hiking in Europe more accessible by being a trustworthy resource for hut-to-hut hiking, coastal trekking, and day hiking.

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

The cost of renting a car in Austria varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Austria
$33.14
January
$37.26
February
$43.97
March
$43.15
April
$48.06
May
$75.27
June
$93.30
July
$86.06
August
$51.82
September
$45.73
October
$34.35
November
$45.87
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Austria is January — when rental costs average $33.14 per day. This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 64% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $93.30 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Austria?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Austria
5
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Austria?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Austria, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Austria by pick-up date relative to the average
81%
January
78%
February
95%
March
87%
April
110%
May
118%
June
137%
July
136%
August
115%
September
84%
October
67%
November
93%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 33
Airport locations 6
Popular suppliers Zippy7 Autorent, Autounion, Dryyve, WheeGo, Fox Autorent
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Station wagons
Lowest price $15 per day
Cheapest supplier Dryyve

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Fox Autorent Hyundai I20 5 2 Small cars
WheeGo Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Dryyve Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Zippy7 Autorent Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Zippy7 Autorent Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Zippy7 Autorent Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Autounion Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Autounion Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Zippy7 Autorent Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Zippy7 Autorent Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Finland
Hyundai i30
May 12, 2024
Drove from vienna to maribor where we spent couple of days
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
April 5, 2024
Visiting family
Hungary
Fiat Panda
March 13, 2024
Very nice car rental service.
Hungary
Fiat Panda
February 26, 2024
Fast administration
Canada
Opel Astra STW
January 17, 2024
Able to drive down to Italian Dolomites for skiing. Car performed well as it was newer.
Brazil
Opel Crossland
December 30, 2023
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Israel
Opel Astra STW
September 18, 2023
The west of Austria is very touristic, wherever you travel, you are surrounded by the high mountains, green valleys and beautiful small towns.
United Arab Emirates
Mercedes Benz Vito
August 10, 2023
Was wonderful in all aspects
Israel
Mercedes Benz A-Class
July 27, 2023
Lots of nature and extreme activities!
Australia
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 22, 2023
The drive from Salzburg via Zell am See and the Grossglockner Alpine Road to Riva del Garda would have to be one of the most scenic Road Trips my wife and I have ever done. Absolutely stunning!
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Bahrain
BMW 1 Series
May 17, 2023
I've received nothing but positive car rental reviews! The vehicle was in excellent condition, the service was friendly and efficient, and the overall experience was very satisfying.
Malaysia
Opel Astra
May 4, 2023
Is my first time here in Europe with my wife for holiday. And is always our dream to have road trip and drive around Europe for holiday. Our trip to Hallstatt and Salzburg were amazing, with the car rental from Zippy7, it enable us to view the scenery of Austria Alps. Renting a car made our holiday more adventurous and great !
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Trinidad and Tobago
Volkswagen Polo
April 21, 2023
Went o Ski in Mayrhofen and the experience didn't disappoint.
Israel
Opel Corsa Hatchback
January 31, 2023
Took a trip in Slovakia and Baden.
Netherlands
Opel Crossland X Aut.
January 23, 2023
we went skiing and it was great.
Malaysia
BMW X3
January 15, 2023
To find a parking space is terrible in the city. The rest is awesome
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
December 13, 2022
Visiting Christmas markets!
Saudi Arabia
Hyundai i20
October 18, 2022
We visited Austria, Italy and Slovenia. Don’t forget about the vignette.
Albania
Hyundai i20
October 7, 2022
I am impressed
Israel
Opel Crossland X
September 3, 2022
I received a good car..strong Audi 4..but ask all the questions before taking the keys..if not you will have surprises with the bill!!!
Saudi Arabia
Opel Astra
August 24, 2022
Because, the renter didn’t return my deposit since i left the car in the 20th of Augast
Israel
Ford Tourneo Custom
August 23, 2022
Perfect, but too expensive
Austria
Skoda Fabia
August 15, 2022
We went to Craotia (Pula and Rovinj), were able to buy a digital vignette for Slowenia and were pretty mobile through the narrow streets on Istria.
Israel
VW Passat STW
August 10, 2022
Very good trip ans seen, I wish for beter service because the car was great..
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
Sweden
Opel Astra
August 10, 2021
Visit Graz, great place in Austria
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
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Dryyve
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
5.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
71
Total rental companies
23
Average daily price
$36.87
Lowest daily price
$14.65
Total cars available
1802

Top 23 Suppliers in Austria in 2024

Dryyve
Dryyve
Exceptional 9.3 / 224 reviews
2 locations
$15 - $170
Airport-services
Airport-services
Exceptional 9.3 / 65 reviews
1 location
$58 - $360
Zippy7 Autorent
Zippy7 Autorent
Very good 8.9 / 674 reviews
2 locations
$20 - $86
Fox Autorent
Fox Autorent
Very good 8.6 / 434 reviews
2 locations
$22 - $173
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.4 / 179 reviews
4 locations
$47 - $685
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.4 / 123 reviews
12 locations
$59 - $214
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.3 / 200 reviews
2 locations
$19 - $200
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.3 / 169 reviews
19 locations
$44 - $718
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 118 reviews
4 locations
$46 - $86
Megadrive
Megadrive
Very good 8.2 / 250 reviews
11 locations
$39 - $108
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.1 / 58 reviews
15 locations
$48 - $234
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Good 7.9 / 124 reviews
10 locations
$41 - $872
DRIVUS
DRIVUS
Good 7.9 / 9 reviews
11 locations
$79 - $505
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.8 / 177 reviews
2 locations
$44 - $94
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 8 reviews
18 locations
$53 - $318
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 1 review
3 locations
$50 - $100
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7 / 20 reviews
13 locations
$51 - $286
National
National
Good 7.7
4 locations
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.5 / 48 reviews
16 locations
$45 - $235
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Good 7.5 / 17 reviews
1 location
$26 - $54
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.4 / 45 reviews
6 locations
$56 - $146
Surprice
Surprice
Satisfactory 6.5 / 111 reviews
1 location
$120 - $152
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Poor 5.8 / 66 reviews
2 locations
$23 - $95
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