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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Megadrive
$46.15 per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$46.29 per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$48.77 per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Opel Crossland X or similar
Opel Crossland X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$49.51 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Ceed STW or similar
Kia Ceed STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Megadrive
$50.19 / per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$50.68 / per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$50.82 / per day
Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • Man.
Megadrive
$51.26 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:59 on 2022-09-24. 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
$78.32 / per day
Average car rental length
4 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
8.7
Average gasoline price
$1.71 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.93 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.36 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Innsbruck?

Innsbruck is a great place to visit. Most famous for its Alpine scenery and great winter sports opportunities, it is a historic city with impressive castles, churches, and museums. From here, you can explore the rest of the Alps and Austria as well as drive to nearby Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, and Italy.

One-Way Car Rentals in Innsbruck

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Innsbruck and drop off in another city include:

  • From Innsbruck to Rotterdam - 23 offers from $148.85 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Karlsruhe - 51 offers from $72.34 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Aarhus - 46 offers from $197.30 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Salzburg - 143 offers from $41.44 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Vienna - 61 offers from $41.44 per day

Top ways to enter Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck Airport: Also known as Kranebitten Airport, Innsbruck Airport serves more than 1 million travelers every year. Operating since 1925, it is especially active during the winter season. The city center is 5.6km (3.4 miles) northeast of the airport and is very easy to reach by car.
  • Salzburg Airport: Also called Salzburg W.A. Mozart Airport after the city’s most famous son, the second-busiest airport in Austria serves almost 2 million travelers every year. The airport is about 177km (110 miles) northeast of Innsbruck.
  • Munich Airport: Located in neighboring Germany, Flughafen München is among the 10 busiest airports in Europe and offers countless flights to and from destinations in Europe as well as other parts of the world. Munich Airport is about 200km (125 miles) north of Innsbruck. To travel from Munich to Innsbruck by car, you have to cross an international border, so remember to first ask your rental car provider if they permit it.
  • Zurich Airport: Serving the largest city of Switzerland, Zurich Airport sees more than 30 million travelers every year. The airport is about 290km (180 miles) west of Innsbruck. To come from Switzerland to Austria, you’ll have to cross an international border, so remember to first ask your rental car provider if they permit it.
  • Vienna Airport: Among the 25 busiest airports in Europe, Vienna Airport hosts more international flights than all other Austrian airports combined. You’d have to cross nearly the entire country to go from Vienna to Innsbruck, a trip that takes about 5 hours, but flying to Vienna is often still the best way to reach the city. 

City facts

  • Like many other cities of the Alps, Innsbruck has a humid continental climate with cold winters and warm, wet summers. The average temperature is 18.1°C  (64.6°F) in July and -1.7°C  (28.9°F) in January, making Innsbruck one of the coldest cities in Austria. The city is located quite high in the mountains at an average elevation of 575 m (1,885 ft).
  • Innsbruck is divided into nine city boroughs that are further divided into wards. Innsbruck center and the Old Town are part of the Innsbruck Inner City borough. The most-populated borough is Hötting while the least-populated one is Vill. In 2018, Innsbruck had nearly 133,000 inhabitants, making it the fifth-most populous city in Austria and the largest in the state of Tyrol. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Ambras Castle. Built in the 16th century as the private residence of Archduke of Tyrol in the nearby mountains, the castle offers amazing views of the city below. The castle is as impressive from inside as it is from outside thanks to the large Spanish Hall as well as the monarch’s art collection that it still houses.
  • Innsbruck Armoury. Known as Zeughaus in German, the armory was built in the early 16th century to strengthen the city’s defenses as the risk of invasion was quite high at the time. The armory continued to house soldiers and store weapons like cannons until 1918. Nowadays it is part of the Tyrolean State Museum, and its spacious courtyard is often used to house different cultural events.
  • Alpinist Association Museum. Tyrol is alpinism heaven and many famous mountain climbers who have conquered peaks like Everest and Kilimanjaro have hailed from the area. This museum, located in the Habsburg Palace of Hofburg, does its best to honor this heritage and was named one of Europe’s best museums in 2010.
  • Hofkirche. Arguably more impressive from inside than outside, this Roman Catholic church is known for its spectacular engravings, nave, and altar. The final resting place of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I also features the large black bronze statues of former kings and lords. Nowadays, Hofkirche also provides a home to the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum.

Traffic and parking

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130km/h (80mph) on highways, 100km/h (62mph) on country roads, and 50km/h (31mph) inside populated areas.
  • During winter, some smaller high-altitude roads and passes are blocked by snow. It is a good idea to have snow chains in your car. Ask your car rental car provider about the possibility to get them for your vehicle.
  • During the year’s warmest months, July and August, it is not uncommon to experience traffic jams on national highways, especially during weekends, as this is when most Austrians go on vacation.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced and 0.01% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide license ban, or even imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving,  you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

To travel on many motorways and other roads in Austria, you need to purchase a special highway vignette or toll sticker. An Austrian Highway Vignette can be purchased for three pre-limited periods of time - 10 days, two months, or one year. As a visitor to the country, you’ll most likely choose the first option.

You can buy the Austrian highway vignette in many of the gas stations and stores that are located along highways in Austria. If you arrive in Austria by car from another country, make sure to purchase the Austrian highway vignette at the border, otherwise, you’ll have to pay a fine. Once purchased, it is important to place the vignette inside your vehicle’s windshield. 

Many rental cars in Austria will already come equipped with a highway vignette. The price of the vignette will be included in the full rental price and an additional service fee may be charged. To find out more, get in touch with your car rental provider in advance.

In addition to the required purchase of a highway vignette, there are specifically designated toll roads in Austria, many of them tunnels and alpine passes. Most of these have toll booths and the payment can usually be made either by cash or a credit card. The exact fee will depend on the specific road. Find out more about the toll roads and the fees of using them in Austria on the European toll road website and on the Austrian toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Eng. Located at an altitude of 1,227m (4,025ft), Eng has the largest highland pastures in Europe. This is where local farmers let their cattle graze in the summer, later making the famous Tyrolean cheese in winter. Part of the Karwendel Nature Park, Eng is just a short ride away from Innsbruck, but its remoteness and the Alpine scenery can make it feel like true wilderness.
  • Schwaz. A small city in the Lower Inn Valley, Schwaz is best known for its silver mine. Now closed for industry and functioning as a museum, it provided the precious metal for 500 years. You’ll have to take a miner’s train to get inside the mountain. After getting back to daylight, don’t miss out on the city’s planetarium, another fascinating place to visit. Just 30km (18.6 miles) east of Innsbruck, Schwaz can be reached by car in about 35 minutes.
  • Karwendel Nature Park. One of Europe’s oldest protected nature areas, Karwendel is characterized by jagged peaks, meadows full of orchids, and even some highland fens. Parts of the park are accessible by car, but it’s also worth going on one of the hikes available — you might even spot a wild ibex. The drive from Innsbruck to Karwendel takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Salzburg. Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria, but in all honesty, that’s the least impressive of its titles. With its impressive fortresses and cathedrals, the mountain scenery of the Salzach River, and nearby alpine lakes, Mozart’s birthplace is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Located about 185km (115 miles) northeast of Innsbruck, Salzburg can be reached by car in a little more than two hours.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Innsbruck is the Suzuki Swift, followed by the Fiat Punto and the Ford Focus. The most popular rental car type is a mini, but many travelers also go for economy and compact vehicles.

Further destinations

  • Munich. With the Frauenkirche cathedral, the Neues Rathaus city hall, the Maxvorstadt art district, and, of course, Oktoberfest, Munich certainly doesn’t lack famous landmarks and attractions. However, the biggest quality of the capital of Bavaria is its unique atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else. Dive into it by simply walking along its streets, eating in its restaurants, or driving to nearby natural areas. Munich is 163km (101 miles) north of Innsbruck, and you’ll have to cross a national border to travel between the two, so first ask your rental car provider if they permit it.
  • Venice. Full of history, amazing architecture, and world-famous art, the sinking city remains one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Visit its famous landmarks, but also take time to explore the narrow side streets, enjoy gondola rides, and travel to less crowded nearby islands like Burano and Mazzorbo. The Adriatic coast, on which Venice is located, might feel like a world away from the Alps, but it is actually only 390km (242 miles) southeast of Innsbruck and can be reached in about four hours. Ask your rental car provider in advance if they allow the rental car to be taken across the border with Italy.
  • Vienna. Vienna is a former imperial capital with everything that comes with it - impressive boulevards, immense fortresses, and opulent cathedrals. More than just that, it is often labeled one of one of the nicest places to live in the world and is a hotspot for innovation in art, culture, and technology. The capital of Austria is 475km (295 miles) east of Innsbruck, and the long trip is definitely worth it. 
  • Liechtenstein. Squeezed in between Austria and Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Known not only for its extremely high quality of life (when it comes to income per capita, it is about 2.5 times wealthier than Switzerland), it also has some truly spectacular alpine scenery and is an otherwise unique destination that’s worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood. Although like Austria, Liechtenstein is a member of the Schengen area, you’ll be visiting another country, so ask your rental car supplier in advance if they permit it. The drive from Innsbruck takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Car Rental Prices in Innsbruck

  • Station wagons - from $143 per day
  • Large cars - from $123 per day
  • Medium cars - from $96 per day
  • Vans - from $253 per day
  • Small cars - from $70 per day
  • SUVs - from $181 per day

Money-saving tips

Try these tricks to get a good car rental deal in Innsbruck:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Innsbruck is the cheapest in November when renting a car is an entire 70% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 6 Cities near Innsbruck

  1. Vienna Car Rentals from $112.60 per day
    397.4 km / 246.9 miles away
  2. Salzburg Car Rentals from $35.50 per day
    138.0 km / 85.8 miles away
  3. Graz Car Rentals from $48.58 per day
    308.9 km / 191.9 miles away
  4. Linz Car Rentals from $116.28 per day
    246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  5. Klagenfurt Car Rentals from $83.89 per day
    237.4 km / 147.5 miles away
  6. Bregenz Car Rentals from $100.52 per day
    123.3 km / 76.6 miles away

Top 10 Locations near Innsbruck

  1. 7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  2. Salzburg Airport Car Rentals from $35.50 per day
    131.4 km / 81.7 miles away
  3. 230.8 km / 143.4 miles away
  4. Linz Airport Car Rentals from $121.88 per day
    232.0 km / 144.2 miles away
  5. Linz Neue Heimat Car Rentals from $116.28 per day
    239.6 km / 148.9 miles away
  6. Graz Airport Car Rentals from $52.77 per day
    304.3 km / 189.1 miles away
  7. 383.2 km / 238.1 miles away
  8. Vienna Simmering Car Rentals from $100.52 per day
    385.9 km / 239.8 miles away
  9. Wien Kagran Car Rentals from $112.60 per day
    390.5 km / 242.6 miles away
  10. Vienna Airport Car Rentals from $19.88 per day
    395.4 km / 245.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Innsbruck vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Innsbruck
$32.82
January
$56.30
February
$49.50
March
$37.15
April
$51.44
May
$22.29
June
$29.07
July
$32.11
August
$66.04
September
$69.26
October
$92.44
November
$92.93
December
The best month to rent a car in Innsbruck is June (when prices for an Economy class start from $22.29). This is 58% cheaper than the yearly average and 76% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $92.93 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Innsbruck?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in April, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Innsbruck
10
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
8
May
8
June
10
July
6
August
9
September
5
October
6
November
10
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Innsbruck is September, and the least popular is May.
Popularity of Car Rental in Innsbruck by Monthly Searches
180%
January
130%
February
98%
March
36%
April
24%
May
27%
June
25%
July
32%
August
415%
September
41%
October
120%
November
72%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Megadrive Fiat Punto 3 2 Small cars
Interrent Skoda Fabia 4 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Megadrive Suzuki Swift 2 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Megadrive Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Interrent Skoda Octavia Combi 5 2 Station wagons
Buchbinder VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Opel Astra 5 2 Medium 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 Kingdom
VW Golf
January 6, 2019
Innsbruck is a very pretty and picturesque town. You are surrounded by snow capped mountains on disembarking the airport. We went for a family ski trip. Car hire made it so much more convenient to get about.
Canada
VW Polo
October 27, 2018
Innsbruck itself can mostly be done on foot or Transit, but the surrounding area is definitely worth checking out by car as there's some amazing and beautiful scenery
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 12, 2018
We stayed in Alpbach which is absolutely beautiful, definitely recommend it. Innsbruck is ok, but nothing special, been to many more interesting Cities..

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Global Rent a Car
8.92 / 10
Lowest rated company
Thrifty
8.45 / 10
Total rental companies
11
Average daily price
$78.32
Lowest daily price
$23.01
Total cars available
176

Top 11 Suppliers in Innsbruck in 2022

Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.9 / 32 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
Megadrive
Megadrive
Excellent 8.9 / 31 reviews
+4350701046656 / +4350050105
Parking House, Furstenweg Nr. 180, 6020 Innsbruck
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
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8 / 6 reviews
+437203712501500
Furstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Interrent
Interrent
Excellent 8.8 / 12 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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7 / 3 reviews
+431505264004
Fürstenweg 180
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+4318661660
Fuerstenweg 180
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
+430512580901
Flughafen Innsbruck, Kranebitten, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:00
Tue:07:30-19:00
Wed:07:30-19:00
Thu:07:30-19:00
Fri:07:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+437203712501500
Furstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.6 / 7 reviews
+4350701046656
Furstenweg 180 Parkhaus, 6020 Innsbruck
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
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
National
National
Excellent 8.5
7203712501500
Fuerstenweg 180
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
Sat:09:00-18:30
Sun:09:00-18:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+43512580901
Innsbruck Airport, Fürstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:07:30-19:00
Tue:07:30-19:00
Wed:07:30-19:00
Thu:07:30-19:00
Fri:07:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
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