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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.54 per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$27.75 per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$27.84 per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$27.84 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.91 / 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
$28.12 / per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$28.12 / per day
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Innsbruck Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:18 on 2021-10-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
43
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
8.7

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 US$ 178.13 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Salzburg - 143 offers from US$ 49.60 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Karlsruhe - 51 offers from US$ 86.57 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Aarhus - 46 offers from US$ 236.12 per day
  • From Innsbruck to Prague - 22 offers from US$ 145.00 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. 

Useful 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.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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.
  • 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 rental types and 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. 

Car Rental Prices in Innsbruck

  • Station wagons - from $51 per day
  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $47 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $69 per day
  • Small cars - from $32 per day
  • SUVs - from $60 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

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 $17.45 per day
    392.3 km / 243.8 miles away
  2. Salzburg Car Rentals from $28.79 per day
    138.0 km / 85.8 miles away
  3. Graz Car Rentals from $21.36 per day
    311.3 km / 193.4 miles away
  4. 246.1 km / 152.9 miles away
  5. Klagenfurt Car Rentals from $23.45 per day
    237.4 km / 147.5 miles away
  6. Bregenz Car Rentals from $40.18 per day
    123.3 km / 76.6 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Innsbruck

  1. 7.1 km / 4.4 miles away
  2. Salzburg Airport Car Rentals from $28.79 per day
    131.4 km / 81.7 miles away
  3. 230.8 km / 143.4 miles away
  4. Linz Airport Car Rentals from $40.18 per day
    232.0 km / 144.2 miles away
  5. Graz Airport Car Rentals from $21.36 per day
    304.3 km / 189.1 miles away
  6. 383.2 km / 238.1 miles away
  7. Vienna Airport Car Rentals from $17.45 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
$16.24
January
$67.24
February
$59.20
March
$27.05
April
$51.95
May
$26.67
June
$34.79
July
$34.93
August
$87.15
September
$82.89
October
$110.63
November
$111.21
December
The best month to rent a car in Innsbruck is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $16.24). This is 73% cheaper than the yearly average and 85% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $111.21 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 14 days in April, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Innsbruck
14
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
10
May
8
June
10
July
6
August
10
September
5
October
6
November
10
December

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

While travelers visit Innsbruck year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is November, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Innsbruck by Monthly Searches
29%
January
247%
February
212%
March
2%
April
2%
May
4%
June
4%
July
3%
August
138%
September
98%
October
287%
November
173%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Europcar VW T6 Kombi 4 3 People Carriers/Vans
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Interrent Skoda Fabia 4 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Kia Ceed STW 5 3 Station wagons
Megadrive Suzuki Swift 2 1 Small cars
Europcar VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Skoda Scala 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar VW Polo 5 1 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 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..

Top 12 Suppliers in Innsbruck in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
+431505264004
Fürstenweg 180
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.2
+43018661660
Fuerstenweg 180
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
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
+43501054150
Innsbruck Airport, Innsbruck Airport
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+43512571754
Fürstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-12:00
Wed:09:00-12:00
Thu:09:00-12:00
Fri:08:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+43512571754
Flughafen Innsbruck
Working hours
Mon:08:00-13:00
Tue:09:00-12:00
Wed:09:00-12:00
Thu:09:00-12:00
Fri:08:00-13:00
Sat:09:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
7203712501500
Fuerstenweg 180
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
Megadrive
Megadrive
Very good 7.8
+4350701046656 / +4350050105
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
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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