Austria car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Austria

Economy$36/day
Compact$34/day
Intermediate$158/day
Luxury$387/day
Compact estate car$64/day
Compact SUV$81/day
Supplier choice$103/day
Intermediate SUV$135/day
Intermediate estate car$185/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Austria

  • If you rent a car in Austria, you can drive across international boundaries, but you are not allowed to drive a rental car into Eastern Europe. You can hop across the border into Germany, and while most rental car agencies will charge you for doing so, there are a few that do not charge extra.
  • Parking areas in Austria are called Blue Zones and are designated by marked blue lines on the road. Each of these Blue Zones has a three-hour parking limit, and you must purchase a parking disc and display it while you are away. These discs are available at convenience stores, banks or from the electronic machine that dispenses discs (if there is a machine in the area).
  • In Austria, "one-way car rental" is permitted, which means that you do not have to return the rental car to the place where you picked it up. But there may be restrictions on the certain types of vehicles that are allowed (e.g., luxury cars); so, if you intend to use this option, be sure to check with your rental agency before making any selections.
  • Many picturesque sights in Austria, such as the Krimml Waterfalls and the Hohensalzburg Castle, are found high in the mountains. For this reason, it’s not a bad idea to rent an SUV if these attractions are on your itinerary, especially when traveling during the winter months, when snow and ice can impact the journey. The law also requires snow chains on at least two tires during the cold season.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Austria for $153 or less
  • Book your rental car in Austria at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Austria are around 68% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Austria

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Austria?

    On average a car hire in Austria costs $108 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Austria?

    Intermediate (Suzuki Vitara or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Austria.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Austria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at U-Save ($34/day), Autounion Car Rental ($53/day) and GREEN MOTION ($64/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Austria?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Austria is Sixt (7.5, 108 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Austria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Austria?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Austria are Vienna (65% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Austria), Salzburg (10%) and Innsbruck (8%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Austria?

    On average a car hire in Austria costs $1,099 per week ($157 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Austria?

    On average a car hire in Austria costs $4,709 per month ($157 per day).

  • What is driving like in Austria?

    Just like in the United States, drivers in Austria use the right side of the road. Petrol stations are usually open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, but many of the ones around cities and urban centers are open 24h a day. If you wish to drive your rental car on the autobahn or on motorways, you will first need to purchase a toll sticker, which you can find at any petrol station.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Austria?

    The minimum age to rent a car in Austria is 19, and you need to have held your license for at least 12 months. However, if you are under 25 years of age, there will likely be a young drivers fee applied to your rental cost. You will also need an International Driver’s Permit in addition to a valid driver’s license and credit card.

  • How much does petrol cost in Austria?

    Travelers to Austria intent on renting a car should know that the average price of petrol there is about 1.25 € (approximately $1.41) per liter or about about $5.40 per gallon. For those who rent a diesel car to get around Austria, you will have to pay approximately 1.25 € (about $1.41) per liter or about $5.36 per gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Austria?

    Anyone who decides to rent a car in Austria should know that the speed limit for driving within cities and other urban areas is 50 km/h (about 31 mph), and on highways you can go as fast as 100 km/h (62 mph). However, on the country’s motorways, speeds up to 130 km/h or 81 mph are allowed.

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Austria

    32 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Austria

    32 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Austria

    32 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Austria

    31 Locations

  • megadrive

    MEGADRIVE car hire locations in Austria

    22 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Austria

    22 Locations

  • buchbinder

    BUCHBINDER car hire locations in Austria

    20 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Austria

    20 Locations

  • global

    Global Rent A Car car hire locations in Austria

    19 Locations

  • maggiore

    MAGGIORE car hire locations in Austria

    19 Locations

  • interrent

    INTERRENT car hire locations in Austria

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Austria

    15 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Autounion Car Rental

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$157/day

Good deal

$153/day

When to book a rental car in Austria

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.