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Vienna, Austria
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Car hire insight and trends in Austria

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Austria?

The most affordable car hire agency in Austria is U-Save. Travellers have found U-Save rental cars for as little as £9/day at some locations, which is a cheaper deal compared to the national average price of £54/day. Keep in mind that prices tend to vary depending on your car hire needs.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Austria?

According to our data, MEGADRIVE is the most popular car hire company in Austria. In the past month, 34% of users selected MEGADRIVE for their rental car needs. 5 of our users have reviewed their experience with MEGADRIVE during their stay in Austria, giving the agency an average review of 5.0 out of 10.

What car hire company in Austria has the most locations?

The car hire company with the most locations in Austria is Europcar. They currently have 32 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from Europcar? Vienna is the most popular city to visit in Austria, with 4 Europcar car hire locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Austria?

When it comes to hiring a car in Austria, travellers prefer to rent a Compact. In fact, 39% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £59 per day.

Best deals found for Austria car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Austria
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£9/day

9 Mar - 16 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
MG ZS
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£10/day

17 May - 31 May
MG ZS
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£10/day

17 May - 31 May
Toyota Aygo
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£10/day

17 Mar - 24 Mar
Hyundai i30
Peugeot 3008
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£17/day

17 May - 31 May
Peugeot 3008
Kia Niro
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers

£19/day

5 Mar - 12 Mar
Kia Niro
Ford Kuga
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£20/day

27 Mar - 8 Apr
Ford Kuga
Skoda Octavia
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£21/day

13 Mar - 18 Mar
Skoda Octavia
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£22/day

9 Mar - 17 Mar
Peugeot 308 SW

Austria car hire information

Does Austria have exclusive traffic laws?

Driving laws in Austria are quite similar to those of other EU countries and are similar to many driving laws in the UK. However, you should be aware of a few unique driving rules and regulations if you plan to rent a car in Austria. If you're visiting Vienna with your car hire, you should avoid using your horn in the city. Horn use is forbidden in many parts of Vienna and is always illegal if you are in the vicinity of a hospital. It is also very important that you wear your seat belt while driving in Austria. There is an on-the-spot fine for anyone caught without their seat belt on while the vehicle is in motion. This rule also applies to passengers in your vehicle, so you should make sure that anyone travelling with you also wears their seat belts at all times.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for renting a car in Austria?

Car rentals are legally available to anyone over the age of 18 in Austria. However, many car rental companies operate a minimum age policy and will not hire cars to anyone below 25. To hire car rentals in Austria, you must have a British photocard driving licence, not a paper licence. If you still have a British paper licence, you will need an International Driver’s Permit to drive legally in Austria. However, it is possible to upgrade your paper licence to a photocard licence in the UK before you travel. When you collect your car rental, you should also make sure that you take a valid form of government-issued ID with you, such as a passport. You should also check with your car hire agency in advance to ensure that they do not require an International Driver’s Permit.

Which areas of Austria have the most traffic?

If you plan to drive in major cities in Austria, such as Vienna or Salzburg, you will generally find a lot of traffic on the roads. You may also face some heavy congestion, especially during the morninghours and the evening rush hours. Try to avoid driving at these times if you are in a hurry or don’t want to get stuck in traffic. Parking is also limited in Austrian cities. If you plan to use car rentals to explore Vienna, it is a good idea to park in District one, as this has a high number of underground car parks. Rural and mountain roads in Austria are generally quieter. If you plan to drive your car hire into the mountain regions, be aware that many of the roads are single lanes. There is also no right-of-way in operation on these routes, so it is up to drivers to decide who will have to reverse or pull over to let the other one pass.

What are the best scenic roads in Austria?

Austria has some stunning mountain roads with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. If you want to make the most of these views, why not take a drive up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road? This route is the highest mountain road in Austria and reaches heights above sea level. From here you can take in the amazing views of nearby mountains and lakes. You can also stop at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Höhe information point and visitor’s centre along the way. Visitors should be aware that this road is a toll road and often gets very busy during tourist season. We recommend that you set out early if you want to drive this route, as this will help you avoid traffic. Another scenic spot popular with visitors is the Nockalm Road through Austria’s largest pine forest. This winding route offers spectacular scenery and is only open to visitors from May through to October to protect against adverse weather conditions.


Austria car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Austria that's right for you

Small cars

£24 - £61

All Car Types

£38 - £102

The average price of a small car hire in Austria is £40. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Austria is in February. The price is 40% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A small car rental is typically 37% less expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Austria small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Austria is £64. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Austria is in January. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just £42 per day. A medium car rental is typically 2% more expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Austria medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Austria is £130. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Austria is in March. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just £74 per day. A large car rental is typically 52% more expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Austria is £59. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Austria is in January. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A SUV rental is typically 5% less expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Austria SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Austria is £119. The cheapest time to hire a van in Austria is in February. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £77 per day. A van rental is typically 48% more expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Austria van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Austria is £148. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Austria is in October. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £85 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 58% more expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Austria luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in Austria is £78. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Austria is in March. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A convertible rental is typically 20% more expensive than the average rental car in Austria. The average price of a car hire in Austria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£9/day

9 Mar - 16 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
MG ZS
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£10/day

17 May - 31 May
MG ZS
Toyota Aygo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£10/day

17 May - 31 May
Toyota Aygo

Austria car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Austria

Europcar

32 locations

Hertz

32 locations

keddy by Europcar

32 locations

Sunnycars

31 locations

MEGADRIVE

22 locations

Sixt

22 locations

BUCHBINDER

20 locations

FLIZZR

20 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Austria

Nearby attractions:

Gasometer8.2 mi
Ernst-Happel-Stadion9.2 mi
Prater10.4 mi
Wiener Stadtpark10.5 mi
Austria Center Vienna10.8 mi

Nearby attractions:

Mozartplatz2.0 mi
Kitzbueheler Horn Ski Area34.6 mi
Kaprun Ski Resort38.4 mi
Hahnenkamm Ski Area39.5 mi
Obertauern Ski Resort45.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Alpine Club Museum2.5 mi
Axamer Lizum4.9 mi
Seefeld Ski Area8.3 mi
Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort18.8 mi
Eggalm Skiing19.3 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Austria

Below are the most popular hotels in Austria
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center

Einfahrtsstrasse 1- 3, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

10.7 mi from city centre

Leonardo Hotel Vienna

Leonardo Hotel Vienna

Matrosengasse 6-8, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

1.7 mi from city centre

Prizeotel Vienna-City

Prizeotel Vienna-City

Karl-Popper-Straße 7, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

1.9 mi from city centre

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Hilton Vienna Plaza

Schottenring 11, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

a&t Holiday Hostel

a&t Holiday Hostel

Leibnizgasse 66, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2.7 mi from city centre

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - a concept by Hyatt

Andaz Vienna Am Belvedere - a concept by Hyatt

Arsenalstrasse 10, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

1.8 mi from city centre

Hotel Mercure Wien Westbahnhof

Hotel Mercure Wien Westbahnhof

Felberstrasse 4, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

1.7 mi from city centre

Grand Ferdinand

Grand Ferdinand

Schubertring 10-12, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof

a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof

Fanny-von-Lehnert-Straße 4, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

0.6 mi from city centre

Le Méridien Vienna

Le Méridien Vienna

Robert-Stolz-Platz 1, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

Melia Vienna

Melia Vienna

Donau-City-Straße 7, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2.5 mi from city centre

Moxy Vienna Airport

Moxy Vienna Airport

Ausfahrtsstraße 4, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

10.8 mi from city centre

Best Western Plus Amedia Wien

Best Western Plus Amedia Wien

Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 155, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

1.8 mi from city centre

H+ Hotel Salzburg

H+ Hotel Salzburg

Südtiroler Platz 13, Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

Ambassador Hotel

Ambassador Hotel

Kaerntner Strasse 22, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.3 mi from city centre

Vienna Marriott Hotel

Vienna Marriott Hotel

Parkring 12a, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

Grand Hotel Wien

Grand Hotel Wien

Kaerntner Ring 9, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.5 mi from city centre

Intercontinental Vienna, An IHG Hotel

Intercontinental Vienna, An IHG Hotel

Johannesgasse 28, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

0.6 mi from city centre


Car hire in Austria

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Austria so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Austria drive on?

Drivers in Austria, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the right. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

How good are the roads in Austria?

Austria ranked 6 out of 137 countries across the globe for road quality in 2019. On a scale of 1 to 7, Austria received a road quality score of 6.1. Keep in mind that road quality conditions in Austria can vary depending on what area of the country you plan to visit.

What is the drink driving limit in Austria?

The drinking and driving limit in Austria is 2.38 mg/l. Regions and cities within Austria might have their own local drinking and driving laws on top of the country-wide mandated law, so be sure to check before booking your car hire. If you are younger than 16, which is the legal drinking age in Austria, then you may face strict penalties if you are caught drink-driving. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to drink-drive no matter how old you are.

How much does petrol cost in Austria?

Petrol in Austria costs £1.37 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Austria, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you’re looking to hire a car on a budget, consider a country with lower fuel prices such as Kuwait which has an average price of £0.27 per litre. Hong Kong is another great country to visit if you aren’t worried about petrol prices, which tend to be around £2.47 per litre as of last week.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Austria?

Prices for cars in Austria were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Austria?

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

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Austria. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Austria?

When renting a car in Austria, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Austria?

Using momondo to book a car hire in Austria could save you time and money. momondo searches thousands of car hire websites and locations to provide you with a wide selection of options and cars to choose from.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Austria?

Once you have performed a search for a car hire in Austria, momondo will show the results and enable you to find the best deal by using our filters; here you can narrow your search down by vehicle type, price, agencies and a multitude of policies that can apply.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Austria with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Austria and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Austria on momondo?

Yes, simply select the fair fuel policy filter after performing a search for hire cars in Austria on momondo.

Can I find a car hire in Austria which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo can show you specific deals which include enhanced cleaning on car hire in Austria.

Can I search for car hire in Austria with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Austria with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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