For unrivalled skiing facilities and some glorious mountain views, plus a good deal of cultural hotspots for the less active traveller, Austria makes an ideal getaway destination. Hiring a car in Austria is definitely recommended for anyone who wants to make the most of their trip to the various slopes and cities. With much of Austria's landscape given over to the Alps you'd expect a bumpy ride but Austria's roads are organised enough to make getting between the major cities like Innsbruck, Salzburg and capital city Vienna easy. Car hire in Austria is the ideal way to experience the cool alpine drives packed with beautiful scenery.
For those determined to enjoy their time on the slopes, car hire in Austria allows you to enjoy a smooth journey uphill before you slide off down it again! Innsbruck in the west has twice hosted the Winter Olympics and continues to attract winter sports enthusiasts from around the world for skiing and snowboarding among many other activities. For anyone who'd rather soak up some culture, capital city Vienna attracts five million tourists a year on average to discover its range of exciting events, exhibitions and concerts. Vienna has been home to the world's most famous classical composers including Beethoven and Mozart, while the latter was himself born in Salzburg, his former home is now a museum dedicated to his life and work.
As in most European countries, driving in Austria is done on the right-hand side of the road. Due to the sometimes hazardous conditions caused by winter weather, it's mandatory to use winter tyres or snow chains between November and April. In the interest of safety you should always carry a hi-vis vest in the car as well; these will be provided by your Austria car rental agency. You'll also need to display a sticker which signifies you've paid the tolls if you wish to drive on certain major roads throughout Austria. These can also be arranged before you pick up your rental car, or at most post offices and petrol stations.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.