Car Hire



Austria




Whether you have a free weekend, week, or month (lucky..!), car hire is fast and inexpensive to organise, and gives you a new sense of freedom.

Driving to Salzburg is easy. Driving to all the amazing sites beyond the immediate city centre is a treat.

Close by, you can explore Salzburg's palaces, mountains, lakes, spas and wellness hotels, and ski fields.


Salzburg Country



A little further afield, you can head to some of Austria's main cities including beautiful Vienna, Innsbruck, or Graz.

Along the way, you can stop over and wander through some of the small historic towns such as Wels, Judenburg, Baden, or Rust.

Whatever the case, with your own car, your itinerary is open.





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Austrian Lakes

Top Tips For Drivers - Austria

So, you have decided to hire that car...

Here are some important driving hints that will help you get on your way.


Which side of the road do I drive on?

- Drive on the right!!


What do I need to know about Austrian motorways and expressways?

- If you plan to use the Austrian motorways and expressways, you will need to buy a motorway tax sticker ('vignette').

- Stick this on your car's front windscreen and then drive on!

- If you rent a car within Austria, check that it comes equipped with this sticker.

- If not, you can buy these at border crossings, fuel stations or most post offices.

- You can decide whether you want a sticker with a validity of one year, two months or 10 days.

- By way of warning, the penalty for not displaying a tax sticker is €120 for cars and €65 for motorcycles. Not a nice surprise when you are on holidays...


What are the Speed Limits in Austria?

- Motorways: 130kph/80mph

- Open roads: 100kph/62mph

- Town Centres: 50kph/31mph


What is the minimum driver age?

- The minimum driving age in Austria is 18.


What about driving licences?

- Non Europeans must drive with an International Driving Permit.






Austria Belvedere Palace



What are some top sights to see in Austria?

Austria is an amazing country to explore, and wonderfully accessible if you have a car.

Here are some great ideas if you a planning to explore by car!

"Car Routes"

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Great Excursions



"Tour Austria with a Themed Route"

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