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Compare Car Hire prices in Austria

From beautiful Vienna to the breathtaking European Alps, the landscape of Austria simply begs to be explored. The country's numerous cities - Salzburg, Vienna, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz, to name a few - are ripe with history, culture and stunning architecture. But of course, Austria isn't known for its urbanity: It is the country's gorgeous rural vitas, which call to mind a twirling Julie Andrews a la "The Sound of Music," that is really synonymous with Austria . Hiring a car in Austria will be the easiest way to get up into those lively hills.

DriveNow makes renting a car in Austria easy and convenient. We give travellers the ability to compare rental prices from the top names in the industry, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT.

So why choose DriveNow?

  • Price - DriveNow checks with Austria's leading dealers to find the lowest car rental rates
  • Simplicity - It's quick and easy
  • Free Service - You won't have to pay any booking, agency, cancellation or admin fees
  • Trusted Suppliers - We only work with the most trusted suppliers in Europe, so you are assured of safe vehicles and great service at your fingertips
  • No Credit Card details are required (with most suppliers) to reserve your car hire - just have your card ready when you pick up your vehicle
  • Immediate booking confirmation lets you know that your car has been reserved and is at your disposal
  • Drive-away prices include all taxes and levies with the exception of young driver fees and extras you opt to select at pick-up
  • Trust and Experience - For more than 16 years, DriveNow has been getting travellers the biggest bang for their buck.

Frequently asked questions on car rental in Austria

How old must I be to rent a car in Austria?

You must be at least 18 years of age to hire a car in Austria. However, some companies will charge additional fees for drivers 25 or under.

What kind of licence do I need to drive in Austria?

In order to legally drive in Austria, you should obtain an International Driving Permit. You can get one of these through your home country's automobile association.

Do I need to pay tolls when driving in Austria?

You'll need to purchase a Vignette sticker in order to drive on all major Austrian roads, including the autobahn. Tolls are cashless, so the only way to pay is to purchase this sticker. You can buy a Vignette at petrol stations, automobile associations, border crossings and post offices.

What is it like to drive in Austria?

Austrian roads are extremely well-maintained, which means that construction is often present. Drivers will also want to take caution when driving in Austria during the winter months, especially in Alpine regions.

Do rental cars in Austria come with automatic or manual transmission?

In most European countries, rental cars come with manual transmission. If you require an automatic rental vehicle in Austria and cannot locate one in your search results please contact the DriveNow Reservations team.

Car hire payment

You can pay for your car hire using credit card upon arriving to pick up your vehicle.

Excess insurance options

Insure your car hire with a Collision Damage Waiver (rental car insurance) or seek out travel insurance that covers rental car accidents to help reduce your excess liability. For holders of Australian licenses DriveNow offers pre-purchased rental insurance for Austria through our partner Hiccup Insurance who specialise in car rental insurance and whose rates are often cheaper than those offered by the rental companies. Learn more about car hire insurance options. Whichever option you elect to take remember that in the event of an accident secure copies of all documentation, police reports and if possible take photos.