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    Explore more of Austria with Car Hire

    Car hire in Austria though Auto Europe is simple and affordable using our secure and reliable online booking system. At Auto Europe we will find you a great deal on a rental car in Austria so that you can focus more on planning the perfect holiday. Book with Auto Europe today!

    Country Essentials

    In Austria, drivers travel on the right-hand side of the road like most countries in Europe. Driving is also done on the left-hand side of the vehicle. Speed limits in Austria depend on the kind of road you drive on. On Motorways the speed limit is 130km per hour, country roads are 100km per hour and the speed limit in town between local road signs is 50km per hour. The permissible blood alcohol content allowed when driving within Austria is 0.05% and it is mandatory to wear seatbelts. Children are only allowed to sit in the front seat of any vehicle if they are aged 12 years or over.

    Standard Inclusions

    Cheap Car RentalIn Austria Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection is included in our Auto Europe rates. The CDW and theft protection reduces the deductible (responsibility of the customer) to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in your car rental. Excess Refund Insurance can be purchased from Auto Europe when you make your booking. This insurance refunds your excess costs up to $5000 should any damage occur to the vehicles during your rental.


    Driving in Austria

    Discover the beautiful country of Austria in your rental car. This picturesque country has an abundance of history and culture with classical and elegant architecture, history dating centuries back and astonishing landscape that is a must-see for everyone's bucket list. Austria is famous for its snow-capped mountains, stunning lakes, buildings and also the filming location of The Sound of Music.

    Visit Austria's capital, the intricate and exquisite Vienna. This city offers enriched culture, deep history and an abundance of extravagant architecture, elegant restaurants and beautifully and naturally sculptured mountainous landscapes. Explore the streets of Vienna and take a short, delectable break at one of the many cafes and restaurants before setting off and exploring Vienna in depth. Vienna has an exciting nightlife to juxtapose the rich and exciting lifestyle of day to day life. Visit the dark underground Viper room for a secluded experience or see the techno hideout that is Donau Techno. During the day there are many things to see in Vienna. Visit some of the amazingly structured palaces throughout all of Austria as well as gardens and sculptured art forms.

    Be sure to drive to the breath-taking city of Salzburg. A beautiful and incredible city to spend your holiday in. Salzburg is beautiful and perfect all year round, however, for a wonderful and white Christmas spend it in Salzburg, a city known for its Christmas spirit. If you do not appreciate the cold than Salzburg in summer is also a delight with the many amazing scenic experiences to visit as well as incredible attractions to see for a delighting and amazing holiday you will never forget.

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid New Zealand drivers licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit and the appropriate insurance documents. The minimum age for renting a car in Austria is 18 years old and drivers must have held their licence for a minimum of at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may also have to pay a young driver fee and some suppliers also have a maximum age limit.

    Tolls and Freeways

    A Vignette toll sticker must be affixed to the windscreen of your hire car if you plan to travel on freeways and highways. This is this tolling system in Austria and is taken seriously with fines being issued to those who don't have a Vignette attached to their windshield properly. Some Car Hire companies offer prepaid toll options so check at the time of collection or contact us.

    Border Crossings

    All travel from Austria to surrounding countries in your rental car is on a strict request basis only and must be pre-approved by the suppliers. Some suppliers will allow travel outside of Austria for an additional fee however locations will be at their discretion. Domestic one-way rentals are available between selected locations and additional fees and minimum rental durations may apply. There are fees for international one-way rentals and not all vehicles are allowed.

    Useful Distances

    • Vienna to Salzburg (295km approx. 2hr 45mins)
    • Vienna to Liechtenstein (645km approx.7hr)
    • Vienna to Prague (310km approx. 3hr 50min)
    • Bratislava to Vienna (80km approx. 55min)
    • Vienna to Innsbruck (475km approx. 4hr 40min)
    • Vienna to Munich (435km approx. 4hr)
    • Vienna to Klagenfurt (325km approx. 3hr 20min)

    Fleet Guide

    Take a look at the large fleet selection we offer in Austria. Browse different car models, manufacturers and luggage capacity to find the hire car best suited to you and your holiday. Please note that not all cars are available from all supplier locations and the exact make or model cannot be guaranteed.

    Car Hire in Austria with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Austria with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

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