It's not hard to see why the city of Salzburg, the fourth-largest city in Austria, is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Make time to venture through the city's Old Town area, internationally renowned for its baroque architecture. Take the opportunity to attend a classical music performance in Mozart's hometown. Musical fans may want to take the Original Sound of Music Tour in the city where the famous film was based. Another activity unique to Salzburg is a salt mine tour, which brings visitors right into the heart of a mine, complete with wooden slides for descending levels and a café to have a snack before heading back into town. While in Salzburg, take a gander at Mozart's birth house, "Mozarts Geburthaus", and tour the Schloss Hellbrunn, a former palace belonging to the Archbishops of Salzburg, the grounds of which include gardens, a wading pool, a theatre and a zoo. For panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains, hike or drive to the top of Kapuzinerberg, a steep hill accessible via the Old Town.
From Salzburg, head to a mountain resort in the Austrian Alps for phenomenal skiing, cross the border into Germany and head to Munich, or carry on to more of Austria's completely captivating cities such as Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck, stopping at charming country towns along the way.
Our car hire suppliers in Salzburg include Avis, Buchbinder, Europcar and Enterprise.
Our suppliers are conveniently located at the Salzburg Airport, as well as several locations around the city. Enter your details in the search form to find the best rate and location for your holiday in Salzburg.
Salzburg is located near the border of Germany and Austria, and border crossing to other Western European countries is usually permitted, though some car hire companies may charge a fee. Austria is a great location for a self-drive holiday in Europe, as Germany, Italy and Switzerland are all very easily accessible. Some vehicle categories, such as luxury cars, have additional restrictions on international travel so it is always best to check at the time of booking that your planned itinerary will be permitted with the particular car you book. You can contact us for more information on multi-country rentals.
Metered parking is available throughout Salzburg, however, as with many major cities, it can be difficult to find a spot in the city centre. Street parking should cost around €1.30 per hour. Private car parks are also available, charging €2.00-2.50 per hour with daily maximums between €15.00-25.00. Salzburg also has a couple of Park and Ride locations on the outskirts of the city, where you can leave the car for €5 per day and opt to take public transportation into the city.
Tolls are present in Austria and all drivers MUST purchase a vignette prior to driving on a tollway. A 10-day vignette should cost about €8.20 and can be purchased at most petrol stations.