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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Vienna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$19.00 / per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Surprice
$21.97 / per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$28.99 / per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Megadrive
$30.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Vienna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Megadrive
$31.10 / per day
Vienna, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
FOX AUTORENT
$36.80 / per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
FOX AUTORENT
$40.37 / per day
Vienna Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus 5d or similar
Ford Focus 5d
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$40.39 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
43
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$87.31 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Vienna?

Vienna is a great place to visit by car. With a rental car you’ll have the freedom to visit its different neighborhoods, travel to nearby nature areas, and even visit other cities and regions that are just a short drive away.

Vienna Car Rental

Top ways to enter Vienna

  • Vienna Airport: Located just southeast of the city, Vienna Airport is by far the busiest airport in Austria as it serves more than 27 million passengers every year.
  • Graz Airport: Serving the capital city of Styria Region and especially active during the summer months, Graz Airport is only about two hours drive south of Vienna.
  • Bratislava Airport: Located in the neighboring Slovakia, Bratislava Airport is much smaller than its Viennese counterpart, but is still served by a number of airlines, including low-cost carriers Ryanair and Wizz Air. If you plan to rent a car in Bratislava and then drive to Vienna (or vice versa), you’ll have to cross the national border between Slovakia and Austria, so first make sure if your car rental provider permits it.
  • Salzburg Airport: Located on the border with Germany in beautiful Salzburg, a city that is known for its architecture and winter sports opportunities, Salzburg Airport is only about three hours drive west of Vienna.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Vienna by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Vienna Hauptbahnhof Railway Station and Vienna West Railway Station

Useful city facts

  • Vienna enjoys wet and warm summers, with temperature sometimes exceeding even 30 °C  (86 °F). Winters are dry and cold, with temperature sometimes dropping below 0 °C  (32 °F).
  • Home to nearly 1.9 million inhabitants (and another 700 thousand in its wider metropolitan area), Vienna is the largest city in Austria and the third largest German-speaking city in the world.

Top destinations and activities

  1. Spanish Riding School. Located in the imperial Hofburg Palace and nearly 500 years old, the Lipizzan Horses and the riders of Spanish Riding School still entertains travelers with impressive shows of classical dressage. 
  2. The Museum of Natural History. Focusing on not just Austria, but indeed the whole world, this is one of the unique museums of its kind in Europe, featuring countless impressive exhibitions and artefacts like the world’s largest fossilized spider, a number of meteorites, and a skeleton of the gigantic Diplodocus dinosaur.
  3. Naschmarkt. An open-air market first established in the 16th century, Naschmarkt is a place to try and buy a delicious Austrian wine, a cheese made by local farmers, a honey from the countryside, or a delicious food made by people from one of the ethnic diasporas that call Vienna their home.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 130 km/h (80mph) on highways, 110 km/h on main highways, 100 km/h (62 pmh) on country roads, and 50 km/h (31mph) inside populated areas.
  • During winter some smaller high altitude roads and passes are blocked by snow. It is a good idea to have snow chains in your car. Ask your car rental car provider about it.
  • During year’s warmest months, July and August, it is not uncommon to experience traffic jams on national highways, especially during the weekends, as this is when most Austrians go on vacation.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced and 0.01% for novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, an EU-wide licence ban, or even imprisonment.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

To travel on many motorways and other roads in Austria, you need to purchase a special highway vignette or toll sticker. Austrian highway vignette can be purchased for three pre-limited periods of time - 10 days, two months, or one year. As a visitor to the country, you’ll most likely choose the first option.

You can buy the Austrian highway vignette in many of the gas stations and stores that are located along highways in Austria. If you’re arriving in Austria by car from another country, make sure to purchase the Austrian highway vignette on the border, otherwise you’ll have to pay a fine. Once purchased, it is important to place the vignette inside your vehicle’s windshield. 

Many rental cars in Austria will already come equipped with the highway vignette. The price of the vignette will be included in the full rental price. To find out more, do get in touch with your car rental provider in advance.

In addition to the required purchase of highway vignette, there are specifically designated toll roads in Austria, many of them tunnels and alpine passes. Usually you’ll pass through a toll gate before entering the road where you’ll have to pay the toll fee. The payment can usually be made either by cash or a credit card. The exact fee will depend on the specific road. Find out more about the toll roads and the fees of using them in Austria on the European toll road website and on the Austrian toll road website.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Baden bei Wien. Just half an hour’s drive from the downtown, the small town of Baden-by-Vienna is known for beautiful architecture in it and for the forested highlands and hot springs that surround it, making it a great and relaxing place to spend a day away from the hectic tempo of the big city.
  • Sopron. Located just across the border in neighboring Hungary, a bit over one hour’s drive from Vienna, Sopron is a wine-making center and a place of many interesting buildings, from the Tarodi Castle and the Fire Watch Tower on an ancient Roman wall to even the Goat Church. If you’d like to go from Vienna to Sopron by car, you’ll have to cross a national border, so first make sure with your car rental provider if they permit it.
  • Eisenstadt. The capital of Burgenland, one of the nine states that make up Austria, Eisenstadt was once home of aristocratic Esterházy family, and the city’s historical legacy still shows in beautiful castles with wine cellars, gothic cathedrals, and even a Jewish quarter that still houses a synagogue. Eisenstadt is less than one hour’s drive south of Vienna.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Austria is the Skoda Fabia, although travelers also love the Opel Astra and the Dacia Sandero. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and intermediate.

Further destinations

  • Salzburg. Mozart’s birthplace is famous for its distinctive baroque architecture that is best observed in Altstadt or old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for its different museums, and for the salt mines that give the city its name.
  • Bratislava. Located on Danube just an hour’s drive from Vienna, Slovakia’s capital is known both for its impressive castles and churches and for its burgeoning arts and culture scene. If you’d like to go from Vienna to Bratislava, you’ll have to cross a national border, so first make sure with your car rental provider if they permit it.
  • Prague. Many travelers prefer Prague over the famous cities of Western Europe, and with some merit. The city tells fascinating stories on every step of the way, whether you’re visiting the Astronomical Clock, the surreal Dancing House, or one of its gothic palace. The capital of Czech Republic is about 300 km (185 mi) from Vienna. If you’d like to go from Vienna to Prague, you’ll have to cross a national border, so first make sure with your car rental provider if they permit it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are the tricks you can try to get a good car rental deal in Vienna:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Vienna is the cheapest in October when renting a car is a whopping 65% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 5 Cities near Vienna

  1. Salzburg Car Rentals from $48.87 per day
    267.8 km / 166.4 miles away
  2. Innsbruck Car Rentals from $44.89 per day
    402.4 km / 250.0 miles away
  3. Graz Car Rentals from $45.97 per day
    150.6 km / 93.6 miles away
  4. Linz Car Rentals from $61.25 per day
    177.2 km / 110.1 miles away
  5. Klagenfurt Car Rentals from $38.79 per day
    234.3 km / 145.6 miles away

Top 8 Locations near Vienna

  1. Vienna, Downtown Car Rentals from $36.80 per day
  2. 3.1 km / 2.0 miles away
  3. Vienna Airport Car Rentals from $19.00 per day
    19.7 km / 12.3 miles away
  4. Graz Airport Car Rentals from $45.97 per day
    150.0 km / 93.2 miles away
  5. Linz Airport Car Rentals from $61.25 per day
    159.4 km / 99.0 miles away
  6. 229.1 km / 142.4 miles away
  7. Salzburg Airport Car Rentals from $48.87 per day
    252.0 km / 156.6 miles away
  8. 387.7 km / 240.9 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Vienna?

Car rental prices in Vienna vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Vienna
$118.49
January
$159.75
February
$52.88
March
$92.28
April
$103.92
May
$44.97
June
$64.57
July
$61.30
August
$38.77
September
$74.10
October
$51.07
November
$58.22
December
The best month to rent a car in Vienna is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $38.77). This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 76% cheaper than renting in February (when rental prices start at $159.75 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Vienna?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in July, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in June, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Vienna
6
January
5
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
3
June
12
July
4
August
6
September
4
October
4
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Vienna?

While travelers visit Vienna year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is May, and the least popular is August.
Vienna Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
139%
January
127%
February
130%
March
157%
April
195%
May
June
July
August
115%
September
95%
October
117%
November
125%
December

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Polo
June 18, 2019
Vienna is an exciting city with lots to see and experience. Within the town a car is not advisable - use public transport or electric scooters (they are fun, inexpensive and there is a huge amount of safe cycle paths) but the surroundings have plenty to offer too where a car is essential.
India
VW Polo
February 14, 2019
It is highly recommended to get a car in Vienna especially when you dont stay near metro lines. There are multiple drop off places in Vienna. So in the end while leaving the place you can drop your car near the main railway station as well. The beauty of Austria I discovered through road trip in very less time.
Greece
VW Polo
January 4, 2019
Vienna is a great city and has many places around to visit. I also visited Salzburg wich is 300 km from Vienna and it was magical!
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
August 24, 2018
Drive to Stainz, Austria and visit some Buschenschank for delicious local food.
Spain
Opel Astra
August 7, 2018
easy to drive around
Canada
Dacia Lodgy
June 19, 2018
Vienna is a beautiful place, we walked around the core of the city (near St. Stefan's Cathedral) and also went out to Schnonbrnn and did the tour of the palace and the grounds. The biggest highlight was going out to the vineyards in Eisenburg. Breath taking views and spectacular people. I would go back in a heart beat.

Top 14 Suppliers for Vienna in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
+43-1505264004
Am Stadtpark 1 (im Hilton)
Europcar
Europcar
Exceptional 9.2
+430043186616
Schubertring 9
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
1700733432
VIENNA AIRPORT, PARKING GARAGE 4
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.9
0043 50 701 045 000
Schlachthausgasse Nr. 38
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
0043 1 700 733 432
Flughafen Wien, 1300 Schwechat, Austria
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
0043501054120
Vienna City, Erdbergstrasse 202,1st Level
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0043 1 700 732 700
Wien-Flughafen, 1300 Schwechat
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0043 1 700 732 700
Flughafen Wien Schwechat
Surprice
Surprice
Excellent 8.2
0043 664 9159040
Concorde Business Pk. 1/B6, 2320 Schwechat
Megadrive
Megadrive
Very good 7.8
0043 501 054 120
Erdbergstrasse 202, 1030 Wien
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0043 050 701 045 000
Schlachthausgasse 38, 1030 Wien
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
0043 6 677 854 663
Concorde Business Park, Schwechat
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.5
0043 50 701 045 000
Schlachthausgasse 38, 1030 Wien

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