Austria car hire with SIXT

What better way to explore Austria than to hire a car and take a road trip, and this is where our experienced SIXT team can step in to help. Car hire in Austria with SIXT is easy, with our fleet of top-quality vehicles, which are each around three months old giving you confidence and security in your trip. Choose a compact economy car or premium sedan at affordable rates. The key areas of Austria, such as the Tyrolean Alps and some of the main towns such as Graz and Salzburg, are easily accessible with your Austria car hire in hand. The SIXT pick-up and drop-off points are conveniently located at points such as international airports in Vienna and Linz as well as major train stations.

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SIXT services in Austria

Our team is on hand to give you a smooth start to your Austrian trip - making your travel stress-free. Choose an Austria car hire such as a people carrier for group travel or take advantage of affordable luxury in a premium saloon. Bookable extras ensure your journey will be more comfortable – additional drivers take the pressure off driving long distances, while winter tyres help you stay safe in snowy weather. Austria has so much to offer that you may decide to extend your stay past the weekend and SIXT can help with longer-term options such as daily hire or weekly hire.

SIXT services in Austria

Good to know when you're visiting Austria

Under 21

Car Hire In Austria, the minimum age for car hire is 18 years old, as long as they have held a licence for at least a year. There is a surcharge for anyone under 25.

Driving Tips

Always drive on the right side of the road in Austria and there is a fine if caught without a seatbelt. Drivers are required to keep headlights on dim during the day.  

Licence Requirements

EU and UK licences are accepted in Austria. If it is a non-EU licence it is also fine if there are no visa requirements, or you have been in the country for less than 6 months.

Crossing Borders

It is possible to cross borders with a SIXT car hire. However, this depends on which country and vehicle type. Always make any intention to cross borders clear at pick-up.

Affordable Extras

Check out all the useful add-ons available for your booking. We carry sat nav, child seats while offering extensive protection packages at affordable rates. 

One-Way Car Hire

If you wish to have separate (domestic) pick-up and drop-off locations simply put the branches in the online booking tool to check availability.

Best cities to visit in Austria

  • Vienna: The capital city with its historic past, beautiful architecture and manicured parks is a definite must on a visit to Austria. Visit the galleries of the Museum quarter and explore the winding streets of the old town stopping for a bite to eat in the cafes. Vienna is a city of theatre, music and opera so be sure to visit the Vienna Musikverein or Vienna Konzerthaus to attend performances.
  • Salzburg: Famous for being the birthplace of Mozart and the location for the Sound of Music, Salzburg is well worth the visit. Even if you don’t want to do the regular tours, the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is rich in culture. Walkthrough the Old Town with its Baroque architecture or climb the hill behind the town to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress that dates back to 1077.
  • Zell am See: Escape into the mountains and relax on the shores of the beautiful Lake Zell situated in the Zell Valley. While you are there explore the Old Town, popping into St Hippolyte’s Church or head down to the lake to go swimming at one of the lidos. There are skiing opportunities in winter and hiking trails in winter so you can visit all year round and still have things to do.

Summer in 2021 in Austria

Summer in Austria is a great time for outdoor activities from hiking in the mountains to paragliding or cycling and horse riding. The wildflowers blooming in the rolling green hills make it a very popular time to explore the mountains or you could hire a car and drive up to one of the Alpine lakes such as Lake Lünersee to do some fishing or swimming. Visit Grossglockner National Park, home to the highest mountain in Austria for some spectacular hiking trails.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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