Once you have arrived and picked up your vehicle from Salzburg Airport, you can start exploring the city and its surrounding sights. The drive to the city centre itself is short and straighforward. Just four miles away from the airport, the journey should only take around 15-20 minutes. The main A1 road gives the best access to the city centre from the airport which will be well signposted. This road leads all the way to Vienna if you are planning to head here on your trip. Remember, when driving on the autobahns, you can only pass on the right, pay attention to the speed limits (they do vary and it is not all unrestricted) and move across to the right lane whenever possible. Plenty of convenient parking is available throughout the city to visit the various tourist attractions in the surrounding area. In the wintertime, be careful of the icy road conditions. Give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B as road works are seemingly constant in Austria, and sometimes road signs can be difficult to decipher.
Salzburg is located on the border of Germany, so you will have easy access to the southeastern part of the country including the world famous Bavaria region which is a major tourist hot spot. The Alps are also on your doorstep, and many of the surrounding road links give access to the mountains whether you are looking for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summertime.