Driving in Austria varies from the UK so in order for you to travel safely Sixt recommends that you look at our guide for driving tips and advice.
Here are some rules and driving tips that you should know before you start your road trip in Austria:
Please make sure that you are aware of all the road regulations before you start your trip in Austria.
The standard legal limits, which may be varied by signs, for private vehicles without trailers are as follows:
Other speed restrictions to adhere to are:
It is compulsory to have the following equipment with you when driving in Austria:
Winter equipment – All Motorists have the legal obligation to adapt their vehicle to winter weather conditions:
Between the 1st November and the 15th April vehicles must be fitted with winter tyres (which must be marked M&S on the side walls and have a minimum tread depth of 4mm) or all-season tyres which must be marked M&S (mud and snow) and if roads have a covering of snow, slush or ice outside these dates. Theoretically snow chains on summer tyres can be used as an alternative to winter tyres where the road is heavily covered with snow and no damage to the road surface is caused by the snow chains. In practice, because road conditions and the weather can’t be predicted, use of winter tyres is effectively compulsory. Generally there is a duty to give way to traffic approaching from the right. A bold line, a line of white triangles (shark's teeth) painted across the road or a white triangle with red border indicates that you must stop and give way to traffic on the road you are entering.
Sixt car rental has a number of branches available for when you're driving in Austria including most major cities and airports. Firstly you might want to visit the capital city Vienna, with so many sights to see you will take comfort in using Sixt car rental. Drive around and explore the city and visit the Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg, Stephansdom and Ringstrasse to name just a few.
If you travel to Salzburg you can see the house of Mozart, Hohensalzburg Fortress and Mirabell Garden & Castle.
Austria has so many places to visit as well as lots of cities so use your Sixt car rental to travel around the magnificent countryside. If you travel to Austria you are never far away from Sixt car rental making your journey easier and more beneficial.
Why not check out some of the other great destination we have covered, these include Belgium, Poland and the Russia.
* Please note: All information was correct at the time of publication.