Vienna is not only a wonderful city overflowing with architectural significance and unrivaled musical heritage, it is also nestled in an incredible landscape close to Austria’s most amazing mountains and countryside. Choosing to rent a car during your stay in Vienna will allow you to explore the celebrated vineyards surrounding the capital, nearby rustic rural villages, or even Slovakia’s capital of Bratislava, which is only a one-hour drive eastward.
Vienna International Airport is located 18 km (11 miles) from the center of the city, a drive that normally takes approximately 30 minutes. Assess the best options using KAYAK today and organize your rental car in advance, making arrival and pickup of your keys an easy process. Major global rental companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Sixt have counters located on the ground floor (Level 0) of the P4 parking lot, a short underground walk from the baggage claim area.
Ensure that you have an International Driver's Permit (IDP) before traveling to Vienna and renting a car. The IDP is a translation of your US license and can be acquired at any American Automobile Association (AAA) branch office or via an online application. If you are considering a trip to the neighboring countries of Slovakia, Hungary, or the Czech Republic, ensure that you understand the conditions of your rental agreement, as some companies may charge a cross-border fee or require you to advise whether you intend to enter a different country.
Vienna is a busy city and the traffic on the roads reflects this, especially during the peak morning and evening rush hours. It is advisable to avoid traveling between 7 am and 9:30 am in the morning, as well as 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm in the evening, as this is when workers commute throughout the city. You will encounter many one-way streets, especially within close proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage city center, meaning you should use a reliable navigation system or consider using public transport.
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FAQs about renting a car in Vienna
Some car rental companies in Vienna which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Sixt, Europcar and Dollar
On average a hire car in Vienna costs C$ 61 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Vienna are Avis (8.3, 79 reviews), Sixt (7.9, 75 reviews), and Budget (7.8, 66 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Vienna. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Vienna is C$ 6.82 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 82 and C$ 109, depending on the car size.
A Compact car rental in Vienna costs C$ 67 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Vienna costs C$ 71 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car rental in Vienna costs C$ 101 per day, on average.
In Vienna, cars are most frequently rented at INTERRENT Vienna International Airport (18 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Vienna costs C$ 426 per week (C$ 61 per day).
On average a rental car in Vienna costs C$ 1,827 per month (C$ 61 per day).
Choose the car that best suits your personal space requirements and preference, as Vienna’s roads are suitable for driving on with any vehicle. Keep in mind that, like across most of Europe, manual transmission cars are more common and if you decide to rent an automatic it may cost a little extra.
Unless otherwise indicated, the speed limit within the city boundaries is 50 km/h (31 mph). Smaller streets and those close to the old town commonly have a 30-km/h (18-mph) speed limit posted. On rural roads the maximum speed is 100 km/h (62 mph), while autobahns (highways or freeways) have a speed limit of 130 km/h (80 mph).
You can expect to pay approximately €1.28 per liter of gas in Vienna, which equates to approximately $5.53 USD per gallon. Be careful to check your fuel gauge when approaching the weekend, as many gas stations and most other shops close on Sundays. A BP station is located only a few hundred feet from the airport and is open 24/7 if you need to fill up on gas before returning you car.
If you would like to park in central Vienna and be within walking distance of numerous museums, restaurants, bars, and the Imperial Palace, consider using the Museumsquartier underground parking garage, where you pay €2 ($2.30 USD) per hour or €14 ($16 USD) for all-day use. Paid on-street parking is available throughout the city, and you must display your ticket in the form of a voucher which can be collected from tobacconists, ticket offices, and gas stations.