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Driving in Austria

Speed Limits
Motorways: 130 km/h
Open Roads: 100 km/h
Urban Areas: 50 km/h

Minimum Driver age: 18

Minimum Driver age for Rental: 21

Required equipment for your car: High visibility warning vests are required, stored within reach of the driver and must be worn day or night when exiting the vehicle on the hard shoulder or in the event of breakdown. A first aid kit and a warning triangle must also be carried. Only 'hands free' mobile telephones can be used whilst driving.

Seatbelts: Compulsory for both front and rear-seat passengers

General driving information

When driving on a motorway a Motorway Vignette must be visible on the inside of the windshield of your vehicle as you enter Austria. Third-party insurance is compulsory. A green card is not required although you should advise your insurer of your trip.

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Book your cheap car hire online for all car rental in Austria. We have cars available at all the major locations in Austria including Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna.

Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is renowned for its ski resorts most of which are set on spectacular mountains, overlooking crystal-clear lakes with fantastic green valleys. Throughout the country are glorious architectural reminders of the once-powerful Hapsburgs, who dominated central Europe for seven centuries. Vienna is the capital with its famous Opera House and the former imperial residence of the Hofburg.

Must See in Austria

St. Stephan's Cathedral, Vienna

This is one of the oldest buildings in Vienna and combines due to its long construction time, a variety of different architectural styles.


Because of its favourable position in the Alps it is an international centre for winter sports and was the host of the Olympic Winter Games twice, in 1964 and 1976. It is also the unofficial capital for snowboarding in Europe.


This city is located between the two mountains of Kapuzinerberg and Mönchsberg and the River Salzach. It is a picturesque city with small alleys, quaint colourful town houses, a selection of rich castles and palaces, and a large number of churches and monasteries to visit and explore.

Dates for Your Diary

Vienna Film Festival

This is one of the summer highlights and a must for fans of operas and films. The Film Festival is based in front of the Vienna City Hall. Each night a different film connected to operas is presented on the collosal screen. There is no entrance fee and a collection of different international cuisines is available nightly to quash any hunger pains.

Christmas Markets

Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" on nearly every corner of the city. These are Christmas markets and are found in all major towns and cities throughout Austria.