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Salzburg car rental information

Pick-up location Salzburg
Rental locations 41
Airport locations 20

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Salzburg

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7.1 Good (2,725 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Thrifty
Locations in Salzburg
Porschestrasse 7
+43 662 876 674
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Salzburg Airport
+43 662 852 086
Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
9.0 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Salzburg
Hertz
Locations in Salzburg
Ferdinand-porsche-strasse 7
+43 662 876 674
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Innsbrucker-bundes-str 105
+43 662 852 086
Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
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Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
Porschestrasse 7
+43 662 876 674
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 13:00
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8.0 Excellent
11 Jul 2017
Salzburg Hertz car rental
Pros: Nice car, Opel Corsa
Cons: A trainee helped me and took very long. I took insurance via you with Allianz, because it was not with Hertz, I had to give an extra €1000 hold on my credit Card which will only be released in 10 days from now....this is totally unacceptable, but there is no choice once you want to have the car.
10.0 Excellent
4 Jun 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly, pick up and drop off very easy, and we had a very nice and clean car.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.8 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Budget
Locations in Salzburg
Ferdinand Porsche Strasse 7
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
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Flughafen Salzburg
Monday08:00 - 22:30
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good
6 Feb 2016
Salzburg car hire
Pros: The car itself was great, a 4x4 skoda yeti which I really liked. The staff at the desk were also fantastic, despite the complete meltdown of their IT systems and the 2 to 3hr wait and resulting impatience this caused in the customers.
Cons: Had to wait for 2hrs 30 mins to pick the car up due to complete IT failure. Staff were very good and made it bearable
8.0 Excellent
25 Jun 2016
Pros: Checking was swift and fast. Drop off was even faster. Staff was very helpful.
Cons: I was expecting an SUV as I had booked but it wasn't quite that. The car was not serviced well and was heating up a bit so had to keep an eye on the temp.
10.0 Excellent
4 Jul 2016
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. They went the extra mile to resolve a problem with the car. We were very pleased.
8.0 Excellent
3 Apr 2017
Pros: The car was ready and the staff spoken v good English,a help
Cons: Not much
7.6 Good
16 Jul 2017
Pros: Efficient drop
Cons: Model of car. I reserved a golf or similar and got a Renault capture with insufficient space
7.2 Good
16 Oct 2015
Pros: The car was very nice.
Cons: The agent was not very helpful and seemed to be in a rush to get us out of the office. We asked for a map and none was available. It would have been helpful to have a basic review of the car and its operations. it was difficult to find reverse. Overall, I will not use Budget again.
6.4 Good
28 Jun 2016
Pros: nice car, reasonable price. convenient pick up outside train station in Salzburg. the Austria highway pass was on the vehicle and we didn't need to pay extra for this. Price quoted was in dollars - did not have to deal with conversion.
Cons: Drop off instructions were poor. We picked up the vehicle in Salzburg, and dropped off in Vienna. The address for the GPS was the location of the office inside the train station. I asked the person whom we picked up from if the GPS address would get us where we needed to go, and they said yes. There were no additional instruction (take car into parking garage, second level down, and then follow signs for where to drop car), and the parking garage had no external signs to indicate this was a rental car drop off location. The parking garage also had cones and ropes blocking off the entrance. We could not figure how to drop it off at night and had to come back the next day.
10.0 Excellent
18 Aug 2016
Quick and easy
Pros: The shortest time I ever had experienced in returning a car. No waiting at all.
Cons: None.
9.2 Excellent
27 Aug 2016
easy rental
Pros: After dropping the car off at the airport, we walked out the door and immediately caught a city bus that took us within two blocks of our hotel.
8.0 Excellent
26 May 2017
Cons: Took forever to get our rental car. There was a new person, her first time working alone, which was not problem. But it was when the computer system crashed, and lost our reservation was the problem. We were in a foreign country, trying to communicate in another language. It took almost 2 hours to get our rental.
Rated no. 4
BUCHBINDER
buchbinder
7.3 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Rated no. 5
Dollar
dollar
7.2 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Dollar
Locations in Salzburg
Porschestrasse 7
+43 662 876 674
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday
Salzburg Airport
+43 662 852 086
Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00
Rated no. 6
Avis
avis
6.0 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Avis
Locations in Salzburg
Ferdinand Porsche Strasse 7
+43 662 877 278
Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
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Flughafen W.A. Mozart
+43 662 877 278
Monday08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday08:00 - 22:30
Thursday08:00 - 22:30
Friday08:00 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 22:30
Sunday08:45 - 22:30
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Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent
30 Apr 2017
Pros: Somewhat better pricing than other car rental agencies. No problem with picking up in Salzburg and dropping off at Munich airport (i.e.: a one-way rental). Very capable and cordial rental agent in the Salzburg office.
Cons: All European car rentals seem to be insanely expensive, as compared with American agencies. I don't think it's just the higher taxes. A mystery.
2.4 Mediocre
7 Jul 2019
Cons: Customer service. We wanted to shorten our reservation to 4 days with drop-off by 12:29 pm July 6. I called toll 1-800# & was told to call local # we rented from. I called there numerous times. each time the woman said she was very busy and to call back later then hung up.many more problems....
Rated no. 7
Alamo
alamo
5.6 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Salzburg
Alamo
Locations in Salzburg
Serviced By Enterprise
+43 501 054 160
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
5 Sep 2016
Excellent car but terrible support service
Pros: The car was very good. A recent model, with low mileage on the clock and a high level of equipment.
Cons: The car was booked with Alamo. The details advised me to pick up the car at the Enterprise desk at Salzburg Airport and when I arrived the car was provided by Buchbinder - confusing isn't it. The car was very good. However, I had a minor incident on the road which caused irreparable damage to a tyre . I was able to fit the spare wheel - with a "spacesaver" tyre that had a maximum speed limit of 80kph (50 mph) - and I continued my journey to my hotel. From my hotel I tried to contact the hirer, using the number given on their scanty information pack. Seeing that it was a toll-free number, which can sometimes be difficult from a cellphone, I called from the landline in my hotel room. The number did not work. I asked the hotel receptionist to try the number for me and it did not work. I even tried calling from a public telephone in the street - it did not work! From the internet I obtained the rental desk number for Enterprise and was able to get through. I had hoped to be able to arrange a local replacement of the damaged tyre. However, with my limited German and the desk clerk's limited English and even more limited knowledge of cars I had the greatest difficulty getting her to understand that I had a burst tyre. She suggested I return the car to Salzburg Airport and pick up a replacement (a round trip of about 300km) but finally offered to get someone else to call me back. A man did call, about an hour and a half later, but his English was even worse and we finally agreed that I would just return the car at the end of my stay, using the spare tyre. The journey back to Salzburg on the Austrian autobahn at speeds limited to 80kph was very harrowing, with heavy lorries frequently coming up close behind, flashing lights and sounding horns for me to speed up or get out of the way. Overall I felt very isolated and vulnerable and completely let down by the lack of service from the hire company. Thankfully the burst tyre was only a minor incident. I dread to think of the problems if the incident had been serious. This was the worst level of service I have ever experienced and I will never use Alamo/Enterprise or their associates again.
Rated no. 8
Europcar
europcar
4.4 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Salzburg
Europcar
Locations in Salzburg
Gniglerstrasse 12
1866 1651
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
1866 1650
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Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
3 Nov 2016
Nobody there
Cons: On Saturday morning there was nobody at the drop-off location. I was supposed to key-in a code at the key drop box but none had been provided on the rental agreement that I could find so I had to e-mail their Vienna office confirming that I had, in fact, returned the car on time. I also noticed that the clock at the drop-off box was an hour fast, which would, I suppose, make it look like cars were returned late when they were returned on time.
Sunnycars
sunnycars
7 locations in Salzburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Salzburg
Bergerbrauhofstr. 45
Ferdinand Porsche-Strasse 7
Gniglerstrasse 12
Inssbrucker Bundes-Strasse 105
Parkplatz P1
Samergasse 34
Suedtiroler Platz 1
FLIZZR
flizzr
2 locations in Salzburg
FLIZZR
Locations in Salzburg
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
+43 150 526 4043
Robinigstrasse 10
+43 150 526 4000
Global Rent A Car
global
2 locations in Salzburg
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Salzburg
Bergerbräuhofstr. 45
+43 507 0104 5000
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
+43 507 0104 5000
INTERRENT
interrent
2 locations in Salzburg
INTERRENT
Locations in Salzburg
Salzburg Airport
Samergasse 34
+43 507 0104 5000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday07:30 - 13:00
Sunday10:00 - 14:00
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Salzburg
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Salzburg
Gniglerstrasse 12
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
King Rent Exclusive Services
king
2 locations in Salzburg
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Salzburg
Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
+43 413 3533 3533
Monchsbergpark 26
+43 413 3533 3533
Sixt
2 locations in Salzburg
Sixt
Locations in Salzburg
Christian-Doppler-Platz
+43 150 526 4004
Monday07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday07:30 - 21:00
Thursday07:30 - 21:00
Friday07:30 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:30
Sunday08:00 - 20:30
Robinigstrasse 10
+43 150 526 4004
Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00
YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Salzburg
YourRent
Locations in Salzburg
Salzburg Airport
Salzburg Rail Station
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
active
1 location in Salzburg
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
Locations in Salzburg
Salzburg Airport
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Salzburg
AutoEurope
Locations in Salzburg
Avis W.A. Mozart
MEGADRIVE
megadrive
1 location in Salzburg
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Salzburg
SALZBURG AIRPORT Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Salzburg
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Salzburg
Maxglan Apt - Arrival Hall
18 travellers who rented a car in Salzburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car rental locations in or near Salzburg

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Most popular car type Mini

When to book a rental car in Salzburg

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Top tips for renting a car in Salzburg

  • While you can easily navigate the hometown of Mozart on foot or with the help of public transportation, a rental car is essential to explore the Austrian countryside or other picturesque villages near Salzburg. Take the scenic ride to Austria’s Lake Region, or check out the world’s largest ice caves in Werfen. Salzburg is also conveniently located near the German border.
  • All the major rental car companies can be found at Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG), the second largest international airport in Austria. The car rental counters are located opposite the main terminal, on the ground floor of the car park, which is accessed via a covered walkway. Make sure to obtain the Highway Toll Sticker (Vignette) from your car rental agency to avoid fines.
  • While traffic in the city center is a little busy at times, drivers in Salzburg are typically well-behaved. Avoid taking the car to the Old Town area, as it features many narrow roads, one-way streets, restricted areas, and unpredictable pedestrians. Outside of that area, Salzburg is very easy to navigate, and the roads in and around the city are in great condition.
  • Just like any busy central European city, Salzburg experiences some heavy traffic during peak hour, particularly between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and then again between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Fridays the roads get busier starting at 3 p.m. However, both the city’s roads and surrounding highways move constantly, even in peak hour. The A1 between Vienna and Salzburg also gets busier on weekends.
  • Book your rental car in Salzburg at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Salzburg are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Salzburg

What is the most popular rental car in Salzburg?

Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salzburg.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Salzburg?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar (₹ 3,981/day), Global Rent A Car (₹ 4,298/day) and Sixt (₹ 6,250/day).

What is the best rental car company in Salzburg?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Salzburg are Alamo (8.7, 6472 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4201 reviews), and Thrifty (7.1, 2725 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Salzburg?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

How much does a Mini car rental cost in Salzburg?

A Mini car rental in Salzburg costs ₹ 3,092 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car rental cost in Salzburg?

A Intermediate car rental in Salzburg costs ₹ 4,295 per day, on average.

How much does a Standard car rental cost in Salzburg?

A Standard car rental in Salzburg costs ₹ 6,677 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Salzburg?

If you’re planning on driving through Salzburg, especially in the Old Town area, a small, compact car is easier to drive on narrow streets and to park in tight spots. But if you’re heading to the countryside or even crossing the border to Germany, a regular sedan can offer more space and comfort to all the passengers.

What's the speed limit in Salzburg?

The speed limit in urban areas is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour) unless otherwise posted. Keep an eye out for residential areas and school zones. The speed limit on rural roads is 100 km/h (62 mph), and on highways drivers are allowed to drive at a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 mph).

How are gas prices in Salzburg?

The average gas prices in Salzburg are around €4.53 ($5.16 USD) per gallon. You may find lower prices of about €3.79 ($4.31 USD) per gallon, but some gas stations also have prices as high as €4.92 ($5.60 USD) per gallon. The closest gas station to the airport is the OMV one located right at the Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße intersection.

Where are the best places to park in Salzburg?

All of the parking spaces downtown are time-restricted, but the city offers several parking garages and public car parks. Street parking is enforced between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also leave the car at one of the Park and Ride lots on the outskirts, such as the P+R Salzburg South on route 150 or at the Messezentrum conference center.

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