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Guide & Tips for hiring a car in Austria

Do you need advice on hiring a car in Austria? You've come to the right place.


Q: How old do I need to be to rent a car in Austria?


A: You must be at least 18 to hire a car in Austria and to have held your driving licence for at least a year.

Q: What licence do I need?

A: Travellers from outside Europe will require an International Drivers Licence.

Q: What is required to secure my booking?


A: Most rental companies will need your passport and a credit card to secure your booking.



Q: What kind of car will I be driving?


A: Most European cars are manual drive. If you require an automatic, be sure to reserve it a few weeks in advance.


Q: Do I have to drop the car back where I collected it?


A: It’s usually possible to book a one-way hire within Austria, meaning you can collect your car in one location and drop it off in another.


Q: Are there toll roads in Austria?


A: Austria operates an automatic toll collection system on its motorways through windscreen ‘vignette’ stickers. Most rental cars will already be fitted with one and you should expect to settle any toll fees when you drop the car off.


Q: Do I need to bring a child seat with me?


A: Children under 14 must travel in an appropriate child seat. These can be hired when booking a car.

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