On average a car hire in Austria costs R1 440 per day.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Austria.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at U-Save (R364/day), Sixt (R822/day) and Budget (R930/day).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Austria are Sixt (8,2, 114 reviews), Avis (8,2, 98 reviews), and Budget (7,8, 124 reviews).
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Just like in the United States, drivers in Austria use the right side of the road. Petrol stations are usually open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, but many of the ones around cities and urban centers are open 24h a day. If you wish to drive your rental car on the autobahn or on motorways, you will first need to purchase a toll sticker, which you can find at any petrol station.
The minimum age to rent a car in Austria is 19, and you need to have held your license for at least 12 months. However, if you are under 25 years of age, there will likely be a young drivers fee applied to your rental cost. You will also need an International Driver’s Permit in addition to a valid driver’s license and credit card.
Travelers to Austria intent on renting a car should know that the average price of petrol there is about 1.25 € (approximately $1.41) per liter or about about $5.40 per gallon. For those who rent a diesel car to get around Austria, you will have to pay approximately 1.25 € (about $1.41) per liter or about $5.36 per gallon.
Anyone who decides to rent a car in Austria should know that the speed limit for driving within cities and other urban areas is 50 km/h (about 31 mph), and on highways you can go as fast as 100 km/h (62 mph). However, on the country’s motorways, speeds up to 130 km/h or 81 mph are allowed.