Car Hire Vienna
Car hire in ViennaCollect your Avis hire car from one of our Vienna locations, including the Central Vienna Railway Station or Vienna International Airport, and this enthralling city is yours to discover.
Plan your trip to ViennaVienna is a wonderful mix of imperial history, contemporary galleries and museums, and exciting dining and nightlife.
Vienna was once the centre of the court of the Habsburg monarchy and this is reflected in the grandeur and lavishness of its buildings, such as Schloss Belvedere and Schloss Schönbrunn, and the Hofburg complex. But throughout the city contemporary architecture contrasts with the historic. Don’t miss the Museums Quartier (MQ), near the Imperial Palace, where modern museums have been built around former stables.
Known as one the most musical cities in the world, Vienna was the home of many great composers and musicians. Look out for concerts in one of Vienna's many churches or other classical music venues. To discover more about music and its creation, visit Vienna's Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments, and the Haus der Musik.
When it’s time for a pit stop you’ll find that Vienna is full of cosy coffee houses and Beisln (bistro pubs). Vienna is also known for its street food . A popular choice with the locals is the Naschmarkt, where you can choose from a range of local produce and dishes, and international specialties. Why not pick up a picnic to take to Prater? A large park with meadows, woodlands, amusement park and one of the city's icons, the Riesenrad Ferris wheel.
With an Avis hire car, the city is yours to explore.
Road trips from ViennaWachau Valley
Head out of Vienna on the A1 for the 1-hour drive to Melk, the beginning of a scenic 39-km drive. Tour Melk’s glorious 11th century abbey and have lunch in one of its many cafes before setting off to follow the Danube as it flows through the Wachau Valley. You’ll be treated to views of the idyllic countryside, dotted with ruined castles, abbeys, forests and terraced vineyards. Take your time, the villages of Willendorf and Dürnstein are both worth a stopover, and when you arrive in the pretty old town of Krems , reward yourself with a glass of local Riesling. It’s a perfect day away from the bustle of Vienna.
Set out early for the 3-hour drive to Salzburg , 295 km away. It is the birthplace and home of Mozart, and the setting for 'The Sound of Music'. The drive will take you through the stunning Austrian alps, with majestic views of mountains and lakes at every turn.
Altstadt is Salzburg’s old town, full of graceful domes and spires, baroque churches and huge squares. Meander through the streets taking in their grandeur and atmosphere. Venture further afield, to experience the city’s arts scene, manicured parks and concert halls. Don’t miss the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and Palace.
Driving rules in AustriaWhich side of the road?
In Austria, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Do not use the horn around Vienna and near hospitals, or you may be fined
- Parking vouchers are required in many cities. These can be bought from a tabak, banks, hotels and some petrol stations
- Do not overtake buses when the yellow lights are flashing
- You must always carry a warning triangle, first-aid kit and reflective jacket in the car
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 100 km/h (62 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
- With snow chains: 50 km/h (31 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 14, and less than 150cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
- Two seater vehicles (e.g. sports cars) may not transport children aged under 14
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.