Car hire in Salzburg

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Car hire in Salzburg

On this page you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in Salzburg, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Austria, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.

Car hire at Salzburg Airport

Salzburg Airport (airport code: SZG) is also referred to as Airport W.A. Mozart, and is the sexond largest airport in Austria. It is only 2 miles from central Salzburg, and getting to and from the airport by car is very easy.

There are several car rental firms at Salzburg Airport. You can find their offices in the multi-storey car park just outside the airport. A glass passage takes you from the airport to the car park. It’s a short walk, but it’s well sign-posted and easy to find.

If you want to discover Salzburg town before heading out of the city, car hire is also possible in central Salzburg

Where to go around Salzburg

Salzburg is located in the northern part of Austria, very near the German border. Because the city is in the Alp area, ther are many fantastic places to visit and make stops in. With a rental car, you can easily get to smaller villages and ski resorts.

The beautiful town of Berchtesgaden is about 18 miles from Salzburg. It is located in a national park that shares the city’s name, and the surrounding area is stunning. Berchtesgaden has a very long and interesting history. There is a, for example, and old Royal Palace that’s worth a visit. You’ll also find several nice footpaths in the National Park. Other than this, you can visit the salt mines in the area.

Vienna is only a three-hour drive from Salzburg. A visit to the capital of Austria therefore makes for a perfect day trip. In Vienna, you’ll get a mix of great architecture, interesting history, shopping and modern city life. You’ll find no shortage of things to see and do!

If you like skiing or snowboarding, a trip to Abtenau is a must. The city is a famous ski resort and there are slopes of different difficulty levels that suit the whole family. The town itself is also worth visiting, with its cosy atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Abtenau is less than 40 miles from Salzburg.