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Best Car Hire Vienna International Airport

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Things to be Consider Hiring a Car at Vienna Airport?

Before doing anything else, you should always give your car a once-over for any damage or defects before you drive away. If any should be found, report it to the provider and ensure it is properly documented, or you could end up being charged for it later. When you return the car, make sure it has the same amount of fuel as when you picked it up. Again, this will avoid being billed for the fuel, which could be a much higher cost than the price of the fuel on the forecourt.

Understand the laws of the road at your destination and abide by them. You should always be a responsible driver, just as you would at home – no drinking and driving, avoid texting behind the wheel, and take regular rest stops.

Nine car hire providers have outlets at Vienna International Airport. They are found on Level 0 of the multi-storey car park P4, reached via a short covered underground passage. You can just turn up and book a car, but it saves an extraordinary amount of money to pay in advance online.

Car Hire Companies Vienna International Airport see below

Company Telephone Number
Avis +43 1 7007 32700
Buchbinder +43-1-7007-33316
Budget +43-1-7007-32700
Enterprise +43 1700733316
Europcar +43 (1) 8661610
Hertz +43 1 700 732 661
Megadrive +43-1-7007-33316
Sixt +43-1-7007-36517
Thrifty +43-1-7007-32661

Driving costs and Potential Destinations

The average price of unleaded petrol in Austria is €1.28 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €1.92.

If you do want to contact the company by telephone, then

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Schonbrunn Palace 30.6 km 33 minutes
State Opera House 21.4 km 29 minutes
Schloss Schonbrunn Gardens 30.6 km 33 minutes
Imperial Palace 22 km 32 minutes
Ri ngstrasse 36.4 km 46 minutes
National Library 21.9 km 29 minutes
St Stephen’s Cathedral 20.7 km 27 minutes
Danube Canal 16.7 km 18 minutes
People’s Park 21.7 km 29 minutes
Stadtpark 19 km 23 minutes

Before You Go

Before you get the keys to your car, you’ll need to show certain documents. These include a valid driving licence from your country of residence as well as an International Driving Permit (IDP). If you do not have a photo licence, you must show your passport. You need to be over 19 and have held a licence for one year, and if under 25, you may have to pay a young driver’s surcharge.

How to Buy Car Insurance

Some basic cover is usually included when you hire a rental car at Vienna International Airport. This could be in the form of a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover, but it would still fall to you to pay a large excess should you be involved in an accident. It’s well worth considering buying excess insurance separately from a provider such as This would also cover you for damage to areas such as the tyres, windscreen and undercarriage.

General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Vienna International Airport is Austria’s biggest airport and the only one serving Vienna. It is a major transport hub, conveniently located 18 km (11 miles) southeast of the city centre, which can be accessed via a non-stop express train from the airport. Additionally, it makes a superb base from which to rent a car to explore the city or the surrounding countryside. The airport handled over 22.4 million passengers in 2014. It has four terminals – 1, 1A, 2, and 3. There are two runways with a third predicted to be opened by 2025. The airport first opened in 1938 for use by the military. During World War II, it functioned as Heinkel’s design and production complex. After the war it became a civil airport and saw gradual expansion. In 2006 an air control tower was added which features a laser show at night, welcoming passengers who are incoming to land. Terminals have a comprehensive range of facilities including shops, restaurants and bars, banks, currency exchange, left luggage and chapels.

Usefull Information

Three information desks are to be found in Vienna International Airport, two on the departure level of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 and one in the arrivals hall. Here, you will get information about flights and other airport services. The 24 hour information helpline can be contacted on +43-1-7007-22233.

Flight information: +43-1-7007-22233

Switchboard: +43-1-7007-0

Airport ambulance (first aid station): +43-1-7007-22245

Airport police operations: +43-1-7007-32933

Customs: +43-1-7007-31601

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