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    Car hire at Innsbruck Airport - Visiting the Tyrol Region

    Located just 4 km (2.5 miles) from the city centre, Innsbruck Airport is the largest international airport in Tyrol, a region of western Austria located in the Alps and famous for its ski resorts, historic villages and folk traditions going back many centuries. Opened in 1925, today it handles many tourist flights as well as regular international traffic to and from many large European cities.

    Situated in the heart of the Alps, the number of flights operating at Innsbruck Airport increases significantly during winter on account of the high number of skiers travelling to the area. Almost all winter sport resorts can be reached within an hour from the airport, for instance. Throughout the year the airport handles around 1.25 million passengers travelling on around 1,500 annual flights to and from dozens of different cities.

    Surrounded by a gallery of snow-capped mountains, the peaceful city of Innsbruck is one of the most picturesque places in the whole of central Europe. Most first-time visitors head straight for the Golden Roof, a landmark building in the heart of the historic Old Town constructed by Emperor Maximilian. The next stop on the tourist trail is normally the Imperial Palace, followed by Court Church and the Imperial Gardens.

    With a car hire from Innsbruck Airport you can explore the nearby Karwendel Nature Park which covers an area of 737 square-kilometres of scenic splendour in the heart of the Tyrol countryside. Another excellent day-trip option is the easy 20-kilometre drive east of Innsbruck to Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds), a first-rate museum and art gallery designed to showcase the world-famous company founded by Daniel Swarovski in 1895. Popular road-trip itineraries include visits to the charming cities of Salzburg and Linz.

    Auto Europe is by far the best choice for people visiting the city of Innsbruck and the rest of the picturesque Tyrol region. With a choice of more than 24,000 pick-up locations in over 180 popular destinations, including Innsbruck Airport, we are one of the world's leading car hire companies offering an extensive choice of vehicles from small, economical cars to spacious SUVs for that fun-filled road-trip through the Austrian countryside.

    You can book your car with us in a few quick and easy steps through our high-tech booking engine. Alternatively, why not give our award-winning rental specialists a quick call on +441233225114 and they will be more than happy to find you the cheapest deal. For added peace of mind, pleae take a look at the comments posted by previous Auto Europe customers in the city on our Innsbruck car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    Innsbruck Airport is a medium-sized international airport based in the beautiful Tyrol region of Austria. It is easily accessible thanks to its central location in close proximity to the city and is very well connected to the Innsbruck's excellent public transport system and motorway network. Known locally as Kranebitten Airport, it is the main gateway to one of central Europe's main areas for skiing, with short transfers to over major 20 ski resorts in western Austria, including several good-value family-friendly ski resorts as well as many high-profile, internationally-renowned resorts.

    Innsbruck Airport (INN)
    Address: Fürstenweg 180, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
    Telephone: +43 512 22 52 50
    Airlines operating at Innsbruck Airport: The list of the most important airlines operating at Innsbruck Airport includes Air Dolomiti, Atlantic Airways, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easyJet, Eurowings, Finnair, Israir,, Luxair, Scandinavian Airlines, Trade Air, Transavia, TUI Airways and TUI fly Belgium

    Where to pick up my car hire at Innsbruck Airport

    Passengers arriving to pick up their car rental at Innsbruck Airport are often surprised at how seamless and well-organised the airport's car hire collection process is, which normally takes just a few minutes. The counters of all the main vehicle suppliers are located next to the multi-storey car park close to the main airport terminal building. To return your car, just follow the signs back to the parking facilities and leave your vehicle in the designated area for your specific rental car provider at the airport's multi-storey car park.

    Car hire desks' operating hours

    Avis Car Hire at Innsbruck Airport Avis at Innsbruck Airport
    Terminal Building,
    Innsbruck, Austria 6020

    +43 512 571754
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-6.30pn and Sun 8.30am-6.30pm
    Budget Car Hire at Innsbruck Airport Budget at Innsbruck Airport
    Terminal Building,
    Innsbruck, Austria 6020
    +43 50 5858 5840
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-6.30pm, Sat 10am-6.30pn and Sun 8.30am-6.30pm
    Hertz Car Hire at Innsbruck Airport Hertz at Innsbruck Airport
    Terminal Building
    Innsbruck, Austria 6020

    +43 512 580901
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7.30am-9pm and Sat & Sun 9am-7pm
    Sixt Car Hire at Innsbruck Airport Sixt at Innsbruck Airport
    Terminal Building
    Innsbruck, Austria 6020

    +43 1 505264004
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm and Sat & Sun 8am-4pm


    Innsbruck Airport has a small and well-arranged terminal which opened its doors for the first time in 1964. Blessed with a very pratical layout, it consists of two floors with the Arrivals Hall located on the left-hand side from the main entrance. Departures facilities, check-in and security controls are in the main departures hall facing the main entrance. The boarding gates 1-8 are on the ground-floor and the gates 9-12 are located on the first-floor.

    Airport Facilities

    Compact and very modern, Innsbruck Airport has everything a passenger might need, including a large airport shop situated in the heart of the terminal building. Open every day of the year, it stocks newspapers, magazines and a wide selection of travel products, as well as bus tickets for all the local Innsbruck Transport Authority (IVB) and Tyrolean Transport Authority (VVT) routes. Located behind security control, the Travel Value Shop offers a wide range of fragrances and cosmetic products, sweets, spirits and accessories for departing passengers, while the nearby Tyrol to Go boutique offers a range of goods from North and South Tyrol. Fresh bread and light snacks can be found in the Ruetz bakery and Caffè Testarossa (both very popular) and the airport's top restaurant - the Fly Inn - located on the first-floor provides travellers with an extensive array of traditional Austrian culinary delights. There's also a business lounge for passengers called the Tyrol Lounge next to gates 11 and 12 on the first floor with hot and cold snacks, three workspaces designed for business travellers, a relaxation zone with breathtaking panoramic views of the Tyrolean mountains, a living room area for unwinding and a floor-to-ceiling library. The airport has an ATM in the Arrivals Hall, baby-changing facilities and free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the entire building.

    How to get to and from Innsbruck Airport

    If you are coming from Innsbruck, take the 171 road from the north of the city or the 174 if you are coming from the south and follow the signs to the airport. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Innsbruck. The A13 motorway will take you to the airport if you are coming from the south of Innsbruck or Italy. The airport is located off the A12 motorway and is accessible both from the cities on the west and east side of Innsbruck. Please take a look at our driving information page for rules and traffic regulations in Austria. If you are using local public transport to pick up your car hire at Innsbruck Airport, you'll find that it is easily accessed by train or bus. Bus route F connects Innsbruck main station with the airport main building and the journey only takes about 20 minutes. The airport is connected to the city and to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof by city bus F which runs every 15 minutes and takes 18 minutes to reach the city outside the rush-hour. A taxi stand is located directly in front of the terminal building, which means that passengers arriving can climb straight into a taxi on leaving the building or be dropped right at the main door after a short journey to the airport.

    Parking Tips

    Thankfully, parking is never a problem when you rent a car at Innsbruck Airport. Although the city centre is a car-free area, there are plenty of spaces the many car parks located just outside the inner city. If you opt for on-street parking, please be aware that blue zone parking is chargeable and limited, while the slots marked with white lines are exclusively intended for the use by local residents. Innsbruck airport has 450 open-air parking spaces and 1200 spaces in our multi-storey garage. From any given space, it is only a short walk to the main terminal building. Five payment machines – located just outside the "arrivals" entrance in the main terminal building and at the entrance to the parking garage – are open 24 hours a day. There's open-air parking in car parks P1, P2, P5 and P7.

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