Tyrol is set in the heart of the Alps and the lovely town of Innsbruck is set right in the heart of Tyrol. Although synonymous with Austrian awe-inspiring beauty and rich history, this little town is yet often overlooked as a mere starting point to holidays in the mountains. Auto Europe recommends exploring the town and its surrounding region with a car hire from Innsbruck, as it is the best way to take in the flair of this beautiful place. History admirers will most certainly be thrilled by the vast sightseeing offer which reflects on the Habsburg Monarchy times, and also features the stunning architectural treasure of the Renaissance and Baroque epoch.
Innsbruck and its surrounding scenery make a wonderful setting for a nice, scenic ride with your car hire. Austrian drivers are said to be well-mannered, and driving your car hire in Innsbruck should be a pleasant experience. Innsbruck is perfectly positioned if you would like to visit Munich, Salzburg or Bolzano, what we also recommend. Take a look at our guide for driving and traffic regulations in Austria before your journey. When looking for a parking space for your car hire, please note that the historic centre of Innsbruck is a car-free area. Park your car rental in one of the car parks around the city centre and pay attention to the blue and white lines that mark parking spaces. The blue zone parking is chargeable and limited, while the slots marked with white lines are exclusively intended for the use by residents.
Innsbruck lies in the heart of Tyrol on the Inn River. The southern part of the region is bordered by the Stubai and Tux Alps, while in the north, the natural border is created by the Wetterstein Mountains and Karwendel. Thanks to its geographic position, Innsbruck has a humid continental climate with cold, snowy winters, which makes it the perfect spot for skiing holidays. Springs and autumns tend to be cool, with occasional warm days and chilly nights. If you are planning to spend the summer in Innsbruck, be aware of the unpredictability of weather. Temperatures may vary from extremely hot, climbing up to 34 °C to as low as 7°C.
Innsbruck Airport (INN)
Telephone: +43 512 225250
Innsbruck Airport, also known as Kranebitten Airport, is located about 2.5 miles from the city centre.
Visitors to Innsbruck will have two main modes of transport at their disposal - buses and trams. The suburbs in the eastern and western part of the city can be reached by train called S-Bahn. For getting around within the city limits quickly, you are welcome to use trams and buses. Moreover, tourists will often choose trams as these rides give them a close-up of major attractions in the inner city. The main station is a hub both for buses and trams. The nearby villages and ski destinations can be reached by the regional bus lines.