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    Car Hire in Salzburg at the best rates

    Make Auto Europe your mainstay for all your needs for car hire in Salzburg, Austria. We provide a wide array of vehicles, from mini to passenger vans, for both business and leisure travelers. Auto Europe strives to exceed your expectations with our premier customer service before, during, and after your car hire. We offer more than 24,000 locations internationally. Convenient pick-up options in Salzburg include Salzburg Airport, as well as city and downtown locations. Check out our Salzburg car hire reviews section to see what others have written about their recent Auto Europe car hire experience.

    Traffic and Parking

    Salzburg is a bustling city during both the summer and winter holidays with excellent street and highway maintenance year-round. Ensure you´re taking the proper precautions and paying mind to traffic laws, road conditions, and other drivers, just as you would at home. Some highlights to note for driving in Salzburg:

    • During times of diminished visibility, dipped headlights must be utilized.
    • Hand-held mobile phones are illegal to use while driving.

    For further details on traffic regulations please visit Auto Europe´s Driving in Austria Information page.


    Street parking is extremely limited in Salzburg due to the increasing level of traffic from local and international travelers, and it is important to pay attention to signs and ticket dispensaries that note limitations and fees. There are also numerous parking garages and lots throughout the city if street parking is not feasible.

    Driving Regulations

    • It is required to have toll stickers (Vignettes) on all motor vehicles. Ensure that your hired car has the necessary stickers visible on the windscreen.
    • In winter months, snow tyres are mandatory in combinations of either four winter tyres, or two winter tyres and snow chains.
    • Reflective safety vests are compulsory in vehicles at all times for safety purposes in the event of a breakdown or accident. Confirm that one is provided in your car hire prior to departure.

    Geographic Information

    Salzburg is the birth city of renowned composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and offers a variety of festivals, events, and tours featuring the lifeworks and buildings associated with the musical icon. The city is a popular destination on the eastern border of Austria, approximately 185 miles from the capital city Vienna, 110 miles from Innsbruck and 95 miles from Munich, Germany. The city´s "Old Town" is a UNESCO world heritage site, with architecture in a state of excellent preservation from the Baroque period. Over the years, modern edifices have been erected within the historic city centre, such as the Mozarteum, a highly regarded university specializing in the performance arts.

    Salzburg Airport

    Salzburg Airport is the second largest international airport in Austria, and a mere one mile from the historic Salzburg city centre. Breathtaking views from the plane of both the city and the Austrian Alps make this airport a unique and convenient pick-up location! Book your car hire in Salzburg Airport and take advantage of our discounted rates in Austria; make the most of your trip and create your own unique self-drive holiday with Auto Europe.

    Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG)
    Telephone: +43 662 8580-0
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    Public Transportation

    Services can be found in Salzburg to provide transportation within the city and to popular outlying cities.

    Bus Lines
    Bus lines offer transport within greater Austria, as well as international destinations on limited schedules.

    Private and public taxi services are available 24/7 within the city.

    Public railways provide economy transportation throughout the city of Austria and the country at large. International destinations are also available. Salzburg offers great train connexions to other important cities around as Vienna or Munich.

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