Salzburg car hire

Salzburg car hire

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Salzburg, Austria
6 Dec — 13 Dec
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Salzburg, Austria
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Pick-up locationSalzburg
Hire locations46
Airport locations23

Salzburg car hire reviews and directory

From $69/dayRated no. 1
MEGADRIVE
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Salzburg
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Salzburg
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From $55/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
9.1 Excellent (16 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Sixt
Locations in Salzburg
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 8.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent27 Dec. 2019
Pick up and drop off were very easy and they gave us an upgraded car for no charge.Nothing
8.8 Excellent10 Aug. 2019
I had trouble finding the drop off.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2019
Going over the car features based on where we were planning to go would have helped
10.0 Excellent16 Dec. 2018
GreatDidn’t have the class exactly as we booked but after a little back and forth we found a good solution. Car was neatly clean and great to drive, excellent value for money.
10.0 Excellent16 Jun. 2017
Very easy and smooth experienceIt was a lovely car in good condition, very good value for the money. The lady at the desk was helpful and polite, picking the car up and dropping off were very easy and smooth processes.By the time the chap got to us to explain the finer details of the car's workings we had already figured it out.
10.0 Excellent8 May 2017
NiceNo problem. Car was clean and reliable.Location is a little bit out of downtown.
9.6 Excellent1 Jan. 2017
Will rent with Kayak/Sixt again.The reservation, pick up and drop off process was incredibly smooth. We were greeted warmly by the rental staff and they were very helpful in answering all our questions. Upon our return I was met in the garage by a very friendly staff person who swiftly guided me through the return process which was accomplished without a hitch.
4.4 Okay12 Nov. 2015
Trap!Car was not reliable. Car model is lousy and it is not good on highways. The police fined us for a lack of tag and SIXT did not warn about tags that we must have it around EU. SIXT is irresponsible careless and refused to resolve this problem.
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From $110/dayRated no. 3
Hertz
8.7 Excellent (17 reviews)
3 locations in Salzburg
Hertz
Locations in Salzburg
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 8.3
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10.0 Excellent4 Jun. 2019
Staff was friendly, pick up and drop off very easy, and we had a very nice and clean car.
2.0 Mediocre26 Dec. 2017
Gave away carNothingHertz in Salzburg gave away our rental car because we arrived too late in the day. Apparently we only had an hour window period to pick car up. Had to rent another more expensive car. Also the insurence purchased through kayak did not cover anything. So had to purchase additional insurance through hertz. Terrible experience. Will be contacting hertz and kayak to formally complain.
8.0 Excellent11 Jul. 2017
Salzburg Hertz car rentalNice car, Opel CorsaA trainee helped me and took very long. I took insurance via you with Allianz, because it was not with Hertz, I had to give an extra €1000 hold on my credit Card which will only be released in 10 days from now....this is totally unacceptable, but there is no choice once you want to have the car.
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From $81/dayRated no. 4
Budget
8.2 Excellent (28 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Budget
Locations in Salzburg
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
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9.6 Excellent4 Aug. 2020
I rented an intermediate Ford Focus or similar from the airport and was offered the BMW Mini Cooper on arrival, which turned out to be really fun to drive and comfortable. The check in process was easy. We were not gouged an exorbitant amount for required insurance. We returned the car right at closing and they let us leave the car for them to process in the morning. We were charged the correct amount without any problems.Everything was great.
9.6 Excellent15 Mar. 2020
Fast service, not a big Deposit, quick return of the Deposit.Everything was fine!
10.0 Excellent22 May 2019
Great staff, great car, great service.....happy, happy, happy!
2.0 Mediocre12 Sep. 2018
They do not look out for the safety of your childrenWhen we arrived the Budget attendant saw that I had young children but did not offer booster seats for them. In the USA they would not need the seats, but in Europe apparently they do. That lesson cost us 436 Euros and loss oh half our vacation in Salzburg. The Police were even outraged that Budget would allow us to leave with out proper booster chairs. I understand that we are visitors and we should have done research on the booster seat requirements, so we do take some of the blame. I have tried to contact Budget to see if they would at least reimburse me the rental, which was half the cost of the fie, but they have denied my request. I will not rent from Budget/Avis again.
7.6 Good16 Jul. 2017
Efficient dropModel of car. I reserved a golf or similar and got a Renault capture with insufficient space
8.0 Excellent26 May 2017
Took forever to get our rental car. There was a new person, her first time working alone, which was not problem. But it was when the computer system crashed, and lost our reservation was the problem. We were in a foreign country, trying to communicate in another language. It took almost 2 hours to get our rental.
8.0 Excellent3 Apr. 2017
The car was ready and the staff spoken v good English,a helpNot much
9.2 Excellent27 Aug. 2016
easy rentalAfter dropping the car off at the airport, we walked out the door and immediately caught a city bus that took us within two blocks of our hotel.
10.0 Excellent18 Aug. 2016
Quick and easyThe shortest time I ever had experienced in returning a car. No waiting at all.None.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2016
Staff was very friendly and helpful. They went the extra mile to resolve a problem with the car. We were very pleased.
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From $91/dayRated no. 5
Avis
8 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Avis
Locations in Salzburg
  • 8
  • 8.3
  • 8.3
  • 7.3
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre7 Jul. 2019
Customer service. We wanted to shorten our reservation to 4 days with drop-off by 12:29 pm July 6. I called toll 1-800# & was told to call local # we rented from. I called there numerous times. each time the woman said she was very busy and to call back later then hung up.many more problems....
9.6 Excellent30 Apr. 2017
Somewhat better pricing than other car rental agencies. No problem with picking up in Salzburg and dropping off at Munich airport (i.e.: a one-way rental). Very capable and cordial rental agent in the Salzburg office.All European car rentals seem to be insanely expensive, as compared with American agencies. I don't think it's just the higher taxes. A mystery.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.4 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Dollar
Locations in Salzburg
  • 8.2
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.9
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Sep. 2021
Friendly and efficient staff. The office is not always open, but they came quickly to get us the vehicle. The return process was smooth.
3.9 Mediocre24 Aug. 2021
Insurance was included at booking time but Hert did not accept it and we need to make a new one. This was 50% of car price!!
8.0 Excellent24 Aug. 2018
Nice car, fairly easy pickup and drop off. Employees were helpful and efficient, even while dealing with many other matters.As always with rentals, it actually costs so much more than is advertised with taxes and insurance, etc. Plus “Dollar” was nowhere to be seen on the building, only on the paper we signed. I’m sure there are good reasons for this but it always feels strange to me.
8.0 Excellent10 Oct. 2017
Very easy
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From $98/dayRated no. 7
Europcar
6.9 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Salzburg
Europcar
Locations in Salzburg
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay3 Nov. 2016
Nobody thereOn Saturday morning there was nobody at the drop-off location. I was supposed to key-in a code at the key drop box but none had been provided on the rental agreement that I could find so I had to e-mail their Vienna office confirming that I had, in fact, returned the car on time. I also noticed that the clock at the drop-off box was an hour fast, which would, I suppose, make it look like cars were returned late when they were returned on time.
Rated no. 8
Alamo
5.6 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Salzburg
Alamo
Locations in Salzburg
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 6
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5.6 Okay5 Sep. 2016
Excellent car but terrible support serviceThe car was very good. A recent model, with low mileage on the clock and a high level of equipment.The car was booked with Alamo. The details advised me to pick up the car at the Enterprise desk at Salzburg Airport and when I arrived the car was provided by Buchbinder - confusing isn't it. The car was very good. However, I had a minor incident on the road which caused irreparable damage to a tyre . I was able to fit the spare wheel - with a "spacesaver" tyre that had a maximum speed limit of 80kph (50 mph) - and I continued my journey to my hotel. From my hotel I tried to contact the hirer, using the number given on their scanty information pack. Seeing that it was a toll-free number, which can sometimes be difficult from a cellphone, I called from the landline in my hotel room. The number did not work. I asked the hotel receptionist to try the number for me and it did not work. I even tried calling from a public telephone in the street - it did not work! From the internet I obtained the rental desk number for Enterprise and was able to get through. I had hoped to be able to arrange a local replacement of the damaged tyre. However, with my limited German and the desk clerk's limited English and even more limited knowledge of cars I had the greatest difficulty getting her to understand that I had a burst tyre. She suggested I return the car to Salzburg Airport and pick up a replacement (a round trip of about 300km) but finally offered to get someone else to call me back. A man did call, about an hour and a half later, but his English was even worse and we finally agreed that I would just return the car at the end of my stay, using the spare tyre. The journey back to Salzburg on the Austrian autobahn at speeds limited to 80kph was very harrowing, with heavy lorries frequently coming up close behind, flashing lights and sounding horns for me to speed up or get out of the way. Overall I felt very isolated and vulnerable and completely let down by the lack of service from the hire company. Thankfully the burst tyre was only a minor incident. I dread to think of the problems if the incident had been serious. This was the worst level of service I have ever experienced and I will never use Alamo/Enterprise or their associates again.
Sunnycars
7 locations in Salzburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Salzburg
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From $80/day
BUCHBINDER
2 locations in Salzburg
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Salzburg
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FLIZZR
2 locations in Salzburg
FLIZZR
Locations in Salzburg
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From $35/day
Global Rent A Car
Most popular
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Salzburg
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Salzburg
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INTERRENT
2 locations in Salzburg
INTERRENT
Locations in Salzburg
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Salzburg
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Salzburg
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King Rent Exclusive Services
2 locations in Salzburg
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Salzburg
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MAGGIORE
2 locations in Salzburg
MAGGIORE
Locations in Salzburg
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Thrifty
2 locations in Salzburg
Thrifty
Locations in Salzburg
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YourRent
2 locations in Salzburg
YourRent
Locations in Salzburg
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ACTIVE RENT A CAR
1 location in Salzburg
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
Locations in Salzburg
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AutoEurope
1 location in Salzburg
AutoEurope
Locations in Salzburg
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Enterprise
1 location in Salzburg
Enterprise
Locations in Salzburg
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National
1 location in Salzburg
National
Locations in Salzburg
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Salzburg
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Salzburg
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83 travellers who hired a car in Salzburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car hire locations in or near Salzburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Global Rent A Car

Average price

$82/day

Good deal

$70/day

When to book a car hire in Salzburg

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Salzburg

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Salzburg car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Salzburg.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Salzburg car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Salzburg

  • While you can easily navigate the hometown of Mozart on foot or with the help of public transportation, a hire car is essential to explore the Austrian countryside or other picturesque villages near Salzburg. Take the scenic ride to Austria’s Lake Region, or check out the world’s largest ice caves in Werfen. Salzburg is also conveniently located near the German border.
  • All the major hire car companies can be found at Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart (SZG), the second largest international airport in Austria. The car hire counters are located opposite the main terminal, on the ground floor of the car park, which is accessed via a covered walkway. Make sure to obtain the Highway Toll Sticker (Vignette) from your car hire agency to avoid fines.
  • While traffic in the city center is a little busy at times, drivers in Salzburg are typically well-behaved. Avoid taking the car to the Old Town area, as it features many narrow roads, one-way streets, restricted areas, and unpredictable pedestrians. Outside of that area, Salzburg is very easy to navigate, and the roads in and around the city are in great condition.
  • Just like any busy central European city, Salzburg experiences some heavy traffic during peak hour, particularly between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and then again between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Fridays the roads get busier starting at 3 p.m. However, both the city’s roads and surrounding highways move constantly, even in peak hour. The A1 between Vienna and Salzburg also gets busier on weekends.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Salzburg for $70 or less
  • Book your car hire in Salzburg at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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