Car Hire in Austria

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Immerse yourself in a country steeped in history, culture and entertaining diversions with a car hire from National Car Rental in Austria.

The Central-European country of Austria is awash with forests, lakes, mountains and rural and urban terrain - making it a popular destination for all kinds of holidaymakers. With major commercial centers in Vienna and Salzburg, the country hosts many international conferences and sees a high footfall of business travelers.

Things to See and Do in Austria

Austria's history is all-encompassing, with a concentration of impressive buildings and museums drawing crowds of tourists all year. Of particular interest are Vienna's Imperial Palace, Nationalbibliothek and the incredible Steinhof church. But sometimes the history comes wrapped in more overt entertainment, as with the Giant Ferris Wheel made famous by the film The Third Man. Austria is far more than just Vienna, though; National's cheap car rental means you can really spread your wings and venture far from the capital to enjoy the ski area at Ischgl-Samnaun, the matchless views at the Hallstatt Skywalk or the almost fairy tale-like Salzburg Castle at the top of Festungsberg Mountain.

A Holiday by Car in Austria

Driving around Austria couldn't be easier with our cheap car hire, supported by National's award-winning customer service; you can count on us if you need directions or have any questions about features of your car. In a country with an evenly spaced tourism industry throughout the seasons, you can be sure to find whatever type of accommodation you'd prefer, whether that's a chic city hotel or a charming forest chalet. Skiing and snowboarding are the focus in Tyrol and Salzburgerland during the winter, while Graz' La Strada street theater and the Bregenz lakeside opera festivals are excellent ways to while away the summer.

Famous Road Trips to Take in Austria

As you might expect in such a famously mountainous country, Austria has some tried and tested road trips that afford some seriously impressive views. One well-traveled route is the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, a twisting run through the Alps, with a high point of 2,500 meters. At only 48 km long it can be completed in a day, even with plenty of food and photography breaks. For something longer, you should take the Vienna Loop, a seven-day leisurely jaunt around Austria's must-see sites, taking in the Spanish Riding School and the birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg.

There are so many reasons to drive around Austria: the history, the architecture, the music, the food and, of course, the people. National's surprisingly cheap car rental lets you tick all those boxes, as many times as you'd like.