Pros: Pick up and drop off were very easy and they gave us an upgraded car for no charge.Cons: Nothing
8.8 Excellent10 Aug 2019
Cons: I had trouble finding the drop off.
10.0 Excellent2 Aug 2019
Cons: Going over the car features based on where we were planning to go would have helped
10.0 Excellent16 Dec 2018
GreatPros: Didn’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 Excellent8 May 2017
NicePros: No problem. Car was clean and reliable.Cons: Location is a little bit out of downtown.
9.6 Excellent1 Jan 2017
Will rent with Kayak/Sixt again.Pros: 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!Cons: 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.
Pros: 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 carPros: NothingCons: Hertz 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 rentalPros: Nice car, Opel CorsaCons: A 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.
Pros: 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.Cons: Everything was great.
9.6 Excellent15 Mar 2020
Pros: Fast service, not a big Deposit, quick return of the Deposit.Cons: Everything was fine!
10.0 Excellent22 May 2019
Pros: Great staff, great car, great service.....happy, happy, happy!
2.0 Mediocre12 Sep 2018
They do not look out for the safety of your childrenCons: When 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.
8.0 Excellent26 May 2017
Cons: 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.
9.2 Excellent27 Aug 2016
easy rentalPros: After 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 easyPros: The shortest time I ever had experienced in returning a car. Ｎｏ waiting at all.Cons: None.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul 2016
Pros: Staff was very friendly and helpful. They went the extra mile to resolve a problem with the car. We were very pleased.
6.4 Good28 Jun 2016
Pros: nice car, reasonable price. convenient pick up outside train station in Salzburg. the Austria highway pass was on the vehicle and we didn't need to pay extra for this. Price quoted was in dollars - did not have to deal with conversion.Cons: Drop off instructions were poor. We picked up the vehicle in Salzburg, and dropped off in Vienna. The address for the GPS was the location of the office inside the train station. I asked the person whom we picked up from if the GPS address would get us where we needed to go, and they said yes. There were no additional instruction (take car into parking garage, second level down, and then follow signs for where to drop car), and the parking garage had no external signs to indicate this was a rental car drop off location. The parking garage also had cones and ropes blocking off the entrance. We could not figure how to drop it off at night and had to come back the next day.
8.0 Excellent25 Jun 2016
Pros: Checking was swift and fast. Drop off was even faster. Staff was very helpful.Cons: I was expecting an SUV as I had booked but it wasn't quite that. The car was not serviced well and was heating up a bit so had to keep an eye on the temp.
Cons: 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
Pros: 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.Cons: 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.
Pros: Nice car, fairly easy pickup and drop off. Employees were helpful and efficient, even while dealing with many other matters.Cons: 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.
Nobody thereCons: On 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.
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.
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FAQs about renting a car in Salzburg
Some car rental companies in Salzburg which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Thrifty, Dollar and Sixt
On average a rental car in Salzburg costs S$ 108 per day.
Intermediate (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salzburg.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo (S$ 74/day), INTERRENT (S$ 80/day) and Thrifty (S$ 95/day).
A Intermediate car rental in Salzburg costs S$ 167 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Salzburg costs S$ 152 per day, on average.
A Supplier choice car rental in Salzburg costs S$ 75 per day, on average.
In Salzburg, cars are most frequently rented at MEGADRIVE SALZBURG AIRPORT Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95 (4 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Salzburg costs S$ 756 per week (S$ 108 per day).
On average a rental car in Salzburg costs S$ 3,240 per month (S$ 108 per day).
If you’re planning on driving through Salzburg, especially in the Old Town area, a small, compact car is easier to drive on narrow streets and to park in tight spots. But if you’re heading to the countryside or even crossing the border to Germany, a regular sedan can offer more space and comfort to all the passengers.
The speed limit in urban areas is typically 50 kilometers per hour (31 miles per hour) unless otherwise posted. Keep an eye out for residential areas and school zones. The speed limit on rural roads is 100 km/h (62 mph), and on highways drivers are allowed to drive at a maximum speed of 130 km/h (80 mph).
The average petrol prices in Salzburg are around €4.53 ($5.16 USD) per gallon. You may find lower prices of about €3.79 ($4.31 USD) per gallon, but some petrol stations also have prices as high as €4.92 ($5.60 USD) per gallon. The closest petrol station to the airport is the OMV one located right at the Wilhelm-Spazier-Straße intersection.
All of the parking spaces downtown are time-restricted, but the city offers several parking garages and public car parks. Street parking is enforced between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also leave the car at one of the Park and Ride lots on the outskirts, such as the P+R Salzburg South on route 150 or at the Messezentrum conference center.