Car Hire in Innsbruck Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
The capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, is a favourite with snow bunnies due to the city’s Alpine backdrop, but it’s also plenty of fun to visit in the summer months during the festival season. The airport is located to the west of the city, and it’s easy to reach the main attractions by car.
Where to hire a car in Innsbruck airport
There are 6 car rental offices in Innsbruck airport, including Avis, Europcar, Budget, Megadrive, Hertz and Sixt. You can find these on the first floor in the main hall when you arrive, and in the ground level of the multi-storey car park outside of the airport. The walk over to the car park is sheltered; so don’t worry about braving the bad weather too much!
Petrol stations close to Innsbruck Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a BP fuelling station less than a few minutes from the airport. When exiting the multi-storey car park, it’s a one-way system, so follow the road round to Fürstenweg. Follow this road for 1km then head left onto Fischerhäuslweg for 400m. Turn right when you come to the crossroads for B171, then take the first left. The BP station will be on your left.
If you’re not heading into the city, there are a number of other petrol stations on the other side of the river. Follow the same directions to reach the B171, then turn left, and continue until you see the exit for Salzburg. Continue onto the B171B, and when you reach the roundabout take the 3rd exit for Cytastraße. You’ll find the petrol station at the last exit on the next roundabout, in the middle of the shopping park.
Driving around Innsbruck Airport
There is a one way road around the airport and car park area, but it’s fairly easy to navigate with directions to either Salzburg or Innsbruck city centre. There’s a hotel and restaurant just outside of the airport, as well as part of the university campus.
Popular destinations to drive to from Innsbruck Airport
Innsbruck is a popular city for ski slickers looking for a city break amongst the Alps. Zaha Hadid’s architecture and the old Imperial style buildings make it a picture perfect break too.
Head left on Fürstenweg to reach the B171, and turn right towards Innsbruck city centre. Continue until you reach Innbrücke, then turn right onto this bridge. Once you cross the bridge, turn left onto the B171 to reach the city centre.
Hall in Tirol
This small town is to the east of Innsbruck, and whilst it’s much smaller, it’s a quiet and calm picturesque place to explore the local museums and churches.
The easiest way to reach this town is via using the A12. Head east onto Fürstenweg, then turn right onto the B174 and continue for 1km, before turning right onto Egger-Lienz-Straße. Merge onto the E60 moving towards Salzburg, and take exit 70 Hall-West to reach Hall in Tyrol after 20km. Continue on this road to reach the centre.
The area around Hofwald is full of hotels and ski slopes, and it’s only 20 minutes away from the airport. You can easily reach the slopes from Hofwald or Innsbruck.
Drive up to the BP fuelling station, but instead of stopping continue onto Speckweg for 200m, then turn left onto Schneeburggaße. Take the second right, then right again onto Planötzenhofstraße – this street will lead you up to the resort where you can get further connections to the ski resorts.
Lans & Rinn
Lans and Rinn are the ski resort towns on the southside of the river, closeby to the slopes of Niederstraßer Wald. To reach them, take a right of Fürstenweg and continue onto Egger-Lienz-Straße at the first left, merging onto the E60. Take the second exit at the roundabout, onto the Schloßstraße, then follow the L32 following the signs towards Lans. To reach Rinn, turn left at Aldrans to head towards the town.