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Car Hire at Salzburg Airport

This information is correct as of June 2015

Salzburg is the perfect starting point for ski holiday in Austria, or city breaks in Mozart’s hometown.

Where to hire a car in Salzburg Airport

You can find all of the car rental offices on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park in Salzburg Airport. Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Buchbinder, Sixt, Megadrive and Sunny Cars offer a huge variety of vehicles for road trips around Austria. And don’t worry – the walkway between the airport and car park is covered, so you won’t be bared to the bad weather. The car park is directly opposite to the terminal building.

Petrol stations close to Salzburg Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The closest petrol station is within 3 minutes of Salzburg airport. Head northeast on Loiger Street, then turn right onto Bundesstraße. This is the main road leading into Salzburg. However, you only need to continue for 1km, then the petrol station will ve on your left.

Driving around Salzburg Airport

The B1 is the main road leading out of the airport to Salzburg city centre. There is also a Highway within easy reach of the airport, linking Salzburg to Innsbruck and Munchen.


There are a few different ways of reaching Salzburg city centre from the airport, and the most direct route follows Bundesstraße into the south of the city centre, where you can find the Cathedral and Mozartplatz. This is a very popular area to stay in if you’re visiting for Salzburg’s cultural attractions. Here are the top 8 things to do in Salzburg.

Alternatively, you can take the Highway around the outside of Salzburg, which usually happens to be much faster if you want to visit the north. Follow Loiger StraBe out of the airport, and continue through the roundabout onto Kasernenstraße. Take the first exit on the next roundabout and keep right to join the E60. Follow this toll road for 6km, until you are able to see the exit for 288-Salzburg. Continue to follow the B150 to the city centre, where you can find Schloss Mirabel and Salzburg’s biggest green park. There is a selection of car parks in Salzburg but they’re few and far between. The designated blue parking zones are Pay & Display.

Bad Reichenhall

Bad Reichenhall is a spa town in Upper Bavaria in Germany, but it’s easy to reach with a quick drive from Salzburg Airport.

When exiting the airport, turn left onto the B1. At the next roundabout, take the second exit to continue on this road and to enter Germany. Continue on the B21 for 5km, then take the exit for Bad Reichenhall.


Lake Wallersee is 6km in diameter, and it’s a popular area for photo opportunities. Hop out of the car and take a peek on your next trip in Austria.

Continue from Loiger STraBe straight onto Kasernenstraße, and continue straight through the roundabout to join the E60. Drive for 13km until you see the exit for Wallersee. At the roundabout, take the second exit for Salzburger Straße, and take the first exit at the next roundabout. If you want to reach the lake, continue on this road for 500m until you see the left hand turn for Enzig.


This is one of the closest ski resorts to Salzburg, and it’s especially popular during the European ski season with travellers from all over Europe.

To reach Hintersee, you’ll need to take the E60 northbound, and drive for 21km on this toll road. Take the 274 exit to Thalgau, and turn right onto Henndorfer Landesstraße. Continue straight for 4km and at the roundabout, take the second exit. At the next roundabout, take the first exit for Hof, and follow this road for 9km. Follow this road up to Hintersee, but be warned: in the winter months these roads can be dangerous so it’s worth investing in a vehicle with chained tyres.

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