Car Hire at Vienna Airport
This information is correct as of November 2015
Whether you want to enjoy the nightlife in Bratislava, feast on hearty Czech fare in Brno or marvel at the Imperial majesty of Vienna, you can find the best car hire at Vienna Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Vienna Airport
There are nine car hire companies with desks at Vienna Airport: Avis, Budget, Buchbinder, Enterprise, Europecar, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt and Thrifty, Panek and Sixt. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Vienna Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a BP garage located just 4 minutes drive from Vienna Airport. Head southeast on Abflugstrasse then take the left hand lane to get on to Hotestrasse. Continue on to Parkstrasse then Ausfahrtsstrasse where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Vienna Airport
Vienna Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. An excellent motorway, highway and federal road network connects Austria with its neighbouring states including Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the rest of Austria. All main border check points are open day and night. In general, Austrian traffic regulations and traffic signals are similar to those in force in other European countries but remember that all Austrian motorways ('Autobahn') and 'S' roads are subject to tolls.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Vienna Airport.
Bratislava is a thriving city with a nightlife to match. Here the Danube winds peacefully alongside the green spaces and cycle paths that make this city so people friendly. The Small Carpathians are just a short walk away perfect for those who want to escape for walks in the beautiful surroundings. Skiing in winter and wine tasting in summer are year round draws to Bratislava. Amble past the pastel coloured houses, pop into cosy local cafes or hit the town for trendy bars and clubs and live music. Architecture is an intriguing combination of socialist-era to medieval while museums and galleries add a contemporary touch.
Bratislava is just 40 minutes by car from Vienna Airport. Get on to the A4 from the airport and take the E58 towards Panonska Cesta. Get on to the D1 and exit for Route 61 for Bratislava following signs for the city centre.
Charming Brno may be Prague’s poor relation but it is a little gem in its own right. With its trademark red rooftops and church spires piercing the skyline, Brno boasts rolling hills swathed in vineyards, wonderful museums, bustling outdoor markets and lively local beer halls and restaurants serving hearty Czech cuisine. Home of Milan Kundera and Leos Janacek, there is also culture a-plenty in this delightful little Moravian city.
Brno is just under 2 hours by car from Vienna Airport. Get on to the A4 from the airport and take the A5 to Brunner Strasse. Get on to the B7 and follow this to the E461 for Brno. Follow signs for the city centre.
Vienna oozes Imperial history, from its elegant coffee houses that were frequented by the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Freud, to the breath-taking museums, galleries, opera houses and palaces that fill the city. It boasts the world’s oldest and grandest zoo, a UNESCO protected historic centre and crystal clear lakes and rivers for summer swimming. Chocolate shops and fashion boutiques fill the streets while cutting edge art is on display in contemporary galleries. Nightclubs, bars, beer halls and restaurants and all manner of festivals make Vienna a year round hot spot while the spectacular Viennese costume balls are one of the most opulent traditions in the world.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach the city centre of Vienna. Get on to the A4 from the airport and be prepared for the tolls. Continue on to the B227 and follow signs to the city centre.
On street parking in Vienna is very hard to find particularly close to the city’s major historic monuments. The only street parking is in the ‘blue zone’ which is restricted to 90 minutes between 8am and 6pm. You will need to purchase a short term parking voucher from a transport information centre. Parking in districts 1 to 9 and district 20 is limited to 120 minutes from 9am to 10pm and costs from €2 per hour. There is a park and ride scheme available which costs €3 for parking and subway tickets to the city centre. Some hotels in Vienna offer free parking.
Prices subject to change