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Salzburg car rental information

Pick-up locationSalzburg
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Rental locations44
Airport locations24

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Salzburg

  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Salzburg for ₪204 or less
  • Book your rental car in Salzburg at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Salzburg are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

Salzburg car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Salzburg 
SchnarrOct 2023
We only had the rental car for 2 days. The driving was not stressful. Great overall experience.
Verified travelerMay 2023
Plan your car rental days to avoid the weekends. especially for pickup. For drop-off a key drop maybe offered so ask.

FAQs about renting a car in Salzburg

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Salzburg?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Salzburg?

    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).

  • Where are the best places to park in Salzburg?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Salzburg?

    On average a rental car in Salzburg costs ₪265 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Salzburg?

    The average gas price in Salzburg is ₪25.50 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪306 and ₪408, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Salzburg?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salzburg.

  • Which car rental companies are at W.A. Mozart airport (SZG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at W.A. Mozart airport include Alamo, MEGADRIVE, BUCHBINDER, Sixt and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at W.A. Mozart airport (SZG)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from W.A. Mozart airport to off-airport locations include MEGADRIVE, BUCHBINDER, Sixt, and Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Salzburg?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Salzburg?

    An Economy car rental in Salzburg costs ₪205 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Salzburg?

    An Intermediate car rental in Salzburg costs ₪311 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Salzburg?

    A Compact car rental in Salzburg costs ₪306 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Salzburg?

    In Salzburg, cars are most frequently rented at MEGADRIVE SALZBURG AIRPORT Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95 (4 km from city center ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Salzburg?

    On average a rental car in Salzburg costs ₪1,855 per week (₪265 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Salzburg?

    On average a rental car in Salzburg costs ₪7,951 per month (₪265 per day).

Salzburg car rental reviews and directory

Budget

7.2

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.7

2 locations in Salzburg

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Locations in Salzburg

Flughafen Salzburg

Monday08:30 - 22:45
Tuesday08:30 - 22:45
Wednesday08:30 - 22:45
Thursday08:30 - 22:45
Friday08:30 - 22:45
Saturday07:30 - 22:45
Sunday09:15 - 22:45

Karl-Wurmb-Str.3

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

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8.0 Very good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Pros: My pickup and drop off where in different locations which is really appreciated since very few rental companies allow that. Other than that car was ok and had no technical issues. I also got a very detailed report right after the return which was really helpful. Cons: rental was expensive compared to previous rentals and pickup at Memmingen airport was a bit slow.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2020

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast service, not a big Deposit, quick return of the Deposit.

Cons:

Everything was fine!

10.0 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff, great car, great service.....happy, happy, happy!

2.0 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

7.6 Good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Efficient drop

Cons:

Model of car. I reserved a golf or similar and got a Renault capture with insufficient space

1 out of 6

MEGADRIVE

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Salzburg

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Bergerbräuhofstraße 45

+43 662 882066

Opening times not available

SALZBURG AIRPORT Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

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Samergasse 34

+43 50 7010 46500

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Friendly and kind, caring staff. Very efficient. I am very happy.

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Salzburg

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Gniglerstrasse 12

Opening times not available

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

+43 1 8661650

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4.4 Mediocre

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The agent was excellent. The only negative is that the rental car agency location is closed on weekends which is very annoying because I had to pick up the car on a Friday and therefore rent the car for an extra day. This is just part of European culture where stores are constantly closed, leaving consumers without the options that they want.

1 out of 1

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Salzburg

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Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 105

+43 720 3712501400

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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5.6 Fair

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was very good. A recent model, with low mileage on the clock and a high level of equipment.

Cons:

The car was booked with Alamo. The details advised me to pick up the car at the Enterprise desk at Salzburg Airport and when I arrived the car was provided by Buchbinder - confusing isn't it. The car was very good. However, I had a minor incident on the road which caused irreparable damage to a tyre . I was able to fit the spare wheel - with a "spacesaver" tyre that had a maximum speed limit of 80kph (50 mph) - and I continued my journey to my hotel. From my hotel I tried to contact the hirer, using the number given on their scanty information pack. Seeing that it was a toll-free number, which can sometimes be difficult from a cellphone, I called from the landline in my hotel room. The number did not work. I asked the hotel receptionist to try the number for me and it did not work. I even tried calling from a public telephone in the street - it did not work! From the internet I obtained the rental desk number for Enterprise and was able to get through. I had hoped to be able to arrange a local replacement of the damaged tyre. However, with my limited German and the desk clerk's limited English and even more limited knowledge of cars I had the greatest difficulty getting her to understand that I had a burst tyre. She suggested I return the car to Salzburg Airport and pick up a replacement (a round trip of about 300km) but finally offered to get someone else to call me back. A man did call, about an hour and a half later, but his English was even worse and we finally agreed that I would just return the car at the end of my stay, using the spare tyre. The journey back to Salzburg on the Austrian autobahn at speeds limited to 80kph was very harrowing, with heavy lorries frequently coming up close behind, flashing lights and sounding horns for me to speed up or get out of the way. Overall I felt very isolated and vulnerable and completely let down by the lack of service from the hire company. Thankfully the burst tyre was only a minor incident. I dread to think of the problems if the incident had been serious. This was the worst level of service I have ever experienced and I will never use Alamo/Enterprise or their associates again.

1 out of 1

Hertz

9.4

Wonderful

14 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.3

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Salzburg

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Ferdinand-porsche-strasse 7

+43 662 876674

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Innsbrucker-bundes-str 105

+43 662 852086

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

Porschestrasse 7

+43 662 876674

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly, pick up and drop off very easy, and we had a very nice and clean car.

8.0 Very good

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, Opel Corsa

Cons:

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.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The staff were nice and polite.

8.0 Very good

Sep 2022

KAYAK
Drop off area is a bit confusing in busy area.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
The staff at city office in Salzburg is very Cooperative and accommodating. They made every effort to make things good for me.

1 out of 2

Dollar

8.8

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

9.7

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.4

Value for money

8.2

One location in Salzburg

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Salzburg Airport

+43 662 852086

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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Sixt

7.9

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

7.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.6

2 locations in Salzburg

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Christian-Doppler-Platz

+43 1 505264004

Monday07:30 - 22:45
Tuesday07:30 - 22:45
Wednesday07:30 - 22:45
Thursday07:30 - 22:45
Friday07:30 - 22:45
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30

Robinigstrasse 10

+43 1 505264004

Monday07:30 - 22:45
Tuesday07:30 - 22:45
Wednesday07:30 - 22:45
Thursday07:30 - 22:45
Friday07:30 - 22:45
Saturday08:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
I liked low fuel consumption

8.0 Very good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Good service . But they charged me again for additional amount more than what was due to them. No clear explanation provided during the singing of contract

8.0 Very good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Make sure you bring it back full.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were very easy and they gave us an upgraded car for no charge.

Cons:

Nothing

8.8 Very good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I had trouble finding the drop off.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Going over the car features based on where we were planning to go would have helped

1 out of 5

Avis

7.4

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Salzburg

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Flughafen Salzburg W A Mozart

Monday08:30 - 22:45
Tuesday08:30 - 22:45
Wednesday08:30 - 22:45
Thursday08:30 - 22:45
Friday08:30 - 22:45
Saturday07:30 - 22:45
Sunday09:15 - 22:45

Karl-Wurmb-Str. 3

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Antony at the Salzburg Hbf store was awesome. He anticipated our needs and got us in our car quickly. He was courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. Great guy!!!

2.4 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

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.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Excellent counter service and car

2.0 Poor

Nov 2022

KAYAK
Worst customer service

1 out of 2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Salzburg

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Locations in Salzburg

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 105

+43 720 3712501400

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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MAGGIORE

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Salzburg

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Innsbrucker Bundesstr. 95 Car Rental Pavillon -Terminal

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Samergasse 34

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FLIZZR

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Salzburg

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Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

+43 150 526 4043

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Robinigstrasse 10

+43 150 526 4000

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National

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Salzburg

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Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 105

+43 720 3712501400

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Gniglerstrasse 12

Opening times not available

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

1866 1650

Monday07:30 - 22:45
Tuesday07:30 - 22:45
Wednesday07:30 - 22:45
Thursday07:30 - 22:45
Friday07:30 - 22:45
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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INTERRENT

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Salzburg Airport

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Samergasse 34

+43 507 0104 5000

Monday07:30 - 22:45
Tuesday07:30 - 22:45
Wednesday07:30 - 22:45
Thursday07:30 - 22:45
Friday07:30 - 22:45
Saturday07:30 - 22:45
Sunday10:00 - 14:00

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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Salzburg

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Ferdinand Porsche-Strasse 7

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Gniglerstrasse 12

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Inssbrucker Bundes-Strasse 105

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BUCHBINDER

No score available yet

2 locations in Salzburg

from ₪201/day

Locations in Salzburg

Bergerbräuhofstr. 45

+43 662 882 066

Opening times not available

Innsbrucker Bundesstr. 95 Car Rental Pavillon

+43 662 882 066

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DRIVUS

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2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Salzburg (All Locations)

+43 664 1137200

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Salzburg Airport (Szg)

+43 664 1137200

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Global Rent A Car

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2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Bergerbräuhofstr. 45

+43 507 0104 5000

Opening times not available

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

+43 507 0104 5000

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King Rent Exclusive Services

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2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

+43 413 3533 3533

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Monchsbergpark 26

+43 413 3533 3533

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YourRent

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2 locations in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Salzburg Airport

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Salzburg Rail Station

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ACTIVE RENT A CAR

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One location in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Salzburg Airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Avis W.A. Mozart

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Ofran Holiday Autos

No score available yet

One location in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Maxglan Apt - Arrival Hall

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Shouqi

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One location in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse 95

+86 10 6064 1387

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Thrifty

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One location in Salzburg

Locations in Salzburg

Salzburg Airport

+43 662 852086

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 22:00

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89 travelers who rented a car in Salzburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Salzburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

₪265/day

Good deal

₪204/day

When to book a rental car in Salzburg

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