Car rentals in Vienna: All you need to know
A Vienna car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Vienna. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How can I find a bargain car rental in Vienna?
We always strive to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. Make sure to:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Vienna?
CarRentals.com has around a half-dozen rental providers to pick from in Vienna. You'll find some of the best companies, like Hertz. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Vienna?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Vienna. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Vienna||Audi A4, Cadillac XTS, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Vienna?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Vienna is 21. But, you may find that there is an added charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Does Vienna require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always needed, wherever you're renting a car. Nevertheless, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay for the rental in full using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check ahead of time and, if it's necessary, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Vienna.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Vienna?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Vienna. You can drive wherever you want without incurring extra charges. Review your policy to see if there are mileage limitations.
What are some must-see sights in Vienna?
There is tons to see and do in this city. Some of Vienna's most popular attractions are:
- St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom)
- Hofburg Palace
Lucky for you, you'll be able to drive to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Vienna trip, make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Vienna rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel fund.