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    Where to pick up your car

    The most popular car hire location is Innsbruck Airport (INN), which is just over 10 mins' drive from the centre (about 5km).

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    Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in Innsbruck are Megadrive, Budget, Buchbinder, Europcar and Alamo.

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    Euro (EUR)

  • Average temperatures

    Warmest month: July (19°C)
    Coldest month: January (-2°C)

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Hire a car in Innsbruck

Flanked by the Zillertaler Alps to the east and the Ötztal Alps to the west, Innsbruck is Austria’s alpine city.

Innsbruck is a fairy-tale picture-book city, perfect for the urbanite with its historic Baroque architecture and boutique shops, as well as the winter sport enthusiast. Although the city itself isn’t huge, it is charming. The surrounding snow-capped mountains are stuffed full of places to explore, whether by car, foot or skis.

Make sure you reach that remote alpine hut you’ve been dreaming about by renting with easyCar. We compare rental prices from top brands to get you the best price for your snow-topped holiday.

Car rental in Innsbruck – the numbers

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Innsbruck?
A. Five to six days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Innsbruck?
A. December.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Innsbruck?
A. Alamo is the cheapest car rental brand in Innsbruck, offering cars from just £16 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Scenic drives

Grossglockner High-Alpine Road

One of Austria’s top alpine destinations and one of Europe’s most unforgettable roads, the Grossglockner High-Alpine route is a bucket list drive for any adventurer. Prepare yourself for breath-taking views that capture the force of nature on this sensational 48km stretch of road.

The road follows an epic stretch of natural terrain, twisting and turning its way along the mountains. It leads to the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park and passes the longest glacier in the Eastern Alps – the Pasterze. At over 12,400 feet, Grossglockner is the highest peak within the Austrian Alps.

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The ultimate Innsbruck road trip

  • Innsbruck Airport INN

    Innsbruck Airport is the largest airport in western Austria.

  • Car hire pick up point

    Car hire desks are located on the upper floor of the main hall and in the multi-storey car park, which you can access from the terminal via a walkway.  

  • Garmisch, Germany

    Just over the border, this town is closest to Germany’s highest summit – Zugspitze.

  • Otztal

    A 65km long alpine valley, home to Wildspitze peak – the Tirol’s tallest mountain.

  • Lech

    This  posh ski resort town is also a fantastic summer escape with plenty of hiking trails and festivals.

  • Bregenz

    Set on the shores of Lake Constance, Austria’s easternmost city is a haven of traditional and modern culture.

Local knowledge

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Tourist tips

Innsbruck Card
If you plan on visiting numerous sites within the city, it is worth buying an Innsbruck Card, which gives you free admission to all museums and visitor attractions. The price of the card depends on the length of time you purchase: 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours.

As in other European cities, a service charge and tax is included in the bill. If you want to tip more, it’s routine to round up your meal bills.

Olympic Heritage
Having hosted the winter Olympics twice, Innsbruck has a variety of different Olympic sites visitors can explore. For amateur athletes looking for a hair-raising thrill, the bobsleigh and skeleton track is a must-see (and ride!). The track is open all-year round, for those daring enough to race down the icy slide. The tower at the top of the Bergisel Ski Jump is also a great place to get your adrenaline flowing and watch ski-jumpers practice the art.

Driving tips

Winter driving
Snow tyres are mandatory from November to mid-April. Keep in mind that heavy snowfall can temporarily close highways or mountain passes, so keep up to date with weather forecasts.

A vignette sticker is required to drive on Austria’s highways. They can be purchased at petrol stations and post offices if your rental company doesn’t provide you with one.

Parking is expensive in Innsbruck, as it is in most major European cities. There is a mix of street parking and car parks within the city, as well as park and rides, which are helpful for reaching Innsbruck car-free area.

Mandatory items
You are required to carry a reflective safety vest in your car at all times. Check whether your rental company supplies a vest.