Car hire Salzburg | Our rental car locations

Picking up your car rental from Salzburg is made simple with us. Our branch can be found at Salzburg Airport, located on the grounds opposite the arrivals terminal. Within the airport, we have clear branding so it should be straightforward to find us. Once you have located our branch, one of our friendly team will help you with all the details of your rental vehicle, handle any queries you may have and get you out on the road as soon as possible. With decades of experience behind us, you have certainly come to the right place for your car hire from Salzburg and we aim to provide a comprehensive service each and every time you rent a vehicle with us.


Sixt car hire Salzburg

A helpful map showing exactly where our Salzburg rental branch is located can be found by clicking the second tab of our branch menu. This page will give you useful information about opening times and the exact address of our Salzburg rental branch. There is an out of hours pick up service available should this be required which will offer more flexibility on your trip to Salzburg. Take a look at the car hire price comparison to get an idea of the different vehicle costings, and find out which is the most affordable for you, as well as the one that best suits your own personal specifications and requirements. You can then hire a car online, by calling our reservation number to speak with one of our team members directly or on the go through are convenient app. We do our very best to provide you with the vehicle of your choosing. However, we cannot assure you of the specific model so only the class of the vehicle can be guaranteed.

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Our Service

Our Service

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of rental cars, vehicles and models to give our customers extensive choice. We offer cars and estates from manufacturers including BMW, Ford and Jaguar to name but a few. If you would prefer to travel around in style and luxury during your time in Austria, we also offer a number of sports cars and convertibles. Alternatively, if you are looking to head out to explore the Austrian countryside or are planning a trip up into the mountains, one of our 4x4s may be the perfect vehicle for you. If you have larger goods or equipment to transport during your time in the country, we also have vans and trucks available for hire.

Enhance your car hire experience by choosing from our range of optional extras:

  • A popular choice is a Sat Nat which will help you get from A to B during your time in Austria.
  • If you are planning to head up into the Alps on a skiing adventure, add a magnetic ski rack to your vehicle
  • Stay safe in icy conditions with snow chains
  • We offer a range of child seats for your little ones if you are planning a family holiday
  • With one of our insurance packages, specific cover is available for young drivers as well as LDW waivers
  • Add an additional driver if more than one of you needs to take charge of the wheel during your time in Salzburg
Traffic Information

Traffic Information

Once you have arrived and picked up your vehicle from Salzburg Airport, you can start exploring the city and its surrounding sights. The drive to the city centre itself is short and straighforward. Just four miles away from the airport, the journey should only take around 15-20 minutes. The main A1 road gives the best access to the city centre from the airport which will be well signposted. This road leads all the way to Vienna if you are planning to head here on your trip. Remember, when driving on the autobahns, you can only pass on the right, pay attention to the speed limits (they do vary and it is not all unrestricted) and move across to the right lane whenever possible. Plenty of convenient parking is available throughout the city to visit the various tourist attractions in the surrounding area. In the wintertime, be careful of the icy road conditions. Give yourself plenty of time to get from A to B as road works are seemingly constant in Austria, and sometimes road signs can be difficult to decipher.

Salzburg is located on the border of Germany, so you will have easy access to the southeastern part of the country including the world famous Bavaria region which is a major tourist hot spot. The Alps are also on your doorstep, and many of the surrounding road links give access to the mountains whether you are looking for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summertime.

The hills are alive in Salzburg

The hills are alive in Salzburg

As the setting for the classic musical The Sound of Music, a host of visitors arrive here every year to see the locations where many of the iconic scenes were shot. A number of companies offer Sound of Music tours so a trained guide can talk you through the film while you can recreate your very own von Trapp experience! Even if musicals aren't for you, Salzburg is famous for being in one of the most spectacular locations of any of the world's cities. A walk up to Hohensalzburg Castle is a great starting point to see the towering mountains that surround the city. Even if you are just here for a weekend, you can experience many of the treasures that Salzburg has to offer by simply strolling around the city centre and looking up.

Sightseeing Destinations

Sightseeing Destinations

On the outskirts of the city, the Untersberg lift whisks visitors up the mountain for panoramic views of Salzburg and beyond. Rising 1320 metres in just 10 minutes, you can embark on some hiking trails from the top or simply enjoy some refreshments while taking in the spectacular views over the Alps.

Distance to Untersberg

Distance to Untersberg

  • From Salzburg city centre: 17.4 miles, 38 minutes
  • From Sixt branch at Salzburg Airport: 11.4 miles, 27 minutes

South of Salzburg is the scenic farm town of Golling an der Salzach, which is a popular day trip from the city for many visitors. It features a beautiful waterfall, alpine gorges, small lakes and attractive mountain views. Fans of the great outdoors will love this destination and it can be easily reached using your car hire from Salzburg.

Distance to Golling an der Salzach

Distance to Golling an der Salzach

  • From Salzburg city centre: 24.2 miles, 34 minutes
  • From our branch at Salzburg Airport: 18.6 miles, 24 minutes

Berchtesgaten is located over the German border and is one of the country's most celebrated tourist destinations. History enthusiasts will want to take a journey up to the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountainside retreat and visit the accompanying museum which is nearby to the picturesque town. Also close by is the stunning Lake Konigssee, where you can take a boat ride across the serene body of water and even go swimming in the summertime.

Distance to Berchtesgaten

Distance to Berchtesgaten

  • From Salzburg city centre: 22 miles, 36 minutes
  • From Sixt branch at Salzburg Airport: 16 miles, 25 minutes
Business Destinations

Business Destinations

As one of Austria's most popular cities, Salzburg is an important business destination for many visitors. Salzburg specialises in a number of industries including tourism, commerce, financial and legal services. Many leading businesses have made Salzburg their home including Porsche, Red Bull, Spar AG, Sony DADC and Alpine Bau and the Congress centre is a popular business destination. Its close proximity to Bavaria - which is a key business hub within Germany particularly renowned for being the home of many prominent car manufacturers - means that many visitors come to conduct their business over the border. Munich is often the centre of business in southern Germany, but Salzburg gives good access to the other towns on the eastern side of Bavaria too.

 Distance to Munich

Distance to Munich

  • 90 miles, 1 hour and 37 minutes


  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 474 Ratings


Nice Experience to rent the car at Sixt! Good service!

Andrei C.

I had a question about a late pick-up time and sent an email to the Sixt branch contact email the day before arriving. Dominic replied very quickly and answered my question fully, allowing me to focus on my vacation. The experience at the counter was just as pleasant so I definitely recommend them to anyone renting a car at Salzburg airport.

Fatma Al Q.

Mr Dominic was really helpful and went out of his way to assist us on an inquiry related to our next destination planning


Extremely kind staff, really want to give a big shout out to the staff who helped us with our vehicle scheduled on 7 May (12pm).

We booked a manual transmission car online and picked it up but realised that it was a mistake because my husband had been too used to driving an automatic transmission vehicle back in our country -- ran back to stop the staff from leaving (he had already packed up as the office closes at 12pm) and he very very kindly took the time to go back in and find a new automatic vehicle for us even though he could very well have refused us.

Really really appreciate the staff's actions (sorry did not have the chance to catch his name)!

Jose Manuel Cejudo M.

Great office. They canceled my reserve to offer me a better and cheaper offer. They were very nice.

Georgios G.

Friendly and polite employee with good English speaking skills. Competitive offer with no hidden extra costs. Easy pick-up and return process.



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