Car hire in Salzburg Airport
Car hire at Salzburg Airport
Salzburg Airport (SZG) is just 15 minutes away from the city of Salzburg via the A1, with the drive seeming to take you back in time. This stunning city in Austria was once the home of the composer Mozart and seems to have changed little since then, at least on the surface.
What I need to know
You'll be able to explore the historic and picturesque city with no trouble, as there are ten car hire companies to be found at Salzburg Airport. These offer vehicles ranging from mini and economy to minivans and premium cars. You can find the right car for you by using our site, which also means you'll get free cancellation and 24/7 support should you need it.
Where to pick up my car
All the car hire companies at Salzburg Airport can be found on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park, making it simple to collect your luggage and head off. The car park is reached by a covered walkway, so you can get there with ease no matter the weather.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Salzburg really does look like it's been taken straight from the pages of a fairytale. Set beside the Salzach River and surrounded by steep hillsides and mountains, you'll want to get straight in your car and start exploring. Embrace the history of the city's famous composer or head to the clifftop fortress, all made easier with your hire car.
Nearby Salzburg Airport
Just over 20 minutes away is one of the most imposing locations in Salzburg. Perched on top of a hill on the edge of the city, Festung Hohensalzburg is a 900-year-old fortress. Known for being one of the preserved fortresses of its kind in Europe, you can't drive directly there, but you can park up and hop on the glass festungsbahn funicular to enjoy stunning views.
To see more of Austria, head to the beautiful city of Vienna. The drive takes three hours via the A1, but it leads you through stunning countryside. In Vienna you'll find breathtaking architecture, winding lanes filled with treasures and fantastic traditions mingled with modern touches.
Eating and drinking
There's a great contrast between the eateries and bars on offer in Salzburg. Michelin-starred restaurants rub shoulders with smaller, family-run establishments, each offering gorgeous food. As well as the customary strudel and sticky sausages, you can't go to Salzburg without enjoying a schnapps or two.
Things to do
A visit to Salzburg isn't complete unless you learn something about the city's most famous son. Visit Mozart's place of birth, which is an unmistakable bright yellow townhouse. He was born in the house in 1756 and lived there for 17 years. The house is now a museum that is home to an interesting mix of Mozart memorabilia.
There's no shortage of sights in Salzburg and even just walking or driving through the city will give you plenty to explore. You can head to Schloss Mirabell, which was constructed in 1606 and features gorgeous gardens and interiors.
One of the most famous attractions is the Residenz in the DomQuartier. Here the prince-archbishops held court and its importance is mirrored in its lavish decor.