Austria

Car rental in Austria

Tips for driving your rental car in Austria

If you're travelling to Austria, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Austria is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Vienna counts 1749673 inhabitants. In Vienna hosts 21.3% of the entire country's population, which counts over 8220000 inhabitants. In Austria the language spoken most widespread is German but people also speak Austro-Bavarian and Alemannic. The time zone in Austria is GMT+01:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Austria is C / F and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Austria is +43, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Austria

With a fuel cost in Austria averaging at 1.81 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Austria shares its land borders with Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 124508, 1719 of which motorways, which ranks Austria as the 41st country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Austria there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (EUR). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 130 km/h. Bear in mind that in Austria, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Austria

Austria boasts nine UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg (cultural) and Semmering Railway (cultural).

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