What you should know before hiring a car in Salzburg
|Salzburg city centre|
|W.A. Mozart International Airport (SZG): 2 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Salzburg: practical information
Where to rent a car in Salzburg
The hills are alive… you know how the rest of the song goes. If you're a fan of The Sound of Music and traditional Austrian culture, then Salzburg is without a doubt the best place to visit in Austria. Cheap flight tickets from London to Salzburg aren't hard to come by if you search far enough in advance. If you want to get out of the city and explore the gorgeous mountains at the city's edge you'll need a cheap rent a car in Salzburg and the airport is the best place to get one. Choose your car hire Salzburg airport from Hertz, Sixt, Sunny Cars, Avis, Buchbinder, Europcar and Megadrive Autovermietung.
If you only need a car hire Salzburg city, that's easily done as well. You'll find most of the rentals are within close walking distance to the train station in the city centre. For a car hire Salzburg train station try Easyotion on Südtiroler Platz, Avis on Ferdinand-porsche-strasse and Budget Car and Van Rental on Elisabethstrasse. These three are very close to the train station. A little further away are Buchbinder on Vogelweiderstrasse.
Driving in Salzburg: parking and other tips
It can be difficult driving in Salzburg as first, mostly since street name are written in small type-face and in a traditional font that isn't really easy to read. It's best if you have a GPS that tells you to "turn right in 25m" instead of trying to read a map and look for street signs. The city centre is small too, so find a parking spot and then leave your rent car in Salzburg for the day. In the city you can park on the street, but it's limited to 3 hours max between 9:00am-7:00pm on weekdays and on Saturdays between 9:00am-4:00pm. There are two car parks in the city centre, one on either side of the river at Fanny-von-Lehnert Strasse 8 and Müllner Hauptstraße 48.
The most ideal situation is to book hotels in Salzburg that offer parking, that way you can leave your discount car hire in Salzburg at your hotel by day, only using it to get out of the city. To find a hotel in Salzburg with parking, simply search as you normally would on liligo.com, choosing Parking as one of your preferred amenities.
Road trips from Salzburg: what to do, what to see
There are some really exciting day trips that are possible to add on to your holidays in Salzburg, some not even that far away! Take a trip to either the salt mines or the ice caves near Werfen. Eisriesenwelt is the largest ice cave in the world and well worth taking the time to see, just remember to pack some warm clothes for the trip!
If you're in Salzburg during the Christmas season then it's essential to visit Oberndorf. In winter, this small Austrian village is simply magical. What is so special about Oberndorf? It was here that the famous Christmas carol Silent Night, Holy Night was both composed and performed for the first time in the Silent Night Chapel on Christmas Eve in 1818.
Fancy heading up into the mountains for some trekking and hiking? There are a ton of places within easy distance of Salzburg for it, like the Untersberg, Salzkammergut and the Königssee which are all easily reached by car from Salzburg. Untersberg is a mountain massif, easily climbed if you take the cable car from 'St Leonhard' station in Gartenau to the Geiereck peak.