What you should know before hiring a car in Innsbruck
|Innsbruck city centre|
|Kranebitten Airport (INN): 2 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Innsbruck: practical information
Where to rent a car in Innsbruck
Have your heart set on an Austrian adventure? Search for cheap flights to Innsbruck, right at the feet of the Alps. A rental car is an absolute necessity if you hope to see anything outside the city centre so pick up a car hire from Innsbruck Airport. Choose from Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Megadrive.
Avis, Denzeldrive and Hertz all have locations in the city centre. Bear in mind however that prices may be more expensive than at the airport.
Driving in Innsbruck: parking and other tips
Most of Innsbruck has restricted parking, indicated by blue lines on the road. You can park in these zones for a maximum of 1.5 hours-3 hours for a set fee. Parking tickets are available from nearby ticket dispensers. You can also use a car park for about €15/day.
If you’re looking for longer parking, it’s highly recommended to choose a hotel in Innsbruck that offers complimentary parking to its guests.
Road trips from Innsbruck: what to do, what to see
Kaunertal is a glacier and ski resort not far from Innsbruck. In the winter, it offers both cross-country and alpine skiing. In the summer, it’s a popular spot to golf, hike, cycle on the four-cross track and swim. You can even see Mont Blanc from here!
In the summer there’s no better place to spend a hot day than at Natterer See, a highland lake within a short drive of Innsbruck. The lake is just 2.5 kilometres west of Natters and sits at 830 metres above sea level. There are hiking trails around the perimeter of the lake and is a fabulous place to swim.
Seefeld in Tirol
Seefeld has a special climate, making it ideal for nordic sports and cross-country skiing. The city hosts the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, securing its position as a top destination for winter sports. In summer, it’s a popular destination for hiking and active holidays.