Situated 18km south of Austria’s capital, Vienna International Airport (VIE) serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines as well as a base for the low-cost carriers, Wizz Air and Ryanair.
At VIE, visitors have 13 car rental agencies to choose on arrival. All these companies are situated in the car rental centre on level 0 of the multi-storey car park (P4) which is just a short walk away from the airport.
To determine which rental car companies offer the best vehicles across our three categories (Most Affordable, Best for Luxury, Best for Minivans), TravelMag.com carefully researched prices, availability, policies and customer reviews of the 13 car rental companies operating out of VIE. Here are our findings:
Most Affordable: Usave
It may not be a household brand, but when it comes to cheap car rentals at Vienna Airport, Usave comes out on top. This is especially the case when picking out the economy or compact options with a number of models on offer at under €60 per day. Amongst the cars in its parking lot, they have the Opel Mokka, Opel Corsa and Citroen C4 as well as larger vehicles like the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross which are rented out for only a few euros more. Across the many parameters car hire companies are judged on, Usave scores reasonably well on the most important ones (value for money and condition of car), with an overall score of 7.9 out of 10.
Best for Luxury: Sixt
The roster of vehicles offered by Sixt is ideal for anyone who dreams of roaring along Austria’s famous autobahns, or zipping up and down its mountains. In its range, there is something for everyone, from two-door classics to the latest SUVs. Its German contingent of vehicles is particularly large with cars from Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW, including the BMX1 and the BMX3 series. For larger groups, we’d recommend the Jeep Grand Cherokee which can comfortably fit five adults. Sixt’s offices are directly on the ground floor of the parking garage P4 and are open from 7am to 11:30 p.m. daily.
Best for Minivans: Europcar
Europcar is the best choice for families planning vacations in Vienna chiefly thanks to its large selection of minivans on offer. Several agencies have cheaper options, however, none of them have the range of Europcar. For example, Europcar rents out both seven and nine-seater minivans like the Volkswagen Transporter which is perfect for families with large volumes of luggage. Moreover, Europcar consistently receives glowing reviews from past users with an overall ranking of 8.6/10 on popular car rental site RentalCars.