Innsbruck Car Rental

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Getting to Innsbruck

Visiting Innsbruck? If you’re travelling to this scenic alpine city, you’re probably flying into Innsbruck International Airport (INN).

Wondering how to get from Innsbruck Airport to the city centre? The airport is conveniently located only a 15-minute drive away – so hiring a car in Innsbruck Airport is a quick and easy way to kickstart your holiday.

Our convenient car rental in Innsbruck Airport, caters for all needs, from spacious family cars to all-terrain SUVs, so you can explore this Tyrolean city and surrounding region at your own pace.

What to see and do in Innsbruck

Best known for its winter sports and summer hikes, Innsbruck is also home to many historical sites that can be visited all year round. Read on to discover our top things to do in Innsbruck and the scenic Tyrol region.

Top places to visit in Innsbruck

From medieval castles to breathtaking mountain hikes, Innsbruck has a lot to offer. Let’s start by uncovering what to visit in Innsbruck city centre.

Innsbruck city centre
One of the top attractions in Innsbruck is the Goldenes Dachl, a striking golden roof oriel dating to the 16th century. This landmark building was used by the Austrian Emperor Maximilian I to observe festivals and events held in the below square. Today, it’s one of the city’s most famous symbols. Other great places to visit in Innsbruck include the imposing Hofburg Old Imperial Palace and the distinctly baroque 18th-century Innsbruck Cathedral.

Castles near Innsbruck
There are four castles in the vicinity of Innsbruck. The closest, Schloss Ambras, is just under a 10-minute drive away from the city centre. This Renaissance castle is perched off a hill above the city, and offers stunning views over the valley. Other castles include Martinsbühel Schloss, about a 20-minute drive away, the ruins of Burgruine Thaur, also 20 minutes away, and Schloss Büchsenhausen, right in the city centre.

Hikes in Innsbruck
Surrounded by the stunning peaks of the Tyrolean Alps, Innsbruck offers plenty of hiking paths suited to all levels. For a gentle, easy hike suitable for families with small children, opt for the Wildsee Loop hike, offering serene views over lakes and woods. Intermediate-level hikers won’t want to miss the Blick in die Klamm hike, where you can visit a 25-metre-high waterfall. Finally, for the hiking pros, there are plenty of mountain hikes near Innsbruck including the Seefelder Joch and the Blick auf die Isar hikes.

Skiing in Innsbruck
There are plenty of world-class ski resorts near Innsbruck. There are nine ski resorts around the city centre, that all form part of the Olympia SkiWorld complex. This includes the family-friendly slopes of Rangger Köpfl and the expert black ski pistes of the Stubai Glacier, a staggering 3,210 metres above sea level. Other places to visit near Innsbruck for skiing include the Axamer Lizum ski resort, about a 30-minute drive away from the city centre; or the Kühtai ski resort, Austria’s highest slopes, about a 45-minute drive away.

Innsbruck food & drink

When visiting Innsbruck, trying the local Tyrolean food is a must. From Tiroler Gröstl, a dish of potato fry-up with bacon, onion, and fried eggs, to the traditional apfelstrudel, a delicious dessert made with apples – Austrian food has a lot to offer. In winter, go for hearty dishes like Tiroler Speckknödel, typical Austrian dumplings served with butter and speck. In summer, opt for a platter of local cold cuts like the Alpkäse, Tiroler Graukäse and Tiroler Bergkäse cheeses served with Tiroler Speck and sauerkraut. As for typical Austrian drinks, in winter you can’t go wrong with a delicious hot chocolate with whipped cream. Need a refreshing drink after your hike? Go for locally produced apfelsaft (apple juice) which is usually homemade.

Shopping in Innsbruck

There are plenty of shopping destinations in Innsbruck, catering for all styles and budgets. Head to the Maria-Theresien-Strasse in the picturesque Old Town for fashion boutiques, local produce gastronomies, and shops selling arts and crafts. Alternatively, if you’re after an indoor shopping experience (particularly useful when it’s cold outside!) head to any of the city’s shopping centres including the DEZ Innsbruck, Kaufhaus Tyrol, and Sillpark shopping malls.

Festivals and events in Innsbruck

Looking for typical things to do in Innsbruck? Plan your trip around one of the many religious and cultural festivities or sports events. Here’s some of the best events to attend, according to the season:

Autumn events in Innsbruck
As the leaves change from green to auburn, Innsbruck turns into a picture-perfect postcard. Make the most of this season by attending one of the many harvest festivals starting from the 1st of October. Another great event is the Alpine Folk Music Festival in September.

Winter events in Innsbruck
Visiting Innsbruck during the winter ski season? If you’re travelling between November and December, make the most of the typical Christkindlmärkte Innsbruck Christmas Market in Landhausplatz square. Other fun events in Innsbruck include the Igls Bobsleigh Rides, usually held between December and late February, and the tantalising East Tirol Krampus Run, where locals dress up as devilish horned creatures called ‘Krampus’ and parade around the streets.

Spring events in Innsbruck
Looking for things to do in Innsbruck in spring? If you’re a fan of jogging, join the Alpine Trail Run Festival in April for some sports-filled fun. Alternatively, take part in the Maypole Festival, which occurs annually on the last day of April. You’ll join locals dressed in traditional Tyrolean clothing in folklore dances, feasts, and street parties.

Summer events in Innsbruck
For those visiting the region in summer, there are plenty of exciting outdoor festivals. Music fans won’t want to miss the Tanzsommer festival held annually in mid-July. Alternatively, enjoy free music concerts ranging from classical to contemporary at the Frühschoppen Konzert festival, held in the nearby town of Igls, only a 15-minute drive away from Innsbruck city centre.

Driving in Innsbruck

If you are planning to rent a car in Innsbruck, it is wise to familiarise yourself with the local road rules and regulations. From essential document checklists to important road safety measures – read on to discover all there is to know about driving in Austria.

What do you need to drive in Innsbruck?

• A full, valid driving licence
• An international permit (non-EU/EEA)
• Car insurance certificate
• Car rental paperwork
• Passport

Austria driving rules

In Austria you drive on the right-hand side of the road

As a general rule, vehicles coming from the right have priority It is compulsory for all passengers to wear a seatbelt

The use of hand-held mobile phones is prohibited when driving

The international three-colour traffic light system is used

Driving in Austria in winter

If you’re driving in Innsbruck or the surrounding mountainous regions during winter months, there are a few extra precautions to take due to the icy road conditions and snowfall. It is mandatory to use winter tyres between November 1st and April 15th

All-season tyres that carry the M S mark and have 4mm tread can also be used between November and April During heavy snowfall, the use of snow chains may become mandatory

Some mountain roads may close during winter due to avalanche risks or icy conditions It is mandatory to remove snow and ice from your car’s roof, windows, lights, and number plates

Always check the weather report before driving long distances in winter

Innsbruck Car Rental

Hiring a car in Innsbruck is a convenient way of visiting the city and neighbouring areas. When driving in Innsbruck, pay attention to road closures, especially on weekends, market days, and annual festivities. Parking in Innsbruck is relatively easy, with plenty of underground parking lots conveniently located around town. Generally, traffic conditions are good, but extra traffic can be expected during high season in winter months. Travelling to Innsbruck? Rent a car and explore this scenic city and surrounding alpine region from the comfort of your own car.

Car and van rental in Austria with Enterprise

Enterprise Austria offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Innsbruck

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Innsbruck

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Innsbruck, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.