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Car rental in Vienna

The home of enthralling dances and seductive music, a city that boasts of majestic palaces and lush gardens, fragrant pastries and wonderful wine. It is as if Vienna was created for the carefree energetic ladies floating in the waves of enchanting waltzes by Johann Strauss. The city squares and streets are for fancy carriages pulled by thoroughbred horses, while the parks are ideal for romantic leisurely walks, seasoned with small talk. Vienna is beautiful at any time of the year. It strikes the visitor with its unusual views, authentic imperial luxury buildings and spacious squares that have become the guardians of ancient mysteries and secrets.

Hiring a car in Vienna would enable you comfortably travel around the city and see all the famous historical, architectural and cultural attractions – palaces, cathedrals, museums and major shopping centers. You do not need to search for rental companies on arrival. You can book a car right now by using bookingcar.ru. We offer only the best deals from leading car rental companies in Austria at the best prices.

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Penalties for traffic offences in Vienna

In Austria, there are no common penalties for violation of traffic rules. Each region of the country has different penalties. Police officers have the right to charge on-the-spot fines. Having rented a car in Vienna and violated traffic rules, you will be issued an official receipt. If the fine is a huge amount, you will be asked to make a deposit and complete the balance within 14 days. The size of the fine is often at the discretion of the police, depending on the specific road conditions.

Traffic offences and penalties

Traffic offences On-the-spot fines (€) Court fines
(€)
Driving on shoulders 7 10 to 40
Ignoring stop lines 36 30 to 60
Violating traffic rules (overtaking, changing direction, signalling, etc.) 21 36 to 42
Creating obstacles to other cars when overtaking 21 36 to 80
Prohibited overtaking 36 50 to 70
Railroad crossing violations 36 58 to 100
Violating give way rules 21 70
Crossing a red traffic light 36 58 to 70
Crossing a yellow traffic light 21 36 to 42
Throwing litter from the vehicle to the road 7 40
Using fog lights when visibility is good 21 36 to 60
Failure to maintain minimum distance to the vehicle in front - 36 to 2180
Driving on a highway without vignettes 120 300 to 3000
Exceeding the parking time, or parking in the wrong place 36 -
Turning off the headlights when visibility is poor 21 -
Violation of child restraint requirements 35 -
Failure to fasten seatbelt (passenger or driver seat belt) 35 -
Using a mobile phone without a headset while driving 50 -

The size of speeding penalties depends on how the offence was recorded – by a radar or by a police officer.

Speeding fines in Vienna

Speeding Radar (€) Police officer (€)
20 km/h or less 29-50 21
20 to 30 km/h 50-72 29-36
30 to 40 km/h 70-160 70
40 km/h and above 150-2180 and a driving ban from 6 weeks and above -

Fines for speeding outside the city

Speeding Radar (€) Police officer (€)
20 km/h or less 29-50 21
20 to 30 km/h 50-90 29-36
30 to 40 km/h 140-300 70
40 km/h and above 150-2180 and a driving ban from 6 weeks and above -

Fines for speeding on an expressway

Speeding Radar (€) Police officer (€)
10 km/h or less 30 20
20 km/h or less 45 35
20 to 30 km/h 60 50
30 to 40 km/h 70-160 70
40 km/h and above 150-2180 and a driving ban from 6 weeks and above -

Speed limits

There are standard speed limits for vehicles across Austria:

  • 50 km/h in built-up areas;
  • 80 km/h for country roads;
  • 100 km/h for highways.

The minimum permissible speed on expressways is 60 km/h. Having rented a car in Vienna with studded tires, you can drive on main roads not exceeding 100 km/h, and on other routes - 80 km/h.

Parking

In almost all the streets in Vienna, parking is chargeable and limited in time. Below are the rates:

    • free of charge if the parking is 10 minutes or less
    • 1 euro for 30 minutes
    • 2 euros for 1 hour
    • 3 euros for 1 hr 30 min
    • 4 euros for 2 hours.

If you want to park your car for a longer period, it is better to use underground garages (about 25 euros per day) or P+R parking lots (3 euros per day).

Permissible blood alcohol levels

The maximum permissible level of alcohol in the blood for driving in Vienna is 0.49 ‰. For drivers with less than 2 years of driving experience, the figure is 0.1 ‰. Exceeding these levels incurs the following severe penalties:

Drunk driving (from 0.5‰ to 0.79 ‰) a fine of 300 to 3700 euros; repeated violation – referral to a psychologist (200 euros)
Drunk driving (from 0.8‰ to 1.19 ‰) a fine of 800 to 3700 euros and a driving ban for 1 month; repeated violation – a fine and a driving ban for 3 months
Drunk driving (from 1.2‰ to 1.59 ‰) a fine of 1200 to 4400 euros and a driving ban for 4 months
Drunk driving (above 1.6 ‰) a fine of 1600 to 5900 euros and a driving ban for six months
Refusal to take a blood or breath test for alcohol a fine of 1600 to 5900 euros and a driving ban for six months

Fuel cost

Having rented a car in Vienna, you can refuel the car at any local filling station selling unleaded gasoline (98 and 95) and diesel fuel. Sale of leaded fuel is prohibited. There are also some gas stations but they are few. You can carry no more than 10 litters of fuel in cans.

Average fuel cost in Vienna

Gasoline 95 1.42 euros
Gasoline 98 1.55 euros
Diesel fuel 1.36 euros

Toll roads

In Austria, using some highways, motorways and special road sections are chargeable (vignette). Depending on the type, drivers can use toll roads within a certain period of time.

Cost of vignettes:

  • 8.30 euros for 10 days
  • 24.20 euros for 60 days;
  • 80.60 euros for 365 days.

You can buy a vignette at some filling stations in Austria and bordering countries. It must be affixed to the car before you drive into the toll road.

Indicative rates for car hire in Vienna