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Car rental tips for the winter in Austria

Driving is fun, effective, and comfortable when the sun is shining, the wind is not blowing, and the sky is clear like a crystal ball.However it should be delightful at anytime and anywhere. This is the reason why we are going to show you some tips, must do’s and things that you should avoid.

Let us start by adressing the obvious. You should be extra cautious, because not only the ground is slippery, but also your eyesight is hugely affected by the bad weather in a very negative way. In case you equip your car with snow chains you should not drive faster than 50 km/h. Road signs across Austria indicate whether snow chains are compulsory or not. If you transport skis, or a snowboard it is worth to book a ski roof rack to your rental car. Packing a pair of fitting and warm gloves and sunglasse can make your great service in the cold, but surprisingly sunny winter of Austria.

If you choose to hire a car in Austria, you have to take into account that you should not drink any alcohol, because it is more strict than in most part’s of the world. It is compulsory to carry your driving license, car rental documents and passport with yourself.  Between the first day of November and April 15, if the roads are covered with either snow or ice, the laws require you to equip your vehicle with snow tires, that have a minimum thread depth of 4mm. Snow tires ensure that you are safe and you can enjoy driving those tricky icy mountain roads without even a slight fear in your heart. If you fail to do so you are not only can be damaged but also fined as hard as a football player celebrating his score.

All in all, I believe the best way to explore this beautiful country is renting a car with the proper accessories fitting the cold winther weather, because you can roam anywhere you want with a great feeling of freedom. Besides it gives you the flexibility to visit multiple places. What is more you can choose from a wide range of vehicles. If you want to rent a car you can find further information in our website.


Our purpose at Papacar is to offer you the fairest price for car rental. Whether you are on a business trip, or on a holiday, you can be sure that you make the best buy when renting a car at Papacar.


Since we offer cars with deluxe facilities budget low cost rates and also several ones of the plainest models, we are sure that you can find the most suitable vehicle for your needs. When choosing a car, you should consider some important aspects. For instance the surface, on which you will use the car, the number of passengers, and the trunk space. According to these aspects you can select the most suitable vehicle. The pictograms help you to indicate the customized offers.


In most cities of Austria we provide the opportunity of taking up, and handing down cars. In Austria there are several hidden summer and winter resorts far from the tourist zone, which can be easily approached by car, but not by public transportation. For reaching these beautiful areas, it is advisable to rent a car and travel around the places you are interested in, whenever you would like to.


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What our customers say


Ideal if you are in a rush

I had to rent a vehicle in a hurry and everything was OK. The car waited for me at the airport as expected.



I was satisfied with the service. Everything were ok. We reserved just a few days before our journey, so we didn't get the car, what we looked out firstly. This was a little annoyance. Moral: It is worth to reserve the car asap. Tom (with family)


A bit difficult for me

booking was a bit difficult for me, but i usually don't use internet to pay for something. next time will be the reservation easier. the service was average. the car worked right. this is my main expectation. Sophie



Kicsi gyerekekkel utaztunk, ebből kifolyólag tudtuk, hogy sok csomagunk lesz, ezért választottuk az autóbérlést. Tömegközlekedés használata túl körülményes lett volna a gyerekekkel és a csomagokkal. Minden családosnak ajánlom. Ha meg kell állni, mert a kicsinek dolga van, egyszerűen megtehető, míg buszon ez körülményesebb lett volna. Zita



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