The area around Salzburg is fascinating to explore, and most conveniently accessed with your own car rental. Pick up your rental car at the airport and you'll be free to head off into the Austrian countryside, unbridled by the limitations of public transport to enjoy your holiday on your own schedule
Salzburg is surrounded by picturesque Alpine countryside, making it the ideal backdrop for day trips with a car rental. The region is world famous as the setting for the classic musical The Sound of Music, and car rental travellers will find it easy to visit the sites recognisable from the film, including Anif Palace, Lake Wolfgang and St. Gilgen.
The Werfen Ice Caves are a dazzling natural spectacle only 36 km from Salzburg, and most conveniently reached with a car rental. The largest ice caves in the world, they can be accessed by a cable car that leads up to the mountain entrance, 40 km high. The Alps also present the perfect opportunity for active ski holidays at a number of world-class resorts that are easily reached with a car rental from Salzburg.
History buffs are encouraged to make the trip to Castle Hohenwerfen, a well preserved 11th century fortress that offers a range of activities, including historic themed taverns, a chance to view the castle's ancient weapons collection and a visit to the Falconry Museum. Another fascinating day trip by car is the Salt Mine at Durrnberg, situated 34 km from Salzburg city centre by car, where visitors can discover the subterranean salt lake that gives Salzburg its name.
At British Airways, we provide car rentals in partnership with Avis, so you're assured of the highest quality service. All car rentals include mandatory third party liability insurance*, unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver (excess applies), theft protection (excess applies), taxes and airport surcharges*. If you want to reduce excess payments, you can pay for Super Collision Damage Waiver when you collect your car.
You can make significant savings when you book all parts of your holiday in Salzburg together from British Airways. Book your car rental at the same time as your flights and hotel in Salzburg and you can enjoy the convenience of arranging your entire holiday on BA.com. We can also take care of your ski holidays in the Austrian Alps this winter.
(* for North American residents we offer Exclusive car rental plans, details of which can be viewed in relevant search results).