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Where should we drop off our rental car?

We plan to pick up a car in Munich for touring around Bavaria and Austria ... then we fly home from Vienna. When we arrive in Vienna should we drop it at the airport and take transit into town? Or is there a convenient and easily-accessible drop-off office near the city center where we will probably be staying?

Any recommendations on a car rental company?

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1. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

there will be a charge for a different country drop off. but depending on which rental firm you use, they will advise you of cost and of their various locations.

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2. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

Hertz has or used to have a station in the center. You need to check the websites of the car rental companies whether and where they have representations in Vienna. It wouldn't be overly complicated to get into Vienna from the airport, so I wouldn't dismiss it in the first place.

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3. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

several rental firms have offices in the city center of Vienna.

Examples

hertz

www.hertz.com

their office is on the Ring Kaertner Ring 17

also Europcar

www.europcar.com

Schubert Ring 9

both of these addresses are very close to each other on the main boulevard of the city -The Ringstrasse- easily reached.

Numerous hotels are not far away- Imperial, Grand , Ring, Marriott and more.

The airport has various transport options to the city - bus, train - reserved taxi is just about 30 euro more or less.

Perhaps some of your decision may be based on Hotel location and amount of luggage carried.

The airport has luggage storage and you could store unneeded luggage there and retrieve it when departing . This would make the journey into the city if using public transport easier.

Also check for costs- airport locations often carry a higher fee.

check for another country drop- off charge as you rent in Germany and drop off in Austria.

This happens often but not all of the time.

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4. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

We have just returned from a similar trip. We rented with Avis from Munich and returned the car in Vienna. Just to keep things easy we returned the car to Venna airport the day we arrived, and then took a taxi to our Vienna hotel. Previously we have used public tpt from the airport and that is pretty easy also.

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5. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

No need to go all the way out to the airport; many to choose from in town, including Sixt (have used them numerous times) and Hertz. Do a search on www.kayak.com for an idea of costs and rental office locations.

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6. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

Thanks, everyone. Folks on the Munich forum recommended Gemut as a good agency to procure a car ... so I will go to them for advice.

We are light packers ... one small suitcase apiece ... so nothing to store.

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7. Re: Where should we drop off our rental car?

gamut

www.gemut.com

Autoeurope

www.autoeurope.com

Both are consolidaters - your actual auto comes from a regular rental firm that can vary.

often prices can be a little less using them but check carefully

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