Austria is a wonderful place to travel and explore, annually thousands of travelers from EU, EEA and non EU and EEA visit Austria. In this article we explain the maximum of the driving rules and regulation, international driver license acceptability, and many more to be able to help the Tourists guide for driving in Austria at ease.
All these driving rules are specific to just only tourist and Non- Resident perspective.
Rules for Non EEA Driving License in Austria:
- Travelers only need respective national driving license with two passport size photographs, and International Driving Permit.
- English translation of your driving license.
- Valid up to 6 & 12 months on to the date of First Arrival.
- Can obtain IDP from AAA, Sixt car and others rentals with approximately 28 Euros.
Check out the international driving permit validity of your respective country… IDP.
Rules for EU and EEA Members in Austria:
- Respective EEA Countries permit to drive with their national driving license up to 12 months from the date of first arrival.
- Non- German language driving license must be pink and divided in to class A to E. Without these, any EEA driving license holder would have to follow the Non-EEA rules to drive in Austria.
- Driving license must hold sufficient time to expire to cover the period of your stay or to drive in Austria.
Countries under EEA Status:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Indonesia, Kosovo, Libya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Oman, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tonga, Yemen.
Countries under EU Status:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Other common Austria Road driving rules:
- Only right hand drive car permit to drive in Austria
- Must not exceed alcohol level of more than 0.049 percent in your blood stream otherwise a fine will be imposed and probably ban to drive if level is 0.08 percent or more.
- Seatbelts must be worn at all times by front and rear seat passenger’s occupants when travelling in a car. Fines for not complying are €35.
- Third party insurance is mandatory for own car to travel
- Speed limit (Private Vehicles without trailer).
- Built up areas: 50 km/h
- Outdoor areas: 100km/h
- Highway: 130 km/h
Tt is compulsory to have the following equipment with you when driving in Austria:
- Warning triangle which must state that it conforms to EC regulation 27.
- First-aid kit – Must be in a strong dirt proof box.
- Reflective Jacket – Every car driver has to carry a reflectorized jacket / waistcoat (compliant with European regulation EN471) which has to be used in the case of a breakdown or accident and even when setting up a warning triangle on the road.
- Others rules such as vignette & toll tax, limited parking zones, vehicle type, winter rules and many others can be find in details by reading these… Rules
Special Note for a Tourists Guide for Driving In Austria:
- For EU and EEA traveler wants to stay permanently then the driving license rules regarding these are different and can be find in detail by clinking this article…Foreign, EU and EEA Driving license in Austria.
- Rules for Driving in Austria with Indian license and US license fall under Non-EEA rules as stated above.