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The Old Clock Tower overlooking Graz, Austria

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Make the most of your trip to Austria's second-largest city when you book Graz car rental. Formerly known as Gratz, this destination dazzles with a surprising mix of the old and the new.

Why go?

Book a short break in Graz to explore this wonderful place and then hop in your hire car to see more of Austria...

Graz, in the south-east of Austria, has an impressive history spanning thousands of years. You will see traits that reflect the influence of the many previous conquering civilisations, such as the Slavs, Bavarians and Romans, all across the city.

While its buildings reflect its impressive heritage, Graz is a modern city that embraces cosmopolitan culture and attitudes. The Kunsthaus Graz, also known as Graz Art Museum or the “Friendly Alien”, is just one striking example of the city's keen eye for modern architecture.

For a stunning view over the city of Graz, take the funicular railway up to the Schlossberg, an imposing hill of 475 metres that will reward you with great views of the Unesco-listed Graz old town.

For an even more rewarding viewpoint of the entire city and surrounding Austrian countryside visit the Ruine Gösting, old hilltop castle ruins towards the north-west of Graz.

Save money on your Graz car hire by using our car hire comparison service. We compare car hire in Graz from more than 25 car rental websites to find you the best prices available. Our service is totally free - we do not add on any additional fees or charges. The price you see is the same price (or sometimes cheaper) as going to the car hire company direct.

To begin your search for cheap car hire in Graz simply complete the short form on this page, providing the time and dates you wish to pick up and drop off your rental car, the car type and the age of the driver, and click the search button. Then it's simply a case of choosing the result that best suits your requirements and budget and clicking through to the provider's website to complete the booking.

Where to explore?

When you book cheap car hire, Graz becomes a great base for tours of this diverse and beautiful country at the heart of Europe...

Graz car hire enables you to drive out to the Lurgrotte, a huge system of caves in the Styria countryside outside Graz. Visitors are given carbide lamps to wander around the cave system, gazing at the babbling streams and stalactites for unique photo opportunities. The Lurgrotte caves now have underground paths to allow safe access for tourists. Also known as Lurgrotte Peggau, the attraction is a 30-minute drive from central Graz.

On the road to Vienna, around two hours north of Graz, is the Thermenregion, renowned for specialist wines and geothermal spas. The attractions of this area are easily reachable with car hire from Graz and a car will take you through some of the best countryside the Styria region of Austria has to offer.

Hot soaks and relaxation are guaranteed at Austria's famous spas, many of which are a short drive and an easy morning or afternoon break away from the city. Therme Loipersdorf, one of the country's biggest and best, is an hour's drive from Graz. Heiltherme, in Bad Waltersdorf, is well known for its high mineral content and healing properties. This spa is a 45-minute drive to the east of Graz.

Day trips to the hills of Salzburg, made famous by Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music, are only two hours away by car and breathtakingly beautiful.

Austria's major ski resorts, such as Innsbruck, are mostly tucked away in the mountains in the far west of the country. There are, however, a few resorts within a two-hour drive of Graz, so winter city breaks could include a day or two of skiing when you take advantage of low prices on Graz car hire.