Once you have fully explored the city centre, it's time to get out into the stunning Alpine countryside in your cheap hire car...
There are many ski resorts to visit such as the resort of Innsbruck which at just over 100 miles from Salzburg airport is within relatively easy access. The ski resort of Saalbach is also just a two and a half hour drive from the airport.
Outside of the ski season, car hire is perfect for visiting some of the attractions that are within easy reach of the city centre.
Drive south and visit the Glasenbachklamm Canyon, a nature reserve which is famous for its fossils found in the rock walls. Just a couple of miles west of the city lies Kleßheim Palace. Built in 1700, the palace has stunning grounds and gardens to explore.
Drive further south to find The Eisriesenwelt Höhle, some of the biggest ice caves to be found anywhere in the world.
Close to the city is the Hellbrunn Palace with its fountains, gardens, grottos and fairy-tale style building and design.
The journey to Zell Am See is known for its scenic splendour with its many bends, twists and turns with fantastic views. Alternatively, you can cross into the Bavarian Alps region of Germany just over the border to visit places like the Eagles Nest, once the mountain-top lair of Hitler during the Second World War.