How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Austria – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
Austria annually welcomes more than 30 million tourists on average. These numbers require smart transport solutions. That is why various municipalities have made electric scooters available. This way you can easily move from A to B as a tourist.
How do you use a shared scooter and which rules do you have to take into account? We’ve put it together.
- How And Where To Rent An Electric Scooter In Austria – Rules, Costs, And Providers!
The rules for using an electric scooter in Austria
In Austria, an electric scooter is called an eTretroller. The following rules have been determined for the use of these two-wheelers:
- The minimum age to use an electric scooter is 12 years. Please note: children aged 12 to 15 are only allowed to drive on public roads when accompanied by someone aged 16 or older;
- While driving, you follow the same traffic rules and road signs as cyclists;
- It is forbidden to drive the electric scooter on a curb unless this is specifically indicated;
- You are not allowed to drive two e-scooters side by side;
- It is not allowed to ride with two or more people on one electric scooter;
- Calling while driving is prohibited. Hands-free calling is allowed;
- Possession of a driver’s license is not mandatory;
- Wearing a helmet is not mandatory.
How do you use an e-scooter in Austria as a tourist?
Example: Bolt app
In Austria you can easily use an electric scooter. You can find and activate this via a mobile app. This works as follows:
Download the app Download the mobile app from one of the active providers (see below which providers are active in Austria).
Create an account Create an account and link a payment method. Most providers accept payments via credit card, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
3. Find an electric scooter near you
Check in the app where the nearest electric scooter is located. In the app, you can also see the scooter’s battery percentage.
4. Unlock the vehicle
Scan the QR code on the scooter to unlock the vehicle and start your ride.
5. Park the scooter.
Done with the ride? Check in the app where the nearest return location is and put the scooter back where it will not affect anyone.
6. End the ride
You end the ride through the app. You will then see an overview of the route taken and the costs of your ride.
Which scooter share providers are active in Austria?
Every city or municipality has its own agreements with shared scooter providers. The largest providers in Austria are:
|Bolt, Lime, Tier
What are the costs per trip to rent an electric scooter in Austria?
The costs per trip are made up of a starting rate and a rate per minute. These costs differ per provider.
On average you pay €1 to unlock a partial scooter. After that, you pay € 0.15 per minute. A 10-minute ride, therefore, costs €2.50.
Tip: take advantage of free rides
Most providers allow drivers to share a ‘referral code’ with someone. This is a personal code that lets you take advantage of free rides.
You can find this code in the app and share it with someone who wants to use it. Are you going out with several people? Then take advantage of free rides in this way:
Example: Tier app