At our website, you can compare prices on rental cars and car rental from several companies in all cities in Switzerland. Find the best prices for rental cars online. Search for and book a cheap car in cities such as, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lugano, Lucerne, Zürich (Kreis 11). We only list prices of rental cars from companies that are safe and quality assured so that there will not be any problems when you arrive.
We can offer car rental where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations or amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car. An easy and safe booking of rental cars online. Autoprio.com can offer rental cars in the most cities, train stations and communities as well as airports in Switzerland.
Switzerland has approximately 7,581,000 inhabitants and is located in Europe. Total surface/area 41,290 km² / 15,942 mi². Switzerland is the 96th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 139th largest regarding the surface in the world. The 20th largest country when it comes to inhabitants and the 33th largest regarding the surface in Europe. The largest regions/states/counties are Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Aargau, St. Gallen, Geneva, Lucerne, Ticino, Valais, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn, Fribourg, Thurgau, Basel-City, Grisons, Neuchâtel, Schwyz, Zug, Schaffhausen, Jura, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Nidwalden, Glarus, Uri, Obwalden and Appenzell Innerrhoden from a total of 26. Alternative names are Helvetia, Swiss Confederation, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Svizzera, Suisse, Confederatio Helvetica, Schweiz, Schwiz. The capital is Bern where about 121,600 people live. Franc (CHF) is the official currency for shopping and payments. Dom (4545 m / 14,911 ft), Lyskamm Orientale (4532 m / 14,869 ft), Weisshorn (4505 m / 14,780 ft), Täschhorn (4491 m / 14,734 ft) and Matterhorn (4478 m / 14,692 ft) are the top five highest mountains of the country. Countries with close borders are Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, France, Austria. Is it included in the price to cross national borders? Usually not, the car rental company may charge a fee to cross national borders to Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, France, Austria. All additional costs are paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency, Franc (CHF). It is stated in the rental terms and during the booking whether it is allowed to cross national borders and to which countries. Italian, German, French, Romansh are official languages spoken and written in the country. Suggestions on places, attractions, museums that could be worth a visit during your trip to Switzerland. Weather and maps of the country, cities etc. Websites on the internet often have the domain .ch. The five largest communities are Zurich (c. 341700 pop), Geneva (c. 184000 pop), Basel (c. 164500 pop), Bern (c. 121600 pop), Lausanne (c. 116800 pop). +41 is the country code to use to make a call to the country.
Tourist attractions & activities in Switzerland
Aquarium, tropical houses, zoos, tropicarium, animal parks and terrarium are for example Alpenvogelpark Grindelwald, Wildpark Bruderhaus, Tierpark Reinach, Juraparc, Fasanerie Zug, Zoo de Servion, Wildpark Mühletäli, Rene Strickler’s Raubtierpark, Erlebniszoo Rheintal, Hirschgarten Zug, Voliere Solothurn, Wildpark Peter und Paul, Tierpark Dählhölzli Bern, Bärenpark Bern, Voliere Zürich, Tierpark Lange Erlen, Alpenwildpark Interlaken-Harder, Papiliorama Kerzers, Zoo Bad Ragaz, Marmottes Paradis, Vivarium Tablat, Tierpark Weihermätteli, Stadtvoliere Vögeligarten Olten, Voliere Chantier, Voliere Stansstad, Fischottergehege Männedorf, Toni’s Zoo and Voliere Zug. Visiting a Zoo with the whole family? Do you travel with your children? Aqua life, Kindercity, Seebadi Haslisee, Indoor swimming pool Urdorf, Badeanstalt Maur, Freibad Zwischen den Hölzern, Wellness World Wallisellen, Freibad Oberdorf, Naturbad Bisikon, Schwimmbad Geeren, Freibad Urdorf, Fusion Arena Reality Center, Strandbad Wollishofen, Frei und Indoor swimming pool Juch, Strandbad Türlersee and Hallen und Freibad Tal are water parks, amusement parks, or theme parks. Vineyards and wine producers are, for example Mondò, Saltarescia, Ramoli, Zotta, Schloss Weinstein, Renera, Sassalto, Pedena, Ronco, Semiano, Schloss Teufen, Maison Blanche, Cassinotto, Ronco, Pian Perdascio, Verguno, Moyar, Roncaccio, Cascina, Busgnana, Marzora, Motto, Moia and Tschangerang. Taste the local wine in Switzerland? Take the opportunity to taste the local wine during your holiday.
Cheap car rental with unlimited mileage in Switzerland
There are many different models and sizes of cars to choose from. Fleet list in Switzerland: Medium SUV, SUV / Jeep (SUV), Mini cars (Mini), Large truck-lorry (Large truck), Exotic cars (Exotic), Hybrid cars, Intermediate, Minivan, Cargo van, Special cars (Special), Luxury elite, Compact elite, Intermediate elite, Moped, Convertible, Small-medium truck-lorry (Small-medium truck), Luxury cars (Luxury), Premium cars (Premium), Small SUV, Fullsize cars (Fullsize), Compact cars (Compact), 7 seater minivan (7 seat minivan), Fullsize elite, Economy elite, Standard cars (Standard), Estate, 9 seater minivan / Minibus (9 seat minivan), 5 seater minivan (5 seat minivan), Electric cars, Mini elite, Economy cars (Economy). Big cities and popular destinations have more car types to choose from. If you want to rent a luxury car then search at the major airports and the most popular destinations in the major regions such as Zurich, Bern, Vaud, Aargau, St. Gallen, Geneva, Lucerne, Ticino, Valais, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn, Fribourg, Thurgau, Basel-City, Grisons, Neuchâtel, Schwyz, Zug, Schaffhausen, Jura, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Nidwalden, Glarus, Uri, Obwalden and Appenzell Innerrhoden etc. It can also be harder to find and book special cars during peak season, if you do not search well in advance, before you need your rental car.
Cars you can rent in Switzerland are e.g. Intermediate elite: e.g. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, etc. Premium cars: e.g. BMW 5 Series, Mercedes CLA 200 AMG Line, Mercedes E Class Estate, Moped, etc. Fullsize cars: e.g. BMW 3 Series, Audi A5, etc. Special cars: e.g. Mercedes S350 AMG Line, etc. Compact cars: e.g. Mercedes A220 AMG Line, Audi A3, Mercedes A220 AMG Line 4matic, etc. Economy cars: e.g. Fiat Panda, Volkswagen Polo, Toyota Yaris, etc. Intermediate: e.g. Opel Mokka, Toyota Avensis, Audi A3, Citroen C5, etc. Mini cars: e.g. Volkswagen Up, Peugeot 107, Citroen C1, Toyota Aygo, Smart Fortwo, etc. 5 seater minivan: e.g. Citroen Berlingo, Citroen C3 Picasso, Renault Scenic, Exotic cars, Electric cars, etc. Convertible: e.g. Audi A3 Convertible, Audi A5 Convertible, Mercedes CLK Convertible, BMW 4 Series Convertible, etc. SUV / Jeep: e.g. Mercedes G350 BlueTec, Nissan Juke, BMW X6, Daihatsu Terios, Mercedes GLA 200 AMG Line 4Matic, Small SUV, Cargo van, Small-medium truck-lorry, etc. Luxury cars: e.g. Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 Cabriolet, Jaguar XKR, Porsche 991 S Convertible, Lamborghini Huracan, etc. 7 seater minivan: e.g. Volkswagen Touran, Mercedes Viano, Volkswagen MultiVan, Ford Galaxy, Renault Espace, Luxury elite, etc. 9 seater minivan / Minibus: e.g. Ford Tourneo, Mercedes Vito Traveliner, Economy elite, Compact elite, etc. Minivan: e.g. Mercedes Viano, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Estima, etc. Estate: e.g. Mercedes C Class Estate, Skoda Octavia Estate, Citroen C5 Estate, etc. Standard cars: e.g. BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, Volkswagen Passat, Opel Insignia, Fullsize elite, Hybrid cars, Medium SUV, Mini elite, Large truck-lorry, etc. However, in smaller cities and on islands like Ufenau, Sankt Petersinsel, Werdinsel, Insel Lützelau, Sant’ Apollinare, San Pancrazio, Ile de Salagnon, Insel Schwanau, Saffa Insel, Seedamm, Schnäggeninseli, Sankt-Niklausen-Insle, Mauesee-Insel, Lorzeninsel, Insel Werd, Insel Eielen, Ile d’Ogoz, Hurden, Gamma-Inseli, Chaviolas and Altstadinsle etc, the range is smaller.
Tips on finding rental cars in Switzerland
If you already have decided to rent a car in Switzerland before you leave and want to part as little as possible, you ought to book a car before you leave. First of all, you should try booking your car online. It is often the cheapest, easiest way to look for and compare, and it saves you time. If your car is supposed to be collected at an airport such as Zurich Kloten International Airport, Geneva Cointrin Airport, Bern Belp Airport, Lausanne Blécherette Airport, Sankt Gallen Altenrhein Airport, Lugano Agno Airport, Les Eplatures La Chaux-de-Fonds Airport, Sion Airport and Locarno Airport, you should book before you leave. One search shows many options. Unirent, Thrifty, Sixt, Advantage, Firefly, Nomadcar, Alamo, Flizzr, Hertz, King Rent, Enterprise, Budget, Edel And Stark Luxury Fleet, Europcar, Dollar, City Auto Rent, National, Maggiore, Avis are the companies autoprio.com compares in Switzerland to find the best price.
Parking regulations and traffic regulations
Driving a rental car in Switzerland is not that difficult, but as in most countries there are parking and traffic regulations you must abide by. It is better to learn the most important parking and traffic regulations before your trip to avoid fines and make your trip safe. If you are planning to rent a car in the larger cities such as Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lugano, Lucerne, Zürich (Kreis 11), you had better plan ahead! You might have trouble finding parking and there is often traffic, especially during rush hour.
Destinations in Switzerland
Compare car rental in regions such as: Car Rental Zurich, Cheap Car Rental Bern, Vaud, Aargau, St. Gallen, Geneva, Lucerne, Ticino, Valais, Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn, Fribourg, Thurgau, Basel-City and Grisons. Compare car rentals for a week, one month, one day, as many days as you wish, long-term, weekend or a year in Switzerland. Car rental in towns such as: Compare Car Rental Zurich, Rent a Car Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lugano, Lucerne, Biel/Bienne, Thun, Köniz, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Rapperswil, Schaffhausen, Fribourg, Chur, Neuchâtel, Vernier and Altstetten. We can offer car hire where every cost is included, no hidden fees and free cancellations/amendments up to 24-48 hours before you are supposed to pick up the car in Switzerland. Car rental in airports such as: Rent a Car Zurich Airport, Rental Cars Geneva-Cointrin Airport, Bern Belp Airport, Lausanne-Blécherette Airport, St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport, Lugano-Agno Airport, Les Eplatures Airport, Sion Airport, Locarno Airport, Samedan Airport, Yverdon Airfield and Emmen Military Air Base.
Frequently asked questions about car rental & renting a car in Switzerland
Which costs are included in the rental price?
In the majority of cases the rental price includes collision damage waiver, third party liability protection, tax, airport fee, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance. Please note that the costs included may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination. The car rental agent may also choose to ask you for a deposit or excess at the rental desk in Switzerland. Make sure to check the rental conditions at the time of booking.
How much do you charge for excess in Switzerland?
The excess amount depends on the car rental agent and the rented vehicle and it will be refunded within 10-28 days after the rental if there has been no damage. Cartrawler offer damage refund insurance in association with our insurance partners, which will allow you to claim for reimbursement in the event that you have been charged for collision damage or theft. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.
Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk in Switzerland?
The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Switzerland. In most cases, in order to release the reserved vehicle, you need to bring: Credit card in the name of the driver. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases, American Express. Please consult your Booking Confirmation for list of accepted Credit Cards. Driving licence. Please note that only a full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements will be accepted. Read more about requirements for driving licence. Booking voucher. This will be sent to you within 48 hours after booking and must be printed out. Any other forms of identification requested by the car rental agent in their terms and conditions. Details can be found on your rental voucher.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Switzerland?
Most car rental agents have a minimum age limit of 21 years for rentals. However, requirements may vary depending on the car rental agent and destination country. Please note that there may be additional charges if the main driver is under 25 or over 75 years old to cover the extra insurance cost. Any additional fee will be mentioned at the time of booking under summary of charges before you confirm the reservation.
Can I book without a credit card in Switzerland?
Yes. You can make a booking without a credit card. Note that, even if you choose to pay by debit card, you will have to provide a valid credit card in the driver’s name at the time of pick-up since the rental agent requires a credit card from which to take the rental deposit. Credit cards accepted for pick-up are MasterCard, Visa, and in some cases American Express.
Which additional charges could apply?
Please note that each car rental agent in Switzerland has its own policy on additional charges which will be clearly stated in the rental conditions at the time of booking. Generally, additional charges may be applied for: out-of-hours pick-up/drop-off, border crossing, one-way rentals, young drivers or senior drivers and winter tyres. Any additional charges will need to be paid directly at the rental desk in the local currency.
How can I find car rentals near me in in Switzerland?
Do a search for the city, island or airport closest to you in Switzerland. A search for country or e.g. island in Switzerland lists the largest airports. Then take a look at our map of car rental companies to find the best rental cars near you.
What are the best rental car companies in Switzerland?
Based on ratings and reviews on autoprio.com, the best car rental companies in Switzerland are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.
Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location in Switzerland?
Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location. We will clearly state whether the one-way fee is included in the rental price or what additional cost may arise at the time of booking.
Where can I purchase car rental insurance in Switzerland?
We recommend purchasing the damage refund insurance at the time of booking. Our insurance partners offer a complete damage refund insurance package which is up to 50% cheaper than what you would pay at the rental supplier’s desk. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Switzerland?
In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars were found on Autoprio.com at City Auto Rent, Unirent, Edel And Stark Luxury Fleet, Maggiore, King Rent, Nomadcar, Advantage and Flizzr.
Which optional extras are available in Switzerland?
The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked online: Additional driver, Booster seat, Child toddler seat, Infant child seat, GPS – Satellite Navigational System, Ski Rack, Snow Chain Set, Snow Tyres, Wi-Fi Access, Luggage / Roof Rack. Please note that most of the optional extras are not included in the rental price and can be purchased at the time of booking or at the rental desk in Switzerland. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.
What are the most popular car rental locations in Switzerland?
Based on searches on autoprio.com, the most popular cities to rent a car in Switzerland are Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, Winterthur, St. Gallen, Lugano, Lucerne, Biel/Bienne, Thun, Köniz, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Rapperswil and Schaffhausen.
Car rental companies we compare in Switzerland
We compare, for example, these companies in Switzerland: Dollar, Edel And Stark Luxury Fleet, Avis, Sixt, Nomadcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz, Maggiore, King Rent, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, National, Firefly, City Auto Rent, Flizzr, Advantage and Unirent.