Car Rental & Rent a Car Deals in Zurich

Comparison of prices on rental cars in the city of Zurich, kanton Zurich, Switzerland. With us, there are no unpleasant surprises when you pick up your rental car upon arrival at your destination. Centrally located are car rental companies like Europcar, National, Sixt, Flizzr, Budget, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Firefly, Thrifty, Dollar etc. All prices on include free mileage, fees at the airport and necessary insurances, local taxes and fees etc.

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We have an easy and safe online booking of rental cars. Car rental 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. Search and choose destination, search for country, city etc. and choose from the list. Rental cars at Zurich’s train stations (Zürich Wiedikon, Zürich Giesshübel, Zürich Selnau, Zürich Stadelhofen, Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich HB), Zürich HB SZU, Zürich Enge and Zürich Tiefenbrunnen) travel center and airports like Zurich Kloten International Airport 10 km (6 mi), Emmen Military Air Base 36 km (22 mi), Buochs Airport 45 km (28 mi), Sankt Gallen Altenrhein Airport 77 km (48 mi) and Grenchen Airport 88 km (55 mi), ZRH and ports/ferry terminals like Zürich Enge Hafen, Zürich Bürkliplatz, Limmatquai, Storchen, Landesmuseum, Enge, Riesbach, Tiefenbrunnen. We compare these companies in Zurich or in Zurich, Europcar on Josefstrasse 53, Thrifty on Hardturmstrasse 319, Avis on Letzipark Baslerstrasse 52, Dollar on Stockerstrasse 11, Europcar on Badenerstrasse 529, Thrifty on Schulstrasse 44, Avis on Gartenhofstrasse 17, Sixt on Pfingstweidstrasse 3, Hertz on Zollstrasse 42, Thrifty on Stockerstrasse 11, Thrifty on Zollstrasse 42, Budget on Gartenhofstrasse 17, Europcar West Escher Wyss on Schiffbaustrasse 13, Europcar on Lindenstrasse 33.

More about Zurich

Zurich (Zuerich, Zürich) is located in the municipality Zürich District, Zurich kanton, Switzerland and is a city. It is the county seat in the region. It is the 1th largest town/city when it comes to inhabitants in the region and the 1th largest city/district in Switzerland. Winterthur (c. 91,900 pop), St. Gallen (c. 70,600 pop), Lucerne (c. 57,100 pop), Zürich (Kreis 11) (c. 54,300 pop), Zürich (Kreis 3) (c. 46,000 pop) and Zürich (Kreis 9) (c. 44,900 pop) are larger neighboring communities and cities. Whether you are visiting the city Zurich just for one day or for a longer period, there is plenty to do. Read more further down. The town/city is located about 429 MASL (1,407 ft). Zürich (Kreis 3) / Alt-Wiedikon, Freienbach, Langenthal, Schwyz, Wohlen, Cham, Thalwil, Zürich (Kreis 1) / Hochschulen, Zürich (Kreis 1) / Rathaus, Zürich (Kreis 1), Zürich (Kreis 1) / Lindenhof and Zürich (Kreis 7) / Hottingen are small villages, suburbs and communities nearby. With a population of around 341,700 people in 2018. Affoltern am Albis Bahnhof, Flughafen Zürich Bahnhof, Horgen Bahnhof, Bus Station Zürich, Uster Railway Station and Meilen Bahnhof are bus stations and stops nearby. Get some tips on local companies in Zürich District.

Activities, Sights and Attractions

Tips and recommendations in Zurich on activities, museums, experiences, attractions, places, events and destinations you can visit during your trip. Notable churches or cathedrals are Fraumünster, Grossmünster, Church Oberstrass and Church St. Peter which are close by. Fahr Abbey are notable cloisters or monasteries/nunneries close by. Malls like Markthalle Im Viadukt, Sihlcity, Letzipark, Glattzentrum, Puls 5, Neumarkt Altstetten, Center Eleven, Neumarkt Oerlikon, Brunaupark, Wiediker Markt and Coop Stallikon are close by if you want to do some shopping. Close to Zurich there are castles worth seeing such as Ruins Alt Regensberg, Castle Langnau, Burgstelle Sellenbüren, Castle Ruins Wulp, Castle Uitikon, Fort and castle Maur, Ruins Dübelstein (Waldmannsburg), Ruins Manegg, Castle Ruins Friesenberg (Friesenburg), Castle Greifensee, Ruins Schönenwerd and Burgstelle Biberlinsburg.

Golf trip and need to rent a car? Swiss Golf Bubikon 24 km (15 mi), Golf & Country Club Zürich Zumikon 6 km (4 mi), Golf Kyburg 16 km (10 mi), Albis Golf Driving Range 8 km (5 mi), Golfpark Otelfingen 15 km (9 mi), Golf & Country Club Schönenberg 19 km (12 mi), Golf & Country Club Hittnau 22 km (14 mi), Kurzspiel Golfplatz Affoltern 12 km (7 mi), Dolder Golfclub Zürich 2 km (1 mi), Golf Augwil 12 km (8 mi), Winterberg Golf & Academy 14 km (9 mi), Golf Campus Wädenswil 20 km (12 mi), Otelfingen SNAG course 15 km (9 mi), Golf Club Breitenloo 13 km (8 mi) and Golfclub Unterengstringen 11 km (7 mi) are some golf courses that are close to the community. Make a visit to these historical ruins and places, Moosburger Sodbrunnen, Roter Ackerstein, Römischer Gutshof, Castle Ruins Wagenburg, Ruins ehemalige Stadt Glanzenberg, Krattenturm and Wisschilchli. Wineries and wine producers that are close to Zurich are, for example, Engel Keller Viticulteur, Weingut Schloss Teufen, Besserstein Wein und mehr, Weinkellerei Paul Gasser, VOLG Weinkellereien and Spitaltrotte, if you are planning a wine tour and tasting in Switzerland. Zoologisches und Paläontologisches Museum, Museé Visionnnaire, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich (Museum of Zeitmessung Beyer), Kulturama, Archeological Museum, Kunsthaus, Johann Jacobs Museum, Museum of Kulturen, Museum Strauhof, Thomas Mann Archiv and Helmhaus are located close to the town center. A day at the museums and art galleries of Zurich?

Concerts, Sports and Events

See the town’s team play or practice? Close to the city, the Moos is located. To watch and experience football, sports and concerts etc. you can visit Sportplatz Moos, Hallenstadion, Boccia Halle, Sportanlage Au, SWISS Arena, Griffig Kletterhalle Uster, Sportanlage Utogrund, Offene Rennbahn Oerlikon, Schiessstand, Stadion Letzigrund and Tennishalle.

Animal Parks, Zoo, Theme Parks and Water Parks

Do you want to do something fun with the whole family? Visiting an adventure park or a water park? Water parks, amusement parks or theme parks you can go to are for example Schongiland, Trampolino, Kart Bahn Wohlen, Fusion Arena Reality Center, AdventureRooms, Kindercity, Strandbad Wollishofen, Freibad Oberdorf, Schwimmbad Geeren, Freibad Zwischen den Hölzern, Frei und Indoor swimming pool Juch. Zoos, aquarium, tropicarium, terrarium, tropical house and animal parks located near Zurich are Fischottergehege Männedorf, Zoo Zürich, Voliere Zürich, Vivarium Tablat, Voliere Zug, Wildpark Bruderhaus, Hirschgarten Zug, Fasanerie Zug, Wildnispark Zürich Langenberg, Volière, Vogel Voliere. Spend a day looking on animals? Look at exotic animals like ostriches, lions and tigers?

History, Archeology and Ancient Monuments

See interesting history and archaeology. Castle, Belvoir and Living place of James Joyce, if you are interested in the areas exciting history and archaeology. Burial mound, Burgstelle Hasenburg, Burgstelle Schiterburg, Burgstelle Bänkelsteg, Burgstelle Liebenstein, Römischer Gutshof, Lindenhof Keller, Burgstelle Baldern, Celtic graves Unterlunkhofen, Römische Bäder (Roman Baths) and Celtic graves are interesting ancient relics, cultural heritage, antiquities and older buildings. Want to experience historical remains?

Viewpoints, Gardens and Parks

Blumenuhr Bürkliplatz, Garden of Villa Tobler, Gessner Garden, Schulgarten Bühl and Garden of katholischen Hochschulseelsorge are located within a walking distance if you want to enjoy and experience a botanical garden. Quaibrücke, Polyterasse, Lindenhof, Bürkliplatz and Karlsturm are located within walking distance from the town centre, which gives you a complete overview of the city. Relaxing and beautiful green areas, parks and plantings worth seeing are Hohe Promenade, Artergut, Merkurplatz, Villa Hohenbühl and Stadelhoferplatz.

Car rental in airports nearby

Car rental in airports nearby: Cheap Rental Cars Zurich Airport, Rent a Car Cheap Bern Belp Airport and Rental Cars Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. Compare car hire for a day, long term, one year, a whole month, week, weekend or for as many days as you wish in Zurich.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car & car rental in Zurich

Which car rental companies are near or in Zurich?

There are over 14 car rental companies in Zurich. Car rental companies such as Europcar West Escher Wyss on Schiffbaustrasse 13, Europcar on Lindenstrasse 33, Thrifty on Stockerstrasse 11, Thrifty on Hardturmstrasse 319, Avis on Letzipark Baslerstrasse 52, Europcar on Josefstrasse 53, Europcar on Badenerstrasse 529, Sixt on Pfingstweidstrasse 3, Avis on Gartenhofstrasse 17, Thrifty on Schulstrasse 44, Dollar on Stockerstrasse 11, Thrifty on Zollstrasse 42, Budget on Gartenhofstrasse 17, Hertz on Zollstrasse 42, etc.

Do I need a credit card for car rental in Zurich?

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 in Zurich, 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.

What types of car can I rent in Zurich?

The range of cars varies during the season but you can usually rent car types such as 7 seater minivan, small-medium truck-lorry, moped, cargo van, suv, medium suv, convertible, small suv, intermediate elite, special cars, electric cars, minibus, fullsize cars, minivan, economy cars, 5 seater minivan, compact elite, mini elite, luxury elite, standard cars, exotic cars, hybrid cars, jeep, economy elite, intermediate, estate, 9 seater minivan, fullsize elite, compact cars, premium cars, luxury cars, large truck-lorry, mini cars in Zurich.

What is the cheapest car rental company in Zurich and Switzerland?

In the past 14 days, the cheapest rental cars in Switzerland on were found at City Auto Rent, Unirent, Edel And Stark Luxury Fleet, Maggiore, King Rent, Nomadcar, Advantage and Flizzr.

What is the best rental car company in Zurich and Switzerland?

Based on ratings and reviews on, the best car rental companies in Switzerland are Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Budget and Sixt.

Where can I purchase car rental insurance? 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 in Zurich. The insurance cost and conditions will be displayed at the time of booking.

Which additional charges could apply?

Please note that each car rental agent 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 in Zurich.

Which documents do I need to bring to the rental desk?

The rental voucher we will send you as part of the booking confirmation contains all documents required at the time of pick-up in Zurich. 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 from

How much do you charge for excess?

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 in Zurich. This damage refund insurance can be purchased at the time of booking.

Are there extra charges for drop-off at a different location?

Yes, in most cases the car rental agent will charge an extra fee if you wish to return the vehicle at a different location then Zurich. 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.

Which optional extras are available?

The availability of optional extras depends on the car rental agent in Zurich and even if they are booked online they are not guaranteed. The following extras can be booked on 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. The cost of the optional extras are displayed at time of booking in the Rental Conditions.

Can I rent a car if I’m under 25 or over 75?

Yes, 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 in Zurich.

Car rental companies in Zurich, Switzerland

To find the best price we compare following companies Thrifty, Maggiore, Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise, Sixt, Nomadcar, Edel And Stark Luxury Fleet, Flizzr, Hertz, King Rent, Unirent, Dollar, Firefly, Advantage, Avis, National, City Auto Rent and Budget in Zurich. You can usually find the largest selection at airports such as Zurich Airport, Bern Belp Airport, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport. The large companies usually have offices adjacent to the airport.

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