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Renting a car in Switzerland is a very popular choice for skiers as this is the best way to get into the mountains and search out fresh powder. Ski racks, snow tyres and snow chains can all be added onto your Switzerland car hire should you have a need for them. We also have other optional extras you can add onto your booking such as child seats, sat nav and an additional driver.

Rhino is able to offer cheap and competitive rates on car hire in Switzerland because we check prices from all the main rental suppliers such as Alamo, Sixt, Avis and Hertz as well as more local agents in order to get you the best deal on Switzerland car hire at all times. The price we quote is the price you pay, there are no hidden extras or charges in Switzerland.
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Customer questions about Switzerland car hire

Hey, I am looking at booking a car from Geneva to Zurich for 10 days. I had a question on the insurance, specifically on the collision damage Waiver...I dont want any excess. Where can i choose a super collision damage waiver option
where i am not liable for any charge including thefts?

Hi, we offer Full Protection Insurance which reduces your liability to 0 - You can add this on to your reservation on the booking page.

Hi, have booked a car, can you please confirm what will happen if I cancel it?

Hi, If you cancel 24 hours prior to your pick up, you will be refunded in full.

Hello, I'd like to check for a car mid size, for 5 people with space for luggage for the 17 of July for 6 days from Basel Airport

Hi, thanks for getting in touch, depending on the amount of luggge you have and the type of driving you plan, I would suggest at least a compact car, but perhaps an estate car to easily handle the luggage, but this is up to you.

Useful things to know about Switzerland

  • Switzerland is a landlocked country and has borders with Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Liechtenstein.
  • The Swiss eat more chocolate than any other nation in the world.
  • The unofficial motto of Switzerland is "Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno" (Latin) which means 'One for all, all for one'.
  • Popular dishes in Switzerland include raclette, fondue and rosti which usually tend to revolve around cheese.
  • The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF).
  • It's illegal to wash you car on a Sunday in Switzerland - See Strange Driving Laws
Fuel Prices in Switzerland by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.51 1.40
Dec , 2019 1.51 1.40
Nov , 2019 1.50 1.38
Oct , 2019 1.49 1.38
Sep , 2019 1.52 1.43
Aug , 2019 1.52 1.45

Switzerland Mini Guide

Switzerland is located in the centre of Europe and is completely landlocked with no sea ports. Switzerland is most notable for the Swiss Alps, an immensely popular winter sports destination. The interior of Switzerland consist of lakes, open plains and gentle hills.

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Switzerland is divided into eleven separate regions. The largest tourist region is around Lake Geneva, popular with short break visitors. More adventurous visitors to Switzerland enjoy the hiking trails around the lakes which make up the Jura Mountains and Fribourg. The centre region of Switzerland and one which makes up the heartland of Bernese traditional influence is the Bernese Lowlands. The Bernese Highlands are dominated by the enigmatic Bernese Alps. The centre of Switzerland is the Swiss homeland. Basel is an industrial zone which also contains a large area of open countryside.

The region of Zurich and the town of the same name form a major sector of the tourist market. The Northeastern region of Switzerland is generally flat and rural. Valais is one of the largest skiing and winter sports regions in Europe. The mountainous region of Graubunden is popular with adventure tourists, and is populated by charming tourist friendly cities. Ticino is a region inhabited by Italian speaking folks, a recently popular are with foreign visitors.

Swiss cities are widely different, many of them suit short or weekend break visitors. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, a major financial centre and also noted for its booming nightlife industry. For people interested in the arts and culture then Geneva is a wonderful destination.

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The Swiss culture capital, Geneva is a town with a long and rich heritage. Berne is the actual capital of Switzerland, a truly cosmopolitan city, with a quaint old town. A plethora of excellent restaurants, bars and clubs make a night in Berne a night to remember.

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Fuel Prices in Switzerland

  • Price of petrol in Switzerland in January

    € 1.40/Ltr

    ($ 1.71/Ltr | CHF 1.61/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Switzerland in January

    € 1.51/Ltr

    ($ 1.85/Ltr | CHF 1.73/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Switzerland in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 56.00  ($ 68.58) | € 60.40  ($ 73.96)
Compact € 56.00  ($ 68.58) | € 60.40  ($ 73.96)
Full Size € 70.00  ($ 85.72) | € 75.50  ($ 92.46)
SUV € 84.00  ($ 102.86) | € 90.60  ($ 110.95)
Carrier € 98.00  ($ 120.01) | € 105.70  ($ 129.44)

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If you want to hire a car in Switzerland, we recommend booking well ahead of time so that you will not be disappointed, especially if the skiing conditions are appealing. Car hire Geneva Airport is very popular all year round, however during the winter sports season from November until April, car hire Geneva prices can be high as demand soars. The landlocked country of Switzerland is easily accessible by car and some travellers may prefer to pick up their car rental in surrounding countries such as Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Lichtenstein. This is a good way to make the beautiful scenic journey into Switzerland and enjoy the sights and surroundings. Our prices include collision damage waiver, theft waiver, unlimited mileage and breakdown assistance so you do not have to worry about any hidden costs.

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