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Cheapest car hire in Switzerland

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.67 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 312.74 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.79 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 320.55 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.19 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 337.39 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.65 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 340.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.40 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 345.83 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.63 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 347.44 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.66 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 354.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.68 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 368.77 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.76 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 376.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.57 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 347.03 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.57 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 347.03 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.57 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 347.03 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.81 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 355.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 355.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 355.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Puma

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.14 EUR/day
Ford Puma

7 Days rental at 357.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.14 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 357.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.14 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 357.98 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.13 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 315.91 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.25 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 323.81 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.09 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 329.68 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.27 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 337.92 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.58 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 340.08 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.68 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 340.82 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.12 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 343.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.12 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 343.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.43 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 346.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 86.07 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 602.50 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 87.84 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 614.93 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 87.84 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 614.93 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 88.22 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 617.55 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 90.04 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 630.30 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Espace

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.78 EUR/day
Renault Espace

7 Days rental at 642.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 92.51 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 647.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 92.51 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 647.60 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 92.51 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 647.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.09 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 392.68 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.43 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 409.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Tiguan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.66 EUR/day
Volkswagen Tiguan

7 Days rental at 452.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.55 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 458.87 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.55 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 458.87 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.55 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 458.87 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Tiguan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.28 EUR/day
Volkswagen Tiguan

7 Days rental at 463.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.89 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 468.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 66.89 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 468.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.60 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 578.23 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.30 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 590.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.30 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 590.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 84.67 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 592.69 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.41 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 604.90 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.29 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 639.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Espace

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.78 EUR/day
Renault Espace

7 Days rental at 642.49 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.17 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 652.22 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford S-Max

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.17 EUR/day
Ford S-Max

7 Days rental at 652.22 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Switzerland

  • Drive on the LEFT-hand side of the road in Switzerland, the steering wheel is on the left side of the car
  • Speed limits are posted in KM/H, the maximum is 120km/h on the motorway network
  • You'll need a vignette to use the motorway network in Switzerland, all rental cars in Switzerland include the vignette, however if you are crossing borders you'll need to purchase one
  • The alcohol limit to drive in Switzerland is 50mg (0.05% BAC), consistent with most of mainland Europe
 

Popular car hire destinations in Switzerland

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Switzerland

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    50kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    CHF  2.22/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    CHF

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Switzerland

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Budget
14
8.3/10
427
€ 53.36
€ 56.09
€ 72.24
 Sixt
17
8.1/10
565
€ 168.33
€ 204.99
€ 304.33
 Avis
22
8.0/10
168
€ 55.98
€ 58.43
€ 79.78
 Hertz
27
7.2/10
1,017
€ 54.30
€ 70.84
€ 230.44
 Thrifty
12
7.2/10
787
€ 48.65
€ 51.59
€ 67.64
 Alamo
4
6.9/10
298
€ 44.67
€ 49.57
€ 64.66
€ 67.17
 Enterprise
4
6.7/10
117
€ 48.19
€ 51.14
€ 67.05
€ 68.55
 Dollar
8
6.6/10
216
€ 50.66
€ 52.08
€ 72.07

Car rental agent statistics in Switzerland

  • 8.6/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 5.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 3,595
    Total number of reviews in
    Switzerland
  • 22
    Most Locations in Switzerland:
    HERTZ
  • 15
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 15
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Switzerland

ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 97
March€ 79
April€ 63
May€ 70
June€ 61
July€ 71
August€ 67
September€ 59
October€ 60
November€ 62
December€ 96
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 85
March€ 64
April€ 52
May€ 52
June€ 49
July€ 61
August€ 56
September€ 49
October€ 47
November€ 50
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 144
February€ 154
March€ 120
April€ 99
May€ 121
June€ 92
July€ 113
August€ 105
September€ 97
October€ 95
November€ 96
December€ 143
ItemPercent
January€ 101
February€ 109
March€ 95
April€ 75
May€ 86
June€ 72
July€ 88
August€ 81
September€ 76
October€ 75
November€ 76
December€ 106
ItemPercent
January€ 186
February€ 194
March€ 175
April€ 168
May€ 279
June€ 236
July€ 262
August€ 273
September€ 264
October€ 274
November€ 283
December€ 313
ItemPercent
January€ 64
February€ 73
March€ 63
April€ 53
May€ 54
June€ 49
July€ 55
August€ 55
September€ 50
October€ 51
November€ 52
December€ 70
ItemPercent
January€ 135
February€ 147
March€ 129
April€ 107
May€ 120
June€ 94
July€ 117
August€ 108
September€ 104
October€ 106
November€ 102
December€ 136
ItemPercent
January€ 122
February€ 93
March€ 89
April€ 70
May€ 97
June€ 58
July€ 68
August€ 67
September€ 49
October€ 49
November€ 53
December€ 113

Select category to see average car hire prices in Switzerland

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Switzerland

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 2.11

€ 1.93

Apr , 2022

€ 2.12

€ 1.90

Mar , 2022

€ 2.08

€ 1.90

Feb , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.71

Jan , 2022

€ 1.68

€ 1.61

Dec , 2021

€ 1.64

€ 1.58

Nov , 2021

€ 1.69

€ 1.63

Oct , 2021

€ 1.64

€ 1.57

Sep , 2021

€ 1.51

€ 1.50

Aug , 2021

€ 1.53

€ 1.50

Jul , 2021

€ 1.57

€ 1.52

Jun , 2021

€ 1.50

€ 1.44

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 2.11 1.93
Apr , 2022 2.12 1.90
Mar , 2022 2.08 1.90
Feb , 2022 1.79 1.71
Jan , 2022 1.68 1.61
Dec , 2021 1.64 1.58
Nov , 2021 1.69 1.63
Oct , 2021 1.64 1.57
Sep , 2021 1.51 1.50
Aug , 2021 1.53 1.50
Jul , 2021 1.57 1.52
Jun , 2021 1.50 1.44

Car rental price statistics in Switzerland

  • € 312.69
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 601.93
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 1,321
    Total cars available
     
  • 80
    Most popular model:
    Ford Focus
  • 159
    Location with most cars:
    Geneva - Airport Switzerland
  • € 44.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Geneva - Airport Switzerland

FAQs about car hire in Switzerland

How much does it cost to hire a car in Switzerland?

Car hire in Switzerland starts from just €44.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Alamo. The average price to hire a car in Switzerland is just €118.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Switzerland is a BMW 7 Series car for a (premium) class from Sixt costing €601.90 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Switzerland?

We often have special offers on car hire in Switzerland including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Switzerland?

Car hire prices in Switzerland are kept low thanks to the 9 car hire companies across the country. With over 41 car hire locations and 11,952 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Switzerland.

Who is the best car hire company in Switzerland?

Based on over 3,595 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Switzerland Is Hertz who score on average 7.2/10 across all locations in Switzerland.

What is the most popular car hire location in Switzerland?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Switzerland is Geneva - Airport Switzerland with 9 car hire companies and 159 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Switzerland?

Current fuel prices in Switzerland are €1.932/ltr for petrol and €2.114/ltr for diesel as of 16 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €77 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €85 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Switzerland?

Speed limits in Switzerland are in km/h and are generally 30-50 km/h on urban roads, 80-100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Switzerland?

Alamo is the cheapest car hire company in Switzerland offering a (mini) class car such as the Hyundai i10 for as little as €312.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Switzerland?

The most popular car hire category in Switzerland is the Ford Focus available from 4 car hire companies in over 37 locations.

Most popular car hire locations in Switzerland

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.

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.

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.

Switzerland Factfile

  • 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

When is the best time to book car hire in Switzerland

As a winter and summer holiday destination, car hire in Switzerland is popular all year round, however the peak times are between December and March for the winter sports season and from June to August for the summer season. Prices for car hire in Switzerland generally remain constant without not set high and low season. For this reason, you should ideally aim to book your hire car anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks before travel.

Booking car hire more than 3 months in advance might limit the availability of car from all rental agents, whereas with less than 4 weeks notice you might run into low availability and price hikes.

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Car Hire Basel
€23.9
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €26.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €26.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €23.9 per day
Car Hire Bern
€23.9
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €26.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €26.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €23.9 per day
Car Hire Geneva Airport
€25.9
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €25.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €33.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €29.7 per day
Car Hire Zurich
€23.2
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €23.2 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €25.5 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €25.3 per day