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Car Hire  Altenrhein Airport  Useful Guide

Hiring a Car from Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland:

Checking the Hire Car: Before leaving the airport:

  1. Ensure the vignette toll sticker is on the windshield if you plan to use the motorways.
  2. Check the car thoroughly for any damages and ensure they are documented.
  3. Verify the car has the necessary equipment, like a warning triangle and reflective vest, as required by Swiss law.
  4. If traveling in winter, ensure winter tires are equipped, and snow chains are available.

Exiting Altenrhein Airport: Altenrhein Airport, also known as St. Gallen–Altenrhein Airport, is a small airport located near Lake Constance. Exiting is straightforward. The airport has a single terminal, and the car rental desks are easily accessible.

Signage: Signs are typically in German, the local language. However, important traffic signs use standard international symbols, making them relatively easy to understand. Having a GPS or a navigation app will be invaluable.

Distances & Routes: The nearest major city is St. Gallen, which is about 20 km or a 20-minute drive from the airport. After exiting the airport, join the Hauptstrasse/Route 13, which takes you directly to St. Gallen.

Best Type of Car to Hire: A compact or midsize car is generally suitable for the area, especially if you plan to drive in cities or towns. If you're planning on exploring mountainous areas or skiing destinations, consider an SUV with snow chains and tires, especially in winter.

Weather Conditions: The region has a temperate oceanic climate. Summers (June to August) are mild and wet, while winters (December to February) can be cold with snowfall, especially in elevated areas. Always check the forecast and be prepared for variable conditions.

Toll Roads: Switzerland has a motorway vignette system. If you’re driving on the motorways, you'll need a vignette sticker, which should come with your hire car. Double-check with the rental agency to ensure it's in place.

Traffic: Traffic is generally well-regulated in Switzerland. However, during peak hours or on weekends/holidays, expect some congestion around popular tourist areas and cities.

Recommended Places to Visit:

  1. St. Gallen: Renowned for its Abbey with a stunning library.
  2. Appenzell: A picturesque town about 30 km from the airport, known for its traditional Swiss charm.
  3. Lake Constance: Offers scenic views and opportunities for boat trips.

Driving in Switzerland offers a chance to experience some of Europe's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you're traversing scenic mountain passes or exploring quaint villages, driving here is a delight. However, always remain alert and respectful of local traffic regulations.

Current Rental Rates in Altenrhein Airport

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.88 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 608.21 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.60 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 634.22 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 98.06 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 686.45 EUR from 11/12/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Altenrhein Airport

  • One of the attractions of using Altenrhein Airport is that it’s directly on the A1 motorway from Zurich to Winterthur making access to both destinations really quick and simple
  • Rather bizarrely, the airport’s proper name is ‘The People’s Business Airport’
  • The commune to which Altenrhein belongs dates back nearly a thousand years
  • The castles nearby all belong to the organisation of Swiss Heritage Sites
  • Altenrhein Airport is very close to Lake Constance, a great attraction for many tourists who flock to the region


Popular car hire destinations in Altenrhein Airport

  • All of the collection points are under 1 kilometer from the terminal

Best car rental companies in Altenrhein Airport

based on 575 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
No.2: SIXT,
based on 487 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
No.4: HERTZ,
based on 41 reviews
15 min (average wait time)

Altenrhein Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 608.16
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 86.88
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 26
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Altenrhein Airport

January€ 98
February€ 108
March€ 85
April€ 71
May€ 75
June€ 70
July€ 88
August€ 89
September€ 76
October€ 78
November€ 80
December€ 98
January€ 89
February€ 88
March€ 67
April€ 54
May€ 54
June€ 50
July€ 74
August€ 69
September€ 59
October€ 58
November€ 64
December€ 85
January€ 157
February€ 171
March€ 129
April€ 114
May€ 123
June€ 97
July€ 134
August€ 138
September€ 118
October€ 125
November€ 125
December€ 147
January€ 115
February€ 123
March€ 102
April€ 86
May€ 90
June€ 86
July€ 112
August€ 113
September€ 89
October€ 90
November€ 93
December€ 110
January€ 197
February€ 208
March€ 167
April€ 138
May€ 193
June€ 146
July€ 191
August€ 196
September€ 163
October€ 174
November€ 167
December€ 169
January€ 61
February€ 67
March€ 67
April€ 63
May€ 61
July€ 57
August€ 60
September€ 62
October€ 69
November€ 69
December€ 68
January€ 153
February€ 164
March€ 125
April€ 101
May€ 126
June€ 108
July€ 129
August€ 132
September€ 112
October€ 116
November€ 111
December€ 135
January€ 90
February€ 97
March€ 95
April€ 99
May€ 100
June€ 95
July€ 153
August€ 129
September€ 111
October€ 97
November€ 99
December€ 107

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