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Car Hire Bern Airport Useful Information

Bern Airport (Flughafen Bern-Belp) is a regional airport located in Belp, near Bern, the capital of Switzerland. Here's some information about Bern Airport, its proximity to other cities and towns, driving conditions, signage, and the type of vehicle you may need:

Proximity to Bern City Centre:

Bern Airport is conveniently located approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) southeast of Bern's city center. The drive from the airport to downtown Bern typically takes around 15-20 minutes, making it a quick and straightforward journey.

Driving Conditions:

Driving conditions in the vicinity of Bern Airport are generally excellent. Swiss roads are known for their quality and safety standards. The roads leading from the airport to Bern and other nearby destinations are well-maintained and well-marked.


Road signage in Switzerland is clear, well-designed, and multilingual, often including directions in German, French, and sometimes English. You should have no trouble navigating the roads with the help of road signs.

Type of Vehicle:

The choice of vehicle depends on your specific travel plans. For most journeys in and around Bern, a standard compact or midsize car should be suitable. These cars are easy to maneuver in the city and are suitable for the well-maintained Swiss roads.

If you plan to explore the Swiss Alps or travel to more remote or mountainous areas, you may consider a car equipped with winter tires, especially during the winter months. An all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle can provide added traction and stability on mountain roads.

Electric and hybrid vehicles are also popular in Switzerland, and you may find charging stations available in and around Bern if you prefer an eco-friendly option.

Popular Nearby Destinations:

Bern City Center: Explore the charming Old Town of Bern, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its medieval architecture, clock tower, and bear park.

Thun: Located about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Bern, Thun is a picturesque town on the shores of Lake Thun, known for its historic old town and beautiful lake views.

Interlaken: A bit further away, Interlaken is approximately 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) from Bern Airport. It's a gateway to the Jungfrau Region and offers access to stunning alpine landscapes.

Zurich: Zurich is Switzerland's largest city and financial hub, located about 120 kilometers (74.6 miles) from Bern. The drive to Zurich takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours via the A1 motorway.

Driving in and around Bern is generally easy and well-signposted, making it a convenient way to explore the city and the scenic regions of Switzerland. The type of vehicle you'll need depends on your travel plans and the season of your visit. Be sure to check any specific regulations or requirements, such as winter tires, before embarking on your journey.

Current Rental Rates at Bern Airport

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.73 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 488.16 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.03 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 553.25 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |

Mercedes A Class

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.18 EUR/day
Mercedes A Class

7 Days rental at 554.32 EUR from 23/10/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Bern Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Bern Airport is also known as Bern-Belp or simply Belp Airport.
  • Gliders as well as planes use the airport.
  • The Biderhanger built by Oscar Bider is a heritage site of national importance.
  • You can learn to fly helicopters and planes there.
  • The airport organise excellent and informative tours of the site.
  • If you are hiring a car in Bern, Austria's leading car rental agents all have a presence here so you can choose from Avis, Budget, Europcar or Sixt.


Bern Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Bern Airport

No.1: SIXT,
based on 438 reviews
22 min (average wait time)
based on 234 reviews
8 min (average wait time)
based on 303 reviews
21 min (average wait time)

Bern Airport car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Sixt EMEA Corporate
  • € 488.11
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 69.73
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 5
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Mazda 6 Estate
  • 18
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Bern Airport

January€ 87
February€ 125
March€ 111
April€ 69
May€ 78
June€ 75
July€ 90
August€ 92
September€ 84
October€ 82
November€ 79
December€ 94
January€ 68
February€ 103
March€ 93
April€ 56
May€ 57
June€ 52
July€ 74
August€ 66
September€ 67
October€ 64
November€ 64
December€ 81
January€ 131
February€ 179
March€ 165
April€ 104
May€ 131
June€ 93
July€ 150
August€ 118
September€ 117
October€ 117
November€ 111
December€ 142
January€ 97
February€ 142
March€ 121
April€ 80
May€ 85
June€ 81
July€ 108
August€ 101
September€ 96
October€ 94
November€ 91
December€ 109
January€ 197
February€ 260
March€ 231
April€ 172
May€ 349
June€ 330
July€ 430
August€ 396
September€ 344
October€ 356
November€ 448
December€ 394
January€ 67
February€ 75
March€ 70
April€ 55
May€ 56
June€ 49
July€ 71
August€ 67
September€ 62
October€ 64
November€ 62
December€ 78
January€ 145
February€ 200
March€ 176
April€ 111
May€ 148
June€ 122
July€ 177
August€ 155
September€ 139
October€ 134
November€ 123
December€ 156
January€ 109
October€ 80
December€ 130

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