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Car Hire Chur Useful Information

Driving in Chur:

Roads: The roads in Chur and the surrounding region are well-maintained and offer picturesque views of the Swiss Alps. Chur is well-connected to other Swiss cities and regions by a network of highways and local roads.

Vehicle Type: While you can drive any type of vehicle in Chur, a compact or mid-sized car is often a practical choice for navigating narrow streets and mountainous terrain. 

Toll Roads:

Switzerland has a well-developed road network, and you may encounter tolls on some major highways and mountain passes, particularly when traveling on the national autoroute system. A Swiss motorway vignette (toll sticker) is required to use these highways. The vignette can be purchased at customs offices, gas stations, and post offices. It's usually valid for one year and is affixed to your vehicle's windshield.

Nearest Airport:

The nearest major airport to Chur is Zurich Airport (ZRH), which is located approximately 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) northeast of Chur. Zurich Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Switzerland and serves both domestic and international flights. From Zurich Airport, you can reach Chur by train or by renting a car and driving through scenic landscapes.

Places to Visit:

Chur is the capital of the canton of Graubünden and offers a charming and historic Old Town, as well as access to numerous outdoor activities in the Swiss Alps. Here are some places to visit and activities to consider in and around Chur:

Old Town (Altstadt): Explore the well-preserved medieval Old Town of Chur, with its narrow streets, historic buildings, and charming shops and cafes.

Rätische Museum: Visit the Rätische Museum to learn about the history, culture, and archaeology of the region.

Rhein Gorge (Ruinaulta): Explore the Rhine Gorge, known as the "Swiss Grand Canyon," with its dramatic landscapes and hiking trails.

Hiking and Skiing: Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing in the nearby mountains and resorts, including Flims-Laax, Lenzerheide, and Arosa.

Thermal Baths: Relax in the thermal baths and wellness centers in the region, such as Tamina Therme in Bad Ragaz.

Chur is an excellent base for exploring the Graubünden region and offers a blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you're interested in outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or simply enjoying the alpine scenery, Chur has something to offer every traveler. If you are hiring a car in Switzerland for the first time we recommend reading our Drive Smart Switzerland guide to ensure you know the rules of the road and can drive safely in and around Chur.

Current Rental Rates in Chur

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.40 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 387.85 EUR from 22/01/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.63 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 445.46 EUR from 22/01/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Golf Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 69.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf Estate

7 Days rental at 488.68 EUR from 22/01/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Chur

  • Chur is also known as Coire.
  • People have lived here for nearly 6,000 years.
  • The spring that supplies Chur’s water is also used for bottled mineral water.
  • The city is high up in the mountains with its highest point over 7,000 feet above sea level.
  • A legend tells that the city’s patron saint is the 2nd century British king, Lucius.


Popular car hire destinations in Chur

  • Geneva
  • Bosshard-Farben - Commercialstrasse
  • Bahnhofplatz by the Tres Amigos Restaurant

Best car rental companies in Chur

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Chur car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 387.80
    Average price:
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  • € 55.40
    Best Price:
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen T6
  • 14
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Chur

January€ 68
February€ 73
March€ 70
April€ 63
May€ 62
June€ 55
July€ 92
August€ 77
September€ 71
October€ 68
November€ 70
December€ 80
January€ 55
February€ 70
March€ 66
April€ 48
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 60
August€ 55
September€ 54
October€ 54
November€ 54
December€ 65
January€ 108
February€ 114
March€ 112
April€ 93
May€ 96
June€ 75
July€ 131
August€ 101
September€ 110
October€ 100
November€ 100
December€ 125
January€ 81
February€ 89
March€ 85
April€ 72
May€ 68
June€ 63
July€ 101
August€ 84
September€ 81
October€ 78
November€ 79
December€ 96
January€ 166
February€ 169
March€ 166
April€ 170
May€ 187
June€ 143
July€ 204
August€ 181
September€ 175
October€ 171
November€ 168
December€ 185
January€ 52
February€ 63
March€ 59
April€ 46
May€ 42
June€ 41
July€ 59
August€ 52
September€ 52
October€ 51
November€ 52
December€ 62
January€ 143
February€ 153
March€ 154
April€ 112
May€ 102
June€ 94
July€ 133
August€ 128
September€ 125
October€ 122
November€ 119
December€ 146
January€ 70
February€ 89
March€ 85
April€ 90
June€ 72
July€ 155
August€ 111
September€ 97
October€ 74
November€ 70
December€ 85

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