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Car Hire Lausanne Useful Information

Start your Swiss adventure with Rhinocarhire's car rental services in Lausanne, Switzerland, offering travelers the perfect means to explore the breathtaking landscapes and charming towns of this picturesque country. With a diverse fleet of vehicles, including compact cars for navigating city streets and spacious SUVs for venturing into the Alps, Rhinocarhire ensures that every traveler finds the ideal vehicle for their journey. Whether you're planning to wander through Lausanne's historic Old Town, cruise along the shores of Lake Geneva, or embark on a scenic drive through the Swiss countryside, renting a car with Rhinocarhire provides the freedom and flexibility to create your own Swiss itinerary. With convenient pickup and drop-off options in Lausanne, Rhinocarhire makes the process seamless, allowing you to immerse yourself in Switzerland's beauty from the moment you arrive.

Driving in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers a pleasant experience due to the city's well-maintained road infrastructure and the picturesque surroundings of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Here's some information about driving in Lausanne, major roads, seasonal considerations, and the nearest airports:

Types and Names of Major Roads in Lausanne:

A1 Motorway (Autoroute A1): The A1 motorway connects Lausanne with other major Swiss cities, including Geneva to the west and Zurich to the northeast. It runs along the northern shore of Lake Geneva and provides a direct route to various parts of the city.

Route Cantonale (Cantonal Road): This is a major road that runs parallel to the A1 motorway and provides access to many neighborhoods within Lausanne.

Avenue de l'Université: This scenic avenue connects the city center to the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

Avenue d'Ouchy: This avenue leads to the lakeside area of Ouchy, known for its promenades, parks, and waterfront attractions.

Seasonal Considerations:

Lausanne experiences all four seasons, so your choice of a rental car may depend on the time of year and your travel plans.

Summer: In summer, a standard compact or midsize car should be suitable for driving in Lausanne and the surrounding areas. Switzerland's roads are well-maintained, and the weather is generally pleasant for driving.

Winter: In the winter, especially if you plan to drive in mountainous regions, it's highly recommended to rent a car equipped with winter tires. Some rental agencies in Switzerland may require winter tires during the snowy season. If you intend to explore the Swiss Alps, consider an all-wheel drive (AWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle for added traction and safety.

Nearest Airports:

Geneva Airport (Aéroport de Genève): Geneva Airport is the nearest major international airport to Lausanne. It is located approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Lausanne and is easily accessible via the A1 motorway. The drive typically takes around 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Zurich Airport (Flughafen Zürich): Zurich Airport is another major international airport in Switzerland, located approximately 230 kilometers (143 miles) northeast of Lausanne. The drive from Zurich Airport to Lausanne takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours via the A1 motorway.

Overall, driving in Lausanne is a convenient way to explore the city and its beautiful surroundings. Switzerland's well-maintained roads, clear signage, and stunning landscapes make it an enjoyable driving experience year-round. Be sure to check the specific requirements and regulations for winter driving if you plan to visit during the snowy season.

Current Rental Rates in Lausanne

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.90 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 279.32 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.34 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 282.38 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.73 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 285.12 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

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

  • Scenic Drives: With a hired car, travelers can embark on scenic drives along the shores of Lake Geneva or venture into the nearby Alps, experiencing Switzerland's stunning landscapes at their own pace.

  • Exploring the Region: Car hire in Lausanne provides the opportunity to explore nearby attractions such as Montreux, Vevey, and the Lavaux vineyards, all within easy driving distance.

  • Flexibility: Renting a car offers flexibility in travel schedules, allowing visitors to create personalized itineraries and discover hidden gems off the beaten path.

  • Convenience: Car rental companies in Lausanne offer convenient pickup and drop-off locations, including options at the train station and the city center, making it easy to start and end your journey.

  • Comfort: Hiring a car provides comfort and convenience, especially for travelers with luggage or those traveling with family, ensuring a comfortable and stress-free travel experience throughout your stay in Lausanne and beyond.


Lausanne - Popular Destinations

  • Montreux: 65 kilometers 
  • Vevey: 60 kilometers 
  • Lavaux Vineyards: 15 kilometers 
  • Évian-les-Bains (France): 55 kilometers 
  • Chillon Castle: 70 kilometers 
  • Place Du Tunnel
  • Avenue De La Gare
  • Chicoree mode femme

Best car rental companies in Lausanne

based on 646 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
No.2: SIXT,
based on 533 reviews
23 min (average wait time)
No.3: HERTZ,
based on 471 reviews
17 min (average wait time)

Lausanne car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 279.30
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 39.90
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 19
    Most Popular Type:
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Ford Kuga
  • 68
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day in Lausanne

January€ 85
February€ 103
March€ 75
April€ 58
May€ 62
June€ 60
July€ 93
August€ 90
September€ 52
October€ 61
November€ 60
December€ 87
January€ 79
February€ 82
March€ 63
April€ 48
May€ 50
June€ 46
July€ 69
August€ 66
September€ 46
October€ 50
November€ 50
December€ 79
January€ 156
February€ 179
March€ 124
April€ 96
May€ 108
June€ 87
July€ 140
August€ 122
September€ 84
October€ 95
November€ 91
December€ 155
January€ 98
February€ 119
March€ 95
April€ 72
May€ 77
June€ 73
July€ 106
August€ 97
September€ 73
October€ 73
November€ 71
December€ 102
January€ 174
February€ 191
March€ 149
April€ 141
May€ 285
June€ 254
July€ 287
August€ 287
September€ 433
October€ 266
November€ 268
December€ 299
January€ 61
February€ 79
March€ 62
April€ 46
May€ 50
June€ 57
July€ 79
August€ 74
September€ 44
October€ 46
November€ 51
December€ 71
January€ 161
February€ 162
March€ 135
April€ 102
May€ 116
June€ 92
July€ 133
August€ 133
September€ 113
October€ 115
November€ 109
December€ 140
January€ 110
February€ 84
March€ 77
April€ 55
May€ 56
June€ 45
July€ 99
August€ 104
September€ 46
October€ 63
November€ 60
December€ 113

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