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Discover Lugano and Beyond with Rhinocarhire From Lugano Airport

Lugano Airport is a regional airport 4km west of Lugano in the south of Switzerland bordering Italy. It is actually closer to the village of Agno and is therefore sometimes known as Lugano-Agno.  The airport has a stunning location in a river valley with over 200,000 passengers passing through every year. 

We have worked with all the major car rental services at the Airport to ensure you get the best car hire rates available including agents such as  Avis, Europcar, Sixt, and Hertz, all from whom  you can collect your rental car which you have pre-booked with Rhino. Ensure you request additional  special equipment provisions for example snow chains and ski racks for the car at the time of booking. 

Collecting a Hire Car from Lugano Airport, Switzerland:

  1. Documentation: Ensure you have your driving license (an International Driving Permit if necessary), passport, and booking confirmation. Many rental companies might also ask for a credit card as security.

  2. Vehicle Inspection: Before driving away, inspect the vehicle for any pre-existing damages. Check for scratches, dents, or any other issues. It's advisable to take photos as evidence. Ensure all lights and signals are functioning correctly.

  3. In-Car Equipment: Swiss law requires cars to have a reflective safety vest, which should be provided by the car rental company. Also, check if the car has a motorway vignette (sticker) which is necessary for driving on Swiss motorways.

Routes from Lugano Airport:

  • Lugano city center is around 6 km from the airport, a drive of about 15 minutes.
  • Como in Italy is around 30 km away, approximately a 40-minute drive.
  • Milan, a major city in Italy, is around 80 km away and can be reached in about 1 hour 15 minutes.

EV Points: If you're renting an electric vehicle, Lugano and its surrounding areas have several charging stations. Apps like "ChargeMap" or "PlugSurfing" can be handy to locate them.

Tolls: Swiss motorways require a vignette, which is a toll sticker that allows you to drive on all motorways. Most rental cars should come with one already affixed. If you plan to drive into Italy, be aware that they have separate toll systems based on distance traveled.

Fuel: There are numerous petrol stations in and around Lugano. Many operate self-service, so familiarize yourself with the system. It's generally recommended to return your rental car with a full tank unless your rental agreement specifies otherwise.

Road Types: Roads in Switzerland, including around Lugano, are well-maintained. The region has a combination of motorways, main roads, and narrower alpine roads. Always check local driving conditions, especially if heading into the mountains, as weather can change rapidly.

General Driving Tips:

  • In Switzerland, driving is on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Speed limits are typically 50 km/h in cities, 80 km/h on main roads, and 120 km/h on motorways unless otherwise signposted.
  • Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers.
  • Always give way to trams and buses.
  • Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians, especially in city areas.
  • Don't use mobile phones while driving unless you have a hands-free system.

Emergency Number: The general emergency number in Switzerland is 112.

Having a car in the Lugano region will provide you the flexibility to explore the picturesque surroundings, including the lakeside, the alpine landscapes, and the Italian border region at your own pace. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates at Lugano Airport

Porsche Boxster

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 306.63 EUR/day
Porsche Boxster

7 Days rental at 2146.41 EUR from 21/12/2020

  1 |
  Automatic |

Land Rover Discovery

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 516.09 EUR/day
Land Rover Discovery

7 Days rental at 3612.68 EUR from 21/12/2020

  6 |
  Automatic |

Mercedes E Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 516.09 EUR/day
Mercedes E Class

7 Days rental at 3612.68 EUR from 21/12/2020

  4 |
  Automatic |

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

  • Scenic Drives: Cruise along the winding roads of Ticino and enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains.
  • Cultural Exploration: Dive into Lugano's rich cultural scene by visiting museums, art galleries, and historic landmarks such as the Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Embark on outdoor adventures such as hiking in the nearby mountains, boating on Lake Lugano, or exploring the picturesque villages of Ticino.
  • Gourmet Delights: Indulge in Ticino's culinary delights, from traditional Swiss dishes to Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, at local restaurants and cafes.
  • Day Trips: Use your rental car to explore nearby attractions such as Bellinzona, Locarno, and the breathtaking Verzasca Valley.


Lugano Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Bellinzona (18 miles)
  • Locarno (27 miles)
  • Verzasca Valley (35 miles)
  • Switzerland Mini Guide
  • Terminal collection

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Lugano Airport car hire information

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    EUROPCAR Direct
  • € 2146.41
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Average prices per day for car hire at Lugano Airport

April€ 63
July€ 90
August€ 80
September€ 79
October€ 79
April€ 51
July€ 73
August€ 64
September€ 64
October€ 63
April€ 95
July€ 146
August€ 112
September€ 111
October€ 110
April€ 80
July€ 115
August€ 98
September€ 97
October€ 95
April€ 196
May€ 807
June€ 813
July€ 527
August€ 526
September€ 520
October€ 520
November€ 800
December€ 804
April€ 50
July€ 71
August€ 63
September€ 62
October€ 62
April€ 111
July€ 158
August€ 140
September€ 139
October€ 138
April€ 81
July€ 110
August€ 102
September€ 101
October€ 101

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