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Zurich Mini Guide

Zurich is a stylish and attractive city set on the banks of the lake of the same name. About one million people live in Zurich and the surroundings towns and villages. Most of them speak Swiss German. You will fly into Zurich International Airport though this is located in the village of Kloten, a little way out of Zurich. EasyJet is among the many airlines to use this super-efficient terminal. If you need to return your hire car to another location, we can offer one-way car rental in Switzerland, just let us know where you want to return the car and we will make the necessary arrangements and advise any one-way fees in advance.
 

Cheapest car hire in Zurich

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 46.84 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 327.90 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.31 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 331.21 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.81 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 334.68 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.28 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 337.96 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.29 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 338.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.29 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 338.06 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.78 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 341.47 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.26 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 344.87 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.28 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 344.97 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Zurich car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Zurich including;

  • Free winter tyres
    With this car you get free winter tyres, recommended for driving in winter conditions available from ALAMO, ENTERPRISE.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from ALAMO, ENTERPRISE.

Useful to know about Zurich

  • The city has been voted best in the world for quality of life three times.
  • It’s the second most important financial centre in Europe after London.
  • Zurich has been inhabited for over 7,000 years.
  • Lindenhof, a small hill, is the site of Zurich’s old town.
  • St Peter’s Church has the largest clock face in the world.
  • Zurich is the most popular city in Switzerland followed by Geneva, Basel, Bern and Lausanne.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Zurich

Best car rental companies in Zurich

8.5
No.1: EUROPCAR,
based on 356 reviews
90
80
70
80
80
19 min (average wait time)
8.4
No.2: UNIRENT,
based on 413 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
26 min (average wait time)
7.9
No.3: SIXT,
based on 290 reviews
80
80
70
80
70
21 min (average wait time)

Zurich car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Direct
  • € 327.88
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 46.84
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 17
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 65
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Zurich

ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 97
March€ 67
April€ 55
May€ 71
June€ 58
July€ 100
August€ 95
September€ 64
October€ 61
November€ 61
December€ 89
ItemPercent
January€ 77
February€ 80
March€ 56
April€ 49
May€ 51
June€ 47
July€ 87
August€ 82
September€ 55
October€ 50
November€ 51
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 159
February€ 141
March€ 102
April€ 90
May€ 143
June€ 93
July€ 164
August€ 153
September€ 101
October€ 100
November€ 95
December€ 130
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 114
March€ 92
April€ 64
May€ 104
June€ 71
July€ 115
August€ 91
September€ 78
October€ 75
November€ 75
December€ 105
ItemPercent
January€ 180
February€ 183
March€ 159
April€ 148
May€ 262
June€ 230
July€ 254
August€ 278
September€ 240
October€ 267
November€ 280
December€ 309
ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 79
March€ 52
April€ 46
May€ 50
June€ 46
July€ 76
August€ 78
September€ 50
October€ 48
November€ 49
December€ 65
ItemPercent
January€ 138
February€ 121
March€ 109
April€ 84
May€ 131
June€ 86
July€ 120
August€ 123
September€ 98
October€ 101
November€ 95
December€ 123
ItemPercent
January€ 102
February€ 83
March€ 70
April€ 53
May€ 111
June€ 60
July€ 115
August€ 105
September€ 63
October€ 61
November€ 63
December€ 93

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Zurich

How much does car hire in Zurich cost?

Car hire in Zurich costs as little as €46.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Economy class vehicle is €53.40 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €279.90 per day from EUROPCAR for a Mercedes V Class.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Zurich?

8 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Zurich, including THRIFTY, NATIONAL, DOLLAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Zurich?

None of the car hire companies in Zurich are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Zurich?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Europcar Direct has the highest customer rating for car hire in Zurich with a score of 8.5/10

with UNIRENT rated second best with a score of 8.4/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Zurich?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Zurich is €344.87 per week from UNIRENT.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Zurich?

The cheapest car hire company in Zurich is ALAMO, with prices for a Economy class car such as the Volkswagen Polo available from as little as €327.88 per week.

How much is fuel in Zurich?

You can expect to pay €1.802/ltr of petrol and €2.085/ltr of diesel in Zurich. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Zurich?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Zurich with leading car hire companies such as ALAMO, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, UNIRENT as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Zurich?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Luxury Elite, Mini, Oversize, Premium, Premium Elite, Special, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Zurich.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Zurich?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Zurich, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Zurich is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Zurich?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Zurich at the moment, however ALAMO rates start from just €327.88 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €327.88 from ALAMO in Zurich - Downtown or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Zurich?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Zurich is €327.60 per week with an average price of €373.80 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Zurich

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Zurich

  • Europcar (tel: 41 44 2715656)
  • Hertz (tel: 0442099250)
  • Europcar (tel: +41 (44) 2715656 )
  • Europcar (tel: 41 44 3831747)
  • Thrifty (tel: +41 (0) 44 20 99 250 )
  • Dollar (tel: +41 (0) 44 20 99 250 )
  • Unirent (tel: 044 271 56 56 )
  • Alamo (tel: 0848445522)
  • Enterprise (tel: 0848445522)
  • National (tel: 0848445522)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Zurich

  • Europcar (JOSEFSTRASSE 53, ZURICH, 8005)
  • Hertz (Stockerstrasse 11, 8002 Zurich, Zurich, 8002)
  • Europcar (JOSEFSTRASSE 53, ZURICH, 8005)
  • Europcar (LINDENSTRASSE 33, ZURICH, 8008)
  • Thrifty (Stockerstrasse 11, Zurich, 8002)
  • Dollar (Stockerstrasse 11, Zurich, 8002)

Car hire company ratings in Zurich

  • Europcar Direct: Rated 8.5/10 from 110 reviews
  • UNIRENT: Rated 8.4/10 from 99 reviews
  • Sixt EMEA: Rated 7.9/10 from 86 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Franchise: Rated 7.6/10 from 106 reviews
  • Thrifty EMEA Franchise : Rated 7.4/10 from 122 reviews
  • Hertz EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.2/10 from 83 reviews

Other car hire locations in Switzerland

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Feb€ 65
Mar€ 34
Apr€ 31
May€ 31
Jun€ 26
Jul€ 43
Aug€ 40
Sep€ 31
Oct€ 31
Nov€ 30
Dec€ 64
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Jan€ 62
Feb€ 75
Mar€ 70
Apr€ 50
May€ 50
Jun€ 48
Jul€ 71
Aug€ 63
Sep€ 61
Oct€ 62
Nov€ 62
Dec€ 65
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€34
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 34
Feb€ 44
Mar€ 30
Apr€ 26
May€ 26
Jun€ 28
Jul€ 46
Aug€ 39
Sep€ 28
Oct€ 29
Nov€ 31
Dec€ 47
from
€60
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 73
Feb€ 107
Mar€ 69
Apr€ 42
May€ 40
Jun€ 43
Jul€ 58
Aug€ 58
Sep€ 45
Oct€ 42
Nov€ 62
Dec€ 76