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Car Hire in Switzerland

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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Geneva Airport
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 21.55 per day
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Basel Airport
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 22.34 per day
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Basel Airport
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 23.73 per day
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Basel Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 25.00 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Basel Airport
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 25.25 / per day
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Basel Airport
Compact
BMW 1er or comparable
BMW 1er
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 25.36 / per day
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Basel Airport
Compact
Renault Mégane EST or comparable
Renault Mégane EST
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 26.22 / per day
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Geneva Airport
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 28.42 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 09:09 on 2021-09-25.

Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Dialing code
41
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in Switzerland

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup in Switzerland and drop off in another country:

  • From Switzerland to Italy - 550 offers from £ 116.11 per day
  • From Switzerland to France - 191 offers from £ 67.25 per day
  • From Switzerland to Austria - 119 offers from £ 79.89 per day
  • From Switzerland to Germany - 130 offers from £ 67.25 per day
  • From Switzerland to Netherlands - 73 offers from £ 81.24 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Switzerland?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Switzerland fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Switzerland
£ 62.53
January
£ 67.42
February
£ 52.50
March
£ 45.66
April
£ 55.91
May
£ 61.94
June
£ 69.53
July
£ 81.26
August
£ 48.40
September
£ 47.62
October
£ 56.43
November
£ 67.64
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Switzerland is April with prices starting at £ 45.66 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is August with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 81.26. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 60. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Switzerland?

Hirers picking up a car in Switzerland keep them for an average of 18 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in Switzerland
5
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
4
September
6
October
18
November
6
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Switzerland?

Though Switzerland is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in February. in April is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Switzerland Compared to the Yearly Average
55%
January
314%
February
311%
March
2%
April
3%
May
3%
June
3%
July
3%
August
59%
September
64%
October
199%
November
186%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Renault Captur 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Volvo V40 4 3 Medium cars
Dollar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Fiesta 2 1 Small cars
Alamo Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
Alamo Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Alamo Mini Cooper 5 2 Small cars

Top 9 Hire Companies in Switzerland in 2021

Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.5
+41273238888
Route de l'Aéroport, 1950 Sion
Working hours
Mon:07:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-12:00; 13:30-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.5
+41718550823
Flughafenstrasse 11
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+41848445522
Brandbachstrasse 9,8305 Dietlikon
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.6
+41848445522
Brandbachstrasse 9,8305 Dietlikon
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6
410581220420
FLUGHAFEN ZURICH,
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
0917435050
LOCARNO MAGADINO AIRPORT
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+41718553636
Hirn Rent Ag, Altenrhein, 9423
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:00; 13:30-21:00
Tue:08:30-12:00; 13:30-21:00
Wed:08:30-12:00; 13:30-21:00
Thu:08:30-12:00; 13:30-21:00
Fri:08:30-12:00; 13:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-12:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+41448007733
Flughafen Zuerich
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
410581220420
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:30
Tue:06:00-23:30
Wed:06:00-23:30
Thu:06:00-23:30
Fri:06:00-23:30
Sat:06:00-23:30
Sun:06:00-23:30
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