Car Hire in Switzerland

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Geneva Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or comparable
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Geneva Rental Cars
£ 25.47 / per day
Basel Airport
Compact SUV
Opel Mokka or comparable
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 30.41 / per day
City Centre
Compact Elite
Cupra Born or comparable
Cupra Born
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 31.45 / per day
Geneva Railway Station
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 40.72 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Geneva Airport
Standard
Volvo C40 or comparable
Volvo C40
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£ 44.25 / per day
Basel Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 50.52 / per day
Zurich Airport
Intermediate Elite
BMW 2 Series or comparable
BMW 2 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
£ 69.16 / per day
Zurich Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series STW or comparable
BMW 3 Series STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flizzr
£ 77.80 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 19:23 on 2024-05-20.

Travel Information

Languages
French, Italian
Currency
CHF
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+41
Average car hire price
£ 46 per day
Average car hire length
6 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.64 per litre or £ 6.20 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.44 per litre or £ 5.46 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.89 per litre or £ 7.15 / 1 gallon

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 £ 115.46 per day
  • From Switzerland to France - 191 offers from £ 66.87 per day
  • From Switzerland to Austria - 119 offers from £ 79.44 per day
  • From Switzerland to Germany - 130 offers from £ 66.87 per day
  • From Switzerland to Netherlands - 73 offers from £ 80.78 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Switzerland the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Switzerland fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Switzerland
£ 55.31
January
£ 69.47
February
£ 63.57
March
£ 51.95
April
£ 61.52
May
£ 81.81
June
£ 122.54
July
£ 98.88
August
£ 74.89
September
£ 64.49
October
£ 47.43
November
£ 82.55
December
The best month to hire a car in Switzerland is November — when the average price for a hire is £ 47.43 per day. This is 35% less than the yearly average and 61% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 122.54 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

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

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in July with an average of 8 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in February with an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Switzerland
6
January
5
February
5
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
6
December

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

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Switzerland, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is June, while April is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Switzerland Compared to the Yearly Average
100%
January
97%
February
100%
March
70%
April
90%
May
125%
June
113%
July
107%
August
108%
September
91%
October
77%
November
121%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 60
Airport locations 6
Popular suppliers Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, SIXT
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 25 per day
Cheapest supplier Geneva Rental Cars

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Volkswagen Touran 5 2 People Carriers
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Ford Puma 4 2 SUVs
Europcar Volkswagen T-Roc 5 3 SUVs
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Up 3 2 Small cars
Hertz Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Jeep Compass 5 2 SUVs
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
6 April 2024
We had a wonderful week in the mountains
Australia
Opel Mokka
7 January 2024
We had a great trip travelling from Zürich into France ,Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Italy and back to Zürich for drop off . Trouble free 3500 Ks
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
2 June 2023
was a short trip to visit family
United Kingdom
Mazda CX-5
23 January 2023
Superb skiing under perfect blue skies with good friends. Could not have been better.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
28 September 2022
Travelled into France and Switzerland with no problems .
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
25 March 2022
Chamonix is awesome but there are so many gorgeous places a short distance away a car is essential
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
22 March 2022
Nothing to report
United Kingdom
VW Polo
10 September 2021
French ALPs - beautiful location, lots to do and see. Morzine had lots going on/ special events. Chamonix has Mont Blanc that simply blows you away
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
City Auto Rent
9.7 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Firefly
7.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
44
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 46.23
Lowest daily price
£ 25.47
Total cars available
2148

Top 15 Suppliers in Switzerland in 2024

City Auto Rent
City Auto Rent
Exceptional 9.7 / 44 reviews
1 location
£ 87 - £ 184
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Exceptional 9.3 / 26 reviews
1 location
£ 61 - £ 70
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.8 / 276 reviews
37 locations
£ 30 - £ 268
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 661 reviews
4 locations
£ 30 - £ 157
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.6 / 56 reviews
14 locations
£ 43 - £ 142
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.5 / 213 reviews
18 locations
£ 39 - £ 483
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 178 reviews
4 locations
£ 35 - £ 174
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.5 / 136 reviews
27 locations
National
National
Very good 8.4 / 19 reviews
4 locations
£ 35 - £ 182
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.3 / 121 reviews
24 locations
£ 40 - £ 288
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.3 / 17 reviews
18 locations
£ 45 - £ 328
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 32 reviews
13 locations
£ 42 - £ 336
Geneva Rental Cars
Geneva Rental Cars
Good 7.8 / 406 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 132
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 1 review
3 locations
£ 43 - £ 85
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
3 locations
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