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Car Hire in Switzerland

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Zurich Airport Car Hire
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 3
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 21.48 / per day
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Basel Airport Car Hire
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 23.44 / per day
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Basel Airport Car Hire
Compact
Fiat Tipo or comparable
Fiat Tipo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 24.76 / per day
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Basel Airport Car Hire
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 24.98 / per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Zurich Airport Car Hire
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 25.12 / per day
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Zurich Airport Car Hire
Compact
VW Golf or comparable
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 25.96 / per day
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Basel Airport Car Hire
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 26.48 / per day
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Basel Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
£ 27.50 / 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 04:38 on 2021-01-24.

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 £ 120.55 per day
  • From Switzerland to France - 191 offers from £ 69.82 per day
  • From Switzerland to Austria - 119 offers from £ 82.94 per day
  • From Switzerland to Germany - 130 offers from £ 69.82 per day
  • From Switzerland to Netherlands - 73 offers from £ 84.34 per day

Top 11 Most Popular Cities in Switzerland

  1. Car Hire in Geneva starting at £ 20.70 per day
  2. Car Hire in Zurich starting at £ 21.48 per day
  3. Car Hire in Basel starting at £ 23.44 per day
  4. Car Hire in Bern starting at £ 43.07 per day
  5. Car Hire in Altenrhein starting at £ 38.30 per day
  6. Car Hire in Sion starting at £ 45.32 per day
  7. Car Hire in Lugano starting at £ 35.89 per day
  8. Car Hire Visp starting at £ 42.68 per day

Top 11 Most Popular Destinations in Switzerland

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
£ 64.92
January
£ 69.99
February
£ 54.50
March
£ 47.40
April
£ 58.04
May
£ 64.31
June
£ 72.19
July
£ 84.36
August
£ 50.24
September
£ 49.44
October
£ 58.59
November
£ 70.22
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Switzerland is April with prices starting at £ 47.40 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 £ 84.36. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 62. 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
51%
January
356%
February
313%
March
3%
April
4%
May
3%
June
4%
July
4%
August
54%
September
58%
October
181%
November
169%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Dollar Volvo V40 4 3 Medium cars
SIXT Peugeot 208 2 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
SIXT Renault Captur 4 1 Medium cars

Top 9 Hire Companies in Switzerland in 2021

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.5
+41718550823
Flughafenstrasse 11
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.5
+41712201394
FLUGHAFENSTRASSE 11
Working hours
Mon:08:00-12:00
Tue:08:00-12:00
Wed:08:00-12:00
Thu:08:00-12:00
Fri:08:00-12:00
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+410848445522
Flughafen Basel-Mulhouse, 4056 Basel
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6
+410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-MULHOUSE, POSTFACH 142
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.6
410848445522
FLUGHAFEN BASEL-M POSTFACH 142,
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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+410613252780
EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, 4030 Basel
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+41613252840
Flughafen Basel Muehlhausen
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
410848445522
Flughafen Basel-M Postfach 142
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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