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    Car Hire Switzerland

    Switzerland Car HireDiscover the beautiful country of Switzerland in your car hire. Experience breathtaking views of the Alps and visit the charming villages that this country has to offer. Start your holiday stress-free and book your car hire with Auto Europe. We work with major international and local suppliers to bring our clients the lowest prices.

    Popular Transportation Terminals with Car Hire Services in Switzerland

    See more of Switzerland with a car hire from Auto Europe. By partnering with industry leading suppliers, Auto Europe is able to provide customers with vehicle hires at every major transportation hub in Switzerland. Reserve your car today by using the booking engine at the top of the page.

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    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Switzerland

    When booking a car hire with Auto Europe, our clients have the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that we only work with the top car hire suppliers in Switzerland. We have established unique relationships with trusted suppliers, such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Budget, during our 60 years of industry experience and offer options from traditional car hires to luxury hires and passenger vans. Compare rates from our top suppliers and allow Auto Europe to be there for you every step of the way.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Switzerland

    How old do you need to be to hire a car in Switzerland?

    To hire a car in Switzerland, drivers must be at least 19 years of age. Drivers in the range of 19 - 25 should be aware that they will most likely be subject to an additional "young driver surcharge," which is typically a daily charge that will vary depending on the supplier.

    Do I need an international driver's permit (IDP) to drive in Switzerland?

    When driving in Switzerland, an international driver's permit (IDP) is not required for travellers. For additional information on which countries required an IDP and how to acquire an IDP, we encourage you to contact one of our helpful reservation specialists at 1300-656-601.

    Contact Auto Europe - MexicoCan I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Travel throughout Western European countries is can typically be done with little restriction for most car hires. For certain car hires, such as luxury hires, travel restrictions may apply and we encourage you to contact Auto Europe toll-free and 24/7 at 1300-656-601 for more information.

    Driving in Switzerland

    With four official languages and innumerable varieties of chocolate, Switzerland is a land of great cultural and geographical wealth. Enjoy downhill skiing on the Alps, a relaxing tour of the unique Swiss vineyards on Lake Geneva, or indulge your adventurous spirit with a trip on a paraglider taxi.

    Divided into twelve regions, or cantons, Switzerland is home to many different cultures and cuisines. Jump in the car and head off to sample cheese fondue in Baden after a day on the slopes, a steaming bowl of pasta with prosciutto and lardo after the Rabadan carnival, or Carré d'agneau aux herbettes as you soak up the atmosphere in a French bistro in Geneva. You will have the opportunity to indulge in a veritable smorgasbord of cuisine that mixes regional dishes with each other to create the perfect meal out.

    There are several opportunities for both adventure and relaxation in Switzerland during all four seasons of the year. Experience some of the most beautiful hiking trails in Europe, or be pampered in a legendary Swiss spa. Take a hot air balloon ride through the Alps on a crisp autumn afternoon, or take a leisurely boat cruise on one of Switzerland's many lakes. With so much to experience in Switzerland, a car hire will give you the freedom to explore and take in the sights at your own pace. A car hire pick up at the Geneva Cornavin Train Station is the perfect place to start your next adventure.

    Use your car hire in Switzerland to travel through the different linguistic regions of the country and immerse yourself in the distinct cultures while you sample the traditional fare.

    Country Essentials

    Traffic flows on the right-hand side of the road in Switzerland. Geneva is on the border with France, so if you are driving around the city make sure that you have all the necessary documents and equipment to comply with French road rules too.

    Standard Inclusions

    In Switzerland, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our Auto Europe rates. The CDW and theft protection reduces the deductible (responsibility of the client) to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in your car hire. Super CDW is usually offered locally to reduce the deductible of your car hire to as low as zero.

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit which must be obtained before leaving Australia. The minimum age to hire a car in Switzerland is 18 years, though some suppliers may charge a fee for young drivers (25 and under) and you must have held a full licence for a minimum of one year. Some suppliers may have a maximum age limit of 75 years.

    Tolls and Freeways

    Highways in Switzerland require a toll sticker. This will already be equipped in your vehicle when hiring.

    Fleet Guide

    You can find details of great cars available for hire, the luggage space and different car categories in Switzerland by checking out our fleet guide. Please note that not all cars are available at all locations.

    Border Crossings

    Travel is permitted in to Western European nations, though some restrictions apply on travel in to Italy for some car categories. For travel east, it is necessary to confirm with Auto Europe which countries are permitted to travel in to. There will be cross-border fees and increased insurance costs paid locally. Ensure that your itinerary is permitted before you travel. If your preferred itinerary is restricted by the supplier, alternatively return the vehicle within the same country and pick up a new car hire in your next destination.

    Useful Distances

    • Zurich to Zurich Airport (15km approx. 25min)
    • Zurich to Geneva (290km approx. 3hr)
    • Zurich to Basel (95km approx. 1hr 30min)
    • Zurich to Baden (25km approx. 40min)

    Car Hire in Switzerland with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Switzerland with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

    Additional Transportation Services in Switzerland

    Auto Europe is proud to guarantee our clients with the industry best rates on traditional car hires. To provide our clients with even more value, we additionally offer great rates on unique vehicle hires such as luxury, motorhomes, vans and more. So, no matter what you and your travel party are in need of, Auto Europe has a mode of transportation that can make your travel dreams a reality. Compare rates in our booking engine and take the next step in planning your holiday.

    Luxury Car Hire Switzerland
    Luxury Car Hire Switzerland -  With a luxury car hire, travellers can make the most of their time in Switzerland. When behind the wheel of luxury models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can have a premium car hire experience you will never forget. Compare rates and find your ideal vehicle today!
    Van Hire Switzerland
    Van Hire Switzerland -  When the capacity of a traditional car hire simply isn't enough, look no further than a van hire with Auto Europe. We offer small, medium and large vans that are ready to accommodate anything from large travel parties to heavy luggage, so you can travel comfortably and conveniently. Use our booking engine to compare rates on van hires in Switzerland.
    Motorhome Hire in Switzerland
    Switzerland Motorhome Hire -  With a motorhome hire, unmatched levels of exploration in Switzerland are at your fingertips. This increasingly popular mode of transportation allows travellers to experience Switzerland in an unforgettable way with numerous locations safely pitch and immerse yourself in. When you pick-up an RV in Switzerland, you can explore the city and beyond to make the most of our time in the region.