Car hires in Zurich

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Zurich, Switzerland
12 Dec — 19 Dec
Zurich, Switzerland
Tue 12/12
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Tue 19/12
Noon
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Car hire insight and trends in Zurich

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Zurich

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Zurich?

The cheapest car hire in Zurich are generally found through Dollar. When booking with Dollar, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as €27/day. The average price to hire a car in Zurich is €60/day.

What car hire company in Zurich has the most locations?

keddy by Europcar has the most locations of any car hire company in Zurich, with 11 locations.

What car do most people hire in Zurich?

When hiring a car in Zurich, most of our users will opt for the Volkswagen Golf at €72/day on average. The second most popular is the Volkswagen Polo car hire for an average of €59/day. Our users have found Volkswagen Golf hires in Zurich for as low as €39/day and Volkswagen Polo hires for as low as €29/day.

Best deals found for Zurich car hire

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Zurich
Compact€33/day
Intermediate€35/day
Standard€41/day
Premium€57/day
Compact SUV€33/day
Compact estate car€35/day
Intermediate SUV€35/day
Intermediate estate car€37/day
Standard estate car€43/day
Premium estate car€64/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Zurich car hire

A trip to Zurich might be just what you need to help you unwind and relax. Hop in your Zurich car rental and take a drive to the Old Town, park it in a secure parking area and enjoy a walk through the historical ruins that tell the town’s story quite intricately. You can also choose to visit Uetliberg Mountain where you can take in the scenic views from the Uetliberg towers. Ardent shoppers can explore the Hauptbahnhof, which consists of several shopping malls, using their rental car in Zurich. Strict rules need to be followed while driving in Zurich, such as giving way to pedestrians waiting to use crosswalks at any time. You should also give way to emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars. You are also expected to have your headlights on all the time while driving your Zurich rental car. If you are wondering whether you can access parking in the city of Zurich, we highly suggest you consider using one of the 10 car parks located all around the city. There are around 73 car hire locations in Zurich that have electric car rentals, luxury car rentals, people carrier rentals, and economy car rentals. All you have to do is book through momondo and the ride is yours.

Is it worthwhile to rent a car while visiting Zurich?

car parks and lots are available in Zurich. Parking spaces on the street are fit with parking meters applicable for short stays. Driving your car rental in Zurich will require you to always be on the lookout for cyclists and trams along the roads. During winter, it is advisable to have a change of tyres different from those used in summer due to the icy roads when it snows. Drive your rental car up to the Lindt home of chocolate in Zollikon and experience and learn more about the process of chocolate making. Those that love nature can drive up to Türlersee, a lake that offers outdoor activities such as swimming, boat riding, and camping. Zurich is a scenic town for you to enjoy strolls and walks in. The advantage of having a car rental in Zurich is the opportunity to discover and explore the destinations that make Zurich beautiful.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Zurich?

Certain laws have been put in place to govern traffic and driving in the city of Zurich. Before taking your Zurich rental car around the town, you should be aware of all these rules and keep up with any upcoming recent changes from the city’s department of motor vehicles. Among these basic driving rules is the need for a seatbelt to be worn by every passenger when driving in Zurich. Children under the age of 12 are required to be in special seats that correspond with their age and weight. Driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or above is considered illegal and will be treated as an offense. Driving should always be done in the right lane of the road. Speed limits in Zurich vary depending on the type of roads in that there is the standard speed limit for freeways, which is higher than that expected on highways, while other exterior roads demand an average speed limit. When driving your Zurich car rental in town, ensure you respect the standard speed limit to avoid fines and tickets. It is of importance that you check with the city’s department of motor vehicles for any law changes made recently.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Zurich if I’m visiting from another country?

Driving legally in Zurich requires you to be 18 years and above. International drivers can use their foreign license to drive in Zurich for at least one year during which you will be required to exchange your license for a Swiss one. This can be done at the location of your local transport authority.


Zurich car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Zurich that's right for you

Small cars

€55 - €103

All Car Types

€62 - €159

The average price of a small car hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €73. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Zurich, Switzerland is in February. The price is 25% lower than the rest of the year at just €55 per day. A small car rental is typically 36% less expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Zurich small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €104. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 57% lower than the rest of the year at just €45 per day. A medium car rental is typically 9% less expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Zurich medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €145. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 49% lower than the rest of the year at just €75 per day. A large car rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Zurich large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €100. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just €63 per day. A SUV rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Zurich SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €154. The cheapest time to hire a van in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 65% lower than the rest of the year at just €54 per day. A van rental is typically 26% more expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Zurich, Switzerland is €113. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Zurich, Switzerland is in May. The price is 1% lower than the rest of the year at just €112 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 1% less expensive than the average rental car in Zurich. The average price of a car hire in Zurich can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Opel Astra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€33/day

10 Dec - 17 Dec
Opel Astra
Opel Astra
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

€34/day

10 Dec - 17 Dec
Opel Astra
Ford Focus Wagon
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

€35/day

10 Dec - 17 Dec
Ford Focus Wagon

Zurich car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Zurich

Hertz

8.3
Very Good
39 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.2

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

8.2

Sixt

7.4
Good
76 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.0

Budget

8.8
Very Good
13 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

8.8

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

7.9

Europcar

8.5
Very Good
15 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.4

Value

7.5

Dollar

8.2
Very Good
11 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.7

Overall

7.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Thrifty

8.2
Very Good
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.8

Alamo

7.2
Good
14 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.6

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

Quick facts about car hire in Zurich

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Zurich

Most Popular Agency

GREEN MOTION

Popular Car Types

Compact, Economy, Intermediate

Cheapest Hire Car

€38

Most Popular Model

Volkswagen Golf
The most popular Zurich car hire agency found on momondo this month is GREEN MOTION . Other top choices for car hire companies are Alamo and Europcar
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Zurich in the past 72 hours: Compact, Economy, Intermediate.
The lowest price for a car hire in Zurich is €38/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from €68/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Zurich in the past 7 days is the Volkswagen Golf. Our users also prefer the Volkswagen Polo as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Zurich

Nearby attractions:

Paradeplatz9.9 km

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Paradeplatz79.6 km

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Paradeplatz79.8 km

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Driving with a car hire in Zurich - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Zurich so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

Is there a fee to cancel my Zurich, Switzerland car hire?

The majority of car hire agencies in Zurich offer free cancellation. momondo will always tell you whether or not rental car centres such as Alamo, Europcar, and Dollar have a cancellation fee for travellers who have last-minute itinerary changes.

What is the best type of car to hire in Zurich during January?

With temperatures averaging 1 °C and precipitation usually 64 mm during January, you should consider hiring a standard when travelling to Zurich. A standard size car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of January and is a popular choice for travellers heading to Zurich. Hiring a Standard in Zurich will cost you €179/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Zurich, Switzerland?

Zurich’s speed limit is 50 km/h when you are driving in the city. This speed limit might also apply to surrounding towns and neighbourhoods. The suburban speed limit in Zurich is 80 km/h and the speed limit for motorways is 120 km/h. However, be sure to look for posted signage as these speeds may vary.

What car hire company has the Mazda CX-3 in Zurich?

What is the weather like in Zurich, Switzerland in December?

Those looking for a hire car in Zurich during the month of December should expect temperatures to be around 1 °C and should expect around 83 mm of precipitation. This information can be helpful when choosing which car you’d like to rent.

Is the weather in Zurich similar to the rest of Zurich?

Those looking to hire a car in Zurich for a road trip to the surrounding areas, please know the weather in Zurich during the month of December usually is around 1 °C with 83 mm of possible rain.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Zurich?

Prices for cars in Zurich are updated daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Zurich?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Zurich?

Among different countries, including Zurich, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the hire company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to hire a car in Zurich?

All drivers must have a valid full driving license when hiring a car in Zurich. If the license is written in a different language from the country of hire, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're hiring a car overseas, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. It is always advisable to check with the individual hire company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Zurich?

You should book a car hire in Zurich using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Zurich?

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Zurich by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Zurich with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Zurich and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Zurich on momondo?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car hire in Zurich.

Can I find a car hire in Zurich which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Zurich.

Can I search for car hire in Zurich with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Zurich with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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