Book a cheap car rental for your stay in Switzerland
|Minimum rental age in Switzerland:||20 Years|
|Driving experience required:||1 year|
View the spectacular Alps while driving in the beautiful landscapes of Switzerland. With the cheapest rates and the most-famous suppliers, we bring to you the most amazing car rental deals. Book a car rental through VIPCars’ quick booking process and drive on the award-winning roads of Switzerland. Use VIPCars to compare and book the best car rental deal for Switzerland. Our fleet of cars for Switzerland is of a superior quality and comprises of well-maintained cars.
Using VIPCars has great added advantages like 24*7 customer support and an exclusively dedicated helpline number for Switzerland. Having a personal vehicle in a foreign location, makes your trip much more comfortable.
Driving in Switzerland is a pleasurable experience and you can visit most of the attractions in a car. Moreover, our prices are pocket-friendly, with inclusions like Unlimited Mileage, Collision damage waiver, Airport fee, etc. You can pickup or drop off your rental car at any of the popular locations in the country or even cross-border. VIPCars has a feature for adding paid extras to the booking like GPS, child booster seat, etc.
Our car rental companies
VIPCars lets you book car rental deals from world-class brands as well as local companies which are trust-worthy. The advantages of booking through these brands are endless along with great quality of car rental services. So, make your Swiss holiday a real adventure with deals from these amazing suppliers.
- Europcar Car Hire
- Sixt rent a car
- Enterprise rent-a-car
- National Car Rental
- Alamo Rent A Car
- Hertz Car Rental
Tips for renting a car in Switzerland
To rent a car in Switzerland, the age of the driver must be at least 20. Though, age requirements differ according to category of cars. The renter should have held his driving license for at least a year. If the driver is under 25 then a young driver’s surcharge might be applicable.
Switzerland drives on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit is 49kph in the cities. Most of the gas stations are open from 8am to 10pm. Highways incur a toll ticket worth US$28. Most of the our suppliers allow one-way rentals and cross-border rentals in Switzerland.
Use snow chains and winter tyres if you are driving in the mountains in the winter months. Using a mobile phone while driving is illegal in Switzerland unless hands-free.
A rule of Switzerland says that all the passengers of a car must wear seat belts and children up to 12 years who are below 150cm must be seated in a restraint. The alcohol level in a driver's bloodstream must be lesser that 0.05 per cent or strict fines and punishments follow.
Will you require an international
driver’s license (IDP) in Switzerland?
If your driving license is not in English, German, French or Italian then you are required to carry an international driver’s permit to drive a rental car in Switzerland. An IDP is basically a translation of your original driving license.
From budget to luxury, our car rental
fleet in Switzerland, has it all
Hire a Standard car to make your holiday a comfortable experience as these are mid-range spacious cars suitable for up to 5 passengers. Go for a van/minivan if you are travelling with a large group of people as there is ample room in these vans for luggage and passengers.
Popular car rental locations in Switzerland
Our car rental services are available at all the popular locations in Switzerland such as the main airports, city centers, railway stations and other visited localities. The best option is to book a car rental for the airport and have it to your advantage throughout your Swiss holiday. This way, you will be able to tour the country and its sights with the utmost ease and fun. You may even choose a one-way rental if you are looking for a one-way journey inside Switzerland or even cross-border car rentals if pertaining to the supplier.
You can book a car rental anywhere in Switzerland depending upon where you want to travel. If you are seeking for natural beauty and wonders of the Alps or Swiss lakes or looking for city adventures in Zurich, Bern or Geneva, our car rentals are available everywhere.
- Geneva Airport (GVA)
- Zurich Airport (ZRH)
- Basel Airport (BSL)
- Bern Downtown
- Geneva Downtown
- Aigle Railway Station
- Brig Glis Downtown
- Airolo Downtown
- Sierre Downtown
- Zurich Seefeld
A guide to Switzerland
Officially known as the Swiss Confederation, the country is known for its stunning lakes, beautiful mountains, small villages and a well-preserved history. Switzerland, a European federal republic, is a modern country with cosmopolitan cities like Geneva and Zurich while Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. Tourists like to visit the dream-like countryside of this Central European country. Switzerland has the safest roads in Europe. Switzerland is famous for the Alps and Swiss cities have medieval quarters with popular iconic sights like Zytglogge clock tower and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. The ski resorts and hiking trails of Switzerland are famous all over the world.
The most beautiful places to visit in Switzerland
Rhine Falls is the largest plains waterfall in Europe with spectacular views. The falls are 150m-wide and 23m-high, located on the High Rhine. Address: Rheinfallquai, 8212 Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland.
A crescent-shaped lake, shared between France and Switzerland, is home to many species of fish like the Northern pike. The lake is located on the northern side of the Alps.
A 63km-long central European lake bordering Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The island of the lake, Reichenau Island, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The largest lake in southern Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is located in the south of the Alps. Popular islands like Brissago Islands are a part of the lake. The lake is shared with Italy.
A lakeside and island castle with underground vaults, Chillon Castle is located in Veytaux. The castle has 5 great halls and is an interesting place to see. Address: Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland.
A place for hiking, Pilatus is a mountain massif overlooking the Lucerne in Central Switzerland. It is on an elevation of 2,128 m and is a must-visit for the adventurous tourists.
A lake in Central Switzerland, Lake Lucerne is the fourth-largest lake in Switzerland. The lake is rich in fishes like the European perch and has a complicated shape.
A 1300s iconic winding wooden bridge in Switzerland, Kapellbrücke is lined with art. The bridge has a grand stone water tower and is a must-visit attraction in Switzerland. Address: Kapellbrücke, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland.
Road trip ideas for Switzerland
You can go on the following road trips in your car rental to make the most of your trip to Switzerland.
Zurich to St. Gallen
Distance: 86.2 km
Time: 1 h
St. Gallen to Davos
Distance: 131.9 km
Time: 1 h 37 min
Route: A13 and Route 28
Davos to Lugano
Distance: 164.8 km
Time: 2 h 31 min
Lugano to Zermatt
Distance: 186.7 km
Time: 3 h 32 min
Route: Route 9
Zermatt to Montreux
Distance: 139.0 km
Time: 1 h 50 min