Switzerland is brimming with experiences for lovers of all kinds of adventures, whether mountaineering, swimming, fine shopping, student parties, or driving fast cars. Swiss cities are as diverse as the regional languages and dialects, and they are all well worth the visit – not least because travelling by road between each of these cities promises adventure with jaw-dropping views. Make the most of your visit to Switzerland by booking your rental car today!
There are four official languages in Switzerland; French, German, Italian, and Romansch, but as a country with an extremely high number of expatriate residents, you’re likely to hear other languages as well. Nonetheless, English is not widely spoken in French and Italian regions of Switzerland.
The currency is the Swiss franc, though euros are also accepted at larger establishments. The Swiss continue to make many of their financial transactions in cash, so take advantage of plentiful ATMs throughout the country to always carry some cash with you. Some restaurants, grocery stores, etc., may not accept foreign credit or debit cards.
Though a small country, the nation’s gorgeous Alps add quite a bit of travel time to inter-city road trips. Zürich is over one hour southeast of Basel and Geneva is a little under three hours to the south.
As a member of the Schengen Agreement, Switzerland accepts visitors visa-free from countries within the EU and others such as New Zealand and Australia. Citizens of other countries will be required to apply for a visa before they arrive and are permitted to stay for up to three months. As Switzerland is not in the European Union, you can expect to pass through customs for further inter-European travel.
Automobile hire in Switzerland typically starts at around $25 a day. Here are some of the best deals:
Note that prices vary depending on the availability of each specific car and the season in which you rent. For the most accurate offers, use the search bar above.
There is some seasonal variation in price for rental cars in Switzerland; you’ll likely find that cars are around $10 more expensive in the peak summer months of July and August.
Booking a car at least two months in advance of your arrival is well worth it Switzerland; you can save over $10 a day by planning ahead.
Hertz and Enterprise typically lead the field in terms of lowest prices throughout Switzerland, and their prices are not necessarily the most competitive at airport over downtown locations. Checking numerous different locations in your rental destination is recommended to save money.