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Cheap Car Rentals in Zurich, Switzerland from S$ 78

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Zurich with a pick-up date of 11-9 and drop-off date of 15-9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Zurich, Switzerland car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Zurich, Switzerland. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Most popular company

ALAMO

Price of petrol per litre

S$ 2.82

Average price per day

S$ 95

Cheapest price per day

S$ 78

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Zurich?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Zurich, Switzerland and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

January

S$ 86

February

S$ 96

March

S$ 92

April

S$ 73

May

S$ 79

June

S$ 101

July

S$ 137

August

S$ 112

September

S$ 96

October

S$ 85

November

S$ 66

December

S$ 116

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Zurich is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Zurich, Switzerland

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Zurich, Switzerland and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

There are currently 85 hire locations operating in Zurich spread across 27 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Zurich is small car at S$ 78 a day. Below are all the 2 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Compact

Compact

S$ 78+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

S$ 144+

Convertible

Convertible

S$ 134+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

S$ 78+

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

S$ 85+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

S$ 103+

Standard estate car

Standard estate car

S$ 119+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

S$ 139+

Compare available car types for rental in Zurich, Switzerland

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Zurich, Switzerland to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 21 June 2024.

Small cars

S$ 71 - S$ 118

All Car Types

S$ 95 - S$ 235

To hire a small car in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 88/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 118/day). In fact, February is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a small car saves you 35% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Zurich small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 132/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 190/day). In fact, November is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a medium car saves you 3% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 198/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 96/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 401/day). In fact, November is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a large car is 33% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 127/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 78/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~S$ 182/day). In fact, November is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a SUV saves you 6% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Zurich SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 197/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 112/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 432/day). In fact, November is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a van is 32% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 221/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 121/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 505/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a luxury car is 39% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a convertible in Zurich, Switzerland, you would pay an average price of S$ 109/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Zurich, Switzerland (~S$ 106/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~S$ 330/day). In fact, October is about 4% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Zurich. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Zurich, hiring a convertible saves you 19% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Volkswagen GolfS$ 78/day
4
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A/C
Volkswagen Golf
Hyundai AvanteS$ 81/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante
Toyota CorollaS$ 81/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

Tips for hiring a car in Zurich

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Zurich, Switzerland including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 21 June 2024.
  • Zurich car hire offers the freedom to explore the beautiful surroundings at your own pace. While public transportation is efficient, a car allows you to visit attractions outside the city easily. For example, the stunning Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen are about 1h 30min away, and the picturesque Lucerne is only an hour's drive from Zurich. With Zurich car hire, you can conveniently access the picturesque Swiss Alps, where you can enjoy scenic drives and outdoor activities, such as hiking and skiing, without relying on public transportation schedules.
  • Car hire in Zurich is conveniently available at Zurich Airport (ZRH), which is the main international airport serving the city. The car hire offices are in the arrivals halls of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Zurich Airport. Upon arrival, head towards the Arrivals Hall and follow the signs to the car hire desks. If you're flying into EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL/MLH/EAP), located about 1h 30min from Zurich, car hire services are also available at the airport, located on the Swiss side.
  • Local drivers in Zurich are generally regarded as disciplined and law-abiding. They prioritise road safety and follow traffic rules diligently. Visitors with a rental car should be aware that local drivers are cautious and tend to drive at moderate speeds. It is important to adapt to their driving style and maintain a consistent pace. Additionally, be cautious of cyclists and pedestrians, as they have the right of way in many areas.
  • In Zurich, rush hour typically occurs during weekdays from 07:30 to 09:00 and from 17:00 to 18:30. During these times, major roads such as A1, A3, and A4 leading into and out of the city centre may experience heavier traffic. Additionally, it's worth noting that winter can bring challenging driving conditions, especially in the mountainous regions surrounding Zurich. If planning to drive during the winter months, consider including snow tyres in your booking to ensure road safety when driving.

Top rental agencies in Zurich, Switzerland

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Zurich, Switzerland known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Zurich, Switzerland. Reviews were last updated on 21 June 2024.
Choose from the top rental car agencies available in Zurich, including Hertz, Sixt and Budget. Be sure to do your research on pricing, reviews, pickup locations, and other important criteria before choosing.

Hertz

8.0
Very Good
43 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.1

Value

8.1

Sixt

7.4
Good
76 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.4

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

6.9

Budget

8.5
Very Good
14 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.5

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

Value

7.6

Europcar

8.3
Very Good
17 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.2

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.3

Dollar

8.2
Very Good
11 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.8

Thrifty

8.1
Very Good
6 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

7.9

Avis

7.6
Good
12 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.2

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

6.6

Alamo

7.1
Good
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.0

Best Zurich, Switzerland car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Zurich, Switzerland. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Zurich, Switzerland with an average daily rate of S$ 105. Data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to renting a car in Zurich. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Volkswagen GolfS$ 78/day
4
M
A/C
Volkswagen Golf
Hyundai AvanteS$ 81/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante
Toyota CorollaS$ 81/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Corolla

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Zurich, Switzerland, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 21 June 2024.
  • What are the conditions of roads in Zurich?

    The roads in Zurich are generally well-maintained and provide a smooth driving experience. In recent years, there have been notable improvements, such as the expansion of the A1 motorway towards Winterthur and the refurbishment of major streets like Bahnhofstrasse and Limmatquai. However, it is important to note that some older parts of the city, particularly in the Altstadt (Old Town), have narrower roads and cobblestone streets that may require extra caution while driving. To avoid rush hour congestion, it is advisable to plan your routes carefully and consider using public transportation when exploring the city centre.

  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Zurich?

    To hire a car in Zurich, you must be at least 20 or 21 years old, depending on the car rental company. Some providers may also apply a young driver surcharge for drivers under 25 years old. A valid driving licence held for at least one year is required, and an international driving permit isn't necessary. It is essential to have a valid credit card in the primary driver's name for the reservation and any potential security deposit. Remember to bring along the online confirmation of your booking when picking up the hired car.

  • Can I drive to other countries and provinces from Zurich?

    Yes, it is generally possible to drive to other countries from Zurich. Many car hire companies allow cross-border travel, but it is important to check with the specific company you are renting from, as some may have restrictions or additional fees for international travel. When driving to nearby countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and Austria, drivers will need to have a valid passport, driving licence, vehicle registration documents, and valid proof of car insurance. It's recommended to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP), especially when travelling to non-EU countries.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Zurich?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under S$ 95/day when booking a car hire in Zurich. The absolute best deal a user found was for S$ 56/day from Dollar, booked on Jun. 16.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Zurich?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Zurich from the following companies over the past two weeks: Alamo (S$ 78/day), Hertz (S$ 78/day), and Dollar (S$ 144/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Zurich?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Dollar (9.0 rating), Budget (8.5 rating) and Europcar (8.3 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Zurich.

  • What are petrol prices like in Zurich?

    The average price of petrol in Zurich is S$ 2.82/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between S$ 127 and S$ 183 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Zurich for a week from Alamo?

    Alamo is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Zurich. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about S$ 488 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Zurich for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 35% to make it a great deal in Zurich. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Zurich?

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Zurich for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Zurich for a month?

    Typically, a monthly car rental in Zurich can be found for S$ 2,093. You can find car rental deals for S$ 70 a day on average.

  • How much is a car hire in Zurich for a weekend?

    Car hire prices in Zurich are typically S$ 111 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Compact SUV to save money on your trip to S$ 111. Our users have found prices for Compact SUV car hire in July to be on average S$ 79 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Zurich?

    The most popular car to hire while in Zurich is the Mercedes-Benz V-Class, which is a Premium vehicle.

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Luxury car rentals in Zurich, Switzerland

Find luxury car rental deals in Zurich, Switzerland from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Zurich, Switzerland cost an average of S$ 502 per day. Price data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
Check out some of the best deals we've found on luxury car rentals in the Zurich area. If these car rental deals don't suit your needs, make sure to check back soon as we're constantly finding new offers for our users.
Audi Q5S$ 256/day
5
4
M
A/C
Audi Q5
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 256/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 257/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series

Van rentals in Zurich, Switzerland

Find people carrier rental deals in Zurich, Switzerland from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier rentals in Zurich, Switzerland cost an average of S$ 217 per day. Price data was last updated on 21 June 2024.
Check out some of the best options we've found on van rentals in Zurich. If you're not finding the right deal for your van rental, check back soon as deals are constantly being refreshed.
Kia CarensS$ 166/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens
Kia CarensS$ 167/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens
Kia CarensS$ 176/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens

Car rentals by fuel type in Zurich, Switzerland

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Zurich, Switzerland. Deals were last updated on 21 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Zurich, Switzerland. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (S$ 58+).

Electric

Electric

S$ 58+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

S$ 70+

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