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Zurich, Switzerland
1 Mar — 8 Mar
Zurich, Switzerland
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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 Unirent. When booking with Unirent, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £25/day. The average price to hire a car in Zurich is £45/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?

Seat Arona hires and Volkswagen Polo hires in Zurich are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Seat Arona hire prices in Zurich can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average £50/day and can be as low as £28/day. Volkswagen Polo hire prices can also vary, but tend to average £65/day, with the cheapest deals as low as £29/day.

Best deals found for Zurich car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Zurich
Compact£21/day
Intermediate£33/day
Standard£42/day
Premium£51/day
Compact estate car£29/day
Compact SUV£29/day
Intermediate estate car£34/day
Intermediate SUV£36/day
Standard SUV£37/day
Standard estate car£38/day
Premium estate car£59/day
Luxury estate car£69/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

£44 - £84

All Car Types

£64 - £143

The average price of a small car hire in Zurich, Switzerland is £61. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 28% lower than the rest of the year at just £44 per day. A small car rental is typically 34% 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 £82. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Zurich, Switzerland is in October. The price is 32% lower than the rest of the year at just £57 per day. A medium car rental is typically 10% 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 £136. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £83 per day. A large car rental is typically 33% 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 £84. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 43% lower than the rest of the year at just £48 per day. A SUV 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 SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Zurich, Switzerland is £145. The cheapest time to hire a van in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 39% lower than the rest of the year at just £90 per day. A van rental is typically 37% 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 £156. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Zurich, Switzerland is in November. The price is 41% lower than the rest of the year at just £93 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 42% 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 luxury car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a convertible hire in Zurich, Switzerland is £95. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Zurich, Switzerland is in September. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just £82 per day. A convertible rental is typically 5% 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.

Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£21/day

17 Mar - 20 May
Ford Focus
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£29/day

17 Mar - 20 May
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£30/day

5 Mar - 5 May
Ford Focus

Zurich car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Zurich

Hertz

8.2
Very Good
40 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.7

Overall

8.3

Pick-up/drop-off

8.2

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

8.8
Very Good
14 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.9

Overall

8.9

Pick-up/drop-off

8.6

Value

8.1

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

8.3
Very Good
11 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.8

Comfort

8.6

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Thrifty

8.3
Very Good
5 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

8.5

Overall

8.1

Pick-up/drop-off

8.3

Value

7.9

Alamo

7.2
Good
15 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.2

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.2

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.5

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

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

Alamo

Popular Car Types

Compact, Economy, SUV

Cheapest Hire Car

£31

Most Popular Model

Seat Arona
The most popular Zurich car hire agency found on momondo this month is Alamo. Other top choices for car hire companies are GREEN MOTION and Europcar
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Zurich in the past 72 hours: Compact, Economy, SUV.
The lowest price for a car hire in Zurich is £31/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £57/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Zurich in the past 7 days is the Seat Arona. 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:

Stadion Letzigrund5.7 mi
Grossmünster6.1 mi
Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich6.1 mi
Opernhaus6.5 mi

Nearby attractions:

Stadion Letzigrund47.6 mi
Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich49.2 mi
Grossmünster49.7 mi
Opernhaus49.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Stadion Letzigrund47.8 mi
Volkerkundemuseum der Universitat Zurich49.4 mi
Grossmünster49.8 mi
Opernhaus50.0 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Zurich

Below are the most popular hotels in Zurich
Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport

PO Box 295, Zurich-Airport, Kloten, Zurich, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

5.5 mi from city centre

Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport

Holiday Inn Express Zürich Airport

Hofwisenstrasse 30, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

5.4 mi from city centre

Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle

Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle

The Circle 1, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

5.5 mi from city centre

citizenM Zürich

citizenM Zürich

Talacker 42, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.5 mi from city centre

Ruby Mimi Zurich

Ruby Mimi Zurich

4 Beatenpl., Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.3 mi from city centre

Novotel Zurich Airport Messe

Novotel Zurich Airport Messe

Lindbergh - Platz 1, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

3.7 mi from city centre

Central Plaza

Central Plaza

Central 1, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.3 mi from city centre

ibis Styles Zurich City Center

ibis Styles Zurich City Center

Stampfenbachstrasse 60, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.6 mi from city centre

H+ Hotel Zürich

H+ Hotel Zürich

Badenerstrasse 537, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2.2 mi from city centre

Crowne Plaza Zurich

Crowne Plaza Zurich

Badenerstrasse 420, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1.9 mi from city centre

Zurich Marriott Hotel

Zurich Marriott Hotel

Neumuehlequai 42, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.7 mi from city centre

Five Zurich - Luxury City Resort

Five Zurich - Luxury City Resort

Doltschiweg 234, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2.5 mi from city centre

Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport Circle

Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport Circle

The Circle 41, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

5.3 mi from city centre

Hotel Montana Zurich

Hotel Montana Zurich

Konradstrasse 39, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.7 mi from city centre

Zurich Youth Hostel

Zurich Youth Hostel

Mutschellenstrasse 114, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

2.0 mi from city centre

Züri by Fassbind

Züri by Fassbind

Heinrichstrasse 254, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1.6 mi from city centre

ibis budget Zurich City West

ibis budget Zurich City West

Technoparkstrasse 2, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

1.8 mi from city centre

Hotel St.Gotthard

Hotel St.Gotthard

Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

0.4 mi from city centre


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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Zurich, Switzerland in March?

To hire a car in Zurich for a weekend in March, we found prices as low as £40 with an average of £74. Stretching your hire over seven days shifts the price range to about £27 to £55.

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

In most cases, there is no fee when you cancel your Zurich car hire. You can check to see whether or not your preferred car hire company in Zurich offers free cancellation when booking with momondo.

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

When travelling to Zurich during the month of March, we recommend hiring an Economy car in order to be best prepared for the weather and road conditions. An Economy car can handle both the wet and dry road conditions that are often seen in Zurich during March, when temperatures are around 9 °C and precipitation is 83 mm on average. Hiring a Economy in Zurich will cost you £50/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Zurich, Switzerland?

35 mph is the city speed limit for Zurich, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for motorways around Zurich are 50 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you hire a car in Zurich, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

What car hire company has the Mercedes-Benz V-Class in Zurich?

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

Typically, the weather in Zurich through the month of February is 1 °C and the expected precipitation is 64 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

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

The climate in Zurich during February is usually 1 °C with an expected 64 mm of precipitation throughout the month. Those looking to hire a car and leave from Zurich on a road trip to the surrounding area should take note of this information.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Zurich?

Prices for cars in Zurich are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Zurich?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Zurich. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

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

To rent a car in Zurich, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

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

momondo finds and compares thousands of car hire websites to provide you with the best selection of policies and car hire in Zurich. Finding a car hire is quick and free of charge, so using momondo for your booking makes sense.

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?

Yes, momondo allows you to filter specifically for car hire companies in Zurich offering free cancellation.

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

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Zurich.

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

Yes, car hire in Zurich with enhanced cleaning options can be searched for on momondo.

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

Yes, unlimited mileage options can be found on car hire in Zurich on momondo.


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