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Car hire Switzerland

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Car hire Switzerland

HireCars.co.uk Switzerland is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always reserve your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

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Car hire Switzerland

Location information for Switzerland

Switzerland is best explored by rental car. HireCars.co.uk has over 60 pick-up locations in Switzerland. This means there is always a pick-up location close to your destination.

Known for many treasures, fine watches, excellent chocolates and the majestic Alps, Switzerland is one of Central Europe's holiday gems. A visit includes the opportunity for sightseeing in the countryside along with living it up in cosmopolitan cities. Tourists with a cheap hire car in Switzerland enjoy the greatest amount of freedom.

There is no official language in Switzerland, though Swiss German is spoken at home by more than half the population. Other prominently spoken languages are French and Italian, with English understood by many. All of these languages and cultures have fostered a unique environment in Switzerland as well as a few great museums and art galleries.

Switzerland's first city is Zurich, positioned on a picturesque lake. This city serves as gateway to the Alps region, making it a particularly good city to pass a mixed holiday of urban sightseeing and escapes into the countryside by Switzerland hire car. During the winter, locals and visitors regularly travel from Zurich to the elite St Moritz ski resort.

Another prominent Alpine destination is the Jura Mountain Range, where outdoor activities including hiking and skiing are favourite pastimes. This is the birthplace for Swiss watch-making, and a few expert craftsmen are still at work here today. Charming hamlets are scattered across the valleys, and the overall cultural atmosphere takes its cues from nearby France.

For every sleepy hideaway in Switzerland there is a metropolitan aspect that is just as rewarding. Bern is the governmental centre, rich with stoic architecture as well as modern infrastructure. Geneva is famous as a centre of international politics with hundreds of international offices based here. Lucerne and Basel are also well worth the visit.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Swiss franc
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Language
    German, French, Italian
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Unirent Car Rental

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Is HireCars.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by HireCars.co.uk? at this location
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