Car hire in Zurich
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in Zurich, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Switzerland, please read our genearl tips on car hire in the country first via the link below.
Car hire at Zurich Airport
Zurich International Airport (airport code: ZRH) is the biggest airport in Switzerland. It is located about 8 miles from central Zurich, and it services many international flights from the whole world.
There are about ten car rental firms at Zurich Airport. You can find them all in the “Airport Center”, which also has shops and restaurants. The Airport Centre is adjacent to the Arrivals hall.
If you want to explore Zurich town before heading out on the road, car hire is also possible in central Zurich.
Where to go around Zurich
Zürich is in the north of Switzerland, and is close to both cosy towns and amazing nature. Getting from Zurich to different parts of the country is very easy, and with a rental car the journey will become a great memory. Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots in the area.
The beautiful city of Basel is right on the border between Switzerland, Germany and France. Here you’ll find many culturally interesting attraction, including the city’s art museum where the country’s largest and most important collection of art is on display. In Basel there are also many old, beautiful buldings. All this just an hour’s drive from Zurich!
Lugano town is, as you might have guessed, located by the well-known Lake Lugano. The city is an approximate two-and-a-half-hour drive south of Zurich. Lugano is surrounded by beautiful nature, and there is loads to see and do. You can, for example, go for a boat trip on Lake Lugano or visit a few of the many historic buildings in the city.
If you want for outdoor activities and skiing, Klosters-Serneus is ideal. The city is about 90 miles east of Zurich. Here you’ll find many excellent ski slopes and in the summer, you can hike in the beautiful mountainous area. There are also many nice attractions, shops and restaurants.