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By comparing prices between all major car rental companies in Switzerland, we can provide the best offers. With our selected partners you will not only find great deals but also car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact and luxury cars in Switzerland. You can compare cheap prices in Switzerland in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance are included in the prices.
What to keep in mind when renting a car in Switzerland
All car groups are available for renters between the ages of 21 - 80 except intermediate, standard, full size, premium, and luxury vehicles which are available for renters aged 25 and older. The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 80 years of age, you must also have held a driving license for a minimum of 12 months. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control, therefore it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire you are able to buy additional coverage so you can travel around the country without worry. In Switzerland, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing but good to know before you begin the journey.
Find a cheap car hire deal in Switzerland
Book a cheap car in Switzerland and explore all of what the continent has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in Switzerland for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique.
Looking for a rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine you can find low prices for all categories from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUV's so you will be able to find the car that suits your trip. The search engine at the top you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country whether you are looking for a one-way trip or rent a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine with no hidden fees, filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat.
Best ways to travel to Switzerland
There are many ways to travel to Switzerland. If you are located in Europe, traveling by train is often the most economic way to travel. You can also go by car and bus. Many airlines also offer direct flights, such as SWISS, Lufthansa, Luxair, SAS, Norwegian, British Airwaves, Air France, and many more.
Information about Switzerland
Switzerland is a continental federal state in Central Europe and is located by the Alps. Bern is the capital of Switzerland but the largest city is Zürich. Switzerland is very famous for cheese, echolocate, clocks, mountains, crystal clear lakes, rolling hills and it is a popular destination to go skiing in the wintertime. Switzerland is full of great castles, palaces, and buildings. With a population of 8.5 million people and has 4 official languages such as German, French, Italian, and Romansh. There are 26 cantons in Switzerland. The best time to visit this country is probably from April to June and from September to October, when is not so crowd and you can enjoy mild weather and lower prices. We recommend visiting Bern, which is one of the top Swiss destinations. Geneva is considered as an international city with its famous Lake Geneva. it is also worth visiting Lucerne, Zurich, Basel and many more of them.
Why hire a car in Switzerland?
To rent a car means you are independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in Switzerland. You can get a car at Zurich Airport, Geneva, Basel, Lugano, or other attractive places in Switzerland. With Orbit, you will be able to hire a car in Switzerland or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to Switzerland.
Orbit is offering your own personal guide for Switzerland
To have a great experience in a foreign country, you need guidance. Orbit is always one step ahead. With cheap cars and your personal guide, you'll be well equipped for your independent adventure. The guide is completely customized for your trip. You can create it for the dates you want to travel and it includes all the events, travel information, maps, weather, custom chapters, and much more. You don't have to spend your valuable time trying to figure out when and where you want to travel. With just a few clicks, you'll have everything together and ready for your trip.
Fun facts about Switzerland
- Switzerland is comprised of cantons instead of states.
- Tap water is usually better quality than bottled water.
- Swiss plugs are a bit different.
- Handshakes are essential in Switzerland.
- Sundays in Switzerland are protected by a long list of social laws.
One Way Rental in Switzerland
When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in Switzerland and return to another location. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in Switzerland do not offer to return the car in another country, however, you can find domestic one-way rental options.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to rent a car in Switzerland?
A credit card in the name of the main driver needs to be presented. A security deposit may be required while renting a car so the credit card must have sufficient funds. You can find details about the security deposit listed while booking the vehicle as well as on your voucher. It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese). It can also depend on the country or car rental company you are renting with. If you have found a car on our website, you can press the rental terms link from the supplier for more information about driving license requirements. You will need to have identification with you such as a passport and ID cards. When you pick up your rental car you need to have your voucher with you.
How old do I need to be to rent a car in Switzerland?
All car groups are available for renters between the ages of 21 - 80 except intermediate, standard, full size, premium, and luxury vehicles which are available for renters aged 25 and older. The minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old and with some suppliers for people over 80 years of age, you must also have held a driving license for a minimum of 12 months. Young driver surcharges may apply to many car rental companies for people under 25 years of age. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire.
Do I need car insurance in Switzerland?
Insurances are very important when renting a car and can be different between countries. When renting a car in Switzerland with Orbit Car Hire the prices will include mandatory insurances in the country.
Do I need a credit card to rent a car in Switzerland?
In most cases, a credit card is required to be presented in the name of the main driver. A security deposit may be required when renting a car so it is important to have sufficient funds on the credit card. When searching for a car at Orbit you can see credit card requirements from all our suppliers.
Do I need an international driving license in Switzerland?
It is important to have a valid driving license with the name of the main driver as well as additional drivers when it applies. An International Driving Permit is required in addition to a National Driving License if the National Driving License you or any of the Additional Drivers hold is not clearly identifiable as a Driving License, eg, it is in a non-Latin alphabet (eg Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, Japanese).
How do I get the cheapest car in Switzerland?
You can find cheap car hire by comparing prices with all major car rentals at Orbit Car Hire. A good idea can be to book in advance as the prices can raise the closer to the travel period gets.
What is the cheapest rental car in Switzerland?
You will find the mini car category or economy cars to be the cheapest car categories. Vehicles such as Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 often provide the best prices.
What is the best car rental company in Switzerland?
You may find excellent service provided by companies such as Enterprise rent a car, Alamo, National, Europcar, and Keddy Rent a Car.
What types and makes of rental car deals can I find in Switzerland?
You will find car types such as mini, economy, compact, Full-Size, and luxury cars. Popular rental cars are Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus Wagon, and Opel Mokka.
Does my rental car have unlimited mileage when I book it for Switzerland?
Most car rentals in Switzerland offer unlimited mileage in their offers.
Most popular cities in Switzerland
Most popular destinations in Switzerland
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2. Car Rental in Zurich
3. Car Rental in Basel
4. Car Rental in Bern
5. Car Rental in Lugano
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What you need to know about renting a car
How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?
You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.
What are the charges for security deposits?
Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher.
What if I would like to change my booking?
How do I cancel my booking?
You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:
- Phone: +354 823 0165
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When do I pay for the rental car?
You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency.
What is included in the price?
Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.
Are there any hidden fees?
There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:
- Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
- One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
- The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
- Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
- Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).
We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.
What is a voucher and why do I need it?
A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.
What is an airport or premium location fee?
Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.
What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?
Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.
How do I find cheap car hire?
Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!
How many countries do you compare to?
We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany.
What currency should I use to pay for the car?
You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up.
Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?
You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal.
What is the cheapest car to rent?
The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda.
Can I add an additional driver to my booking?
You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle.
What payment methods are accepted
You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Can I drop off my car at a different location?
Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for one-way car hire.