Car hire in Switzerland with SIXT

For car hire in Switzerland SIXT offers a wide range of options, allowing you to tailor your package to your particular needs. We provide premium European cars from top manufacturers, all on average only 3 months old. Our ethos is affordable luxury: giving you top-class cars at economy prices. A wide range of models is at your disposal, including compact cars that are ideal for driving in the busy financial districts that distinguish Swiss cities like Zürich and Geneva. Select from our premium 4x4 for day trips, as well as getting to the slopes. Language won’t be a problem with us, as our friendly agents are English speakers.  

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SIXT services in Switzerland

Choose how long to book your car hire in Switzerland with SIXT’s flexible hire periods. If you’re making a short visit and need a weekend rental we can cater for you, and we have long-term rentals available too. Our other model types include economy cars for those travelling on a budget, luxury models for business executives, MPVs for families and tour groups and more. You have a choice of bookable extras, such as an additional driver allowance to share the load and sat nav to help you explore Switzerland.  

Good to know when you're visiting Switzerland

Flexible Hiring Options

If your Swiss trip changes opt to ‘pay later, this way cancellation is free up to the day of pick-up.  

Driving Licence Requirements

Non-EU licences must provide a passport and it's suggested you carry an International Driving Permit, if in Europe for more than 6 months then an EU licence is required. 

Driving tips

Always drive on the right-hand side and if on the motorway the maximum speed is 120 km/h (100 km/h on highways). Your headlights must always be on.     

Available Extras

If you need additions to your booking, we can include sat navs, child seats and additional drivers, as well as snow tyres and ski racks, each for a small fee.  

Under 25 Car Hire

In Switzerland the minimum rental age is 20 years old, anyone hiring the car must hold a valid licence for at least a year, and there’s a small fee when under 25. 

One-way Car Hire

If you are finishing the trip at a different city or country simply select the other location using the booking tool to see if this is available, a one-way fee will apply.  

Best places to visit in Switzerland

  • Geneva: this highly cosmopolitan city is one of the world’s most famous, not least for founding the Red Cross organisation. Lake Geneva is its jewel, and its most famous symbolic landmark is Jet d’Eau, a water jet that shoots water almost 160 yards into the air from the lake surface. Also visit Jardin Anglais where you’ll find the city’s symbol of its watchmaking heritage, the flower clock.  
  • Zurich: For some of the best shopping in Europe, drive to the Bahnhofstrasse. It’s a long pedestrianised street in the town centre. Fraumünster is an abbey founded in 853 AD and a popular tourist attraction for its Marc Chagall stained glass windows created in the ‘70s. For relaxing walks drive to Lindenhof near the old town, a shady park overlooking a river.  
  • Basel: drive to the Old Town to the Markplaz area for local food and produce. Here you can also see the colourful Basel Rathaus and its famous old clock. Kunstmuseum Basel is the city’s Museum of Art with major works by Van Gogh, Gaugin, Picasso, Dali and other icons. Then drive to the highest point, Münsterhügel (Minster Hill), where you’ll find Basel Minster, originally a Roman fort.  


  • Rated 4.0 out of 5 from 3676 Ratings

Aliya S.

Janine on the front desk was very helpful. She clearly explained all the costs involved and patiently responded to our questions. Thank you Janine.

Pablo José V.

The best attentio I’ve ever had while renting a car!!

Nabila Putri S.

Staff is really helpful

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TOP SERVICE super Fuhrpark

Soledad P.

Good and fast service at counter. Car in perfect condition. Fast and easy return

Jakub BGT S.

Fast pick up and drop off, no issues

Eduardo H.

The lady at the reception was very welcoming and showed all the features of the car. Thumbs up!

Meshal A.

Friendly staff and a very quite branch. I took a start because the car wasn't very clean and I had to ask them to clean it.

Alex K.

Extremely helpful staff, free upgrade!! Everything excellent!!

G. N.

Great support and outstanding customer experience. Especially Sophie is amazing

Rocco M.

Excellent service. Nice and professional staff at Geneva airport station (Carole and Benjamin).

Domenico M.

Picked up my car yesterday at this location, Janin who served me was so nice, she upgraded my care at no extra cost. Excellent customer service!!! Thank you

Jaeyong J.

We stayed Kempinski(fairmont) hotel. It was very close to the shop from hotel and convenient to register. Staffs are very kind and gave me a bigger car than I ordered it. I didnt get any extra charge and any extra invoice. (I didn't have any scratches on the car)

Richard C.

excellent service and vehicle


Wonderful service, wonderful car. Thanks Sixt Geneva Team

Lean P.

Molt competents i amables

Juan Carlos C.

I have rented cars from Sixt, Hertz and lieferwagen-mieten.ch. I prefer renting from Sixt Dietikon because their team is friendly and incredibly efficient. Trying to pickup your reservation from any rental agency during peak-hours usually has long waiting times. But not at Sixt, my reservation is ready & clean to hit the road. The Fleet Inspector is kind enough to show me the functions of lift when I rent a delivery truck. He also helped me connect my phone to the bluetooth radio. He made my travels less stressful especially after receiving good instructions. I will ONLY rent from Sixt & Sixt Dietikon.

Hamad A.

Friendly staff, and great experience.

Anand K.

I rented a V Class here when family was visiting. I was told to return it outside the building. The location is closed on Sundays and there was absolutely no space outside the building despite two tries so I put it on the 7th floor of the parking garage which is not designed for such a large car. I didn't expect anything but I wrote my experience in the feedback form I received and I proactively got a call to apologise and compensate me for the extra time the process needed which resulted in a late rental. Above and beyond. Really commendable.

alex bret s.

Very friendly staff! I was very nicely treated by a man named Darius-Alexandru



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