Switzerland

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.  

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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