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Rental car in central Switzerland from 37 £ per day

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Hire a car in central Switzerland

Are you looking for a hired car in central Switzerland? On you will find the best car hire offers for your stay in Switzerland. With the online price comparison service, you will save up to 60% on your booking. 

Explore central Switzerland by car

Switzerland offers a variety of beautiful destinations you have to visit with your hired car. 

In the table below, you will find examples of sights that are located in central Switzerland: 

Sights in central Switzerland Distance to Zurich Airport
Mount Pilatus 70 km
Chapel Bridge 68 km
Titlis 100 km
Lake Lucerne 67 km
Lake Zurich 40 km
Lake Brienz 126 km
Blausee 180 km

Chapel Bridge Lucerne

Blausee, Bern

Lake Zurich

Which telephone numbers should you know when driving in Zug in case of an emergency?

  • Emergency situation Telephone number
  • An accident with injured persons 117
  • Breakdown service 140
  • Information on road conditions and traffic situation 163

Do I need a vignette for the hired car?

No, you do not need to buy a vignette for your hired car. As this is obligatory in Switzerland, it is already attached to your hired car. You don't have to worry about the toll when hiring a hired car.

Where can I park my hired car in Zug and Switzerland free of charge?

Parking is free of charge almost everywhere between 9 pm and 8 am. In Switzerland, parking areas are marked in different colours. Each colour has its own regulation:

  • White zones: for a fee at the parking meter you can park up to 30 min or 2-4 hours
  • Blue zones: only with a valid parking ticket
  • Yellow zone: Parking ban, mostly private or company Car park
  • Red Zone: With parking disk, 15 minutes can be parked here free of charge

What are the maximum speeds in Switzerland?

street type  maximum speed
Inner locations 50 km/h
external locations 80 km/h
Motorways 120 km/h

What is the promiscuous limit in Switzerland?

Person Promiscuous limit 
In general 0,5
Driving instructor, professional driver, trial driving licence 0,0

Please note that if you drive a car under the influence of alcohol, you will be subject to heavy fines. Depending on the offence, even prison sentences may be imposed.

If you are travelling in Switzerland with your hired car, which you can hire cheaply from the car hire company of your choice, you should also note that rail vehicles in towns and villages have the right of way on equal roads.

Where can I pick up my hired car?

You have got several options from where you can pick up your hired car; depending on where you start your stay in Switzerland. You have the option to collect the car directly after landing at the Zurich Airport. This enables you to start your trip flexible and you will benefit from not having to pay extra for a taxi or train to Zug. The distance from the airport to Zug will be around 45km.

The other option would be to pick up the hired car in the city centre of Zug, at the local hired car station. 

One-way rental

For those who want to do a trip through Switzerland with a hired car, the one-way rental might be the best option. This means that you can pick up your hired car at the location of your choice and return it conveniently to another location. This is particularly useful if you are heading for cities that are far away from each other, such as Zurich, Lucerne and Basel.

Additional driver

What does the additional driver option actually mean? If you specify another person as an additional driver when booking, you can take turns driving the hired car. Distances in Switzerland can be very long, as you can also experience the neighbouring countries, such as Italy and France with your hired car. If only one person drives the hired car, this can be quite exhausting. So that the driver can sit back and relax, too, you can simply hand over the steering wheel to the additional driver.

Additional driver option

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Central Switzerland

Can I rent a car in Central Switzerland without a credit card?
No, in Central Switzerland it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {in Central Switzerland?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance in Central Switzerland?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost in Central Switzerland?
A rental car in Central Switzerland costs on the average 36.61 £ per day.
What does a rental car in Central Switzerland cost per week?
A rental car in Central Switzerland costs on average 256.24 £ per week 36.61 £ per day).
How much does a rental car in Central Switzerland cost for one month?
A rental car in Central Switzerland costs on average 1,098.18 £ for one month (36.61 £ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest in Central Switzerland?
Holiday Autos is in Central Switzerland the cheapest. A rental costs 146.42 £ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost in Central Switzerland?
A small rental car costs in Central Switzerland 36.61 £ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost in Central Switzerland?
A middle-class rental car costs in Central Switzerland 56.75 £ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car in Central Switzerland?
In Central Switzerland the deposit amounts begin at 240.83 £.
How high is the liability sum in Central Switzerland?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. In Central Switzerland there are 1 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers in Central Switzerland?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.