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Search-form presets - search for available 'economy' and 'compact' cars at the rental location 'Zurich - Airport'. Address: Zurich International Airport, Terminal B, Switzerland.

You can also select any of the 12 available rental locations in Zurich using the white search form, or change the class of the desired low-cost vehicle to 'Mini' or 'Compact'.

If your budget is limited, it is better to book a car in advance, since rental rates increase with decayed availability of vehicles. Quite often, the cheapest options of golf-class cars in Switzerland can be found in airports.

Zurich: 12 rental offices

Zurich, Switzerland: Hatchback Rental
The most popular models representing the mini, compact, and economy car segments in Zurich are: Smart Car, Chevrolet Matiz, Kia Picanto, Citroen C1, Ford Ka, Hyundai Getz and others.

When hiring a budget hatchback, it is definitely worth saving on insurance deposit (franchise). Deposits on small cars in Switzerland vary from 100 to 1.000 euro/dollars. Check the rental conditions of each car in your selection to find a vehicle with a minimum deposit.

If your routes in Switzerland are foreseen to pass through hilly areas or mountains, it is not recommended to consider very small cars for rental. Their engines are usually insufficient for a confident driving on the roads with long or steep climbs.

At the rental office in Zurich, consider to take a 'Breakdown Assistance' package or ask an officer for a contact data to use in case of a vehicle breakdown. Cheap cars are sometimes unpredictable in operation.

Upon receipt of the rental invoice, please check that all the information, as well as the final payment amount do match the data in your voucher. wishes you a safe and great trip to Zurich!

Detailed FAQ on the rental process rental locations nearby Zurich
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  » Interlaken - 92.1 km
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Driving Advices for Switzerland – Traffic Regulations and Road Usage Peculiarities
Previous hints
In Switzerland, there are also toll roads. The fee is also charged for using some tunnels. Tourists, who plan to drive on highways, will need to pay the toll only once. The amount of the toll is approximately 40 francs. After this, you can use highways free of charge.
The toll payment involves the purchase of the special “Vignette” card. It is possible to buy it at customs, at any petrol station or in a post office. The card should be placed under the windshield. Drivers, who do not have the “Vignette” card, are not allowed to use highways. The validity period of the card is 14 months.
The presence of the "Vignette" is strictly monitored. In case of breaking this rule, the driver will have to pay a fine of 200 francs. The punishment also involves the purchase of the card, regardless of the fact whether you plan to use it or no.
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Rental, parking and other info on Zurich - Airport
There are several roofed garages – P1, P2, P3 – situated opposite the terminal entrances. These car parks offer short-term parking services for up to 2 days. They have a direct exit to the corresponding check-in areas. Long-term parking for over 2 days is available in Garage P6. There are also open-air long-term economy parking lots – P60, P16, P17 – that can only be reserved in advance. A valet parking lot is available near the entrance to Terminal A.

A free 5-minute stop for unloading passengers is allowed near the entrances to check-in halls 1 and 2. To unload the passengers needing check-in hall 3, you have to use Parking P3.

Some hotels in the city and near the airport organize transfer from and to the airline hub. Shuttles depart from Exit 2 from the arrivals lounge. The following hotels are several minutes’ drive from ZRH: Apart-Hotel, Hilton, Holiday Inn Express, Allegro, Fly away, Ibis, Movenpick, NH, Novotel, Park Inn, Welcome Inn. Read all...
Sightseeing of Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is notable by its excellent public transport. Tourists can easily get to any sight of the city by bus or trolley. In order to save money on travel, you can buy a special pass.

Taxi rates are quite low, so this type of transport can be a good alternative to buses. Prices rise only in the evening.

Make sure you check the compatibility of all electrical appliances you plan to take with you before the travel. The line voltage is 220V.

Leaving tips is customary in large restaurants only. You are free not to leave any rewards to waiters in cafes and bars. The usual size of tips is 5 - 10%.

Those tourists, who expect to travel around the city a lot, are recommended to purchase Halbtax card. It provides tourists with the right to enjoy price reductions in all types of public transport. The discount can reach 50%. This card is the best choice for tourists who expect to stay in Zurich for a week or more. If your stay in the city lasts at least 6 days, Tageskarte card will be a better solution for you.
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Rental locations in Switzerland
 » Zurich: 12 offices
 » Geneva: 9 offices
 » Basel: 7 offices
 » Lugano: 3 offices
 » Chur: 3 offices
 » Biel: 3 offices
 » Bern: 3 offices
 » St Gallen: 3 offices
 » Jona: 2 offices
 » Lucerne: 2 offices
 » Lausanne: 2 offices
 » Vevey: 2 offices
 » Schaffhausen: 2 offices
 » Sion: 2 offices
 » Visp: 2 offices
 » Aigle: 2 offices - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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