Switzerland

Sixt Car Hire Deals in Switzerland

When you book our Sixt car hire deals in Switzerland you have one less thing to worry about. With your rental car, you receive top-flight customer service, affordable rates and an excellent choice of premium vehicles. Whether you need to watch the pennies or can afford to treat yourself, you will find the perfect rental car for any occasion in our extensive fleet. Read on for some useful travel ideas along with driving tips and tricks for making the most of your time in Switzerland.

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Sixt Car Hire Services in Switzerland

With over two dozen international airport, city centre, train station and hotel branches in Switzerland we are ideally placed to get your holiday or business trip off to a great start. Booking your car hire in Switzerland is quick and easy and should your plans change, cancellations can often be made free of charge. Take a look at the map above to see some of the main cities and attractions that can be easily reached with your car rental in Switzerland.

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Driving Tips

Driving Tips

The Swiss road network consists of very well maintained motorways along with national, country or mountain roads. Driving is easy and fairly relaxed and with strict policing, Swiss drivers stick strictly to the speed limits and rules of the road. Take care on mountain routes with their steep gradients and hairpin bends.

More tips for enjoying driving in Switzerland:

  • UK Licences are accepted and must be carried at all times while driving.
  • Driving in Switzerland is on the right.
  • Distances and speed limits are in kilometres.
  • Motorways are designated by the letter A while main roads are referred to by the letter N.
  • Motorway driving requires a vignette sticker.
  • Road signage follows the standard European designation of blue for motorways and red and white for other roads.
  • Pedestrians on designated crossing along with trams in cities and yellow Swiss post buses in rural areas all have priority. Post buses have a distinctive three-tone horn.
  • Free parking is usually unavailable in Switzerland's major cities.
  • Any damage incurred if your rental vehicle leaves paved surfaces is your responsibility and you will be billed for the cost of repairs.

Speed limits in Switzerland

  • Residential areas: 20 to 50 km/h
  • Open roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 120 km/h

Traffic Infractions and on-the-spot fines (subject to change):

  • Driving while intoxicated: Variable fines to prison sentences
  • Driving a motor vehicle during the day without dipped headlights: 40 CHF
  • Breaking the speed limits: Variable fines from 40 to 260 CHF
  • Not using a child seat for children under 12: 60 CHF
  • Driving while using a mobile phone: up to 1000 CHF
Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 architectural sites

  • Goetheanum Dornach
  • Haus Bethlehem
  • Kapellbrucke Luzern
  • Chateau de Chillon

The Goetheanum Dornach is an unusually shaped and colourful homage to the philosopher von Goethe and a tranquil place to visit. At 700 hundred years old the Haus Bethlehem is definitely the oldest surviving wooden house in Europe, if not the world and contains a fascinating museum. Take a stroll across the wooden Kapellbrucke bridge that spans the River Reuss in Luzern while the medieval fortress of Chillon stands proudly in Lake Geneva.

Top 4 Natural Sites

  • Vierwaldstattersee or Lake Luzern
  • The Rhine Falls
  • The Ruinalta Canyon
  • The Aletsch Glacier

Lake Luzern is a stunning destination at any time of the year, ski in the Winter and hike the beautiful forests in Spring and Summer. Marvel at the power of water when you visit the Rhine Falls near the village of Neuhausen. Ruinalta is Switzerland's answer to the Grand Canyon. It can be explored by foot, water, train or bike. Take a guided tour on the amazing Aletsch Glacier, the largest in Europe and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Important Film locations

One of the most recent major films to use Switzerland as a location was the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, scenes were filmed in the luxurious Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich. The spectacular bungee jump used in the opening shots of Golden Eye was set in Russia but actually filmed at the Tusker Dam on Switzerland's Lake Verzasca. Another Bond adventure, Goldfinger made use of the hairpin bends near Realp for its daring car chase scenes.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

When you rent a car in Switzerland there are restrictions on driving into neighbouring countries. These depend on the vehicle type rented and the country zone. Most countries of Europe are in Zone 1 and all vehicles may cross their borders. Some vehicle makes may not enter Zone 2 which contains countries such as Poland, Croatia and Latvia. For more details visit our Rental Information page. If restrictions are not followed, insurance cover is invalidated.

Popular Car Hire Locations in Switzerland

  • Geneva
  • Basel
  • Zurich
  • Lugano
  • Bern
  • Schaffhausen
  • Lucerne
  • Aargau Region
  • Neuenburg Region

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

  • Rated 4.0 out of 5 from 4391 Ratings

A K.

awesome staff and excellent service also great cars.

Aslı E.

We rented a car from this branch in August and couldn't be happier with the service. I don't remember the gentleman who helped us but I guess his name or surname starts with N. He was very helpful from the moment we stepped inside and made sure we got the type of car we ordered months ago. We had to wait for a manuel transmission car to be brought to this branch for an hour and he gifted us additional driver service to make up for the time. It was very kind of him. The car was much better than the one we ordered online and it was spotless clean. It was a new Skoda Karoq which we absolutely loved. He informed us well and explained everything in detail. We dropped the car back in Zurich airport and the place was kind of hard to find but the service there was also good. The ladies there were very helpful and kind. Overall, it was a very positive experience and there were no suprises and no additional fee or anything. We will definitely use Sixt Badischer Bahnhof again. Thank you Mr. N :)

P.

Aymen, the agent was an excellent person very friendly and got our cars sorted in minutes.

Pankaj N.

Aymen the agent was very friendly and superb person who got our work done in minutes. Loved the experience.

gökhan a.

İt was a very nice experience. Thank you very much everyone.

Nick B.

This was my first time renting from Sixt, as well as my first trip to Europe. The agent that signed out the car to me was extremely nice and helpful. She made sure we would get a car that would fit the large amount of luggage we brought. The car return process (3 weeks later) was very hassle-free. I was quite impressed overall with Sixt!

Torsten V.

Peferkter Service, einwandfreies Auto. TOP

Luis M.

Great service I am experiencing with Sixt

Glai D.

Sixt was very accommodating to every customer at the counter, even the annoying "rich" people who tried to bargain every penny and held up the line. Darius at the ZRH branch was very helpful, professional, honest, and transparent in his transaction with us. He didn't push unnecessary additional insurance to what we had already paid for somewhere else ahead of time. When he saw how much luggage we had and the type of car we were going to rent, he made his suggestions. I'm glad he did because our luggage would not have fit. The return process was quick and easy. We literally just had to park and hand over the keys. ZRH airport needs to have more signs to the car rental, especially after going inside the garage. It was so confusing with the construction going on! We spent more time looking for the car return than the return process. Thank you, SIXT and Darius!! Give Darius a raise or promotion. He deserves it!!

Aaron F.

I personally do not understand how i would do this euro trip without sixt service. The ease of service prior to pick up and post drop was just amazing. I even received a free upgrade.

Hashim Abdul S.

Great place. 10mins for checking . Good staff

Nick A.

I won’t lie, I was very skeptical booking any car rental in this area after reading so many terrible reviews about the vast majority. Complaints of horrible customer service, customers being accused of damaging cars and money being taken from people’s credit cards etc. I thought I was going to get myself into a lot hassle, but I needed a car. In all truth things couldn’t have gone smoother. I rent cars quite often and I worry about it every single time, as let’s be honest, Rental companies tell you there is one or two scratches on the vehicle but when you check it yourself there are always so many more and potentially could end up being your word against there’s whilst they hold a thousand pounds on your credit card. I was given a Hyundai, it was clean inside and out and drove well. In the damage report email they sent me I was told there was only one scratch to the drivers door, when in fact there were more scratches and scuffs dotted around the car. I went back to the desk and reported it, showed some photos I took on my phone and in all truth the staff were helpful, made notes of the marks I reported and there were no issues. I dropped the car back to SIXT later that evening and one of the friendly members of staff checked it over whilst we waited. They were happy with the car and I received my deposit back 3 days later. There is a drop box for your keys, although this is convenient I would not recommend using this. Always get a member of staff to check the rental in your presence and hand them the keys and see that they are happy with the vehicles condition. That way all parties are happy and there should be no issues. Staff at SIXT were excellent and I would rent again should I return to Zurich.

Denis L.

Needed a car for 3 weeks, but reservation had only 2 (my fault).

The team did a very good job in providing a car for the missing week at a reasonable price.

Thank you Sixt Geneva.

HASHAFARI H.

Sixt staff was very friendly and the explanation given was cristal clear. The car was in good condition.

P.

I rented a Van in order to move my stuff from my storage to my new apartment. I was welcomed by Ivano, amazing service with a smile. He managed to take care of everything, making it seem effortless. He had me on the road and ready to go in no time. Thanks to his efforts the moving went really smooth and I was able to relax and enjoy the afternoon without any stress whatsoever. Sixt really delivers, they hooked me up with the perfect Van when I moved to Switzerland from the Netherlands (Automatic gearbox and cruise control). And they managed to do the same now that I was moving here. I can fully recommend their services. If there was one thing they could improve, it would be that you can rent a Van in another country and turn it in at a Sixt location in the destination country. But I have looked and no other competitor offers this option either. It's only possible when renting a car.

Antonio N.

Super ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kim C.

Rented from SixT at Dublin and Zurich Aiports. Total satisfaction from both.

A.

Absolutely have to give 5 stars!

Although sixt should note somewhere that from a certain category of car it has to be the drivers credit card and cannot be somebody else’s, Sophie or Sophie (can’t remember the name) did an absolutely outstanding job on helping us!

Chris I.

Convenient, easy to find and hassle free. Lovely car (A Class Mercedes). What I liked was the ability to drive the car in Europe simply by ticking boxes on the booking form. Hassle free and easy.

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Vast Fleet Of Premium 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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