Bern car rentals

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Bern car rental information

Pick-up locationBern
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Rental locations25
Airport locations7

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Bern

  • With Bern car hire, you will be exposed to one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful cities, with the freedom to navigate your way around history, arts and culture. With some spectacular scenery, Switzerland in general offers phenomenal driving trips, and being based in Bern is the perfect place to start from. Built around the Aare River, Bern is filled with medieval architecture dating back to the 12th century. The tranquil atmosphere in the city makes lazy days in a car a truly wonderful way to get around. If you are interested in mountain views, there are a few road trips that should be on your bucket list. Try the Susten Pass, which is known as one of the most scenic drives in the world, or the Grimsel and Furka Pass. All of these roads can easily be explored with a hire vehicle.
  • When landing in Bern, you may fly in via Zurich Airport (ZRH). This is the ideal place to fulfil your car hire needs, as it has a multitude of agencies on site. Book through KAYAK and include all your add-ons such as winter tyres if appropriate, car seats for under-12 children and high-visibility vests that by law need to be in your hire car in Bern. Pick up your car from Avis, Unirent, Europcar, Enterprise or Alamo, among others, and find your way on the roads with ease.
  • Using car hire in Bern should be a pleasant experience, with all major cities being connected by a well-maintained network of motorways and main roads. You will be driving on the right-hand side of the road in Bern, and Switzerland is quite strict with road rules, so make sure you brush up on the basics before you get on the road. Car lights need to be on when you are driving, even in the daytime. Seatbelts are mandatory and mobile phone use is restricted. Make sure you remain under the blood alcohol limit of 0.05% when driving and stick to the speed limit at all times.
  • Car hire in Bern should present very few challenges when it comes to driving in the city. One of the major disappointments will be leaving your car hire outside of the inner city or old town, as pedestrians and cyclists are favoured there. While roads are in excellent condition, you will find that sometimes GPS signals go down. Bern is known to have a high ‘black out’ rate when it comes to navigation tools. Have a backup map handy if you are doing some serious navigating.
  • Book your rental car in Bern at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Bern are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Bern

  • How much is gas price in Bern?

    The average gas price in Bern is ₪29.53 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪354 and ₪472, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Bern?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bern.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Bern?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Bern?

    A Compact car rental in Bern costs ₪257 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Bern?

    An Intermediate car rental in Bern costs ₪462 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Bern?

    A Full Size car rental in Bern costs ₪263 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Bern?

    Utilising car hire in Bern could present problems if you hire a large vehicle such as an SUV. Unless you are planning mountain road trips, it is probably better to hire smaller, compact cars when in the older European cities. Just like many cities in Europe, there are narrow cobbled lanes that will be blocked up by larger cars. When it’s time to tackle long road trips, your compact car hire should serve you well. Always make sure you are equipped with the right tyres and safety gear for the time of year.

  • What is the speed limit in Bern?

    The speed limits in Bern are observed in kilometres and will be marked that way on the roads. Generally, Switzerland allows for 50 km/h on inner city and residential roads, 80 km/h on larger roads outside the city and 120 km/h on the motorways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bern?

    With the city being quite condensed with smaller roads, it is wise to park your car at the venues, hotels, restaurants and shopping centres you visit where possible, and opt for large parking garages the rest of the time. You can find parking garages such as the City Hall Parking, City West Parking, Bahnhof Parking Bern and others that have many bays and security.

Bern car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.6

Very good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.6

One location in Bern

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Casinoplatz

+41 31 310 15 50

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was great

Cons:

The staff from Hertz was rude and dumb

8.0 Very good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice car, great location, GPS included.

Cons:

It took > 30 minutes to resolve a difference in rate between the Kayak promised price (which I had in an email) and the rental price that was at the Hertz desk in Bern. This should not have been a problem if Kayak's process with Hertz was clear.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Everything was ok

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2021

KAYAK
Best car rental by far in Bern! Will definitely be coming back!

1 out of 2

Sixt

8.4

Very good

6 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in Bern

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Parkterasse 14

+41 31 371 71 00

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00

Seftigenstrasse 83

+41 31 371 71 00

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday07:30 - 17:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Online purchase

Cons:

Price paid online was not full price, company charged me twice for insurance.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Everything went very well and I can not think of anything that would have made the rental better. Pick up was very smooth and a good experience as was the drop off. I would rent with you again.

9.2 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly, helpful staff. No nonsense. No pressure when I told the agent I had already purchased insurance. There are weird laws about EU citizens driving Swiss cars into the EU -for which I think they may want to charge you more and give you an EU car - but fortunately that didn't apply to me with my US license. I had a horrific, straight up fraud experience renting from Sixt at Ljubiana airport in 2014 and swore I'd never use the company again. Friends in Bern insisted Sixt in Switzerland was good and I tried the company out again. I was glad to see they were right.

Cons:

I'd never driven a Renault before and had no opinion about the brand going in. Now, I can say I'd never buy one. The automatic transmission is poorly designed, the shut off switch that stops the engine at traffic lights functioned far from optimally, USB charging was a joke, and the navigation is very slow to load. This is all not Sixt's fault, other than that they chose to buy cars of that brand

1 out of 1

Budget

7.3

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Bern

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Locations in Bern

Flughafen Bern Belp

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Wabernstrasse 41

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Friday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

5 locations in Bern

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Amag Automobil Und Motoren Ag

+41 31 337 57 57

Opening times not available

Belp Airport Service

+41 31 381 75 55

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00

H.p. Gerber Pannendienst Ag

+41 31 970 50 50

Monday07:30 - 17:3013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday13:30 - 17:3007:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:3013:30 - 17:30
Thursday13:30 - 17:3007:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:3013:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Laupenstrasse 22

+41 31 381 75 55

Opening times not available

Migrol

+41 31 991 93 22

Opening times not available

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Dollar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

One location in Bern

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Bern Off Airport

0041 313182160

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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FLIZZR

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Bern

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Roschistrasse 14

+41 31 371 71 00

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

4 locations in Bern

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Amag Automobil- Und Motoren Ag- Wankdorffeldstrasse 60

Opening times not available

Belp Airport Service

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H.p. Gerber Pannendienst Ag, Wankdorffeldstrasse 88, Bern

+41 31 970 50 50

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Laupenstrasse 22

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Bern

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Aéroport Bern-Belp

Opening times not available

Casinoplatz

Opening times not available

Laupenstrasse 22

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Bern

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Flughafen Bern Belp

+41 31 378 15 15

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Tuesday14:00 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Thursday14:00 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Wabernstrasse 41

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Thursday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice small SUV that held our group of 5 + baggage comfortably. Handled snowy Swiss roads well.

1 out of 0

YourRent

No score available yet

2 locations in Bern

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Locations in Bern

Bern Airport

Opening times not available

Bern Rail Station

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Edel & Stark

No score available yet

One location in Bern

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Bern City

+41 62 295 15 15

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Unirent

No score available yet

One location in Bern

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Laupenstrasse 22

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15 travelers who rented a car in Bern gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Compact

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