Lucerne car rentals

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Lucerne car rental information

Pick-up locationLucerne
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Rental locations8
Airport locations0

Cheap car rentals in Lucerne

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lucerne

  • Booking car hire in Lucerne, Switzerland, gives you the freedom to explore the city considered the heart of Switzerland on your own terms. The city does have a good bus, train and tram system, but letting public transport schedules dictate your adventure? No, thanks. Head to a remote location like the ice heights of Jungfraujoch or take a day trip directly to Bern, only about 1h 15min away by hire car, and avoid catching complicated public transport routes that include changes and stops.
  • A nearby major airport to Lucerne is Zurich Airport (ZRH). The airport is about a 45-minute drive north of Lucerne. Collecting your car hire in Lucerne directly from the airport is a good way to get your holiday underway as soon as possible. Book your cheap Lucerne car hire in advance to avoid any delays at the airport. Then, collect the keys from the car hire company desks, which are located in the hire centre, on the first floor of the airport shopping zone.
  • Driving your car hire in Lucerne is going to be a breeze. As is the case with most Swiss ideas, the road system is particularly planned out and is well maintained. The major thing to keep in mind is that rules of the road are strictly upheld in Lucerne and throughout Switzerland, and speed limits are lower than in other parts of the world. Once you venture out to the mountain roads, please keep in mind that driving on narrow roads means the uphill driver has the priority and the downhill driver must hang back and allow the oncoming driver room to pass.
  • The only real struggle you'll face driving your car hire in Lucerne is the weather. Alpine winters often make driving more difficult, especially for less experienced drivers. If you are planning on visiting during the winter months, then your car hire must have winter tyres and snow chains. It's recommended you carry water, snacks and warm clothing in case your car breaks down. It could take an hour or so for the rescue car to arrive, so make sure your wait would be comfortable.
  • Book your rental car in Lucerne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Lucerne are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lucerne

  • How much is gas price in Lucerne?

    The average gas price in Lucerne is ₪29.41 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪353 and ₪470, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lucerne?

    Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lucerne.

  • Which car rental companies are at Zurich airport (ZRH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Zurich airport include Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Unirent, Hertz, Budget and Thrifty.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Zurich airport (ZRH)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Zurich airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Europcar, Sixt, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Unirent, Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty.

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

    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 Lucerne?

    A Compact car rental in Lucerne costs ₪285 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Lucerne?

    An Economy car rental in Lucerne costs ₪253 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Lucerne costs ₪302 per day, on average.

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

    Wanting to drive a car hire in Lucerne that will be good at maintaining traction in wet winter weather means you'll be comfortable in an SUV or a 4x4. These cars are also great for driving over loose rocks and mud, which can be a result of heavy weather or melting snow. If you are looking at a luxury car hire instead, that's not a problem, but your best bet is to find an automatic with all-wheel drive. These types of cars are suitable for handling extreme weather conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lucerne?

    You'll find driving in Lucerne, and other areas in Switzerland, means slower speed limits than in the rest of the world. When driving on the Autobahn freeway, you can reach the speed of 120 km/h, but that's where the high speed ends. Urban areas generally have a limit of 50 km/h, and rural areas are just 80 km/h. If you find yourself on an expressway, a maximum speed of 100 km/h is required. Hitting these speeds is not recommended during bad weather patches. It's best to slow right down to no more than 20 km/h if the roads are wet or icy.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lucerne?

    Parking your cheap car hire in Lucerne city centre can be a bit tricky, as Lucerne city centre is one of the more busy cities in Switzerland. If the weather is good, it's wise to park just outside the city centre and explore it on foot. With street parking being scarce in the centre of town, you might want to park in one of the parking garages. There are about three in town and the larger and more popular is at the Lucerne railway station. No matter where you decide to park, get ready for it to be charged. There is almost no free parking in Lucerne. 

Lucerne car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.8

Very good

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

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Luzernerstrasse 48

+41 41 420 02 77

Monday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Sep 2023

KAYAK
I reserved and paid 2/3rds of the rental up front for an automatic transmission. I was given a manual transmission. The original pick up location was Lucerne Switzerland but Hertz closed that office so I had to catch a train to Zug Switzerland to pick up the car. Pick up was relatively easy and Elvira was very helpful. Drop off in Brussels was difficult and the person checking me in did not speak any English.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.3

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

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Haldenstrasse 11

+41 848 884 444

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

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7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car that we received was like new, fuel efficient, and fun to drive.

Cons:

We were not told upfront what the underage fee (<25yr old) would be. =129.01 SF We were charged for winter tires, in march, even though there wasn't any snow on the road (including up at the ski resorts). =32.41 And we were charged $147.84 for fueling even though we only used half a tank. This seems extremely excessive. In all, the price of our rental more than doubled and we did not find this out until after the trip. None of these excess fees were explained at the time of pick up (the contract was written in german and therefore an employee explained the details of the contract to me). I find this ridiculous, and I will not be using this company in the future.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Okay

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Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Lakefront Center Luzern

+41 41 210 57 22

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.5

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Horwerstrasse 70

+41 84 844 55 22

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

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Lakefront Center Luzern- Inseliquai 12A

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AutoEurope

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Europcar 17 Luzerner Str.

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Avis

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Sternmatt 9

+41 41 310 16 16

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fun and zippy little car to roll through the mountains of Switzerland.

Cons:

The drop off location in Zurich was nearly impossible to find, even with Google Maps. It ended up being a random parking spot in a six-floor unmarked garage. The employees working there were great, but we drove around and in the building for probably 45 minutes until we found where to drop off the car.

1 out of 0

Edel & Stark

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Lucerne

+41 62 295 15 15

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Sunnycars

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Inseliquai 12a

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Unirent

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Lakefront Center Luzern

+41 41 210 57 22

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

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