Zurich car rentals

Zurich car rentals

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Zurich, Switzerland
26 Oct — 2 Nov
Same drop-off
Zurich, Switzerland
Tue 26.10
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Tue 02.11
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Zurich car rental information

Pick-up locationZurich
Car typesCompact, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate station wagon, Minivan, Passenger van, Premium, Standard, Standard station wagon
Rental locations75
Airport locations23
Popular agenciesAlamo, Unirent, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car rentals in Zurich

Economy₪46/day
Compact₪42/day
Intermediate₪43/day
Standard₪59/day
Minivan₪81/day
Premium₪84/day
Passenger van₪90/day
Compact station wagon₪53/day
Intermediate station wagon₪55/day
Standard station wagon₪59/day
Intermediate SUV₪66/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Zurich car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Dollar
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (52 reviews)
5 locations in Zurich
Dollar
Locations in Zurich
  • 9.3
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2020 Jan 05
FastNo direction for pick up and drop off info.
10.0 Excellent2019 Oct 18
EverythingNothing
8.0 Excellent2019 Oct 16
Friendly and helpful staff.The wait was a bit long and only 2 employees were working the desks. Also, drop off was difficult because of some construction happening right in front of the location.
10.0 Excellent2019 May 14
Provide map and name of local gas station to refuel auto.
10.0 Excellent2019 Apr 08
Staff were very helpful, price was great, pick-up/drop-off was straightforward. They didn't have the car we had reserved so we were given an upgrade for free.Called ahead to let them know we would be 1-2 hours late with drop-off for which we were charged an entire day. Not a big deal but pro-rating would be more reasonable I think.
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 18
The staff was incredibly helpful, Oliver who helped me check in was incredibly thorough going through my reservation details and inspection of the vehicle before I drove off. The shop is very easy to find and perfectly located in the middle of the city. Would highly recommend and reuse again.Nothing everything was great!
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 10
Friendly
6.4 Good2019 Feb 07
The staff were helpful enough but they didn't work for DollarThe insurance advertised was terrible - it covered nothing and when called they said "we are not a car insurance company" They should NOT be advertised as viable insurance on the Kayak website - this is seriously irresponsible. When we got stuck, the 24 helpline was shut
10.0 Excellent2019 Jan 17
The upgrade was excellent !Only Free, lol.
7.6 Good2018 Dec 11
The booking process included a "ZERO FRANCHISE" insurance as optional. Even though I chose it, additional money was held from the Credit Card due to the fact that insurance doesn't belong to the car rental company. THAT S NOT CLEAR IN THE BOOKING PROCESS AND IN CASE OF DAMAGE WILL DEMAND LOTS OF PAPER WORK !!! WHAT IS NOT THE IDEA BEHIND A ZERO FRANCHISE INSURANCE !
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Rated #2
Budget
8.6 Excellent (49 reviews)
3 locations in Zurich
Budget
Locations in Zurich
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2020 Apr 14
Friendly staff, high quality vehicles, as usual!
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 06
The staff were friendly, and made the process simple. The car was a modern car with lots of amenities. The price was reasonable. They were flexible with drop off time.N/A
6.4 Good2019 Mar 08
The guy at the drop off was rude and not helpfulThe price I paid did not match the price quoted by kayak. I paid over $300 more than originally quoted for a 2 day rental.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 18
Fair and ExcellentCar was greatThe receptionist guy just left me standing there for 20 minutes at first. Then didn't say a word except for asking for my passport. But other then that, it was fine.
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 17
Great customer service! Wonderful carThe representatives who checked us in and out were extremely friendly and polite. Because we had to wait a little extra time they upgraded us to a Mercedes. Drove the country in style! When we needed to extend the rental for a few days they gave us no hassle at all.
6.8 Good2017 Jul 25
Very expensive.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 22
Wonderful and helpful staffStaff spoke English well, gave helpful advice about driving through Switzerland. Fast service.
4.0 Okay2017 Jun 29
Complete bait in switch. I rented a Mercedes C class or equivalent and they gave me some sort of Ford soccer mom POS. It was also a vehicle of a size and a lack of acceleration of which I had no experience driving (which was a safety issue). I had specifically chosen a car for my trip that was safe and suitable to the driving conditions in the areas I expected to be driving. #Never Budget
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 28
As easy as can beshort wait at the counter, as opposed to a couple of the other rental agencies. I got a free upgrade since the car I reserved wasn't ready. It was clean and in excellent condition. Returning was a fast and easy process.Nothing.
8.0 Excellent2017 Jun 18
Good service, rude staffI liked the service that was provided. The car was clean, comfortable and affordable.The person who was in the service desk was unkind and rude.
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Rated #3
Hertz
8.5 Excellent (80 reviews)
5 locations in Zurich
Hertz
Locations in Zurich
  • 8.9
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay2021 Sep 28
Even though I had booked an automatic transmission vehicle, they tried to give me a manual one, claiming that the booking says "polo vw or similar model". I insisted that similar model meant Seat, VW, Audi or whatever, but it had to be automatic, as my booking said and I had chosen. It almost ruined our trip as I was not going to drive for the first time in Switzerland and not have an automatic vehicle. After a lot of conversation and me basically begging them to try and accommodate me, they gave me an automatic vehicle which was supposedly booked for someone else later in the day.
3.9 Mediocre2021 Sep 06
GPS was not working - some software issue; same with cruse control
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 14
I had requested a pick up at 6 pm. We arrived about 10 minutes late (coming off an international flight and a train ride). When we got there the location was closed and no notes left. We could not reach anybody helpful on the phone. Hertz Customer Service just forwarded my call to another location in Zurich that was still open and was not able to help us. We had to find overnight accommodation. The next morning I started calling at 7 AM to ensure we could still pick up the car. For the first hour, nobody picked up the phone. At about 8 AM I reached an extremely unfriendly employee at Hertz Customer Service (he informed me that this issue seemed like a me-problem not a him-problem; it was really quite unbelievable). He promised to call back immediately. I did not receive a call. After an hour I called again and talked to the same person again who promised that this time he'll make sure the rental location calls me back. They never did. By 12 pm I got a hold of the actual rental location who informed me that the car had long since been rented to another customer. And that was that. A three week rental no longer available, with no other cars available. There wasn't even an apology. This is by far the poorest car rental experience I have ever had in any country.
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 19
Speedy pick up Good car condition Everything as booked in Kayak
10.0 Excellent2021 Jul 15
Friendly and easy process throughout. Location is super close to the main train station. Very nice, practically new car.
8.4 Excellent2020 Jan 01
Staff was friendly and thoroughBeing winter in the mountains of Switzerland I would have preferred an all wheel drive vehicle
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 15
they upgraded me to an Alfa Romeo .. amazing car . when i said i needed more trunk space and asked for anything but am a American Car since i was in Europe and wanted to drive a car from europe
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 17
Yes. Excellent.
9.6 Excellent2019 Aug 03
The staff was wonderful. We had made a mistake and ordered our pickup somewhere but not at the airport. The woman who took care of us was more than gracious and adjusted everything to make our pickup easy.
8.4 Excellent2019 Jul 29
Provide more details on roadside assistance as we tried in vain the contact Hertz about a coolant warning light issue. Also, expedite return process at ZRH Airport as we waited a while b/c they were understaffed despite it being peak holiday season.
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Rated #4
Sixt
8 Excellent (88 reviews)
3 locations in Zurich
Sixt
Locations in Zurich
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent2020 Aug 31
Very friendly staff. Uncomplicated processing.
6.0 Good2020 Mar 14
Was provided a car (mini cooper) which is smaller than Peugeot 3008. Then stop upselling customer with another car which is similar size to Peugeot 3008Meet or beat the customer expectations
6.0 Good2020 Mar 14
Please provide the list of cars available in a class. For example, I have signed up on Sixt website for Peugeot 300i but i was given smaller mini cooper. Rental agent says it is in same class but mini coopernis much smaller and uncomfortable. Stop upselling once the customer made reservation for a specific class/segment of car. It is not a fair business practice
10.0 Excellent2019 Dec 29
The rental counter was easy to find. The car was clean and ready to go. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly at drop-off and pick-up. They offered us a "discount" for an upgrade on several different types of cars. We took advantage of this because we had more luggage than anticipated when we booked the car.As others have said - we also purchased the extended coverage from Allianz and Sixt had no record of that. However, they did not require that we do so.
10.0 Excellent2019 Nov 13
The entyer attention
2.0 Mediocre2019 Sep 30
I was charged a security deposit of almost $900 and now have to fight to get it back. Will be filing claim in county court.
10.0 Excellent2019 Aug 12
Very helpful staff
5.2 Okay2019 Jul 16
Drop off was easy.I felt scammed—bait and switch. I reserved and paid for my car ahead of time. When I got there they told me I didn’t fill out the form correctly and they didn’t have my car (really? I even had my confirmation email, but this didn’t mean anything). The “solution” was I could pay more for an upgrade.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 03
Drop off was easy. Car was better than I expected
4.0 Okay2019 Jun 17
Good car model. Easy drop off.Rude staff. Complicated and inefficient pick up process. Which makes an overall performance mediocre when looking at the price of the service.
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From ₪192/dayRated #5
Enterprise
7.9 Good (51 reviews)
2 locations in Zurich
Enterprise
Locations in Zurich
  • 9
  • 8.4
  • 7.4
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
7.9 Good2021 Aug 10
The rent of the car was quite highly priced. But understandable due to high demand (high season).
10.0 Excellent2020 Oct 19
It was easy to pick up and drop off. The car was very clean and had all items needed.NA
10.0 Excellent2020 Sep 03
Nothing
5.6 Okay2020 Aug 14
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE ,UNPFROFFESIONAL, THEY ARE OVER PICKY WITH STONE CHIPS AND SCRATCHES ON WHEELS,NEVER AGIAN ENTERPRISE
9.6 Excellent2020 Jul 31
Easy pick up and drop offThe car was bigger than expected, but worked well on the trip.
7.6 Good2020 May 04
Car is in very good condition and cleanThe communication of the price: initial price offer didn't include any insurance actually, and the lady at the rental office counter couldn't provide clear information on the final price. I ended up paying double what I thought I'd pay initially.
7.2 Good2019 Sep 16
Received an upgrade in vehicle since the midsize we booked somehow turned into a compact size.We specifically put in the Zurich Airport for pick-up but came to find out that we had to travel to downtown Zurich from the Airport to pick up our car at Enterprise. Our booking also said we were supposed to get a midsized vehicle (Mercedes A-Class or equivalent) but were told we had a compact.
3.6 Mediocre2019 Aug 08
Cancelling my reservation they refused to honor was the best partI reserved an Opal Zafira. They had an Opel Zafira. They wouldn’t give it to me (it something similar) after standing in line for over an hour. It was a horrible ridiculous experience
4.4 Okay2019 Aug 08
It was awful. Super long line of over an hour. Tried to upsell everything and everyone. My reservation said it was for Opal Zafira or similar. They tried to downgrade me to a smaller car when I needed a big one (5 adults and bags) even though they actually had opal zafiras on site.
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 21
Super friendly and helpful staff both at pick up and return. Helpful in explaining insurance coverage and other items.
Rated #6
Unirent
9.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Zurich
Unirent
Locations in Zurich
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 10
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
From ₪132/dayRated #7
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
8.7 Excellent (16 reviews)
5 locations in Zurich
Thrifty
Locations in Zurich
  • 9.6
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 27
The lady at hertz counter made us wait for 30 mins. Last time the same insurance costed me 20 chf on the counter this time she charged 37 chf and when asked why is it more expensive than last time she said at counter is expensive. No briefing of the car type and features were mentioned. Poor service & unfriendly staff
9.6 Excellent2019 Jul 22
was upgraded to a very nice vehicle. staff was nice. bathroom was available and clean at the pick up location. was easy to get to and from the thrifty (Hertz) rental shop, out of the city and to the highway. Gas station near the shop so it was easy to fill back up on the way back into townwould have been helpful to have more clean instructions on where to bring the car back to when returning. We went back into the same garage but it was unclear when we picked up that there was an entrance in the same place as we exited. thought we had to come in the back and got a bit turned around.
10.0 Excellent2019 Jun 14
I wish I had been given the Volvo that Thrifty shows in the pictures. The actual car we get is always a much smaller and simpler model, unfortunately. However, the car only had 10km on it, which was a plus.
9.6 Excellent2019 May 26
I could not have asked for a simpler drop off.. was incredible!!!
9.6 Excellent2017 Oct 29
Much better than expected!We had reserved a car through Thrifty many months before and had worried about adequate luggage space as our daughters were joining us for the second week of our trip to Switzerland. Had also researched the waiver/insurance situation for an overseas rental and had some anxiety about it. Both agents were very helpful, flexible and patient while we made the decision ax to model. She offered us a selection which suited us well. She also accepted our coverage on our Cap One VISA, which I had researched thoroughly beforehand.It was clear that any unrecorded scratched on the car would be a liability for us, so we were careful to use the flashlight on our phones and go over the car carefully when we were in the checkout process. It is very important that you take the time to do this AND Mark die anything you see and take it BACK into the desk fir them to record. I know you are in a hurry to get moving, but this is ESSENTIAL. And research your particular credit card coverage carefully; if it isn’t complete, you may be in a tough situation and might do better paying the waiver. Ask what deductible your coverage is; you want ZERO.
10.0 Excellent2017 Feb 03
The car was almost new, clean and modern.Nothing. We were very sutisfied
From ₪297/dayRated #8
Europcar
Most popular
8.6 Excellent (29 reviews)
8 locations in Zurich
Europcar
Locations in Zurich
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay2019 Jul 10
Clean and new carService at pickup. Car was on difrrent level and i had suitcasesand a baby and they wouldnt help me bring the car near the desk
10.0 Excellent2018 May 18
Wonderful experience!!!Was given a car that easily fit luggage from 4 people. Had GPS. Comfortable, powerful diesel, a pleasure to drive. Great experience at both ends. Our best rental ever in EuropeNo problems whatever. Couldn't be more pleased.
9.2 Excellent2017 Aug 15
I like the staff in the Europe carNothing
3.2 Mediocre2017 Jul 29
The person at the counter told me that if I returned the car a day early, I would only be charged for the days I rented the car. I returned the car a day early and they still charged me Euro 270 which was the two day rental charge - which by itself is a price gouging, exorbitant rate
10.0 Excellent2017 Jul 09
nice car, easy return
4.0 Okay2017 Jul 06
Extremely rude customer serviceDidn't try to explain charges, price was misrepresented at pick up, added additional driver , but was not explained extra charges , very rude customer service at drop off,
8.8 Excellent2017 Jun 18
Thank you for the discount for dropping the car off at Zurich.
10.0 Excellent2017 Jun 15
Great and friendly service at the check-in desk .
9.2 Excellent2017 May 28
Easy pick up and drop offNice car, nice staffInsurance exapensive. For 43 CHF a day, most places will be no deductible, but eurocar still carry 750 CHF
9.2 Excellent2017 Jan 08
Car rental in Switzerland is pricey, but EuropcarQuick efficient counter service in Zurich airport, and they upgraded me to a very nice Audi. I will use them again.
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Rated #9
Avis
8.4 Excellent (21 reviews)
3 locations in Zurich
Avis
Locations in Zurich
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2019 Oct 05
We liked our vehicle once we finally got what we thought we were getting. They did work with us on switching vehicles but we're not very happy about it.The photo showed on line was iof a large van, not a minivan. We were paying about $1,500, which is a lot money for a rental vehicle. There were six adults and seven pieces of luggage. We traveled with the same group a couple of years ago and knew we needed a larger vehicle. However, when we got to Avis, they tried to send us with a minivan. We went back to the counter and they reassigned us vehicles four different times! It was a painful and lengthy process. In the end, we finally got an in between size vehicle, which worked out fine. It's just too bad they didn't give us what was pictured initially. We end up spending the first two hours of our vacation trying to get our rental vehicle straightened out, which was rather irritating for all of us!
9.2 Excellent2019 Aug 10
Staff friendly Drop Off easy Very good carCheck in is too long
9.6 Excellent2018 Jun 10
Smooth experience, just a bit expensiveVery easy for an American traveler with no European driving experienceThe added fee of the insurance at the time of pickup was a bit of a shock.
10.0 Excellent2017 Oct 02
Check-out was fast and easy. Agent was very nice and extremely helpful
10.0 Excellent2017 Sep 23
Great staff in Zurich!When I booked, the airport was not a drop off option. We picked the car up in Florence and was a one-way drop. When we got to the city location in Zurich, the attendant told us we could return at the airport, no problem, he reviewed the vehicle issues we had, made notes & programmed the airport location into our gps. Airport drop off was quick & easy.
9.2 Excellent2017 Sep 05
The car was great. Fuel efficiency is one of my main criterion and this car was excellent.The drop-off location in Milano Centrale was hard to find in a little street very congested and not that near to the train station. I had to run to catch my train.
6.8 Good2017 Aug 18
Unconditioned costsA lot of different additional costs, wich you have to pay
9.2 Excellent2017 Mar 26
great service, efficient, easy to understandIt's expensive in Europe!
6.0 Good2017 Mar 05
Not greatAvis agent treatment @ pick-up in SwitzerlandPick-up location very hard to find @ Zurich. Suddenly I get charged 80 euros more than the originally agreed price.
6.8 Good2016 Oct 07
Month rental from AvisRelatively new car. Good instructions at pic up.I choose Avis based on their online ads for a luxury car rental with a trunk. I called twice to confirm. Upon arrival the only car they had in that category was a station wagon.
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Rated #10
FLIZZR
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Zurich
FLIZZR
Locations in Zurich
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated #11
Alamo
8 Excellent (14 reviews)
2 locations in Zurich
Alamo
Locations in Zurich
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 7.9
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Oct 13
The car had a scratch in a hidden place that I couldn’t see when I received the car And when we came back they charged me the preparation And since I was in a hurry to catch my flight I didn’t argue much with the guy but I will make a reclaim Terrible service and the guy doesn’t have a conversation and he doesn’t know how to deal with the customers
Rated #12
National
2 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Zurich
National
Locations in Zurich
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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Sunnycars
11 locations in Zurich
Sunnycars
Locations in Zurich
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keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Zurich
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Zurich
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Edel & Stark
3 locations in Zurich
Edel & Stark
Locations in Zurich
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Elite Rent A Car
2 locations in Zurich
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Zurich
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King Rent Exclusive Services
2 locations in Zurich
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Zurich
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Nomadcar
2 locations in Zurich
Nomadcar
Locations in Zurich
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YourRent
2 locations in Zurich
YourRent
Locations in Zurich
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Zurich
Economy Rent a Car
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Zurich
King Rent a Car
Locations in Zurich
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Right Cars
1 location in Zurich
Right Cars
Locations in Zurich
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Vast Car Rental
1 location in Zurich
Vast Car Rental
Locations in Zurich
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406 travelers who rented a car in Zurich gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Zurich

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪254/day

Good deal

₪243/day

When to book a rental car in Zurich

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Zurich

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Zurich car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Zurich.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Zurich car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Zurich

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Zurich for ₪243 or less
  • Book your rental car in Zurich at least 4 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Zurich are around 27% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Zurich are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Zurich

  • Some car rental companies in Zurich which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Enterprise and Thrifty

  • On average a rental car in Zurich costs ₪254 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Unirent (₪136/day), Europcar (₪186/day) and Alamo (₪190/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Unirent Josefstrasse 53 8005 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Zurich are Budget (8.7, 82 reviews), Dollar (8.7, 73 reviews), and Hertz (8.6, 81 reviews).

  • The average gas price in Zurich is ₪21.40 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪257 and ₪342, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Zurich.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Zurich airport include Europcar, Enterprise and Thrifty.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Zurich airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Enterprise, and Thrifty.

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

  • A Mini car rental in Zurich costs ₪127 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Zurich costs ₪138 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car rental in Zurich costs ₪140 per day, on average.

  • In Zurich, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Zurich Airport (9 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Zurich costs ₪1,777 per week (₪254 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Zurich costs ₪7,618 per month (₪254 per day).