Car rental in Switzerland: the rules and nuances

  • Fiat Punto
    Number of days: 7
    90 Eur
    VW Polo
    Number of days: 7
    120 Eur
    Ford Fiesta
    Number of days: 7
    100 Eur
  • MERCEDES B-class
    Number of days: 7
    145 Eur
    Ford C-Max
    Number of days: 7
    100 Eur
    Citroen DS3
    Number of days: 7
    110 Eur
  • Audi A6
    Number of days: 7
    160 Eur
    Number of days: 7
    260 Eur
    VW Passat
    Number of days: 7
    138 Eur
  • Audi Q7
    Number of days: 7
    245 Eur
    Audi Q5
    Number of days: 7
    220 Eur
    BMW X5
    Number of days: 7
    265 Eur
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    Number of days: 7
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To explore the scenic routes of the Swiss was a real pleasure, it is best to hire a car. All airports in the country are the offices of companies that rent cars for temporary use. This representation of world-class companies: SIXT, EuropCar, Budget, Avis. We advise to choose vehicles just at them – and immediately after arrival you will be able to go to a hotel or any other place of your own car. Offices rental company outside the airport also offer a great range of vehicles at lower prices, but the saved money you have to spend on taxis or pay for shipping cars to the airport.

In Switzerland, for those wishing to rent a car there are age restrictions: You must be at least 18 years, and part of the landlords and all outputs of the machine for temporary use only 19 years old. In addition, all drivers under the age of 24 years must pay additional rent "for a young age." Information about such insurance premium is specified on the voucher prior reservation – carefully read the information that is written in small print!

If you plan to rent a car to travel outside the Swiss state, be sure to notify your company that provides vehicle. On most machines allowed to travel to Western Europe, the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, but most of these "maneuvers" surcharge. Cars rented is strictly forbidden to transport by ferry. Certain conditions apply for those who wish to rent a car "one-way" at the international level.

Average prices: daily rent in Switzerland

Rent a car or autovermietung in Switzerland – one of the not cheap in Europe, but on condition of early booking of and compliance with all the rules prescribed in the contract, you should be able to find a profitable option. Some companies also offer special "weekend packages." This special offer, which is suited for the Swiss weekend: you can take the car on Friday, but will need to return the vehicles no later than Monday morning.

Category For 3 days 7 days
Mini 162-170 euro 273-303 euro
Economy 174-199 euro 250-335 euro
Normal 216-334 euro 372-563 euro
Lux 448-623 euro 720-1020 euros
Versatile 250-363 euro 388-610 euro
SUV 307-352 euro 385-505 euro

So the cheapest cost car category of small (54 euros / day), and the most expensive – SUV (102 euros / day). Rental price depends not only on the car, but also the number of days the insurance package, the availability of accessories and other nuances.

Besides the money on a credit card to rent a car in Switzerland, you will also need the Russian driver's license with an international certificate.

Harvesting of gas or not?

On the roads of the Swiss speed limits:

  • within the limits of the village – 50 km / h;
  • below the village – 80 km / h;
  • on local roads – 100 km / h;
  • on the highway (autobahn) – 120 km / h.

Knowledge of standard restrictions should not be an obstacle to an attentive reading of the signs and information on the electronic scoreboard: on some road sections of the individual speed modes. By the way, the path should be the minimum speed of 80 km / h, and even in this case, a police patrol could have happened to ask you something.

Vehicle with trailer on all roads, except for the city (50 km / h), you can reach speeds of 80 km / h. A similar restriction applies to cars that are running chains against sliding. Such vehicles must necessarily be labeled with the label "80" in the lower left corner of the rear window.

As you have seen, on the excellent Swiss roads are quite reasonable speed limits. But for any fun to pay and Swiss roads – is no exception. The tax on vehicles will be charged in the form of vignettes, which can be purchased for 38 euros to 14 months. No other types of vignettes, and for the intentional or accidental (forgetfulness, inattention) refusal to pay a penalty of 190 euros (plus the purchase of vignettes). Monitor the existence of a "travel" customs officers and police in the country. Extras travel through some of the tunnels: a fee of between 28 and 45 euros in cash or by credit card.

What are the rules of the road in Switzerland?

All items Swiss traffic rules are very similar to ours. Here are the basic rules and penalties for violating them:

  • The maximum permissible level of alcohol in the blood is 0.5 ppm (for drivers with experience of less than one year – 0.1 ppm). For violation of the issued fines ranging from 476 to 952 euros.
  • All passengers in the vehicle must wear seat belts. Even if not wearing only one passenger – will be charged a fine of 57 euros.
  • Dipped or daytime lights should illuminate while driving the vehicle at any time. Driving with headlights off is fraught with a fine of 38 euros.
  • During a conversation on the phone without hands free – a fine of 95 euros.
  • Terms carrying children read as follows: Passengers under 12 years old are prohibited to carry in the front seat, and children up to 7 years – with no special car seats. Violation of an item takes you 57 euros.
  • Speeding "paid" in the amount of from 38 to 457 euros. For excess at 35-39 km / h, the fine is calculated based on salary, and in case of more serious violations of the rider face trial.

Receipt with fined in some cases can be paid on the spot, and generally provide for payment of 30 days.

Car rental insurance system in Switzerland

Car hire in Switzerland usually includes insurance in case of an accident with a deductible (or not) as well as:

  • theft insurance (Theft Waiver);
  • liability insurance (3rd (Third) party liability);
  • toll (vignette).

An analogue of our hull in Switzerland – a Collision Damage Waiver. Such a package is usually included in the price of rent luxury cars and increases the cost of rental for a few tens of euros.

By than gasoline?

You can refuel in Switzerland around the clock, but in a non-stop work only automatic filling stations. Payment is made on them as a credit card or cash, but does not produce the change machine. Gas station operators are working in Switzerland, from 8 to 22 hours and you can buy unleaded fuel octane 95 or 98 and diesel gasoil. The number of gas stations is limited (the map can be downloaded from the Internet).

The price level of Switzerland is in the following range:

  • Bleifrei 95 – 1,49-1,5 euro.
  • Bleifrei 98 – 1,53-1,55 euros.
  • Diesel – 1,52-1,54 euros.
  • LPG – 0,85-0,87 euros.

The country is allowed to transport fuel in canisters. The maximum permitted volume – 25 liters.

Park your car where it is possible and how much it costs

Let's start with the fact that the amount of the fine for violation of parking rules in Switzerland is between 38 to 76 euros. Parking area outside divided by color:

  • White. Here you can leave your car free of charge, if the sign does not have or otherwise not near the machine.
  • Blue. For owners of vehicles that have a blue parking disc (you can buy at many banks, offices, travel agencies, police stations). Parking can last 90 minutes.
  • Red. Parking on the red disk. Where to buy the same as in the previous paragraph, but the parking time increases to 15 hours.
  • Yellow. In the yellow zone parking is strictly prohibited.

Using a parking disc – fancy for our drivers, therefore it is advisable to consult a company that will provide you with a car or carefully read the instructions on the reverse side of the disc.

Leave your car can also be parked on Park & ​​Ride on the outskirts of large cities. The prices here are much more democratic than in the center, and nearby there is necessarily a public transport stop. There are in Switzerland and underground parking – this is the most expensive kind of car parks, but also the safest. Prices for parking services in Switzerland range from 0.5 to 4 euros per hour, depending on the locality.

The cost of economy class cars in some cities of Switzerland

Zurich – 76 EUR per week Geneva – 57 EUR per week

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