Anyone who isn't already aware of Switzerland's popularity as the chief producer of high-quality watches and chocolate in the world, can surely find another reason to enjoy its attractions. With bustling modern cities alongside more traditional rural pursuits, car hire in Switzerland lets you discover that there's always more to see. With many different speaking dialects, customs and climates in each of the country's cantons, Switzerland's cultural diversity is one of the reasons why it regularly tops worldwide polls for tourism, as well as those of the quality of life experienced by residents.
Much of Swiss territory is dominated by the Alps; the mountain range which attracts many visitors to try their hand at skiing and snowboarding, and to enjoy the amazing views on offer. Much of the country's population is based in the Plateau including the two major European cities of Geneva and Zurich; the latter attracts many to its beautiful lake while the former is the home of several United Nations agencies as well as FIFA, the organisers of world football. Hire a car in Switzerland to enjoy the best of both in what is an extremely welcoming country that scratches many travellers' itch for excitement.
When driving in Switzerland there are a number of things to be aware of. Dipped headlights must be on at all times even during daylight hours. During the winter months you must also make sure to carry snow chains in the car at all times, and fit them when the weather demands it, failure to do so could mean the police stopping you on your journey. An annual motorway tax is paid in Switzerland; a vignette is displayed within your car to show you've paid it. Of course, this often comes as part of typical travelling costs but it's very difficult to get around Switzerland over long distances without using the motorway.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
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Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.