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Matterhorn near Zermatt in Switzerland

Switzerland Car Rental

Switzerland is a small, landlocked country in western Europe.  The country has two international airports – Geneva and Zurich.  Arriving at any of the country′s international airports, can choose your hire car online before you travel, and book your Switzerland car rental. With a wide range of options, you are sure to find the best rental car to suit your needs.

Where to go in your rental car?

With most of the country being taken up with a portion of the Alps mountain range, a trip to Switzerland is hardly complete without setting foot on the famous slopes.  Easily accessible by rental car, there are many walking trail options available.  Perhaps choose to walk in the shadow of in the infamous Matterhorn along the Zermatt Lake Trail.

If hiking is not to your taste, there are cable cars available to some of Switzerland′s summits, making the spectacular views accessible to all.

For cheese fans, tour dairy areas, meet the cows and sample the regional cheeses.  Indulge in fondue at Fribourg.  The cows also played a pivotal role in the invention of milk chocolate.  Pay a visit to Nestles Callier Factory or simply explore city streets to find chocolatiers stores.

To simply soak up a unique country with several distinct cultural regions and languages - thanks to borders with France in the west, Italy in the south, Germany in the north and Romansch in Graubunden in the east – grab a map and plot out a route in your rental car.  In such a small country, you can get a long way in a short time!

Driving in Switzerland by hire car

    • You must drive on the right side of the road.
    • To drive in Switzerland you must have a valid drivers license. It is advisable to obtain an international drivers license in your local country, which shows your permit in several languages.
    • Seatbelts are mandatory and children must be in car seats.  (Switzerland airport car rental agents will be able to fit a car seat in your rental car if needed.)
    • Take time to study the rules of the road before embarking on your hire car holiday.

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