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Zurich Car Rental

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Rent a car in Zurich at attractive rates from Sixt an either of our two convenient locations. Take advantage of our affordable, premium car rental services at Zurich Airport or at Zurich Hardbrücke. Our branches offer an up-to-date fleet of top quality vehicles that cater to a wide range of mobility needs. Whether in the mood for a luxury vehicle with an array of high-end amenities or a more budget friendly model we can accommodate. No matter if you are in Zurich for a weekend getaway or a business trip our diverse vehicles can help you get around in comfort, style and ease. Scroll down to discover more about Sixt car rental in Zurich.

  • Zurich Airport (Kloten)
    Parking 3
    8060 Zürich

    Mo. - Su.06:00 - 23:30
    Bank Holiday06:00 - 23:30
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  • Zurich
    Pfingstweidstr. 3
    8005 Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00
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  • Zurich Airport (Kloten)

    Sixt rent a car
    Parking 3
    8060 Zürich

    Mo. - Su.06:00 - 23:30
    Bank Holiday06:00 - 23:30

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV

  • Zurich Hardbrücke

    Sixt rent a car
    Pfingstweidstr. 3
    8005 Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV, Truck

Car rental in Zurich with Sixt

Our Service  |  Traffic Information  |  Sixt Tips  |  Sightseeing Destinations  | Business Travel |  FAQs  

The branch menu provides important information about our Sixt rent a car Zurich locations. You can see about our opening hours, addresses and a list of vehicle types available at each branch. Click on the second tab of the menu to display an overview of where our branches are situated on Google Maps. Once you pick where you want to arrange your car rental in Zurich, head to our booking page. When you have selected your dates you can do a quick price comparison between models. Please be aware that Sixt can only guarantee your reservation for the selected car category and as specific car models are subject to availability at each location.

Our Service

Whatever budget or plans, our Zurich fleet offers an impressive collection of vehicles ready to get you around, and out of, the city. Choose a sedan or a compact car for some serious city exploring or a roomy SUV for when extra space is a must. In the mood for something more exquisite? Indulge in a sleek BMW convertible or a top of the line Mercedes-Benz. Whichever rental vehicle you choose you can enhance your experience with our deals on useful add-ons. Upgrade your Zurich adventure with extras like a GPS, a child seat, additional driver or insurance coverage.

Some of our available extras:

  • Tire and glass coverage
  • Personal accident protection and Loss Damage Waiver
  • Roadside Protection
  • Winter equipment such as snow chains and ski racks

Traffic Information

Arriving by plane, you will most likely land at Zurich Airport, which is located less than 10 kilometers northeast of the city center. Our Sixt office is strategically located at the parking area, close to the airport exit, which means you will be on your way to the historic city core before you know it. The A1L motorway will take you downtown in less than 15 minutes.

For those looking to explore the rest of this stunning country, why not rent a car in Zurich and take the A1 west towards Bern and Geneva or eastwards towards St. Gallen. The A4 northwards will lead you to Schaffhausen and southwards to Altdorf, and the A3 northwest towards Basel and southeast along Lake Zürich and Lake Walen. Driving is the best way to discover and enjoy the scenery of the breathtaking countryside, especially with such outstanding roads present.

Our Zurich Hardbrücke car rental branch is located in the western part of the city, a former industrial area now turned into a trendy neighborhood. One stop away from Zurich's main train station, it can be reached by taxi or simply hop off at the Hardbrücke stop for a short walk.

Parking in Zurich is relatively easy, as long as you stick to the rules. Parking is generally permitted only on marked parking places. White zone spots with parking meters are for short stays only and are limited from 30 minutes to 2 or 4 hours. Parking cards for parking in blue zones can only be obtained at However, the most convenient option is to simply park your rental vehicle in one of the 10 park-houses. Up-to-date signalization boards at traffic junctions show the number of vacant parking places and the way to the park-houses. And if you're visiting late, parking between 9.00 pm and 8.00 am is practically free of charge everywhere on-street.

Zurich city view at night

Sixt Tips

Switzerland's largest city and main financial center, Zurich, is world-renowned for its vibrant culture, impeccably clean streets, beautiful scenery and regularly tops the list of most livable cities. Historically seen as business oriented with a serious streak, the wealthy metropolis has recently flourished into a trendy destination with a cool post-industrial edge that serves as a fertile ground for a blossoming art scene.

In contrast is the ancient center, with its elegant lanes, historic buildings and iconic churches. Fraumünster, the 13th-century cathedral, is a good example of Zurich's rich legacy. Renowned for its stunning, distinctive stained-glass windows, it was designed by the Russian-Jewish master Marc Chagall (1887-1985). And when in the mood for something modern, head to Züri-West, the epicenter of the city's nightlife, where its old factories have been turned into cultural centers and creative new living spaces.

Zurich buildings with Swiss flags

Sightseeing Destinations

For some fresh air and amazing views, head to Üetliberg. A lush-green mountain in the Swiss plateau, it rises 869 m (2,851 ft) and offers beautiful walking trails and panoramic views of Zurich and the Lake of Zurich. And if that's not high enough for you, there are two look-out towers present, both accessible, for an even higher experience.

Distance to Üetliberg

  • From Zurich Airport via A4: 19 miles, about 42 minutes
  • From Zurich Hardbrücke via Hatzentalstrasse: 9 miles, about 41 minutes

If you have time, why not head out further with one of our rental cars and go for a ski excursion at the quaint resort Flumserberg, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Experience the authentic local atmosphere while soaking up the Vitamin D-filled rays.

Distance to Flumserberg

  • From Zurich Airport via A3: 61 miles, about 1 h. 21 minutes
  • From Zurich Hardbrücke via A3: 9 miles, about 1 h. 16 minutes
Zurich city view daytime

Business Travel

Home to many international companies, Zurich is a leading financial center and global city. Important sectors include service, light industry, machine, textile, and tourism. Living up to its reputation, Zurich hosts most Swiss banks, and several foreign banks call the lake city home. Another focal point of business in the city is Kongresshaus Zürich, which regularly hosts conventions, trade fairs, exhibitions, and a variety of business events. In combination with the spectacular panoramic view of Lake Zurich, this world-class conference hall is definitely worth a visit.

Kongresshaus Zürich

  • From Zurich Airport via A1L: 7 miles, about 20 minutes
  • From Zurich Hardbrücke station via Hohlstrasse: 2 miles, about 10 minutes


Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.

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Which documents are needed to pick up a rental car?

What do the various insurance options cover?

What is included in the rental charges?

Can I rent a specific car model?

Can I change my booking and do I have to pay a cancellation fee?

Can I cross borders with my rental car?

Can I rent the car at one place and drop it off at another station?

What is Sixt's refueling policy?

What add-ons are available and how much do they cost?

Can I rent a car with unlimited mileage?

Does Sixt deliver and/or collect rental cars?

Do I have to pay a security deposit?