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Zurich Car Rental

Having access to a Zurich car rental makes exploring the city and surrounding region enjoyable. At SIXT you can choose from a large and diverse fleet that has vehicles for every type of traveler and budget. Pick up your rental car from one of our convenient locations downtown or at Zurich Airport. If you are traveling during the summer months, you may want to rent a convertible to enjoy the mountain view. Those that will be primarily staying in the city center can reserve a sedan. 



SIXT Services in Zurich

We offer a diverse selection of vehicles for you to choose from for your Zurich car rental. In our fleet, you’ll find cars like station wagons, passenger vans, convertibles, SUVs, sedans, sports cars and even luxury models. With our bookable extras, you can also customize your rental experience to meet your personal needs, with GPS, child seats and an additional driver being just a few of the options offered. Choose from different rental periods depending on how long you’ll need a car, including a one-day rental or weekly rental. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting Zurich

Car rental under 25 in Zurich

The minimum age for a SIXT rental in Zurich is 20 with a driver’s license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have a higher minimum age, and a young driver surcharge applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Zurich

All drivers will need a valid driver’s license plus an ID card or passport. International renters with a license that uses a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic or Arabic will also need an international driving permit. 

One-way car rental in Zurich

A one-way rental between stations in Zurich may be possible and an additional fee may apply. Check with the station before booking.  

What to do while in Zurich

When you rent a car in Zurich, it’s easy to visit the city’s most popular attractions, such as the Kunsthaus Zürich art gallery. You can also head to Bahnhofstrasse, a major street that is lined with shops and cafes. Don’t miss out on going to Grossmünster, one of the largest cathedrals in the city that dates to the 12th century. You can also drive along the shores of Lake Zurich, which is a great area to do some swimming when the weather is warm.  

Winter in Zurich

It tends to be cold and snowy in Zurich during the winter months, so this can be a nice time to check out a museum or two. The Swiss National Museum is a great way to learn about the country’s history, while the Museum Rietberg specializes in non-European artwork. There is also the FIFA World Football Museum, which sports enthusiasts are certain to want to spend a few hours exploring. Be sure to book an SUV with winter equipment for winter trips to Zurich! 


Nick B.

This was my first time renting from Sixt, as well as my first trip to Europe. The agent that signed out the car to me was extremely nice and helpful. She made sure we would get a car that would fit the large amount of luggage we brought. The car return process (3 weeks later) was very hassle-free. I was quite impressed overall with Sixt!

Torsten V.

Peferkter Service, einwandfreies Auto. TOP

Luis M.

Great service I am experiencing with Sixt

Glai D.

Sixt was very accommodating to every customer at the counter, even the annoying "rich" people who tried to bargain every penny and held up the line. Darius at the ZRH branch was very helpful, professional, honest, and transparent in his transaction with us. He didn't push unnecessary additional insurance to what we had already paid for somewhere else ahead of time. When he saw how much luggage we had and the type of car we were going to rent, he made his suggestions. I'm glad he did because our luggage would not have fit. The return process was quick and easy. We literally just had to park and hand over the keys. ZRH airport needs to have more signs to the car rental, especially after going inside the garage. It was so confusing with the construction going on! We spent more time looking for the car return than the return process. Thank you, SIXT and Darius!! Give Darius a raise or promotion. He deserves it!!

Hashim Abdul S.

Great place. 10mins for checking . Good staff

Nick A.

I won’t lie, I was very skeptical booking any car rental in this area after reading so many terrible reviews about the vast majority. Complaints of horrible customer service, customers being accused of damaging cars and money being taken from people’s credit cards etc. I thought I was going to get myself into a lot hassle, but I needed a car. In all truth things couldn’t have gone smoother. I rent cars quite often and I worry about it every single time, as let’s be honest, Rental companies tell you there is one or two scratches on the vehicle but when you check it yourself there are always so many more and potentially could end up being your word against there’s whilst they hold a thousand pounds on your credit card. I was given a Hyundai, it was clean inside and out and drove well. In the damage report email they sent me I was told there was only one scratch to the drivers door, when in fact there were more scratches and scuffs dotted around the car. I went back to the desk and reported it, showed some photos I took on my phone and in all truth the staff were helpful, made notes of the marks I reported and there were no issues. I dropped the car back to SIXT later that evening and one of the friendly members of staff checked it over whilst we waited. They were happy with the car and I received my deposit back 3 days later. There is a drop box for your keys, although this is convenient I would not recommend using this. Always get a member of staff to check the rental in your presence and hand them the keys and see that they are happy with the vehicles condition. That way all parties are happy and there should be no issues. Staff at SIXT were excellent and I would rent again should I return to Zurich.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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