Zurich car hire is available from the central area of Zurich Airport on level one and gives easy access to the motorway. Trains also run from directly beneath the airport and, if one is only visiting the city centre, they are probably the best option for transit. Via Zurich they are also a good option for many of the countries ski resorts which have stations in them, including Davos, Klosters, Interlaken and Zermatt, although the advantage of car hire (outside car free resorts like Zermatt) is that they do provide flexibility to visit other areas whilst in Switzerland.
Cars hired at Zurich Airport will be equipped with a vignette (allowing access to Swiss motorways), and over the winter are winterised - which means winter tyres between November and April and normally a set of snow chains (check this with your car rental company).
Zurich is the major financial centre of Switzerland and, as such, there is great flexibility in flights to and from Zurich Airport - this means it can be an excellent transit point for short breaks and ski weekends. Zurich is also a fascinating city to visit with good shopping combined with historic buildings, over 50 museums, 100 art galleries, and the beautiful lake. Hiking into the nearby mountains is also available and car hire from Zurich airport gives you the freedom to explore the further reaches of the resort where you are staying.
Our Top Zurich Airport Car Hire Tip - Children's booster seats seem to be charged at ridiculous rates in Switzerland - think about getting an inflatable version which can go in your suitcase for your next trip.
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This content was last reviewed on 05/10/2021