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Car Hire Switzerland Travel Information

Switzerland Travelling Tips

The roads of Switzerland offer spectacular views of the Alps, one of the world's most dramatic mountain ranges. The alpine passes are easy to drive but extra caution is advised on narrow and winding roads. You can also tour medieval villages, beautiful flower gardens and many Swiss vineyards. 

Time Difference in Switzerland

Collect your hire car in Geneva and you will find that the time difference in Switzerland is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Language in Switzerland

Enjoy a cheap car hire in Switzerland and hear the locals speak the official languages of German, French, Italian and Romansch. English is usually understood in cities and major tourist areas, so when you pick up a car hire in Zurich you can speak to the staff in English or try your hand at the official languages of Switzerland.

Electricity in Switzerland

The electricity in Switzerland is 220 V, 50 Hz. Most power sockets take three-pin plugs, but the standard Continental two-round-pin plug is used for the majority of small appliances. If you are holidaying with a car hire in Basel and forget your adaptor you will be able to buy one at the local tourist shops.

Currency in Switzerland

Booking your cheap car hire in Switzerland is a great starting point for your holidays, but there are other details you should look into. For instance, exchange rates. The currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). ATM machines are available throughout Switzerland and VAT rates  are: 7.6% standard rate; 2.4% reduced rate (e.g. food, medicine, newspapers, books and feed); and 3.6% lodging services. 

Tourism in Switzerland

When planning your holiday with a car hire in Switzerland, be sure to have a look at the following websites to find out tourism office locations, places to visit and further information you may need before travelling. Visit the Switzerland Tourist website for great holiday ideas.

Switzerland Visa & Embassy Information

If you are staying in Switzerland for 90 days or less then no visa is required for UK citizens. Take a look at Switzerland Tourist Visas to choose the one which befits your holiday needs. The British Embassy is located in Bern. To know more about UK Embassies in Switzerland and other information, visit the website provided. 

Before you book your cheap car hire Switzerland it's probably worth having a look through the above essential travel info you need to know when planning your holiday and arragements you need to make.

Geneva car hire starting at ú24 /per day*

*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.

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