For your next holiday, why not book a car hire in Zurich, the city that is great for leisure with gentle rolling hills and peaceful villages settling around the surrounding lakes. With a car rental, you can get all of this along with being right beside the Alps, creating an ideal opportunity for you to explore both the city and the countryside. Zurich has many great museums, art galleries, restaurants, and bars, along with shopping opportunities on the famous Bahnhofstrasse and in Limmatquai. Car hire with Auto Europe will allow you to explore the city, along with the roaming countryside that Switzerland boasts, at your own pace. When visiting Zurich, you will mainly hear Swiss German, but also English, Italian, French, and many other languages spoken on a daily basis. This is due to Zurich being a very international city: the headquarters of FIFA, many international companies, and the Swiss stock exchange are all found Zurich.
Driving your car hire in Zurich is not always an easy task due to high levels of traffic, but well worth it as hiring a car allows you to both explore the city and its surroundings with ease. When you drive into Zurich, the roads are all clearly signposted, and the majority of motorways in Switzerland are well connected with Zurich. For more details and road regulations in Switzerland, visit our driving information page.
Parking is not easy as a lot of the on-street parking spaces are for residents only. However, there are plenty of car parks located in the city. The car parks charge by the hour.
Zurich is located at the northern end of Lake Zurich, about 20 miles from the Alps. The old town of Zurich lies on both sides of the Limmat river. Zurich has four seasons, with warm summers, a mild spring and autumn, and rather cold winters, when the temperature can dip below zero.
Zurich Airport is located about 8 miles north-east of Zurich.
Zurich Airport (ZRH)
Telephone: +41 (0) 43 816 22 11
The public transport system is very well organised, offering metro, tram, train, and bus services. Zurich even provides water taxis for crossing the river. The ZVV operates the public transport system in Zurich, and all the different modes of transport can be used by purchasing one ticket.
The train is one of the key modes of transport in Zurich. There are many train lines, which run through Switzerland and even into Germany. Auto Europe offers car hire at the Zurich central train station.
Bus and Tram/Trolley Buses
Zurich has bus, tram, and trolley bus services covering the majority of the city. These modes of transport are very popular among the city's residents.