Switzerland Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Switzerland
You can drive in Switzerland using the photo licence of most countries including all EU countries. Roads are usually in excellent condition but expect steep, winding roads in the mountains, where driving conditions will deteriorate after rain or snow. Swiss road safety standards are high and drivers generally abide by traffic rules and regulations which are strictly enforced. In winter you may need snow chains, winter tyres or even a 4WD if heading to remote areas. Travel on expressways (indicated by green signs with a white expressway symbol) requires purchase of a sticker (“vignette”), which must be affixed to the car’s windshield. Vignettes can be purchased at most border crossings points, gas stations and at Swiss post offices. If your car doesn’t have a vignette you may be fined on the spot so check with the rental company if you don’t notice one when you collect the car. Driving abroad in Switzerland is usually stress free and even city centre traffic generally moves freely and roads are well sign posted.
Switzerland Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget, have branches here . Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as ebookers.com. or Expedia
This is a well established company who operate in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
Switzerland Self Drive Rules
Most Rental companies allow cars to be driven into other mainland Europe countries including UK and will generally allow one way rentals to neighbouring countries. There may be restrictions on taking cars into some Eastern European countries.