Once you arrive at Zürich Kloten International Airport, it’s just a few minutes’ walk to our car hire location. While it is the country’s busiest international airport, it is also compact enough to reach our offices on foot.
With Avis you can choose from an extensive range of hire car options whether your trip is for business or leisure purposes. What’s more, we know your time is precious, so simply follow the signs to Parking 3 and our team will be ready and waiting at the collection point to hand over the keys. When you are returning your car, simply follow the signs for Departures, Rental Car Return.
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Zurich Airport is located just a 20-minute drive north of central Zurich via the A51, making driving one of the quickest ways you can travel into the city. From here you can park up and get to know many of the sights on foot.
While Zurich may be known as a major financial and banking hub, it also has a thriving art scene, hip restaurants, engrossing museums and cool cafes. In the summer, the lake and river make for great swimming. Discover the old town and see some of Zurich’s top sights including the guild houses, ancient churches and Niederdorf promenade.
Zurich Airport is also well placed for other popular cities in Switzerland, such as Lucerne and Bern, and to top it off you are only an hour from the snow-capped peaks of Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps. With the flexibility of a rental car, once you have had your fill of Zurich, explore further. Slide behind the wheel of your hire car and leave the city behind in comfort.
Immerse yourself in scenery that is nothing short of spectacular, no matter the season. From glacial lakes and impressive mountain ranges as far as the eye can see, to fairy-tale villages and towering waterfalls. For a quintessentially Swiss experience, drive 45 minutes south west of Zurich to the medieval town of Lucerne and explore the old town, or alternatively you could make a stop in Switzerland’s oldest city, Chur, just 1.5 hours southeast of Zurich.
For those looking for something a little more active, the Swiss Alps are a haven for visitors, catering to hikers, walkers and cyclists in summer, and winter sports enthusiasts in the winter. Of course, don’t forget to reward yourself with the famous Swiss chocolate or indulge in a bubbling pot of cheese fondue.
The motorways and Alpine passes in Switzerland are second to none, well maintained and with an excellent network of roads. As a result, you’ll not only have easy access to a wide choice of locations in Switzerland, but you can also easily journey over the border into France or Germany.
Services and optional extras
Avis Preferred: We offer free membership to our customer loyalty programme. Exclusive benefits include free additional driver, highest waiting list priority, car rental vouchers and guaranteed vehicle availability.
Out-of-hours return: No matter what time you’re flying, we’ll make it easy for you to pick up and drop off your car. Outside of our normal opening hours, just leave your key in the drop boxes provided.
Breakdown assistance:All of our cars are maintained to the highest standards and serviced before each use. We also provide a toll-free number that you can call 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
Child seats: Under Swiss law, children under the age of 12 below the height of 150 cm must be restrained in appropriate safety seats. If you are travelling with babies or young children, don’t forget to reserve your safety seat.
Satellite navigation: Driving in Switzerland is much like any other European country. But to make your journey as efficient as possible, our cars come with optional in-car GPS navigation (English directions).
Seasonal equipment: During winter months cars can be equipped with winter tyres, snow chains, ice scrapers and ski racks.
Prestige cars: We also offer an exciting range of Prestige cars. Now’s your chance to test drive a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini Cooper or Porsche.