Before commencing your trip take some time to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and its controls. This is very important if you normally drive a manual transmission on the other side of the road.
If you receive a traffic violation fine when driving in Switzerland the vehicle hire provider will take this amount from the credit card you have on record. If this happens you'll be informed by email when this has taken place
When hiring a car in Switzerland you're able to bring along a child seat provided that you bought the child seat in the EU or UK and it meets all of the required regulations. You can hire a child seat from the car rental company in the booking process on the site.
If you're planning to leave the vehicle at a alternative location to the location you collected it from, any extra one way charges are included in the pricing listed on the website.
Sometimes it's intimidating the first time you hire a car in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your vacation
When driving in a different country lots of countries have extremely strict regulations on drinking alcohol when driving. To be safe, we strongly recommend not to consume any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your vehicle
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be cautious with traffic circles. You should navigate road circles in an anti-clockwise direction, giving priority to vehicles currently on the road circle to the left.
You should always drive in Switzerland is on the right side of the road
it can be a good idea to have some loose change ready in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many tolls will accept cards but it's better to have cash as a backup
There's a bucket load of reasons why we are different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a car.
The reason we decided to do things differently is because we got fed up of seeing customers getting shortchanged and felt like we could do a better job.
Car hire providers we list on the website include big car hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some firms we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we do not include these on the website.
Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of car hire deals at 1000s of car hire locations to source low cost offers and ensure that booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it can be
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car rental price match promise means if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.
Stressfreecarrental.com work to deliver our customers with all of the best car rental deals in Switzerland with no unexpected fees.
Our pricing always includes added fees that other car rental websites don't usually display - this ensures that our process is as clear-cut as possible.
We don't like to work with just any car rental companies. We're careful to only work with car rental companies you can trust.
You can pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card issued by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
Be careful when deciding if you want to use a debit card at the collection desk, car hire companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a large amount of money , if you choose to pay with a debit card this might be debited from your bank and not returned until a couple of weeks after your rental has ended.
It's really simple on the website to filter which car rental partners do accept a debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the car hire brands will accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.
Don't forget that quite frequently car rental brands that will allow debit card on collection are more expensive than those that accept credit card only.
Would you prefer us to accept payments with a method other than debit card and credit card? Do get in touch to let us know. We're always open to ideas regarding how to enhance the service we offer and make arranging your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Usually, rentals that include the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no additional charges. You can view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car hire security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of the booking process.
You can book using a large number of currencies including Euros (EUR), British Pounds (GBP), US Dollars (USD) and Australian Dollars (AUD).
It is good to understand the alternative currency and payment options for your car rental in Switzerland, as often payments for extras (like extra drivers and child seats) might need to be settled in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the car.
Most of the Switzerland car rental partners we include accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but sometimes these do have different T&Cs related to them. Always be sure to review the terms and conditions if you plan to use a debit card when you collect the car.
You will have been provided with car hire pick up location details with your booking confirmation email. Spend some time to understand how to find the car hire collection location before you leave
Whether you have bought Premium excess cover on the web site or have your own policy, you should still make some time to inspect the car for pre existing damage. We advise taking photos on your phone of each section of the car. If damage exists on the vehicle that isn't highlighted in your rental contract you must report this to the car rental provider
Ensure you check the fuel type for the vehicle and inspect which side of the vehicle the fuel cap is on
You should inspect alloy wheels and locks for issues as well. Locks and wheels are easy to miss when you're in a hurry to begin your journey
Before driving away ,review the vehiclehire T&Cs. There may be additional fees for border crossing etc so make sure you understand these.
All of the rentals displayed on the web site include a full to full fuel policy. You should double check that the tank is full prior to setting off. If it isn't you must report this to the rental company immediately
Beside the exterior, you should also spend time documenting all damage to the inside of the vehicle and informing the vehicle hire company before driving away
Taking some time to take photos and report any issues, whether internal or external, will help to prevent any problems with the car rental company when returning the vehicle
The cheapest price for a week in Zurich Switzerland for November is GBP199.83 with car hire supplier Hertz. We track prices from all of the leading brands. Order your search results by price to find the best deal
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.
The following car hire suppliers are available in Switzerland: Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Alamo, Enterprise, National.
We compare deals on a wide range of car categories. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Switzerland, we’ve got you covered.
Trying to find a car rental that's a bit special when you’re in Switzerland? The Prestige Car Hire category compares deals for premier car manufacturers such as Range Rover, Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we include a huge selection for you to compare before booking your rental in Switzerland.
Going on holiday with a lot of passengers in Switzerland? Whether it’s a golf trip or a holiday with the extended family, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus deals from a wide range of minibus and van rental companies.
If you can't find a car, people carrier or minibus that you want to hire, or if you have any queries about trunk space or seating configurations, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team.
Enjoy the wind in your hair as you drive around Switzerland in your convertible hire car. Stress Free Car Rental finds great value deals on convertibles of all sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
If you're travelling with 2 large suitcases, we suggest looking at a rental in the Large Car category. Large cars have plenty of room for 4 or 5 passengers along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.
Stress Free Car Rental compares a huge selection of small cars, including Fiat 500s, Ford Kas, Nissan Micras and many more, ideal for drive around narrow city streets but keep in mind you’ll be restricted on luggage space so it's best to pack light. .
Need transport for more than 5 people? Our website compares a large variety of people carriers available in Switzerland that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. For more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus lots of luggage) we suggest reviewing our selection of rental minibuses.
Premium cover is the highest option for car hire insurance we provide.
Lots of our customers choose the Premium Cover option when renting a car because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or car rental insurance excess risk. You can also often collect the car using debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.
So that you're able to understand all of the options relating to which car rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our car rental partners to give you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.
On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover along with your car rental, so that you understand the price of everything before you pay.
Selecting Premium Insurance is totally optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the car rental desk, It might be cheaper to book this up front on our website at the same time as you make your car hire booking.
We strive to be the best car rental website around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Once your bookings been made, managing it couldn't be simpler, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including payments and prices.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever matching technology will find you your perfect hire car at your dream price.
To start your stress free booking process, head to our homepage and type in the required details then in just seconds we'll bring up some brilliant deals based on your requirements.
When searching for your rental, information you'll need:
If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.