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It is easy to enjoy Christmas markets, Winter skiing or the beauty of the lake with your car hire in Zurich. Zurich blends fascinating old architecture with stunning modern buildings in a city landscape that delivers something for everybody whatever the season. Whether you are visiting this European financial city for business or want to enjoy the city and countryside we have just the right vehicle for you at our two car rental in Zurich branches.

 
  • Zurich Airport (Kloten)
    Parking 3
    8060 Zürich

    Mo. - Su.06:00 - 23:30
    Bank Holidays06:00 - 23:30
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  • Schlieren
    Südstrasse 1
    8952 Schlieren, Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00
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  • Zurich
    Pfingstweidstr. 3
    8005 Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00
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  • Zurich Airport (Kloten)

    Sixt Car Rental
    Parking 3
    8060 Zürich

    Mo. - Su.06:00 - 23:30
    Bank Holidays06:00 - 23:30

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

  • Schlieren

    Sixt Car Rental
    Südstrasse 1
    8952 Schlieren, Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Vans & Trucks

  • Zurich Hardbrücke

    Sixt Car Rental
    Pfingstweidstr. 3
    8005 Zürich

    Mo. - Fr.07:30 - 18:30
    Sa.07:30 - 14:00

    24 h return

    Available vehicle categories: Cars & Estates, Sports Cars & Convertibles, 4x4s

Sixt car hire Zurich

Our Service  |  Traffic Information  |  Sixt Tip  |   Sightseeing Destinations  | Business Destinations |  Rental FAQs  

Our web page highlights our city locations and gives you brief details about opening hours and rental cars. Clicking on the grey right-hand tab at the top of the homepage reveals a map showing exactly where our city offices are located. Our Zurich Airport branch is open from early morning until late evening to fit in with your travel plans while both locations offer 24-hour return facilities. Please note that our Zurich Hardbrücke Station desk does not open on Sundays. If you want to check how affordable it is to hire a car with us do a quick online price comparison before making your reservation. Booking your rental vehicle is easy with our telephone hotline or the Sixt apps you can download for iOS and Android devices. We are unable to guarantee specific makes of vehicles but your chosen category of car rental in Zurich will be reserved for you. Our efficient and knowledgeable Zurich staff is always on hand whether your reservation is for a weekend or longer.

Zurich in Switzerland

Our Service

Our car hire in Zurich fleet is designed to suit both your business or leisure needs while fitting your budget or party size. Compact saloons or spacious estate cars are perfect for travelling around this large city or easily tackle the drive to ski resorts with a rugged 4x4. On sunny days there is no better way of exploring the banks of Lake Zurich than from the luxury of a sports car or convertible. At Zurich Hardbrücke Station we also have a selection of vans, useful if you are transporting business or exhibition materials or relocating within the city. Whichever car hire you choose will be supplied by trusted names such as BMW, Porsche, Audi or Mercedes-Benz. We also offer vehicles adapted for different mobility needs. Choose from our affordable range of optional extras for stress-free driving in Switzerland. Magnetic ski racks and snow chains are essentials for ski holidays while Sat Navs ensure you never get lost. Our range also includes child seats, extra insurance and unlimited mileage options. Additional drivers and younger drivers under 25 are always welcome.


Zurich in Switzerland

Traffic Information

At Zurich Kloten Airport our desk is located in the rental car centre on the 1st level of parking area 3. The airport is just 15 minutes drive from the city centre on the A1L motorway, this road has tolls. Our Hardbrücke Station branch is on Pfingstweidstrasse just one stop away from the city's central train station.

Munich is a large and busy city which, although easy to navigate, experiences severe traffic congestion at peak hours and holiday periods. Some attractions are located in the historic inner city which is closed to unauthorised vehicles. Munich is well connected to Bavaria and the rest of the country by the well-maintained German autobahn network. To reach the different motorways head out of the city on the A99 Ring Road. Upper-speed limits vary in different German states and in Bavaria it is 100 kph or approximately 62 mph.

Almost every major road in Switzerland centres on Zurich, making it the ideal base for exploring any part of the country. However, this does mean that the city centre can become very congested. Avoiding rush hours and using a Sat Nav will help you miss the worst of the traffic. Switzerland's roads are maintained to a very high standard and many are toll-operated. Our branch staff will advise you about the best way to pay any tolls.

Zurich spreads itself on both sides of the River Limmat and on the banks of Lake Zurich so the best way to start your visit is by taking a drive around in your rental vehicle. You will find the major attractions and get a feel for this fascinating city. The main historical sights are in the Old Town on the lakefront. Tour the old Gothic church, the Fraumünster with its windows painted by Marc Chagall then for an architectural contrast, admire the 20th-century Le Corbusier House. Dip into the Landesmuseum and the Kunsthaus but for something a little different visit the Jacob Coffee or the Beyer Watch museums. When it is time for shopping or lunch head to Niederdorf while there is something for everybody to enjoy at Zurich Zoo with its new Masoala Rainforest Hall. Search out the small canal of Schanzengraben and follow its course until it takes you to Lake Zurich where you will find long boardwalks. This is where the locals promenade in the evenings.


Lake in Zurich, Switzerland

Sixt Tip

Enjoy Summer Swiss-Style at the Lake

The residents of Zurich love their lake and certainly in the Summer months it becomes a focal point for off-duty life with people taking to the water or messing around in boats. Beaches line the lake's clear waters while everything from paddle boards to pedalos and luxury yachts can be hired for the day or longer. You might even spot an unusual Cadillac shaped boat on the water. For something a little more elegant take a trip on one of the two old steam ships that cross the lake before jumping in your car hire and enjoying the views from the road that encircles it.


Sightseeing Destinations

No visit to the area is complete without taking a drive to the Rheinfall. This beautiful spot holds the largest-volume waterfall in Europe.

Distances to the Rheinfall

  • From Zurich Airport: 28 miles, about 30 minutes
  • From Hardbrücke Station: 29 miles, about 40 minutes

For all the fun of a watery day out take the family to Alpamare. Lying near the shore of the lake this park has several pools and all the giant slides the kids could want while parents can indulge themselves in the spa.

Distances to Alpamare

  • From Zurich Airport: 29 miles, about 40 minutes
  • From Hardbrücke Station: 23.5 miles, about 35 minutes

If Alpamare has whetted your appetite for a spa then a visit to Baden is a must. Enjoy its thermal baths before exploring the ruins of the Hapsburg Castle.

Distances to Baden

  • From Zurich Airport: 28 miles, about 23 minutes
  • From Hardbrücke Station: 12.5 miles, about 20 minutes

Zurich, Switzerland

Business Destinations

Zurich is one of the world's leading financial centres and headquarters to dozens of national and international banks. The city is also home to two major universities wich attract students from across the world while its tourism sector is constantly being strengthened. The Kongresshaus Zürich enjoys a spectacular lakeside location and is designed to host everything from conventions and trade fairs to exhibitions and entertainment.

Distances to the Kongresshaus

  • From Zurich Airport: 8 miles, about 20 minutes
  • From Hardbrücke Station: 3 miles, about 15 minutes

Rental FAQs

Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit our rental information page.

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