Car hire at Zurich Airport

Car hire at Zurich Airport

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Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich
Jul 8 — Jul 15
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Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich
Fri 8/7
Noon
Fri 15/7
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Rated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (30 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Europcar
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 9.3
  • 9.1
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 4 2022
No one available at drop off. Key placed in Box
5.2 OkayJul 10 2019
Clean and new carService at pickup. Car was on difrrent level and i had suitcasesand a baby and they wouldnt help me bring the car near the desk
10.0 ExcellentMay 18 2018
Wonderful experience!!!Was given a car that easily fit luggage from 4 people. Had GPS. Comfortable, powerful diesel, a pleasure to drive. Great experience at both ends. Our best rental ever in EuropeNo problems whatever. Couldn't be more pleased.
9.2 ExcellentAug 15 2017
I like the staff in the Europe carNothing
3.2 MediocreJul 29 2017
The person at the counter told me that if I returned the car a day early, I would only be charged for the days I rented the car. I returned the car a day early and they still charged me Euro 270 which was the two day rental charge - which by itself is a price gouging, exorbitant rate
10.0 ExcellentJul 9 2017
nice car, easy return
4.0 OkayJul 6 2017
Extremely rude customer serviceDidn't try to explain charges, price was misrepresented at pick up, added additional driver , but was not explained extra charges , very rude customer service at drop off,
8.8 ExcellentJun 18 2017
Thank you for the discount for dropping the car off at Zurich.
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2017
Great and friendly service at the check-in desk .
9.2 ExcellentMay 28 2017
Easy pick up and drop offNice car, nice staffInsurance exapensive. For 43 CHF a day, most places will be no deductible, but eurocar still carry 750 CHF
Rated no. 2
Budget
8.4 Excellent (31 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Budget
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentJun 27 2022
drop off at Munich airport to a central location, without being scanned was confusing and worrisome
6.4 GoodMar 8 2019
The guy at the drop off was rude and not helpfulThe price I paid did not match the price quoted by kayak. I paid over $300 more than originally quoted for a 2 day rental.
10.0 ExcellentSep 18 2017
Fair and ExcellentCar was greatThe receptionist guy just left me standing there for 20 minutes at first. Then didn't say a word except for asking for my passport. But other then that, it was fine.
10.0 ExcellentSep 17 2017
Great customer service! Wonderful carThe representatives who checked us in and out were extremely friendly and polite. Because we had to wait a little extra time they upgraded us to a Mercedes. Drove the country in style! When we needed to extend the rental for a few days they gave us no hassle at all.
10.0 ExcellentJul 22 2017
Wonderful and helpful staffStaff spoke English well, gave helpful advice about driving through Switzerland. Fast service.
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2017
As easy as can beshort wait at the counter, as opposed to a couple of the other rental agencies. I got a free upgrade since the car I reserved wasn't ready. It was clean and in excellent condition. Returning was a fast and easy process.Nothing.
10.0 ExcellentJun 13 2017
Pick up was quick. Customer service rep was helpful and accommodating to my requests.
9.2 ExcellentMay 31 2017
Good vehicle, great serviceService quality was good. Swift check-in and checkout. Car was clean and well-featured. Comfortable ride - we drove 500+ miles over 7 days and had no issues whatsoever.WIsh someone had walked us through the features of the car, so we didn't have to look in dark corners for a USB socket or a car charger port.
6.8 GoodMay 17 2017
Nice car with plenty of room for luggage.We oversee the fuel level in the between the car and the inspection sheet. After we left the airport we only realize there's a difference, only half tank in the car and was mark full tank on the inspection sheet. When we returned the car the inspector insist that we top up as per the level mark on the sheet :-(( and do not want to listen to our protest. I agreed that it my fault but i feel that the rental company must also made sure the the records are done correctly.
10.0 ExcellentOct 18 2016
very good car rental, portable wifi not so muchthey upgraded us free of charge to a premium van that had gps.the portable wifi we rented from them stopped working after 2 days.
Rated no. 3
Sixt
8.2 Excellent (57 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Sixt
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentMay 25 2022
Easy and speedy pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentMay 20 2022
Friendly staff expecially Melissa, if i remember her name correctly. We left our jacket in the car and only realised the next day. She helped us retrieved it back without any complaints and was full of smile. Thank you
10.0 ExcellentFeb 5 2022
Great service
6.0 GoodMar 14 2020
Was provided a car (mini cooper) which is smaller than Peugeot 3008. Then stop upselling customer with another car which is similar size to Peugeot 3008Meet or beat the customer expectations
6.0 GoodMar 14 2020
Please provide the list of cars available in a class. For example, I have signed up on Sixt website for Peugeot 300i but i was given smaller mini cooper. Rental agent says it is in same class but mini coopernis much smaller and uncomfortable. Stop upselling once the customer made reservation for a specific class/segment of car. It is not a fair business practice
10.0 ExcellentDec 29 2019
The rental counter was easy to find. The car was clean and ready to go. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly at drop-off and pick-up. They offered us a "discount" for an upgrade on several different types of cars. We took advantage of this because we had more luggage than anticipated when we booked the car.As others have said - we also purchased the extended coverage from Allianz and Sixt had no record of that. However, they did not require that we do so.
10.0 ExcellentNov 13 2019
The entyer attention
2.0 MediocreSep 30 2019
I was charged a security deposit of almost $900 and now have to fight to get it back. Will be filing claim in county court.
5.2 OkayJul 16 2019
Drop off was easy.I felt scammed—bait and switch. I reserved and paid for my car ahead of time. When I got there they told me I didn’t fill out the form correctly and they didn’t have my car (really? I even had my confirmation email, but this didn’t mean anything). The “solution” was I could pay more for an upgrade.
4.0 OkayJun 17 2019
Good car model. Easy drop off.Rude staff. Complicated and inefficient pick up process. Which makes an overall performance mediocre when looking at the price of the service.
Rated no. 4
Hertz
8.2 Excellent (38 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Hertz
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
  • 8.4
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 4 2021
Easy on and out. SEAT car was great.
3.9 MediocreSep 6 2021
GPS was not working - some software issue; same with cruse control
10.0 ExcellentNov 15 2019
they upgraded me to an Alfa Romeo .. amazing car . when i said i needed more trunk space and asked for anything but am a American Car since i was in Europe and wanted to drive a car from europe
9.2 ExcellentSep 19 2018
Smooth and easy experience all the wayStaff were very helpful at Zurich airport, they were also flexible to accomodate us with the change in our flight time and pickup-drop off time. the car was pretty new and very clean and in good shape.The Mini Cooper had the most uncomfortable seat of all the cars I have driven! I’m 180cm tall with an average body, although the drive be is fun but I don’t recommend this car for any drive longer than one hour, well this is not Hertz problem, I should complain to the car designers!!
10.0 ExcellentSep 1 2018
got an upgraded size of the car as the requested size was not available, it was new and spacious and clean. Droppoing it of was a breaze, just handed the keys back and the papers and off to my flight. The location of the rental at the Zuirich airoport was great. Staff was really friendly.Small comment that it was not very clear what to do when I came back to return the car. I parked it and then saw a Herz person working with someone else, so I waited a couple of minutes. It turned out I could just give him the keys and go, but that was not clear coming in, so it would be useful if that was said to me when I was picking up the car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 17 2018
good rentalOVerall, we liked the car rather well. The GPS helped most of the time and the Hybid helped gas prices quite a bitI would like some form of owners manual. There were several things about the car we never could figure out, like the Orange emergency alarm that would go off for reasons we never could figure out.
6.0 GoodMar 9 2018
Dropoff was fine
8.8 ExcellentAug 28 2017
Had to wait a long time. Not enough people working.
8.0 ExcellentMay 26 2017
The pickup was pretty seamless and the car worked great for us.
9.2 ExcellentMay 15 2017
Easy pick-up at Zurich airport, friendly staff and very helpful. Car was clean and drove very well.
Rated no. 5
Enterprise
7.6 Good (44 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.8
  • 8.2
  • 7.1
  • 7.4
  • 6.9
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2022
Very friendly staff, no unexpected charges.
2.0 MediocreApr 2 2022
Enterprise did not have any cars available when I arrived. I had to go to another company for a much higher price.
7.9 GoodAug 10 2021
The rent of the car was quite highly priced. But understandable due to high demand (high season).
5.6 OkayAug 14 2020
HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE ,UNPFROFFESIONAL, THEY ARE OVER PICKY WITH STONE CHIPS AND SCRATCHES ON WHEELS,NEVER AGIAN ENTERPRISE
7.6 GoodMay 4 2020
Car is in very good condition and cleanThe communication of the price: initial price offer didn't include any insurance actually, and the lady at the rental office counter couldn't provide clear information on the final price. I ended up paying double what I thought I'd pay initially.
3.6 MediocreAug 8 2019
Cancelling my reservation they refused to honor was the best partI reserved an Opal Zafira. They had an Opel Zafira. They wouldn’t give it to me (it something similar) after standing in line for over an hour. It was a horrible ridiculous experience
4.4 OkayAug 8 2019
It was awful. Super long line of over an hour. Tried to upsell everything and everyone. My reservation said it was for Opal Zafira or similar. They tried to downgrade me to a smaller car when I needed a big one (5 adults and bags) even though they actually had opal zafiras on site.
6.8 GoodAug 8 2018
I booked a minivan, when I arrived there, they did not have the minivan, they gave me a different car which said was an upgrade and charge me extra 110 Swiss frank. I told them that since you do not have the car I reserved and you are giving me a different car, them why should I pay extra, it should be complimentary upgrade. I would like refund of the extra money I paid.
10.0 ExcellentJan 7 2018
friendly, efficient service, great car, competitive pricinggot an upgrade without asking very new fleet
5.2 OkayJan 2 2017
untruthful customer service representativeQuick return serviceThe lady at the counter wouldn't let me see the car before renting, and she lied to me about the amount of passenger is had. I stated that I required 7 and first told me it was 5, but when I showed interest of cancelling, she swiftly showed me a picture on google of the 7 passenger model and told me it was actually 7.
Rated no. 6
Unirent
9.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Unirent
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 10
  • 9.5
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Rated no. 7
Dollar
8.8 Excellent (29 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Dollar
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 9.4
  • 8.9
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayJan 5 2020
FastNo direction for pick up and drop off info.
10.0 ExcellentNov 1 2017
Should change their name to "Easy" car rentalsOur entire experience with landing in Zurich and getting our car was seamless. Once we retrieved our luggage, we went straight to the car rental area and were immediately greeted by a most friendly and helpful agent. While we had booked one type of car, she offered us two other choices for the same price. We left and went to the parking garage where the car was located, loaded our car and off we went without any problems. Great experience! Our return was just as easy.
4.4 OkayAug 13 2017
Hertz handled. Didn't honor price previously quoted by Dollar. Charged me for damage that was already there.
10.0 ExcellentJul 25 2017
Hertz for the price of Dollar ThriftyCars are located in the airport/ efficient staff
7.6 GoodJul 16 2017
Didn't want the upgrade...had no choice!Mini Cooper Clubman- good power for German Autobahns (but not what I wanted).Was "upgraded" from compact to midsize. Unfortunately, I didn't want the upgrade but had no choice as they were out of cars. So in two weeks I had a car that I had to fill-up 5, yes FIVE, times. Also, the Mini Cooper Clubman is an incredibly awkward car: it has a very narrow windshield and outward view from the drivers seat. Due to this, getting in and out of the vehicle requires some contortions with the neck, you need to duck your head despite having your butt on the seat and neither my wife nor I are big people. Anyway, may think twice before using Dollar again: when I reserve a compact car, I want a compact car.
10.0 ExcellentMay 2 2017
ZürichWas everything okNothing
10.0 ExcellentMar 26 2017
Great service.Car, friendly staff, no hassle.
4.0 OkayMar 16 2017
Pick uo/ drop off easyForgot to refuel, which was 3,80 per liter ...
6.8 GoodFeb 27 2017
Good car condition but pickup time is too longThe car is brand new. Relaxing, spacious and clean.The waiting time at the pick up was extremely long. I waited one hour at the counter before my turn came. It was not because of the number of people, but the two counters where bloked by customers without the proper documents and the employee didn't manage the situation correctly.
8.8 ExcellentJan 22 2017
Good fuel economy, and easy pick-up and drop offExtra taxes and fees were charged which were not disclosed when we made the reservation Mountain driving was challenging with only one functional tire chain. The other chain was already broken the first time we tried to use it.
Rated no. 8
Thrifty
8.1 Excellent (8 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 9.4
  • 9.2
  • 8.2
  • 6.9
  • 8.4
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 29 2022
with four travelers and all our bags, the initial car I reserved did not fit all that. the agent suggested a larger car (more like a small SUV) for only about $300 more for the 21 day rental, not bad at all. the car was definitely larger AND was a hybrid so we saved on gas and that's a major bonus in Switzerland where it ran almost $8/gallon...we probably almost made up for what we saved in gas against the additional cost. the best thing was that in the chaos of all the bags, people and upgrades, my husband left his computer bag either in the rental office or worse, in the terminal rental space. they collected the bag, notified us and held it till he picked it up, averting what could have been a disaster!! great customer service is always so welcome but especially when traveling :-)
1.9 HorribleSep 27 2021
The lady at hertz counter made us wait for 30 mins. Last time the same insurance costed me 20 chf on the counter this time she charged 37 chf and when asked why is it more expensive than last time she said at counter is expensive. No briefing of the car type and features were mentioned. Poor service & unfriendly staff
9.6 ExcellentOct 29 2017
Much better than expected!We had reserved a car through Thrifty many months before and had worried about adequate luggage space as our daughters were joining us for the second week of our trip to Switzerland. Had also researched the waiver/insurance situation for an overseas rental and had some anxiety about it. Both agents were very helpful, flexible and patient while we made the decision ax to model. She offered us a selection which suited us well. She also accepted our coverage on our Cap One VISA, which I had researched thoroughly beforehand.It was clear that any unrecorded scratched on the car would be a liability for us, so we were careful to use the flashlight on our phones and go over the car carefully when we were in the checkout process. It is very important that you take the time to do this AND Mark die anything you see and take it BACK into the desk fir them to record. I know you are in a hurry to get moving, but this is ESSENTIAL. And research your particular credit card coverage carefully; if it isn’t complete, you may be in a tough situation and might do better paying the waiver. Ask what deductible your coverage is; you want ZERO.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2017
The car was almost new, clean and modern.Nothing. We were very sutisfied
Rated no. 9
FLIZZR
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Zurich Airport
FLIZZR
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
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Rated no. 10
Avis
7.8 Good (12 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Avis
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.0 GoodMay 27 2022
Pick up in Kloten was quick and easy. I never like trying to be tricked into upcharging the price of my vehicle with add-ons such as extra insurance toll passes and such. These can double the price of your rental and your charge card covers you for the extra insurance. Having said that, we were charged over $550 for a scrape mark on the rear tire. Yes, a scrape mark. No damage to the rim and the tire was fine. We were only informed of this after we returned home. Unfortunately Avis, like almost all rental car companies are always out to "get you" with extra charges.
2.0 MediocreOct 5 2019
We liked our vehicle once we finally got what we thought we were getting. They did work with us on switching vehicles but we're not very happy about it.The photo showed on line was iof a large van, not a minivan. We were paying about $1,500, which is a lot money for a rental vehicle. There were six adults and seven pieces of luggage. We traveled with the same group a couple of years ago and knew we needed a larger vehicle. However, when we got to Avis, they tried to send us with a minivan. We went back to the counter and they reassigned us vehicles four different times! It was a painful and lengthy process. In the end, we finally got an in between size vehicle, which worked out fine. It's just too bad they didn't give us what was pictured initially. We end up spending the first two hours of our vacation trying to get our rental vehicle straightened out, which was rather irritating for all of us!
10.0 ExcellentOct 2 2017
Check-out was fast and easy. Agent was very nice and extremely helpful
6.8 GoodAug 18 2017
Unconditioned costsA lot of different additional costs, wich you have to pay
9.2 ExcellentMar 26 2017
great service, efficient, easy to understandIt's expensive in Europe!
Rated no. 11
Alamo
7 Good (27 reviews)
1 location in Zurich Airport
Alamo
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 7
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayApr 24 2022
The wait to rent the car was long. Not enough agents. The agent was excellent and very helpful.
2.0 MediocreMar 24 2022
I arrived late and the booking had been cancelled without any contact with me. No cars were available so I had to rebook with a competitor at my cost. Unimpressed with the whole process.
10.0 ExcellentMar 21 2022
Easy collection Easy hand back
6.0 GoodMar 9 2022
They didn’t have the car I wanted and I got lumbered with a much bigger people carrier that was hard to manoeuvre up mountain roads.
2.0 MediocreFeb 8 2022
We specifically booked and paid for an SUV because we were driving to a ski resort. When we arrived at the airport something had gone wrong and no SUVs were available. We had to take a 2WD and pay for snow chains. Several weeks later I am still chasing for a refund..
8.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2022
Our plane arrived at 8:40, we had to clear customs etc. get our baggage. The rental agreement said we rented at 8:37, (I didn't notice) It was actually after 10:00. The result was we had be up at the crack of dawn to have the car back. Maybe a learning experience. Also the Audi navigation system would not function even though I had it set on English.
2.0 MediocreJan 19 2022
Filled up fuel and they charged for addl fuel and service charge plus charged for an upgrade we did not know
10.0 ExcellentJan 16 2022
Nothing could have been better
1.9 HorribleOct 13 2021
The car had a scratch in a hidden place that I couldn’t see when I received the car And when we came back they charged me the preparation And since I was in a hurry to catch my flight I didn’t argue much with the guy but I will make a reclaim Terrible service and the guy doesn’t have a conversation and he doesn’t know how to deal with the customers
Rated no. 12
National
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Zurich Airport
National
Locations in Zurich Airport
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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Edel & Stark
1 location in Zurich Airport
Edel & Stark
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Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Zurich Airport
Elite Rent A Car
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Explore Vacations AG
1 location in Zurich Airport
Explore Vacations AG
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Zurich Airport
keddy by Europcar
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Zurich Airport
King Rent a Car
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King Rent Exclusive Services
1 location in Zurich Airport
King Rent Exclusive Services
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Nomadcar
1 location in Zurich Airport
Nomadcar
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Right Cars
1 location in Zurich Airport
Right Cars
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Sunnycars
1 location in Zurich Airport
Sunnycars
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Vast Car Rental
1 location in Zurich Airport
Vast Car Rental
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YourRent
1 location in Zurich Airport
YourRent
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282 travellers who hired a car in Zurich Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8,1

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