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Lausanne car hire

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Lausanne car hire information

Pick-up locationLausanne
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Hire locations16
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lausanne

  • Choosing car hire in Lausanne is a wonderful opportunity to explore the hilly city and surrounding areas, including the vast shores of Lake Geneva, without relying on a public transport schedule or paying high taxi fees. There are various nearby towns, cities and sights well worth visiting, such as Gruyere located at the foot of the Pre-Alps, the Cailler Chocolate Factory and Evian along the border of France and Switzerland. Having your own set of wheels is a wise way to see these places in your own time.
  • A nearby airport for your Lausanne car hire is Geneva Airport (GVA), roughly 45 minutes away by car and one of the best spots to pick up a hire vehicle, because you're likely to fly into the airport and then drive to Lausanne along Lake Geneva anyway. There are several major car hire companies at the airport, located in both the arrivals hall and the check-in hall of the airport. These companies operate from desks inside these halls and will escort you to the car hire garage once you've been given the keys.
  • Driving a car hire in Lausanne is considered by many to be very easy. Switzerland is a country with one of the best public transport systems in the world, so most people in the cities don't own vehicles, which makes traffic much better than in most other places. Make sure your headlights are always on, even during the daytime, obey the speed limits in the city and stay away from driving under the influence of alcohol.
  • Many drivers who frequent Lausanne consider it one of the most difficult cities to navigate, especially if you haven't lived there. It's a complicated city with many levels, so it's suggested to drive while using a reliable navigation system, to avoid getting lost. If you're in the city during the winter months, consider parking the car on the outskirts at a Park and Ride area and using public transport to get to the city.
  • Book your rental car in Lausanne at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Lausanne are around 8% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lausanne

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lausanne?

    The average price of fuel in Lausanne is $12.75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $153 and $204, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lausanne?

    Full-size (Seat Alhambra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lausanne.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Geneve-Cointrin airport (GVA)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Geneve-Cointrin airport is Alamo.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Geneve-Cointrin airport (GVA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Geneve-Cointrin airport to off-airport locations include Europcar and Alamo.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lausanne?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Lausanne?

    A Full Size car hire in Lausanne costs $214 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Lausanne?

    An Economy car hire in Lausanne costs $164 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Lausanne?

    A Compact car hire in Lausanne costs $170 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lausanne?

    The roads in Lausanne and the rest of the country are generally in excellent condition and are well adapted to all types of vehicles; the one you choose will depend on your needs. If you're driving around in summer, consider convertible car hire in Lausanne, to make the most of the scenery. If you're planning on sticking to the city and not exploring the surrounding areas, a small model will suit you. For longer trips, SUVs are always a little more comfortable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lausanne?

    Speed limits in Lausanne follow the national rules of the road and must be followed at all times. If you're in the residential areas, stick to the limit of 30 km/h, while the main roads in the city have a speed limit of 60 km/h. When you're driving outside of the city on rural roads, you'll be limited to 80 km/h. Major expressways have a speed limit between 100 km/h and 120 km/h depending on signage, but most people driving in Switzerland will go slower than suggested, to take in the landscape and scenery.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lausanne?

    Some of the cheaper places to find parking lie on the outskirts of Lausanne, while car parks in the city centre are generally less affordable. On the outskirts, you'll find Park & Ride places, where you can leave your car and use public transport to get around. La Ripponne or Navigation in Ouchy are car park options in the city centre. It’s also suggested you make sure your hotel or accommodation has adequate parking available.

Lausanne car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9.8

Wonderful

12 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Lausanne

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Locations in Lausanne

Place Du Tunnel 17

+41 21 310 01 20

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday14:00 - 17:30

Rue Du Simplon 32

+41 21 310 01 20

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

fast, friendly service. good price.

Cons:

A "leave the key and go" drop-off service, instead of queueing also with customers that were picking up the car.

9.6 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent rear view camera, cruise control operable, low consumption modern car, accurate navigator.

Cons:

Car book was not in english. Navigator voice orders disabled (could not discover how to activate). A brief introduction from staff at pick up would be helpful

8.0 Very Good

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Nice price for what you get and easy going of reservation etc.

Cons:

Too small remarks: Reserved the car Saturday evening for pick up at Rue du Simplon. Went there but nobody was there yet and in the emd had to go to Place du Tunnel to get the car. Overloaded parking lot for drop off, leaves you feel a little bit uneasy to park the car there.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

no clear directions for where to go to drop off keys

6.8 Okay

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

the surprise 50chf for mandatory insurance upon arrival was not appreciated. Your competitors list this up front and although your method got us to rent from you this time, this experience has left us with no desire to use Hertz in the future. Transparency is a virtue which is respected on the consumer side but obviously used for financial gains on yours

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2021

KAYAK
I actually got the car I booked, and the staff were friendly and competent.

1 out of 2

Sixt

9.3

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Lausanne

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Locations in Lausanne

34, Chemin de Mornex

+41 21 634 29 27

Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Sixt is simply the best in Switzerland, the team in Lausanne is amazing and truly helpful. I would highly suggest using Sixt and No other rental Agency. They have the nicest cars, great staff, and by far the best prices. Without question Sixt is setting a standard other rent a car companies should follow.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very helpful on both sides of my journey. The pickup was great and the return seemless.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy and straightforward process, we had our reservation and the representative at the SIXT desk was helpful and efficient.

7.6 Good

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Price is high

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease of booking. Great car

Cons:

We were unable to get a satisfactory answer at the time of car pick up as to whether the rental included third party insurance. We declined fire, theft insurance because our Visa card supplied that. When we asked about third party we were told everybody's private insurance covers that and we did not need it. When we looked on our receipt it stated that we were offered third party insurance and declined it (we did not). When we looked on the insurance form in the glove compartment it says third party insurance is covered. On the Sixt website, it says that third party insurance is included. On car rental sites in Switzerland it says that third party insurance is mandatory. I'm glad we weren't in an accident and had to find out whether we were covered or not.

9.6 Wonderful

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

As everything in Switzerland, the rental cost was expensive.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

7.3

Cleanliness

9.3

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

One location in Lausanne

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17 Place Du Tunnel

+41 21 312 53 11

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday14:00 - 17:30

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4.0 Mediocre

Oct 2022

KAYAK
The instructuons where to drop off the car were not clear at all. I had to call the emergency line of Hertz to askbid its ok to leave it on a public parking near the Hertz odfice in Lausanne. He said its fine, although I still have question marks if thisbisbok given the strict parking rules in Lausanne. The employee who gave me the car was rude, on my question why they are blocking CHF 205 from my credit card instead of CHF78 as it was durung the booking, his answer was "you didn't ask Madam". I expected at least an answer for the reason behind this. And the rest of the ammount is still blocked even though I returned the car in proper order. Car was clean, comfort ok so no complains in that side, but the customer experience and service should be definitely improved.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
Online reservation was simple. In-person pick up was efficient with competent staff. After-hours drop-off was very easy!

1 out of 1

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Lausanne

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Locations in Lausanne

Avenue De La Gare 50

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Thursday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up was fast and easy, the car was clean, comfortable, drop off was even faster, price was good. Could not have been better.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
When making reservations, I had questions about returning the car when the office was closed (Sunday). The information on line was unclear and I cld not reach anyone by phone.

1 out of 1

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Lausanne

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Amag Automobiles Et Moteurs Sa

+41 21 620 61 90

Opening times not available

Avenue Ruchonnet 2

+41 21 319 90 40

Opening times not available

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Dollar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Lausanne

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Locations in Lausanne

17 Place Du Tunnel

+41 21 312 53 11

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday14:00 - 17:30

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Avis

2.3

One location in Lausanne

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50 Avenue De La Gare

Monday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Friday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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8.8 Very Good

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything with the Laussane pickup was excellent. The place was very clean, well-marked, the staff was courteous and even able to speak with us in English. A great experience. No

Cons:

Not a thing.

1 out of 1

FLIZZR

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Lausanne

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Chemin de Mornex 19

+41 21 634 29 27

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Lausanne

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Amag Automobiles Et Moteurs Sa- Avenue De Provence 2

Opening times not available

Avenue Ruchonnet 2, Lausanne

+41 21 319 90 40

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Lausanne

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17 Place du Tunnel

Opening times not available

Avenue Louis Ruchonnet 2

Opening times not available

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Edel & Stark

No score available yet

One location in Lausanne

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Lausanne

+41 62 295 15 15

Opening times not available

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Unirent

No score available yet

One location in Lausanne

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Avenue Ruchonnet 2

+41 21 319 90 40

Opening times not available

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32 travellers who rented a car in Lausanne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

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