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Lugano car hire

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Lugano car hire information

Pick-up locationLugano
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Hire locations30
Airport locations9

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lugano

  • Car Rental in Lugano is the most efficient way to travel in and around the city, especially if you value being able to move around whenever you like. You are advised to use Lugano car rentals instead of public transport if you would like to save much on time. You will realise that using the car rentals is a faster option compared to public transport. When traveling from Lugano to Venice via car rental in Lugano, you will take only 3 hours compared to the 4h 50min it will take when using trains, as you will have to make changes to get to your destination. The car rental is not only efficient, but also comfort enhanced.
  • Lugano International Airport (LUG) hosts a couple of car rental facilities near the airport facility. You can find Lugano car rentals such as Hertz and Sixt. These companies have got a variety of car types from which you can choose. You can also choose to pre-book your vehicle of choice through the KAYAK website, where the different companies and the different types of cars are displayed so you can choose the most appropriate Lugano car hire for your circumstances.
  • In Lugano, the right-hand side of the road is exclusively used by car rental in Lugano drivers and other motorists. If this is not regulated by signs, then priority to the right will be given to all other vehicles. On rural and urban roads, pedestrians and cyclists should also be considered.
  • When driving in Lugano and its environs using the Car rental in Lugano, you are urged to keep off the A2 motorway during its peak hours. The road is usually busiest at 8 a.m. and at 5 p.m. during the rush hours. If possible, avoid using the route during such times.
  • Book your rental car in Lugano at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Lugano are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lugano

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lugano?

    The average price of fuel in Lugano is $12.92 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $155 and $207, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lugano?

    Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lugano.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Lugano costs $105 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Lugano?

    A Mini car hire in Lugano costs $229 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Lugano costs $123 per day, on average.

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

    The roads in Lugano are wide enough and well-maintained to accommodate all types of vehicles. Depending on the number of people accompanying you, the type of car rental you select should be able to accommodate all of you. If you are a large group, then you can choose to have the Minivan or the passenger van to accommodate you all comfortably. However, if you are by yourself, you can choose to have a compact car or the mini if you are on a tight budget.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lugano?

    The speed limit in the city of Lugano is 35 miles (56 kph) per hour. This limit applies to both the city and surrounding areas. The suburban speed limit in the area is 50 miles (80 kph) per hour. On the other hand, the highway speed limit in the area is 75 (120 kph) miles per hour. These speed limits are there to ensure that both pedestrians and drivers get to use the roads safely with little-to-no risk of causing accidents or incidents within the different areas in the city.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lugano?

    There are a couple of paid and free parking options around Lugano where you can park your car rental in Lugano. You should clear with the necessary authorities responsible for the parking lot in the city. Failure to clear with the authorities can lead to the impounding of your vehicle, something that can incur extra charges. To avoid such inconveniences, follow the appropriate channels when parking in the city. Also, ensure you fit the car in the designated parking lot properly to avoid damage by unsuspecting road users. Be attentive, to ensure that you are not breaking any rules that may incur a fine, or put others in danger.

Lugano car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

One location in Lugano

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Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Thursday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Pick up in Lugano was great. The car was fantastic, fit our needs perfectly. However, the drop-off in Zurich was awful. We were not able to find the location to drop off; we called the location for help; they instructed what street it was on and said 'i dont know what else to tell you'; once we found it we were 45 mins after our scheduled return and were subsequently charged another day.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
None

1 out of 1

Europcar

8.6

Very Good

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4 locations in Lugano

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Locations in Lugano

24 Via Monte Boglia

+41 91 971 01 01

Monday07:30 - 12:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:30
Friday07:30 - 12:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Amag Automobili E Motori Sa Via Monte Boglia 24

+41 91 971 01 01

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Ente Turistico Del Luganese

+41 91 923 51 20

Monday13:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:00
Wednesday13:30 - 18:00
Thursday13:30 - 18:00
Friday13:30 - 18:00
Saturday11:00 - 17:00

Ente Turistico Del Luganese

+41 91 972 34 14

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Dollar

7.9

Good

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One location in Lugano

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Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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Thrifty

7.6

Good

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2 locations in Lugano

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Lugano Agno Airport

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00

Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00

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FLIZZR

2.0

Poor

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One location in Lugano

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Via Generale Guisan 8

+41 91 994 23 15

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keddy by Europcar

6.1

Okay

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3 locations in Lugano

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Amag Automobili E Motori Sa- Via Monte Boglia 24

+41 91 971 01 01

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:00

Lugano Railway Station

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Lugano Turismo E Congressi- Arrival Hall

+41 91 972 34 14

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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Lugano

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Via Clemente Maraini 14

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Via Monte Boglia 24

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Via San Gottardo 13

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Budget

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2 locations in Lugano

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Flughafen Lugano

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00

Via Clemente Maraini 14

Monday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00

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2.8 Poor

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

stranded at the airport for three hours. had everyone in the tiny airport looking for the Budget person. no one answers the phone. had others call. no email address. finally someoe appeared but for another swiss who just got off the plane. hauled into Lugano proper. given a car which had been utilized by a very heavy smoker despite asking for a non-smoking car. complained to the states who turned it over to zurich. they "spoke" to the franchise owner. no apology, no refund for time lost, no sorry you missed your appts. ma'am. to add insult to injury charged airport taxes despite doing everything in lugano. price was not what was quoted. kayak and budget need to investigate this bait and switch routine. budget needs to provide lessons in customer service. worst car rental agency in the world.

1 out of 0

Edel & Stark

No score available yet

2 locations in Lugano

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Ente Turistico Del Luganese Arrival Hall

+41 62 295 15 15

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Lugano City

+41 62 295 15 15

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King Rent Exclusive Services

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Ente Turistico Del Luganese Arrival Hall

+41 33 533 35 33

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Riva Antonio Caccia 7

+41 33 533 35 33

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Unirent

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2 locations in Lugano

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AMAG Automobili E Motori SA

+41 91 971 01 01

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Lugano airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Lugano

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Europcar 24 Via Monte Boglia

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Avis

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One location in Lugano

Locations in Lugano

Via Clemente Maraini 14

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00

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Awayrent

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One location in Lugano

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Lugano Airport

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King Rent a Car

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One location in Lugano

Locations in Lugano

Lugano airport

+41 33 533 35 33

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3 travellers who rented a car in Lugano gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Economy

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