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Lausanne car rentals

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lausanne

  • The advantage of renting a car when visiting Lausanne is that you will be free to visit Lausanne and its surroundings without any limitations. You can now visit the major historical site in Lausanne, such as The Olympic Museum, Lausanne Cathedral, Collection de I’ Art Brut, and Musee de I’Elysee. Lausanne Cathedral is 500 miles from the city, and using Lausanne car rentals will be advantageous for you.
  • For visitors flying in Lausanne, you will most probably be using Geneva International Airport (LSGG). You can now rent your car right at the airport or rent it online, then pick it up when you arrive. You will find cheap car rentals in Lausanne located at the airport terminal 1. They have a desk opposite the luggage claim area. Other companies such as Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Sixt are available. The companies that do not have a desk at the airport offer shuttle services to the pickup location. Sometimes, it can be a free ride depending on the company. Other times, it is at a fee; ensure you confirm with the agency.
  • You will have to be careful when driving downtown, for most of the streets downtown are one-way streets. Hence, the turning point always changes. You can customize your car rental in Lausanne with GPS system navigation to make driving down there smooth. You also need to be careful when driving at night and in the city to avoid hitting pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Driving in Lausanne during rush hours can be challenging. In the morning the rush hour start from 8 am to 9 am and in the evening from 5 pm to 6 pm. The traffic only affects specific roads. For instance, driving to the city can be very difficult because all commuters, services buses, and other cars are heading in the same direction. Driving near schools during morning drop-off and evening pick-up is not a good idea since this is the time when students are not in their classes; hence there is a lot of congestion outside the school.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lausanne for C$ 82 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lausanne at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Lausanne are around 21% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lausanne

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Lausanne?

    On average a rental car in Lausanne costs C$ 97 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Lausanne?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Lausanne. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Lausanne?

    The average gas price in Lausanne is C$ 10.95 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 131 and C$ 175, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lausanne?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lausanne.

  • Which car rental companies are at Geneve-Cointrin airport (GVA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Geneve-Cointrin airport include Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Sixt, keddy by Europcar and Thrifty.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Geneve-Cointrin airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, National and Thrifty.

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

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

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

    An Economy car rental in Lausanne costs C$ 131 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Lausanne costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Lausanne?

    An Intermediate car rental in Lausanne costs C$ 143 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Lausanne?

    In Lausanne, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Place Du Tunnel 17 (1 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Lausanne?

    On average a rental car in Lausanne costs C$ 681 per week (C$ 97 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Lausanne?

    On average a rental car in Lausanne costs C$ 2,918 per month (C$ 97 per day).

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

    You can acquire a compact car rental in Lausanne. The compact car is easy to drive in the crowded streets if you stay in the city. Finding a parking lot for a small car like that is not so hard you can easily squeeze it somewhere. You can also opt for SUVs. These cars are usually very spacious and can accommodate many people plus luggage. Moreover, if you like to explore outside the city, you can opt for a four-wheel vehicle; it will come in handy.

  • What is the speed limit in Laussane?

    The general speed limit in Laussane is 80km/h. However, if you drive around schools, businesses, and residential areas, the speed limit should be 50 km/h. Driving at night in Lausanne, your speed limit should be 30 km/h. Further, you can drive at a speed of 80 km/h on a highway. They have speed cameras that take pictures of hard-headed drivers who don’t want to comply with the speed limit rules. Speeding is not a violation of the traffic rules but a legal offense punishable by the law, and you should be careful.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lausanne?

    Finding a parking space for your Lausanne car rental isn’t difficult. First, it is important for you to book a hotel that offers parking spaces for their guests. You can also consider parking at the Municipal council car parking lots all over the city, which is for your peace of mind and the safety of your car. LSGG airport is also perfect for parking your car, offering clients long-term and short-term parking. Additionally, you can use the parking meters, garage parking, and street parking. Street parking, however, is not safe and is time-limiting since you can only park for a maximum of 2 hours, and it costs $2 per hour.

Lausanne car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9.8

Wonderful

12 reviews
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

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
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

Rue Du Simplon 32

+41 21 310 01 20

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
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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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

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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Avenue De La Gare 50

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Wednesday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
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

Thrifty

6.0

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Lausanne

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17 Place Du Tunnel

+41 21 312 53 11

Monday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
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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2.0 Poor

Jun. 2024

KAYAK
We could not arrive on time before the agency closing hour. We tried to call the customer service to let them know and that we would come the next Day to pick up the car. The telephone number was not attributed so no chance to get anyone on the Phone. The next Day we showed up to the agency only to find out the car was no longer avalaible and our booking non refundable. Terrible terrible customer experience... We had to book another car and lost around 110 CHF over this crazy stupid process.

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

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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Locations in Lausanne

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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17 Place Du Tunnel

+41 21 312 53 11

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Wednesday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Friday13:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
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

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 17:30
Tuesday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
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

6.3

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

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33 travellers who rented a car in Lausanne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 97/day

Good deal

C$ 82/day

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