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Lucerne car rental information

Pick-up locationLucerne
Car types
Rental locations8
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lucerne

  • Switzerland is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, and a car rental in Lucerne allows you to embark on scenic drives through the Swiss Alps or alongside picturesque lakes. The region around Lucerne offers stunning routes like the Klausen Pass, Furka Pass, and the Lake Lucerne Circuit. In addition, having a rental car can provide more convenient access to remote areas, hidden gems, and attractions that might not be easily reachable by train or bus. Furthermore, a car rental offers convenience, especially when traveling with luggage or a family. You can store your belongings in the car and avoid the hassle of carrying heavy bags on public transportation.
  • Lucerne is served by Zurich Airport (ZRH), about 30.32 miles away. At ZRH, several car rental companies are conveniently located within the airport terminal, including Alamo, National, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, and Europcar. The car rental facility lies on Level 1 of the Airport Center and runs from 6:00 am to 11:30 pm. Still, the pick-up garage is onsite, just a few steps away. You can thus access your car rental in Lucerne as soon as you land and start exploring the city.
  • While driving a car rental in Lucerne, Switzerland, can generally be enjoyable, there are a few challenges that you may encounter. The city center has narrow streets, especially in the old town area. Maneuvering through these narrow streets may require extra care, particularly when encountering oncoming traffic or pedestrians. Also, pedestrians have priority in Switzerland, so yielding to pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections is important. Be attentive and prepared to stop whenever pedestrians are crossing. Besides, parking can be challenging in Lucerne, especially in the city center. Finding available parking spaces may be difficult, and parking fees can be high.
  • Traffic congestion can occur in and around Lucerne during peak hours, especially in urban areas. The morning rush hour in Lucerne typically starts around 7:30 am and lasts until around 9:00 am. Conversely, the evening snarl-up occurs between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Therefore, skirting around streets with notorious traffic jams like Pilatusstrasse (Route 9) and Bundesstrasse (Route 2) might be helpful. Snow and ice can create challenging driving conditions during winter, particularly in mountainous areas. It's essential to have appropriate winter tires or snow chains and to adjust your driving style to the weather conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lucerne for C$ 137 or less
  • Book your rental car in Lucerne at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Lucerne are around -54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lucerne

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

    On average a rental car in Lucerne costs C$ 182 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Lucerne?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Lucerne. 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 Lucerne?

    The average gas price in Lucerne is C$ 10.32 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 124 and C$ 165, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lucerne?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lucerne.

  • Which car rental companies are at Zurich airport (ZRH)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Zurich airport include Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Thrifty, Explore Vacations AG and Dollar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Zurich airport (ZRH)?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Lucerne?

    A Full Size car rental in Lucerne costs C$ 225 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Lucerne costs C$ 170 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Lucerne costs C$ 167 per day, on average.

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

    In Lucerne, cars are most frequently rented at Sixt Haldenstrasse 11 (1 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a rental car in Lucerne costs C$ 1,276 per week (C$ 182 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Lucerne costs C$ 5,468 per month (C$ 182 per day).

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

    Due to the city's narrow streets and limited parking spaces, a compact or subcompact car is generally recommended. These smaller cars are easier to maneuver in tight spaces and narrow streets. Moreover, Switzerland is known for its environmental consciousness, and fuel prices can be relatively high. Opting for a Lucerne car rental with good fuel efficiency can help save on fuel costs and minimize environmental impact.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lucerne?

    Adhering to the stipulated speed limits in Lucerne will save you from trouble with the traffic authorities. As such, stay within 50 km/h (31 mph) within built-up urban areas. This speed limit applies to most city streets in Lucerne unless otherwise indicated by signs. Please keep it to 80 km/h (50 mph) on rural roads outside urban areas, but you can cruise at 120 km/h (75 mph) on highways (Autobahn) and expressways. Lastly, you should drive at 30 km/h (18 mph) or less in residential and school zones.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lucerne?

    Lucerne has several parking garages located throughout the city, offering convenient and secure parking. Some popular parking garages include Parkhaus Kesselturm, Parkhaus Altstadt, and Parkhaus Musegg. These garages are typically open 24 hours a day, and hourly or daily rates apply. You will pay a 3.00 CHF (3.35 USD) minimum charge for 1 hour. Limited on-street parking is available in designated areas throughout Lucerne. Pay attention to parking signs and follow the regulations indicated. Some areas may have parking meters where you can pay for your parking time.

Lucerne car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.8

Very good

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

8.4

One location in Lucerne

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Luzernerstrasse 48

+41 41 420 02 77

Monday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Tuesday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Thursday13:00 - 17:3007:30 - 12:00
Friday07:30 - 12:0013:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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6.0 Okay

Sep. 2023

KAYAK
I reserved and paid 2/3rds of the rental up front for an automatic transmission. I was given a manual transmission. The original pick up location was Lucerne Switzerland but Hertz closed that office so I had to catch a train to Zug Switzerland to pick up the car. Pick up was relatively easy and Elvira was very helpful. Drop off in Brussels was difficult and the person checking me in did not speak any English.

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.3

Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

7.3

Locations in Lucerne

Haldenstrasse 11

+41 848 884 444

Monday07:30 - 12:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:00
Friday07:30 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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7.6 Good

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

the car that we received was like new, fuel efficient, and fun to drive.

Cons:

We were not told upfront what the underage fee (<25yr old) would be. =129.01 SF We were charged for winter tires, in march, even though there wasn't any snow on the road (including up at the ski resorts). =32.41 And we were charged $147.84 for fueling even though we only used half a tank. This seems extremely excessive. In all, the price of our rental more than doubled and we did not find this out until after the trip. None of these excess fees were explained at the time of pick up (the contract was written in german and therefore an employee explained the details of the contract to me). I find this ridiculous, and I will not be using this company in the future.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

Locations in Lucerne

Lakefront Center Luzern

+41 41 210 57 22

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.4

Good

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Horwerstrasse 70

+41 84 844 55 22

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

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Lakefront Center Luzern- Inseliquai 12A

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AutoEurope

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Europcar 17 Luzerner Str.

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Avis

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Sternmatt 9

+41 41 310 16 16

Monday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Wednesday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00
Thursday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
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9.6 Wonderful

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fun and zippy little car to roll through the mountains of Switzerland.

Cons:

The drop off location in Zurich was nearly impossible to find, even with Google Maps. It ended up being a random parking spot in a six-floor unmarked garage. The employees working there were great, but we drove around and in the building for probably 45 minutes until we found where to drop off the car.

1 out of 0

Edel & Stark

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Lucerne

+41 62 295 15 15

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Sunnycars

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Inseliquai 12a

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Unirent

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Lakefront Center Luzern

+41 41 210 57 22

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10 travellers who rented a car in Lucerne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

C$ 182/day

Good deal

C$ 137/day

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