Lugano car rentals from C$ 42/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Lugano with a pick-up date of 3/5 and drop-off date of 19/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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EconomyC$ 42/day
CompactC$ 59/day
PremiumC$ 114/day
Passenger VanC$ 143/day
Compact station wagonC$ 53/day
Standard station wagonC$ 64/day
Standard SUVC$ 73/day
Intermediate station wagonC$ 111/day
Premium station wagonC$ 171/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lugano

  • Driving car rentals in Lugano gives you maximum satisfaction because you have the freedom to visit many places far from the city. On the other hand, relying on public transport can be inconvenient, especially if you intend to visit tourist attractions far from the city. With a rental car, you can go to Duomo di Milano, about 79 km (49 miles) away, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, around 80 km (50 miles) from the city.
  • If you land at Bern-Belp Airport (BRN), you'll find several Lugano car rentals near the baggage claim area inside the terminal complex. These car rental agencies include Avis, Europcar, and Hertz. You can use the free shuttle services to travel from the airport terminal to car rental offices. Most car rental agencies recommend clients book earlier for easier pick-up.
  • When driving car rentals in Lugano, expect to see well-marked roads and crossroads. However, some roads are narrow, and others are wide. Therefore, focus when driving, especially near curves. In addition, maintain a slow speed when approaching crossroads to maintain the safety of pedestrians. Again, Lugano has many limited traffic zones (ZTL) to combat traffic. Therefore avoid driving in these restricted zones and avoid legal trouble.
  • You can experience heavy traffic when driving car rentals in Lugano in the mornings and evenings. Rush hours mostly occur between 7 am to 9 am and 5 pm and 7 pm on weekdays. The most affected road is the Gotthard road tunnel. Therefore, avoid driving on this route during rush hours by using alternative routes. It's also difficult to drive in the city during the rainy season, between April and July. Some roads are hilly, making it difficult to navigate the car. Therefore, research the routes affected by floods before driving to avoid inconveniences on your journey. You can also listen to local news to learn about weather conditions in various areas.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Lugano for C$ 77 or less
  • 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 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lugano

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

    On average a rental car in Lugano costs C$ 79 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Lugano?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 42/day), Budget (C$ 53/day) and Hertz (C$ 64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis Via Clemente Maraini 14 6900 (1 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Lugano?

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

    The average gas price in Lugano is C$ 10.85 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 130 and C$ 174, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Lugano?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Lugano.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Lugano airport (LUG)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Lugano airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

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

    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 Lugano?

    An Economy car rental in Lugano costs C$ 85 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Lugano costs C$ 113 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Lugano costs C$ 116 per day, on average.

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

    In Lugano, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Via San Gottardo 13 (1 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a rental car in Lugano costs C$ 551 per week (C$ 79 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Lugano costs C$ 2,362 per month (C$ 79 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended to drive in Lugano?

    Because some roads are wide and others narrow, the best type of car to drive in the city is a small car. This way, you can navigate all roads easily. All you need to do is choose a vehicle that meets your travel needs. Choose a spacious car and one with modern safety features to help you navigate streets you aren’t familiar with. If you don’t know the type of car to choose, ask your rental agency to recommend one for you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lugano?

    Lugano is strict on speed limits and road safety. When driving outside built-up areas, the maximum speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph). If driving inside built-up areas, such as school zones and residential areas, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) to ensure the safety of residents and children. If driving on motorways, don't exceed 120 km/h (75 mph). Lugano has speed limit signs on many streets and zones to guide drivers to improve safety. In addition, the streets have traffic cameras to monitor the drivers' speed limits and improve the safety of drivers and pedestrians.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lugano?

    The best place to park a car in Lugano is downtown. The city offers several paid parking lots and garages with ample spaces. Smart Lane charges 2.26 CHF (2.58 USD) for 2 hours, 232 High Road charges around 1.64 CHF(1.87 USD) for 2 hours, Chingford Station charges about 7.36 CHF (8.39 USD) for 2 hours, and Richmond Road charges around 3.05 CHF (3.48 USD) for 2 hours. Also, avoid parking in ZTL zones, including Hotel Admiral, Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, and Hotel Vezia, because these are restricted zones. The city has reliable buses and trains to connect you to the city if you park outside the city.

Lugano car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.6

Very good

3 reviews
Cheapest deal
Most popular

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
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

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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

No reviews available

Best rated

4 locations in Lugano

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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

7.6

Good

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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
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:0013:30 - 18:00

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Thrifty

7.5

Good

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2 locations in Lugano

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Lugano Agno Airport

+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
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

Via San Gottardo 13

+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
Thursday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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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

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

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
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
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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Budget

No score available yet

2 locations in Lugano

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Flughafen Lugano

Monday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30

Via Clemente Maraini 14

Monday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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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

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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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2 locations in Lugano

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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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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Lugano

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Via Monte Boglia 24

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Via San Gottardo 13

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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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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
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

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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 7.0

Car rental locations in or near Lugano

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 79/day

Good deal

C$ 77/day

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