Zuerich Gartenhofstrasse 17 car hire, tailor-made for you
We make car rental easy, because we know you can’t wait to feel the freedom of the road and get the very most out of your stay. Wherever your travels take you, the keys are waiting for you to unlock the world.
Your journey starts here
From the moment you arrive, Avis has got your car rental covered for the duration. Whether you fancy a supermini or hot hatch for an urban jaunt, an elegant saloon for a business trip or wedding, or a people carrier for a family holiday – your perfect hire car is standing by on the tarmac.
Frequent renters get upgraded – and additional days for free – by signing up for Avis Preferred loyalty benefits. Simply choose a date and time and we’ll prepare your quality hire car.
Your hire car awaits … And the open road lies ahead
Book now to unlock the world.
In and around Zurich
The Fraumünster and the Grossmünster are the city’s landmark churches. Romanesque Grossmünster church with its twin spires dates back to 1100 and was the starting point of the Swiss-German Reformation. Climb to the top of the tower for great views of the city. Fraumünster church is a former convent in Gothic style. It is also famous for its stained glass windows designed by Marc Chagall. As you’re wandering through the charming old town, make sure you take in Augustinergasse. This is one of the city’s most beautiful narrow streets and is famous for its colourfully painted oriel windows.
Zurich West is the young, modern face of the city. It is a hive of stylish gastronomic treats. What were once industrial sites have now been taken over by art, design, dance, culture and shopping. Many of the city’s more high profile nightclubs can be found in this district.
During the summer months, the lakeside promenade on the banks of Lake Zurich is the perfect spot for sunbathing, inline skating or swimming. The Limmat river is also great for bathing. Oberer Letten is the most popular. A little calmer and further up the river is Unterer Letten, which is a great place for kids.
Explore further afield
There are plenty of interesting places to visit near Zurich.
Just 20 minutes’ drive away is Winterthur, affectionately known as the City of Museums. There are 17 of them in total, including the Oskar Reinhart collection of European art, and Technorama, the Swiss science centre. Other than museums, the city also has a delightful old town with restaurants and shops. Not to mention a twin-towered church and a range of gardens and parks. From here it’s just a short drive to the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. Observation decks offer spectacular vistas of the falls. Take a boat trip on the Rhine to get even closer.
No visit would be complete without a trip to Baden. This historic spa resort dates back 2000 years, when it was a retreat for the Roman legion. Today it has been awarded the official “Wellness Destination” seal of approval. You can relax in the thermal spring waters at one of the many spas and fitness centres. Rich in minerals, it is thought to be helpful in treating a range of rheumatic, neurological and cardiovascular conditions. The town itself is worth a visit too. Stroll through the old town and the castle ruins and imagine how life might have been in the Middle Ages.
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Swiss road rules
Which Side of the Road? In Switzerland, please drive on the RIGHT side of the road.
Unique Country Driving Laws If involved in an accident, and Police are not needed. You must complete a European Accident Claim Form. Please return this to your Avis representative.
Speed Limits For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
Urban areas: 31 mph (50 km/h)
Rural areas: 49 mph (80 km/h)
Motorways: 74mph (120km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child Safety / Seatbelt Laws It is compulsory for all inside the vehicle to wear a seatbelt.
Children under 12 and less than 150cm must be seated in appropriate child restraint for their size.
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.