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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Zermatt

  • Car rentals in Zermatt offer a variety of advantages over public transportation. With a car rental in Zermatt, you have the flexibility and convenience to explore the region at your own pace and on your own schedule. Some of Zermatt's attractions include the Matterhorn Museum—Zermatlantis, Klein Matterhorn, and Riffelsee. In addition, car rentals in Zermatt offer a level of accessibility and comfort that public transportation often cannot match, as you can easily access remote destinations, remote hiking trails, and scenic viewpoints that may be less accessible by bus or train. A Zermatt car rental also eliminates the need to adhere to fixed schedules, allowing you to maximize your time and make the most of every moment in this enchanting region.
  • If you are planning a trip to Zermatt, you will have the chance to choose a destination airport from three main airports serving the region, including Geneva Airport (GVA), Bern Airport (BRN), and Lugano Airport (LUG). GVA has car rental counters in the arrival hall of the main terminal building. Upon arrival at BRN, you'll find car rental desks near the baggage claim area in the terminal. At LUG, you'll find several major car rentals in Zermatt managing counters in the arrivals area of the terminal building.
  • Driving in Zermatt is characterized by a strict adherence to traffic rules that ensures both safety and harmony in the town. The city's traffic rules, diligently followed by all road users, contribute to a smooth flow of traffic and ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists who share the roadways. Zermatt's emphasis on pedestrian zones and designated routes for various types of vehicles showcases its dedication to pedestrian-friendly and eco-conscious policies. If you are looking for seamless navigation of the region in your Zermatt car rental, abide by the city's traffic rules and exercise extra caution and patience on the roads.
  • Zermatt encounters distinct rush hours, reflective of its bustling tourism and local activity. The primary rush hours in Zermatt occur from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and again from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. During these periods, the major thoroughfares, including Bahnhofstrasse and Hauptstrasse, often become congested with a mix of tourist and local traffic, leading to increased congestion during peak hours. In reaction to heavy traffic, Zermatt provides a network of alternative roads, including Wiestistrasse and Steinmattstrasse, that can alleviate congestion during rush hour.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Zermatt for $105 or less
  • Book your rental car in Zermatt at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Zermatt are around 39% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Zermatt

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

    On average a rental car in Zermatt costs $183 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Zermatt found in the last 2 weeks is $183.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Zermatt?

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

    The average gas price in Zermatt is $7.82 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $94 and $125, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Zermatt?

    Standard (Volkswagen Passat Variant or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Zermatt.

  • Which car rental companies are at Lugano airport (LUG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Lugano airport include Europcar and Budget.

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

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lugano airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Europcar, and Dollar.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Zermatt?

    A Standard car rental in Zermatt costs $228 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Zermatt costs $142 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car rental in Zermatt costs $172 per day, on average.

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

    In Zermatt, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Zerzuben Garage (20 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Zermatt costs $1,069 per week ($153 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Zermatt costs $4,583 per month ($153 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Zermatt?

    Most car rental providers in Zermatt offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Zermatt, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Zermatt?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 1 car rental agencies in Zermatt.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Zermatt?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Zermatt?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Zermatt so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving car rentals in Zermatt?

    Zermatt is an alpine village situated at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn Mountain, featuring stunning landscapes, narrow streets, and challenging driving conditions. To navigate the winding roads, steep inclines, and potentially icy surfaces during the winter months, it is advisable to opt for a reliable and compact four-wheel-drive (4WD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) Zermatt car rental. Furthermore, a compact SUV with good ground clearance will be beneficial for navigating the occasional snowy roads and uneven surfaces.

  • What is the speed limit when driving a car rental in Zermatt?

    The speed limits in Zermatt, Switzerland, are generally in line with the national speed limits set throughout the country. In urban areas and residential zones, the speed limit is around 50 km/h (31 mph). On rural roads and highways outside urban areas, the speed limit ranges from 80 to 120 km/h (50 to 75 mph), depending on the type of road and conditions.

  • Where are the best places to park a car rental in Zermatt?

    In Zermatt, Switzerland, there are several parking options available for both locals and tourists. One of the best places to park your Zermatt car rental is at the Matterhorn Terminal Täsch, which is located just outside of downtown Zermatt. The parking rates at Matterhorn Terminal Täsch vary depending on the duration of parking.  

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Neue Kantonsstrasse

+41 27 967 45 49

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018



Easy to pick up car. Car was in great shape and GPS was perfect when traveling through Switzerland and Italy.

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Garage Christophe- Neue Kantonsstrasse

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Garage Olympic Sa- Avenue De France 52

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Sbb Reisezentrum- Bahnhofplatz 1

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Zerzuben Garage- Kantonsstrasse 67

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Garage Christophe

+41 27 967 35 35

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+41 51 225 86 16

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Zerzuben Garage

+41 27 948 04 83

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2023

Return to Malpensa airport in Milan Italy was a challenge. The normal rental car return area in Terminal 2 has been closed and shifted temporarily to Terminal 1 garages. it would have been great if Europcar has noted this at either pickup or reservation time. It cost me about an extra hour to sort it out. It would have been nice if Europcar has alerted travelers to this change.

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Sbb Reisezentrum Bahnhofplatz 1

+41 51 225 86 16

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Zerzuben Garage Kantonsstrasse 67

+41 27 948 04 83

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