Switzerland

Car rental in Switzerland

Tips for driving your rental car in Switzerland

If you're travelling to Switzerland, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Switzerland is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Berne counts 121631 inhabitants. In Berne hosts 1.5% of the entire country's population, which counts over 8000000 inhabitants. In Switzerland the language spoken most widespread is French but people also speak German, Italian and Romansh. The time zone in Switzerland is GMT+01:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Switzerland is C / J and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Switzerland is +41, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Switzerland

With a fuel cost in Switzerland averaging at 1.88 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Switzerland shares its land borders with Austria, France, Italy, Liechtenstein and Germany, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 71454, 1824 of which motorways, which ranks Switzerland as the 66th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Switzerland there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Swiss franc (CHF). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Switzerland, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Switzerland

Switzerland boasts twelve UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Old City of Berne (cultural) and Abbey of St Gall (cultural).

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