Car rentals in Bern: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Bern whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bern. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Bern. Read on to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Bern?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the best deals. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Bern. You should also:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have agencies in Bern?
There are around six rental suppliers to choose from in Bern. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Thrifty. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Bern?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a vehicle that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Groups or Families looking for adventure in the back-country||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Planning a big trip with a large group of friends or family members||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||For those on a tight travel budget||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bern?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Bern is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find any additional charges is before you rent your car.
Does Bern require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, wherever you're renting a car. With that said, you could already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Bern. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can just include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher rate for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Many rental car suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the details on mileage limits before you book.
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Bern vacation, check out a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Bern car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal car that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.