There is no better way to see everything Bern has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the spots you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to Switzerland even more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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With everything to do in and around the Bern region, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you are wanting to have dinner at the cafe that has gotten fantastic reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own auto to see and do as much as you can while on your trip. Wherever you drive to in Bern, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having access to your car is key.
Originally founded by a couple dozen independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything economy to luxury cars, allowing you to pick the ideal ride for your upcoming holiday.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best rates on a Bern National car rental?
We try to get you the lowest price, whether you book. However, getting your car ahead of your visit can help keep spending low. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my rental car in Bern?
You will need to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Bern's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Bern require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Take time to go over National's policies, as there could be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars in particular.
What kind of National rental car should I get for my trip to Bern?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bern. Economy or compact vehicles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for everyone's bags and provide a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Bern trip can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Does Switzerland require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent from National in Switzerland. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Bern. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National does require a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip to Bern. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car in Bern?
Bern certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does Bern National offer one-way car rentals?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental car at a different National. However, there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Bern, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Switzerland, you can drive wherever you like, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next family vacation, book your National Bern rental car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities. Reserve with CarRentals.com and cruise the highway in Bern, Switzerland.