Car rentals in Lausanne: All you need to know
A Lausanne car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Lausanne. Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Lausanne?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lausanne.
What rental companies have outlets in Lausanne?
We have around 10 rental providers to choose from in Lausanne. You'll find some of the best suppliers, like Hertz. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lausanne?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lausanne. If you're having a little trouble deciding, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Lausanne||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of driving and want a comfortable ride||Ford Escape, Chrysler Town & Country, or similar|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Lausanne?
Usually, to rent a car in Lausanne you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to determine what the total will be before you rent your car.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Lausanne?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage with the rental car company.Many credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Lausanne.
What is the fuel policy for Lausanne rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off 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 need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Lausanne?
If you want to explore all that Lausanne offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Lausanne. Read the fine print to be certain they are actually "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot on your Lausanne adventure. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Lausanne rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Lausanne has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Lausanne.