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Car rentals in Lucerne: All you need to know

You need a great vehicle to get around Lucerne whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Lucerne. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Lucerne. Find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.

Where can I find a great deal on a car rental in Lucerne?

CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to snag the cheapest rates. Simply type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Lucerne. You can also:

  • Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
  • Reserve your car rental as far ahead of time as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs if possible; they normally are pricier
  • Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental

These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Lucerne.

What rental suppliers have agencies in Lucerne?

From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like National and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.

What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Lucerne?

That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Lucerne. If you're having a little trouble deciding, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Full Size SUVThose looking for a little off-road excitementFord Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar
Full SizeFor large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUVHyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar
Economy or Compact CarFor those on a strict travel budgetFord Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Lucerne?

Usually, to rent a car in Lucerne you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles. Go over the supplier's terms to find what the exact price will be before you rent your car.

Does Lucerne require rental car insurance?

Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through the United States. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout. Many major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, give some coverage; but, there may be restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the policy before you decide.

What is the fuel policy for Lucerne rental cars?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.

You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling costYou only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You pay for a full tank of fuel when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuelYou won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off locationThe supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station
Empty to emptyYou won't have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car backYou refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car

What fuel policy should I get?

We advise a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Is it worth getting unlimited miles?

Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Lucerne. You can drive as much as you want and not incur additional charges. Read over your policy to discover if there are any restrictions.

Before you leave the lot

Be sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot on your Lucerne adventure. It's important to:

  • Check out the car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly 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 windshield wipers
  • Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Lucerne car rental today

Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.