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Zurich is a cultural hotspot and global finance centre. Munsterhof Square is in the middle of the city’s historic Niederdorf District and is within walking range of attractions such as the Kunsthaus Art Gallery and the Old Botanical garden. Sitting at the top end of Lake Zurich, Switzerland’s biggest city provides a convenient gateway for sightseeing and excursions in the northern regions of the country.

Motorhome rental Zurich

Being bordered by five countries (Germany, France, Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein) makes Switzerland a great starting point for a campervan rental holiday. 

The regional road network provides easy access to destinations including Lucerne and Entlebuch Biosphere Reserve with a self-drive hire vehicle. Abundant camp grounds in this part of the country make motorhome hire in Zurich an excellent choice. Roads leading out from central Zurich have signposts indicating the best routes to local destinations and other

RVRentaCampervan has been arranging camping van vacations for a decade, during this time our award winning customer services team have forged good relations with local suppliers, enabling us to offer the best prices.

Zurich Campervan Hire Trips

Lake Lucerne:

The route south to Altdorf passes the eastern shores of Lake Lucerne. Following the Klausen Pass round to Ziegelbrucke provides an exciting contrast of mountain and lake. Camping Hopfreben is beside Lake Lucerne and a pastoral spot to spend a few days. Camping Guntlenau is located in the stunning Glarus Mountains.

Lake Walen:

Following the A3 along the south shore of Lake Zurich is the route to Obersee and Lake Walen. The magical village of Quinten and the Churfirsten mountains are two of the highlights here. Camping Murg enjoys a lakeside setting and is a popular site with watersports fans. Camping Buchs-Werdenberg is another option in this locality.

Lake Constance :

Kreuzlingen and Lake Constance are a little over one hour by road. Seeburg Castle together with the sightseeing cruise port and St Johannes’ Church at Romanshorn are among tourism sites in this area. Camping Fischerhaus and Camping St Gallen-Witten Bach are two local motorhome sites.

Driving in Zurich

Tips To Drive a Rental RV Zurich

Road network:

Zurich is a major hub for Switzerland and therefore has an excellent network of roads serving it, with plenty of fuel stations.

Speed limits:

Urban roads: 50kph
Provincial roads: 80-130kph
National roads and motorways: 110-130kph

Alcohol limits:

0.05 per cent; police patrol regularly and hand out steep fines to offenders.

Cost of fuel:

Like everything in Switzerland it is expensive so do take this into account when planning your holiday budget. Money can be saved here by applying basic fuel saving techniques to reduce your petrol costs.


Like the rest of France, Lyon and the surrounding region drives on the right, with yielding also to the right. Roads are in top condition and the AA responds to call-outs quickly.

Motorhome hire Zurich - Compare Top Names

Pure Motorhomes offer a good selection of campervans throughout Switzerland and Germany. At Zurich airport they have a wide selection of German made camper vans by Dethleffs. So reliability will not be an issue.

McRent is a big name in motorhome rental in Europe, they have depots in Zurich and other key entry points.McRent have a presence in most European countries including the UK, France and Portugal

Both of these suppliers can offer budget campervan hire Zurich or if required luxury motorhomes with latest gadgets to keep everyone entertained on long trips.

Campervan Hire Zurich FAQ's

Read the answers to frequently asked questions about campervan hire Zurich Airport and Near Zurich

Returning Your Zurich Camper Van Rental

Firstly, make sure you return on time and give your self extra time for the inspection and local paperwork. If you return late, they may charge you an additional day. Also consider that another party could be waiting to pick up the same campervan that same day.

If you are going to be late due to some emergency, you should inform the rental company. 

The campervan should be returned clean and tidy and in a similar condition of cleanliness as when received. If the van is excessively dirty, you could be charged an additional cleaning fee.

What Do I Need To Bring When I Collect The Campervan?

Prepare the following document for motorhome rental pickup in Italy

  • Original driving licence for the lead and named drivers (named drivers should be present at pickup or if return to depot can be added later)
  • Credit card in name of the lead driver (no exceptions)
  • Passport or official form of ID for all drivers

Is There A Minimum Age To Drive A Campervan In Switzerland?

The minimum age in Switzerland like other European countries is 21, some suppliers may charge an underage fee if you are under 25 and restrict the size of campervan to smaller 2 and 4 berth categories. For the class A campervans and larger motorhomes, further restrictions on age may apply, please refer to supplier terms.  If you enter your age correctly into the booking engine, the system will only display campervans that you would be permitted to drive given your age.

Can You Sleep Anywhere In A Campervan In Switzerland?

The answer is No free camping or wild camping is against the law in Switzerland.  Sleeping overnight is only permitted in campervan and motorhomes parks and camp sites. Sleeping overnight on private property is only permitted if you have the landowner's permission. Visit the local tourist information office for more information on campervan parks.

We recommend booking campsites in advance if travelling during peak season, specially in touristy areas that attract large numbers of tourists.make. Some of the more popular camper van parks are at full capacity during busy periods. Also, if travelling off-peak some be closed during Spring to Autumn.

When Should I Book My Zurich RV Rental Road Trip Rental?

The member of motorhome rental companies in Switzerland is limited compared to Spain for example, as such you should aim to book as early as possible, 4 to 6 months in advance or longer if possible, especially during peak season or bank holiday weekends. 

Swiss Road Safety Tips

  • Driving is on the right-hand side. Roads are in excellent condition, with 24-hour roadside assistance available. Be cautious when driving at night if snowing.
  • Keep headlights switched on during daylight.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at Zebra crossings, and you must stop.
  • Plan routes in advance, as some narrow pass roads aren’t accessible with large vehicles.
  • A motorway vignette is required to drive on the motorways

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