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Car Rental Lugano

EasyTerra Car Rental Lugano is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Lugano

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Lugano

Car rental companies in Lugano

Below are the car rental companies in Lugano with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Europcar

    8.3 (6864)
  • Unirent Car Rental

    8.2 (269)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (3667)
  • Budget

    7.9 (8602)
  • Avis

    7.9 (5015)
  • Hertz

    7.8 (5829)
  • Thrifty

    7.7 (4552)
  • Sixt

    7.1 (2655)

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Car rental companies in and around Lugano

If you are looking for a rental car in Switzerland, but in a city other than Lugano, please click through to the Car rental Switzerland page, where you can choose in which city in Switzerland you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Lugano

EasyTerra Car Rental Lugano compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

14 Via Clemente Maraini
24 Via Monte Boglia

Location information for Lugano


The Swiss city of Lugano is magnificently located on the lake of the same name, surrounded by the Alps. Because of the wonderful microclimate, palm trees grow along the lake. The city is a great operating base for hikes through the mountains or boat trips on the lake. The (larger) Lake Como, in Italy, is only a 30-minute drive.


In 2004 the city was combined with several surrounding municipalities, making the number of inhabitants increase to almost 60,000. The inhabitants of Lugano speak Italian.


Lugano is located in the south of Switzerland, where the river Cassarate enters Lake Lugano. The river flows between two mountains: the Brè (925 meters) and the San Salvatore (912 meters). The Italian city of Como (on the lake of the same name) lies 30 kilometers southeast of Lugano.


The financial sector (banks and other financial services) plays the main role in local economy. Many people who work in Lugano are actually from Italy. Tourism is the other important source of income. Although Lake Lugano is smaller than other lakes nearby (Lake Maggiore and Lake Como) the city and surroundings exert great attraction on tourists.


The city's airport, Lugano Airport, is situated over 5 kilometers west of the center in a straight line. It's reachable by rental car in different ways. It's easiest to go to the train station and then take the Via Besso, followed by Via Bioggio and Via Lugano. Freeway A2 also runs along the airport. The way to the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

The yellow 'Post' buses offer 5 city lines and over 60 lines to various destinations in the vicinity of Lugano. There are also funiculars to higher areas, like from the lake to the train station, and to Mount San Salvatore and Mount Brè. Ferries maintain connections with places along the shores of Lake Lugano. Part of the lake is located in Italy, so don't forget to bring your passport.

Traffic and Parking

Lugano gets very busy in summer months and it may then be difficult to find a free parking place in the street for your rental car. Fortunately there are several parking garages in and around the center, of which the locations are clearly signposted. A rental car is an ideal means of transportation to discover the surroundings, for example for trips to Italy.


Lugano has a large choice of accommodations ranging from pleasant family hotels and bed & breakfasts to luxurious four-star hotels. If you want to visit Lugano during the summer you need to book your hotel room well in advance. The rest of the year it's usually fairly easy to find accommodation.

External Sources

For more information about Lugano, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Swiss franc
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Language
    German, French, Italian
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental at this location?
  • Europcar
  • Unirent Car Rental
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Sixt
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