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Rent a car !

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I want to know is there any way how to rent a car in Switzerland without haveing a credit card.

I already have ticket to Zurich on 18.11, i booked a hotels in different citys till 25.11, boked a car... but then they told that my card iz debit card and they cannot take-keep this ´´1,500´´ from my card.

Maybe u have some web page where small companys gives a car for rent and there is no needed credit card. I already have credit and blah blah blah.. so they are not giving a credit card to me with credit.

Sorry for my English i want my vocation so much!

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Re: Rent a car !

I doubt it. On the other hand Swiss public transport is excellent.
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Which cities? Just use the train, much easier.
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I have booked different hotels in different places.. first near Luzer, second Lucarno..Franch side, Bern and last in Zurich, but mostly out of city.. places where is no grate public transport.

Any place where i can search in some Switzerlands homepage where u can find everything.
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I have booked different hotels in different places.. first near Luzer, second Lucarno..Franch side, Bern and last in Zurich, but mostly out of city.. places where is no grate public transport.

Any place where i can search in some Switzerlands homepage where u can find everything.
Hi zaizinja

Public transport in Luzern, Zürich and Bern is very good and those cities can very easily be explored without a car. Train connections between the cities are straightforward.
Prices for parking a car can be astronomic, especially in Zürich.
I don't know about Locarno, but I'm sure some members who do will chime in shortly.

The public transport system (schedule, prices etc.) can be found here: www.sbb.ch/en
For Switzerland as a tourist: www.myswitzerland.com
Car rental google search

As a last: Please don't use txtspk on EF as not everyone is a native speaker and thus it's not permitted here. Thanks.

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I have booked different hotels in different places.. first near Luzer, second Lucarno..Franch side, Bern and last in Zurich, but mostly out of city.. places where is no grate public transport.

Any place where i can search in some Switzerlands homepage where u can find everything.
You'd be surprised- trains and buses are really well integrated, and go to all the remote places- truly. If you give us your destinations, I'm sure we can help.
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Im not at my computer, its work computer in different country so keybord is also strange for me, i dont know what is EF._

It doesnt sound nice to walk around with my luggage. For example i cant stop from Zurich to Lucarno in middle from one hotel to onother, cant stop in middle 5 times and just walk around, because of luggage. Ehh.

Thank you for you advice now. Im working in sea, now on ship, last comunication minutes. Write tomorrow, if there will be good internet.

Thank you.

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Re: Rent a car !

Zurich airport to Lugano, 1 change only. This will be your only option without a credit card I believe. Just make sure you keep luggage to minimum with a wheeled suitcase and backpack.
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Re: Rent a car !

There are lockers in the train stations where you will be able to leave your luggage while exploring each city.
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Prices for parking a car can be astronomic, especially in Zürich.
I don't know about Locarno, but I'm sure some members who do will chime in shortly.
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I don't find Swiss rental prices for cars all that expensive, at least from my Zurich perspective.

There are plenty of Swiss car rentals that will rent without a credit card. Caveat ...you need a Swiss drivers licence first. A passport won't at all be enough. Or a cash deposit
As has been said before...The Swiss countryside is very well connected with their buses and trains. You should investigate this or check out Uber or taxis.
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Re: Rent a car !

See this thread.

Also google car rental switzerland no credit card. It seems that there are quite a few options.
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Prices for parking a car can be astronomic, especially in Zürich.
I don't find Swiss rental prices for cars all that expensive, at least from my Zurich perspective.
As you can see I'm talking about the price of parking a car, not renting one.
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