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Frequently asked questions about camper rental in Switzerland

Read the answers to frequently asked questions about Switzerland

RV rentals in Switzerland usually cost - per day.
A credit card is required for the deposit in most cases. The deposit amount will be blocked on the credit card on site and unblocked when the RV is properly returned.
Please use our filters on the search results page. With the filter you can filter out supplier that allow you to bring pets.
Wild camping is generally allowed above the treeline in Switzerland, however it is prohibited in protected areas, natural reserves, rest zones, hunting grounds and national parks.
This depends on the rental company. Most rental companies allow use from the age of 18. Please check the rental conditions of the rental company on the details page.
This is allowed in principle, as long as the instructions for the safe fastening of the child are followed.
For campervans and motorhomes below 3.5T, a normal driver's licence is sufficient (category B), anything above will require addional requirements (category C1 or D).
Yes, RV and motorhome rental is available all year round in Switzerland.
Yes, you can drive to most ski fields and some will allow overnight parking.
Campervans weighing under 3500kg have a speed limit of 120km/h on motorways, and 80-100km/h on other roads. Campervans over 3500kg on the other hand can go up to 100km/h on motor ways and the same 80-100km/h on other roads.

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Important information and facts about Switzerland

With the RV through Switzerland

Take a holiday just like Heidi's! Switzerland is a true dream as a holiday destination. Breathtakingly beautiful landscapes, spectacular mountain panoramas and turquoise lakes. With an RV in Switzerland, there is definitely a lot to see. And of course, you don't need your own camping vehicle. You can simply rent an RV and discover the most beautiful regions of the country!

Rent an RV and explore Switzerland

Traveling through Switzerland in a camper van? A great idea! The country has a lot to offer and is virtually predestined for a road trip with a camper van. Why? Switzerland is incredibly diverse and offers an incredible number of idyllic places and holiday regions. And if you rent an RV, you can explore all these places. You are not tied to one place but can go wherever you want every day. Flexible, free and spontaneous. Especially for such a country, where there is so much to see, a trip with a camper is an incredible experience and adventure. Rent a camper van directly and drive off!

Camping holidays: simply rent a camping vehicle

Rent a camper van: You want to start a road trip but don't have your own camping vehicle or caravan? No problem - you can simply rent an RV in Switzerland. With us you will find a suitable vehicle that is ideal for your road trip. The advantages of renting an RV? Sleep comfortably in your own bed every night and still experience a different place every day. No more packing and unpacking suitcases. You always have everything with you and travel from place to place without stress. When you rent a camping vehicle, you always have your home with you.

Rent an RV and enjoy the perfect camping holiday: Do you love camping or are you a camping novice? No matter, you'll love your camping holiday in Switzerland. Have breakfast in the sun in front of the RV in the morning, then go on a hike in the mountains, swim at the lake or stroll through a city. In the evening, barbecue together and sit around the campfire under the mountain panorama. A holiday you won't soon forget!

Rent an RV: The most beautiful holiday regions in Switzerland

Rent an RV and explore the most beautiful regions of the country? Good idea! We have put together the most beautiful regions and places for you here:

  • Ticino: You reach Ticino through the Gotthard tunnel. Here, in the south of the country, you can strongly feel the influence of Italy: it is usually always a few degrees warmer than in the north, the Italian language and palm trees: you can strongly feel that Italy is not far away. Absolute holiday feeling - rent a camping vehicle and off you go to the south!
  • Graubünden: This canton is ideal for hiking enthusiasts. There are extensive hiking areas here. And if you are lucky, you may see marmots, chamois or ibexes here.
  • Grindelwald: Pure Heidi feeling in Grindelwald. Here you'll find a fantastic mountain backdrop and can take a gondola, cable car or cogwheel railway up to the mountains and enjoy a breathtaking view. Rent a camper van and head off to Grindelwald!

RV rental for your Switzerland road trip: You can discover all these holiday regions when you rent an RV. It's easy and uncomplicated. And by the way: you can drive RVs up to 3.5 tonnes with your normal car licence. Let's rent an RV and explore Switzerland!

RV rental in Switzerland: The most beautiful sights

Switzerland offers countless sights. Traveling through this country in an RV gives you the opportunity to see at least some of the country's most important sights, as you are flexible and can explore a different region every day.

It would be impossible to list all the highlights of Switzerland here. Therefore, here is a selection of the country's most beautiful sights.

  • The Matterhorn: At 4,478 metres, the Matterhorn is one of the highest mountains in the Alps. And one of the most important landmarks in Switzerland.
  • Bern's Old Town: The Old Town with its medieval structures has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.
  • The Rhine Falls of Schaffhausen: The Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen is the largest waterfall in Europe and an incredible natural spectacle.
  • Lucerne is often called the most beautiful city in Switzerland. With narrow streets and historic wooden bridges, the city is definitely worth a visit.
  • Lake Lucerne is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. You can enjoy a beautiful view of the lake from Lucerne.
  • If you are afraid of heights, it is better not to visit the Triftbrücke. The suspension rope bridge is 100 metres above the Triftsee and offers a breathtaking view of the turquoise-blue glacial lake. The hike to the bridge takes about 1.5 hours.

Rent an RV and visit the Swiss lakes

You want to rent a camper and start a road trip to the Swiss lakes? No problem - we've picked out the country's most beautiful lakes for you:

  • Lake Constance is definitely one of the most popular travel destinations. Part of Lake Constance also belongs to Germany - and part even to Austria.
  • Lake Geneva is one of the largest lakes in Europe. Rent an RV and head to Lake Geneva and enjoy the summer by the lake!
  • Lac de Champex: This lake is often referred to as the "Canada of Switzerland". Also a great destination for the road trip.
  • Lake Lucerne is perfect for swimming in summer. Or rent a boat and spend a day on the water?
  • Lake Maggiore offers a Mediterranean feeling - no wonder, one part of the lake is in Italy, the other in Switzerland.
  • Lake Brienz is set against a spectacular mountain backdrop. The perfect mix of an active holiday in the mountains and a relaxed swimming holiday by the lake.

So if you want to rent an RV, Switzerland is the perfect destination for a road trip. Every region of the country is worth a visit - you'll find idyllic landscapes, fairytale towns and turquoise lakes everywhere. Perfect for renting a camper and getting to know the country in all its beauty.

The climate - Best time for a camper trip

When should I take my camper to Switzerland? The good news is: this country is worth visiting at any time of year. Whether in spring, summer and autumn for hiking, or in winter for skiing and snowboarding. It's beautiful here at any time of year and always worth a trip. In the summer months, you can also go swimming in the many lakes in Switzerland.

However, you should be aware of one thing: Some of the mountains in this country are over 4,000 metres high. This means that even in summer it can get quite cold at high altitudes. So if you plan to take your camper to higher regions, you should definitely bring appropriate clothing to avoid freezing.

The regions north of the Alps are generally cooler and wetter than those south of the Alps. In the south of Switzerland, Mediterranean influences dominate the climate.

Facts & figures - the most important for your camping trip through Switzerland

The most important facts about holidays in Switzerland:

  • Population: Approx. 8.57 million
  • Size: Approx. 41,285 km²
  • Languages: German, French, Italian
  • Currency: Swiss franc

Important: These rules apply when you rent an RV in Switzerland

If you want to rent a camper van and are traveling by RV in Switzerland, then you should of course inform yourself about the rules that apply there. We have summarised the most important regulations for you here.

Entry into Switzerland:

German citizens can enter this country with a passport, identity card or children's passport.

If you bring a dog with you, it needs an EU pet passport, a microchip identification and a rabies vaccination that is at least 21 days old. Dogs younger than 15 weeks old are not allowed to enter the country.

This is how fast you are allowed to drive when you travel through Switzerland in an RV:

Here, it essentially depends on whether the RV weighs less than 3.5 t or more.

For vehicles up to 3.5 t total weight applies:
  • 50 km/h inner city
  • 80 km/h out of town
  • 100 km/h on motorways
  • 120 km/h on motorways
For vehicles over 3.5 t total weight applies:
  • 80 km/h out of town
  • 100 km/h on motorways/highways
  • 100 km/h on motorways/highways

If you are traveling with a caravan, you are only allowed to drive 80 km/h on motorways.

Toll in Switzerland: How much toll do I have to pay with a camping vehicle?

When you enter Switzerland, you have to pay tolls. Here, the procedure is as follows: You buy an annual vignette that you stick in your windscreen. With this you can use motorways and national roads for 14 months. The annual vignettes are always valid from 1 December of the previous year until 31 January of the following year. That is 14 months instead of 12. A vignette costs 40 CHF, which is roughly equivalent to 38.50 euros.

But beware, this only applies if you do not exceed the permissible total weight of 3.5 tonnes with your RV This should not be a problem for most RVs that you are allowed to drive with your normal car licence. But if you drive a particularly heavy RV with more than 3.5 tonnes, you will also have to pay a flat-rate heavy vehicle fee.

You can buy the annual vignette either directly at the border, at petrol stations near the border or online.

If you are traveling with a (caravan) trailer, you must buy an extra vignette for it, even if you already have one for the towing vehicle. This sticker must be attached to an "accessible and not easily replaceable" part of the trailer.

Traffic rules in Switzerland

What other rules apply when I drive my RV through Switzerland?

  • Light obligation: Here you must have the low beam or daytime running lights on all day, no matter how bright it is.
  • Alcohol and driving: In Switzerland, the blood alcohol limit is 0.5‰. If you violate this limit, you can expect fines, suspension of your driving licence or even imprisonment.
  • Traveling with children: Children under 12 years of age who are smaller than 1.50 m must sit in a child seat.

 By the way, high-visibility waistcoats are not compulsory in this country, but they are recommended.

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