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Lugano car hires from £159/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Lugano with a pick-up date of 10/8 and drop-off date of 12/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Lugano

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Volkswagen Polo car
Volkswagen Polo
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£176/day
Opel Astra car
Opel Astra
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£178/day
Class Standard Car car
Class Standard Car
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
£185/day
Class Intermediate SUV car
Class Intermediate SUV
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£159/day
Peugeot 2008 car
Peugeot 2008
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£169/day
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£193/day
Mazda Mazda6 Tourer car
Mazda Mazda6 Tourer
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
4-5
M
£218/day
Opel Astra Sports Tourer car
Opel Astra Sports Tourer
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£224/day
BMW 3 Series Touring car
BMW 3 Series Touring
or similar LARGE
5
2
4-5
M
£371/day
Class Premium Wagon car
Class Premium Wagon
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
M
£463/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lugano

  • Car Rental in Lugano is the most efficient way to travel in and around the city, especially if you value being able to move around whenever you like. You are advised to use Lugano car rentals instead of public transport if you would like to save much on time. You will realise that using the car rentals is a faster option compared to public transport. When traveling from Lugano to Venice via car rental in Lugano, you will take only 3 hours compared to the 4h 50min it will take when using trains, as you will have to make changes to get to your destination. The car rental is not only efficient, but also comfort enhanced.
  • Lugano International Airport (LUG) hosts a couple of car rental facilities near the airport facility. You can find Lugano car rentals such as Hertz and Sixt. These companies have got a variety of car types from which you can choose. You can also choose to pre-book your vehicle of choice through the KAYAK website, where the different companies and the different types of cars are displayed so you can choose the most appropriate Lugano car hire for your circumstances.
  • In Lugano, the right-hand side of the road is exclusively used by car rental in Lugano drivers and other motorists. If this is not regulated by signs, then priority to the right will be given to all other vehicles. On rural and urban roads, pedestrians and cyclists should also be considered.
  • When driving in Lugano and its environs using the Car rental in Lugano, you are urged to keep off the A2 motorway during its peak hours. The road is usually busiest at 8 a.m. and at 5 p.m. during the rush hours. If possible, avoid using the route during such times.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Lugano for £54 or less
  • Book your car hire in Lugano at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Lugano are around 2% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Lugano

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Lugano?

    On average a car hire in Lugano costs £58 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Lugano?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£159/day), Hertz (£169/day) and Dollar (£178/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Amag Automobili E Motori Sa Via Monte Boglia 24 6904 (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lugano?

    The average price of fuel in Lugano is £6.05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £72 and £97, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lugano?

    Compact (Fiat 500X or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lugano.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Lugano airport (LUG)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Lugano airport include Europcar and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Lugano airport (LUG)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Lugano airport to off-airport locations include Europcar and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Lugano?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Lugano?

    A Compact car hire in Lugano costs £93 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Lugano?

    An Economy car hire in Lugano costs £58 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Lugano?

    A Premium car hire in Lugano costs £230 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Lugano?

    In Lugano, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Amag Automobili E Motori Sa Via Monte Boglia 24 (1 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Lugano cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Lugano costs £405 per week (£58 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Lugano cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Lugano costs £1,734 per month (£58 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Lugano?

    Most car hire providers in Lugano offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Lugano, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Lugano?

    The roads in Lugano are wide enough and well-maintained to accommodate all types of vehicles. Depending on the number of people accompanying you, the type of car rental you select should be able to accommodate all of you. If you are a large group, then you can choose to have the Minivan or the passenger van to accommodate you all comfortably. However, if you are by yourself, you can choose to have a compact car or the mini if you are on a tight budget.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lugano?

    The speed limit in the city of Lugano is 35 miles (56 kph) per hour. This limit applies to both the city and surrounding areas. The suburban speed limit in the area is 50 miles (80 kph) per hour. On the other hand, the highway speed limit in the area is 75 (120 kph) miles per hour. These speed limits are there to ensure that both pedestrians and drivers get to use the roads safely with little-to-no risk of causing accidents or incidents within the different areas in the city.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lugano?

    There are a couple of paid and free parking options around Lugano where you can park your car rental in Lugano. You should clear with the necessary authorities responsible for the parking lot in the city. Failure to clear with the authorities can lead to the impounding of your vehicle, something that can incur extra charges. To avoid such inconveniences, follow the appropriate channels when parking in the city. Also, ensure you fit the car in the designated parking lot properly to avoid damage by unsuspecting road users. Be attentive, to ensure that you are not breaking any rules that may incur a fine, or put others in danger.

Lugano car hire reviews and directory

Hertz

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

One location in Lugano

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Locations in Lugano

Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Thursday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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6.0 Okay

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Pick up in Lugano was great. The car was fantastic, fit our needs perfectly. However, the drop-off in Zurich was awful. We were not able to find the location to drop off; we called the location for help; they instructed what street it was on and said 'i dont know what else to tell you'; once we found it we were 45 mins after our scheduled return and were subsequently charged another day.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
None

1 out of 1

Europcar

8.4

Very Good

No reviews available

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4 locations in Lugano

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Locations in Lugano

24 Via Monte Boglia

+41 91 971 01 01

Monday07:30 - 12:30
Tuesday07:30 - 12:30
Wednesday07:30 - 12:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:30
Friday07:30 - 12:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Amag Automobili E Motori Sa Via Monte Boglia 24

+41 91 971 01 01

Opening times not available

Ente Turistico Del Luganese

+41 91 923 51 20

Monday13:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:00
Wednesday13:30 - 18:00
Thursday13:30 - 18:00
Friday13:30 - 18:00
Saturday11:00 - 17:00

Ente Turistico Del Luganese

+41 91 972 34 14

Opening times not available

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Dollar

7.7

Good

No reviews available

One location in Lugano

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Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Thursday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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Thrifty

7.4

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Lugano

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Lugano Agno Airport

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Thursday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

Via San Gottardo 13

+41 91 912 40 60

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Tuesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Wednesday13:30 - 18:0007:30 - 12:30
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:30 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 18:0008:00 - 12:00

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FLIZZR

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Lugano

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Via Generale Guisan 8

+41 91 994 23 15

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

No reviews available

3 locations in Lugano

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Amag Automobili E Motori Sa- Via Monte Boglia 24

+41 91 971 01 01

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Saturday08:30 - 12:00

Lugano Railway Station

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Lugano Turismo E Congressi- Arrival Hall

+41 91 972 34 14

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Lugano

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Via Clemente Maraini 14

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Via Monte Boglia 24

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Via San Gottardo 13

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Budget

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2 locations in Lugano

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Flughafen Lugano

Monday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 17:30
Friday14:00 - 17:3008:00 - 12:00

Via Clemente Maraini 14

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30
Friday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00

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2.8 Poor

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Cons:

stranded at the airport for three hours. had everyone in the tiny airport looking for the Budget person. no one answers the phone. had others call. no email address. finally someoe appeared but for another swiss who just got off the plane. hauled into Lugano proper. given a car which had been utilized by a very heavy smoker despite asking for a non-smoking car. complained to the states who turned it over to zurich. they "spoke" to the franchise owner. no apology, no refund for time lost, no sorry you missed your appts. ma'am. to add insult to injury charged airport taxes despite doing everything in lugano. price was not what was quoted. kayak and budget need to investigate this bait and switch routine. budget needs to provide lessons in customer service. worst car rental agency in the world.

1 out of 0

Edel & Stark

No score available yet

2 locations in Lugano

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Ente Turistico Del Luganese Arrival Hall

+41 62 295 15 15

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Lugano City

+41 62 295 15 15

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King Rent Exclusive Services

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2 locations in Lugano

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Ente Turistico Del Luganese Arrival Hall

+41 33 533 35 33

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Riva Antonio Caccia 7

+41 33 533 35 33

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Unirent

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2 locations in Lugano

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AMAG Automobili E Motori SA

+41 91 971 01 01

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Lugano airport

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AutoEurope

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One location in Lugano

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Europcar 24 Via Monte Boglia

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Avis

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Locations in Lugano

Via Clemente Maraini 14

Monday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:3013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0007:30 - 12:30

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Awayrent

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One location in Lugano

Locations in Lugano

Lugano Airport

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King Rent a Car

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One location in Lugano

Locations in Lugano

Lugano airport

+41 33 533 35 33

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3 travellers who hired a car in Lugano gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near Lugano

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£58/day

Good deal

£54/day

When to book a car hire in Lugano

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Car hire insurance in Lugano

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Lugano car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Lugano.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Lugano car hire.