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Rent an RV in Switzerland

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a history lover, Switzerland has something to offer everyone. Switzerland also serves as an excellent starting point for road trips in Europe. Rent a camper van or Class B RV in Zurich (Wetzikon) and travel through the captivating landscapes of Germany Italy, or France. So, pack your bags, hit the road, and get ready for an unforgettable camper van journey in Switzerland!

Explore Switzerland RV Rentals

  • 5
  • 4+1

Beach Hostel Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Beach

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Big bed (whole vehicle width)
  • Slide-out kitchen
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Ocean

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 2+2

Family Finca Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 177 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Fixed high roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.

Your roadsurfer Benefits

Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs

Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver

Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure

Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included

Roadside assistance

Your Switzerland Road Trip

With its crystal-clear air, snow-capped peaks, and sun-soaked alpine pastures, Switzerland allures visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty. The country boasts an impressive 48 peaks above 13,000 feet, offering a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. For many, Switzerland promises a perfect blend of peace, tranquility, charming towns and villages, and delicious food. Rent a roadsurfer camper van or Class B RV near the Swiss border, embark on an extraordinary outdoor adventure, and discover the true meaning of freedom during your camper van vacation.

Driving rules in Switzerland

Navigating Switzerland’s compact size and well-connected road network is a breeze when traveling by camper van or Class B RV. Here are some essential facts and traffic rules to consider during your journey:

  • The maximum speed on highways is usually 120 km/h (75 mph), on country roads it’s 80 km/h (50 mph), and in urban areas it’s 50 km/h (31 mph). However, in some areas there are lower speed limits, so keep an eye out for signs.
  • In Switzerland, you can only pass in the left lane. No passing in the right lane, as is allowed in the USA.
  • At unmarked intersections, the rule is “right before left”. At intersections with stop signs or traffic lights, you must stop and give way to other vehicles before proceeding.
  • When turning right, watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, and give them the right of way. There are special left turn lanes at many intersections for left turns.
  • Parking in Switzerland is often limited or subject to charges. Watch out for parking restrictions to avoid high fines.
  • In Switzerland, winter tires are required by law from November to April. Snow chains must also be used in winter road conditions.
  • In the event of traffic jams or traffic accidents on roads and highways, an emergency lane must be formed so that emergency vehicles can reach the scene of the accident quickly and safely.
  • There are many cycle paths in Switzerland and cyclists have the right of way when they are on a cycle path or cycle lane. When passing cyclists, a safe distance must be maintained.

Camping in Switzerland

Switzerland is a popular destination for camping fans and offers a wide range of camping vacation options, from lakeside camping to idyllic spots in the mountains. When selecting your ideal camping spot, you have a range of options to choose from. Consider the possibilities:

  • Wild or Dispersed Camping – Dispersed camping is generally not allowed in Switzerland, but there are a few exceptions. For example, you can try your luck in remote areas that are difficult to access but you will need a special permit from the relevant authorities. When camping in the wild, you should always be careful not to make any noise so as not to disturb wildlife, and always practice Leave No Trace.
  • Official Campgrounds – There is a wide range of campgrounds in Switzerland, from simple to 5-star camping with spa areas and pools. Most campgrounds offer electricity hookups, bathrooms, free WiFi, and playgrounds and activities for children. Prices usually vary depending on the season, location, and facilities of the campground. In Switzerland, there are various camping associations that control and evaluate the quality of campgrounds. These associations ensure that campgrounds meet certain standards, and offer travelers guidance in finding the right campground.
  • Independent Campgrounds – A great legal alternative for those who enjoy the dispersed camping feeling is camping overnight on private camping spots. You can find campgrounds run by private hosts away from the crowds and in beautiful locations with roadsurfer spots. Depending on the location, the possibilities range from camping spots in private gardens, at the edge of the forest, on a farm, or in the vineyards, to more unusual spots such as in the private grounds of a castle, or even an alpaca farm.
girl walking two alpacas on a farm, roadsurfer campervan in the background

Camping on the Farm

A white campervan parked by a lake in the mountains

Camping by the Lake

A cute dog looking at the camera in the mountains, a roadsurfer campervan in the background

Camping in the Mountains

Popular events & festivals in Switzerland

Embarking on a camper van road trip through Switzerland is truly a rewarding experience with the awe-inspiring scenery that awaits you. However, if you happen to be traveling by camper van during specific times of the year, you have the opportunity to enhance your road trip with some remarkable annual events.

  • Art Basel, June, Basel – One of the world’s largest fairs for modern and contemporary art. It takes place every year in Basel and attracts art lovers from all over the world.
  • Fête des Vignerons, July-August, Lake Geneva – This wine festival takes place only once every 20 years in Vevey, on Lake Geneva, so it’s a real highlight for its rarity alone. There is a huge stage with more than 5,000 actors performing traditional dances, music, and theatre shows.
  • Züri Fäscht, July, Zurich – The largest folk festival in Switzerland, and takes place every three years in Zurich. There are numerous attractions such as fireworks, concerts, water sports, and much more.
  • Fireworks Festival, August, Lucerne – A Special event, especially for campers, which takes place every year in Lucerne. You can stay at a campground near Lake Lucerne during the festival and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
  • Christmas Markets, December, whole country – Many towns and villages in Switzerland in December are transformed into a winter wonderland with Christmas markets, mulled wine and gingerbread. The Christmas markets in Basel, Zurich, and Lucerne are particularly spectacular.

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