We are flying to Zurich after christmas and want to rent-a-car to drive to Lucerne next day and then Interlaken, coming back to Zurich airport after 4 days and taking a flight back. The convenient thing was taking a hire car straight from the airport and dropping ti back there before the flight BUT:
my flight gets to zurich airport by 10:25 p.m. and rent-a-car at airport closes at 11:30 p.m. - the big risk is that if I book an airport rental and flight is delayed im stuck, beccause cancellation penalties will APPLY and won't get a car.
So what should I do - as I see it, 3 solutions:
1) Stay in a hotle in downtown, Get a car next day from Zurich centre - disadvantage is that will have to take a taxi from airport to hotel when I arrive and also when I come to drop the car back on my last day will have to take a taxi from rent a car store to the airport - additional hassle.
2)Come back to the airport next day by taxi/train and rent a car from there so the return drop-off is easier! - this depends on whether airport is on the way to interlaken etc.
3)Stay in a hotel next to the airport - wake up next morning, go by shuttle see zurich and come back to the aiport, rent a car and go to lucerne from there
What do people suggest in terms of cost and practicality.
thanks so much