Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Base for wine tasting and last night in Lisbon
  2. 2 No Train On Kings Day Amsterdam?
  3. 3 3-4 days Netherland trip
  4. 4 House Hunting in France
  5. 5 Paris getaway with my daughter hotel ideas
  6. 6 Itinerary Tweaking
  7. 7 Itinerary Help
  8. 8 Life on the Farm Draws Some French
  9. 9 Portugal and Spain itinerary help!
  10. 10 Hotel in Vienna
  11. 11 Spain-Portugal family trip. car or train ?
  12. 12 First-ish Trip To UK Itinerary Suggestions?
  13. 13 Swiss Alps in the Spring-Some Questions
  14. 14 Lyon and Paris (and Provence vs Dijon?)
  15. 15 Road Trip From Frankfurt
  16. 16 Amalfi Coast help
  17. 17 days and times when museums and suchlike close
  18. 18 kimhe or others - flamenco rec in Sevilla?
  19. 19 family holiday Rome&Venice
  20. 20 Scandinavia in mid-March 2.5 weeks
  21. 21 Itinerary help for first trip to Greece
  22. 22 Help with Tuscany villa that is a walk to town/restaurants
  23. 23 Tuscany Day Trip Ideas?
  24. 24 Dolomites to Switzerland or Austria? Can't decide!
  25. 25 If you had to choose one......
View next 25 » Back to the top

Trouble with Lucerne to Salzburg van rental - and Swiss pass question

Jump to last reply

I'm looking at renting a van for 8 people next summer to get from Lucerne to Salzburg. Our intent is to spend 2 days making our way slowly with stops in Liechtenstein and at the castles around Garmisch. I haven't gotten to the point of calling rental companies (that's next) but have tried just about every US and European rental company and I can't even rent a simple car for that pick up/drop off combination (much less a van). I expected there to be an extra fee for the different countries...but not a total lack rental ability. Does anyone have any advice? Maybe Lucerne is too small for much rental ability...maybe train up to Zurich and rent there?

One other question that is related - if we have Swiss passes and the last day is our departure day, will the pass cover a train trip from Lucerne to a city just on the other side of the border in Austria where we could then rent a car with pick up/drop off in the same country. Now, exactly which Austrian City that is remains to be seen. The question - is there a charge for taking a train out of Switzerland on a Swiss pass and getting off in Austria. And if there isn't...how far into Austria could the Swiss pass leg get us before charges apply?

6 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement