The city of Biel is located in the canton of Bern in Switzerland and is known beyond the country's borders specifically because of watchmaking. If you want to spend your vacation in this city and reach the sights comfortably, it is recommended to reserve a rental car, which you can either pick up at the car rental agency at Airport Zürich-Kloten, or directly in the city of Biel. Situated on the shores of Lake Biel, the old town is particularly worth seeing, with its fountains and dreamy alleyways. Pick up your rental car and drive to all the sights of the city with the car that you already reserved at home, in advance, at a reasonable price.
The surroundings of Biel also have a lot to offer. With a rental car you don’t have to always stay in one place in autumn or winter, because you can explore the surroundings of Biel, or the rest of Switzerland. Drive quickly to the approx. 40 kilometers distant capital of the canton of the same name Berne and discover there in the winter the many light chains and the gigantic Christmas market. Dare to put a longer distance behind you with the rental car and venture a detour to Geneva. Then you could drive along Lake Geneva to Zermatt, which is famous for the Matterhorn. There you can plan a short ski stay and continue to the more Mediterranean part of Switzerland in Ticino, where you can end your trip or go even further. With the rental car everything is up to you, because you are flexible in a foreign country like never before.
Matterhorn in Zermatt
Verzasca Valley in Ticino
Not only do you need the right car to explore the city of Biel, but you also need the right insurance to ensure you have a carefree vacation. Therefore, you should compare the different rates with each other and choose an insurance that is perfectly tailored to your personal needs.
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Through the deposit eventual damage to the car is secured. Most providers require a valid credit card for the deposit payment, from which the amount is then debited or blocked. Make sure that you load your deposit early enough before renting the car with the appropriate deck amount, as this could take a few days or even weeks for higher amounts. You then reserve the vehicle and take out the insurance with a tour operator and pick up the car itself locally from the car rental company.
If a road trip is your vacation wish, or you just want to drive from one place to another, then one-way rental might be just what you need. With one-way rental, you specify two different locations as your pick-up and drop-off stations. This means, for example, if you had a longer stay in Biel, but this is not the only city you want to explore, you can drive the rental car to Bern and simply return it there. Thus, after your stay in Bern, you do not have to go to Biel back, only to return the rental car there.
Not only the main driver is allowed to drive the rental car in Biel, but also additional drivers, if they have been registered in advance with the car rental company. This is especially useful if you are planning long trips across the country. However, it is important that you have to declare additional drivers mandatory at the car rental, because if there is damage to the vehicle, the insurance will not pay.
If you decide to rent a car cheaply to travel around Switzerland, in terms of insurance fully comprehensive without excess is recommended, as you enjoy good protection, but usually do not have to pay extra in case of accidents or thefts. However, it is advisable to read through the terms and conditions of the provider exactly to protect yourself from surprises.
In Biel as in the entire country, these speed limits apply:
During the day, lights are mandatory, so you should always be on the roads with your lights on in your rental car.
The blood alcohol limit is stated as 0,5 and 0,1 respectively, for anyone with a probationary driver's license.
The Ring is the center of the old town. Between the 11th century and the French Revolution, it was a square surrounded by the beautiful arcaded houses. Long ago, the notables sat there in a semicircle and held court. As Biel has other beautiful sights to offer, you can be there quickly with your car rental from car hire.
The Rue Haute respectively the Obergasse looks simply breathtaking with its houses in Burgundian style. There is also the Angel Fountain, which was built in 1564. On it is a angel protecting a lamb that is threatened by the devil. Afterwards, you can either return to your accommodation for a rest or continue by car to your desired sight.
The Fabrikantenvilla with its Elfenaupark is very popular among the locals of Biel, Switzerland. First, take a stroll through the park with its idyllic ponds and peacocks lounging in the beautiful garden. At the adjacent restaurant de l'Écluse, a former watch manufactory, you can recover from your sightseeing tours and recharge your batteries. Rent a rental car at a reasonable price and explore the surroundings flexibly.