Jul 29, 2015 - 1:23 AM
in reply to Vacationlady
<<"I will be leaving from Garmisch and either return the car back to Munichor drive to leuterbrannen Switzerland where I will be spending 4 nightsthen moving to Lucerne for 2 nights and finally Zurich for one night.">>
If you park at the main train station in Luzern, count on about 40-50 CHF per 24 hours.
Lauterbrunnen is a lot cheaper, since the region around there is car-free, and you have to park somewhere. I recalling something like 10 CHF per 24 hours, but, don't quote me.
Once you are at Lauterbrunnen, you wil only travel further by public transport. No option for cars.
You probably know that gasoline is about 1.6 CHF per liter for regular (95 octane lead free)
If you bring a car into Switzerland, and plan to drive on the expressways, you will need to buy a "carnet" ) a sticker for the windshiled) in order to use the the expressways. About 30 CHF....comes automatically with the rental car in Switzerland.
Unless you plan to be well off of the normal tourist circuit, public transport, with some form of reduced fare card or pass, will be the low hassle high comfort, convenient service medium. May be cheaper, may not. A significant part of the cost will come from what you do with the car when you are in the big cities.
How many in the party....makes a difference when you rent vs. train tickets(S).