Find answers.to your most important questions.
Does Mobility engage with final degree assignments?
Students often require information and input from the commercial sector for their final degree assignments. Mobility engages itself in twelve such projects every year, thereby enhancing the appeal of Switzerland's educational sector. Our engagement can take a variety of forms, including interviews, surveys or business cases, or as a contractor for specific thematic issues. Enquiries of this nature should be directed to office(at)mobility.ch. We undertake to examine the proposals received and respond as quickly as possible. Mobility reserves the right to request the signing of a confidentiality agreement, as well as access to the results of the assignment.
Where do I find my Mobility number?
Your Mobility number is the first five- or six-digit number on your red Mobility Card (to the left of your name). If you do not have a personalised Mobility Card or SwissPass, you will find your Mobility number on the sticker you received when you registered.
At what point does it pay not to have my own car?
Our cost comparison tool shows what you can save when you combine car sharing with public transport. Mobility customers save an average of CHF 4'000 a year compared to running their own car.
Can I return my vehicle to a different Mobility station?
For instance, can a Mobility vehicle be collected in Lucerne and returned in Geneva? No. One-way reservations are not possible. Mobility vehicles must be returned to their original Mobility stations. One-way hires are possible with Mobility-One-Way or through our car rental partners, Europcar and Hertz.
How can I redeem Mobility vouchers?
Post them to our address:
6000 Luzern 7
If you are already a Mobility customer, the amount will be credited to your customer account. If you are not yet a Mobility customer, you can use the vouchers to pay for your subscription with us. In either case the vouchers will take 15 days to be credited to your account.
Is it made worth my while to recommend Mobility to others?
Are there minimum or maximum periods of use for Mobility vehicles?
The shortest period is one hour, commencing or ending either on the hour or the half-hour. The maximum period is usually 16 days or, at Mobility stations with only one vehicle, three days. Customers needing a car for a long period can benefit from special rates offered by Mobility’s car rental partners Europcar and Hertz.
Rates & charges
How are the costs for Mobility reservations calculated?
The costs are based on the kilometre and hourly rates for that particular vehicle category.
What do the rates include?
Our hourly rates and kilometre rates include everything: fuel, servicing, repairs, insurance, administration, Swiss motorway toll sticker, tyre changes, parking space rental and VAT.
I have collected a fine. What happens now?
The fine will be sent to Mobility. Mobility determines the responsible party and informs the police. The police redirect the fine to you. Mobility charges you an additional processing fee of CHF 10.
What is my insurance cover as a Mobility customer?
How much is the policy deductible/excess?
The policy deductible/excess is up to CHF 2'500 per loss event. By obtaining Liability Reduction cover you can reduce your policy deductible/excess to a maximum of CHF 300. New and young drivers are subject to surcharges.
Can Liability Reduction cover persons in a partnership or residing in the same household?
No, each Mobility customer must obtain his or her own Liability Reduction cover. Such cover is issued on a per-Mobility number basis.
Where can I download the Mobility app?
Our free app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store.
How can I reserve only automatics?
If you need vehicles with automatic transmission, please log into the customer portal and put a tick against “automatic only” in the choice of categories. The system will then only suggest automatics. Note that Mobility operates more manual than automatic vehicles, so you may well find none is free.
How can I reserve a particular vehicle model?
You can reserve vehicle categories, but not specific models. Exception: you can reserve a specific model of car in the Emotion category.
To reserve, for instance, a four-wheel-drive (4x4) vehicle, simply call the 24h Service Centre on 0848 824 812. Our agents will be pleased to help you.
Can a Mobility customer open or drive a vehicle that has been reserved by another customer?
Yes, but only if they are in the same group and are subject to the same rates (e.g. standard rate or combination rate). Mobility customers living in the same household can create a group such as this, which means that they can all use each other's reservations.
How do I go about reserving a Mobility vehicle?
Can I hire a vehicle for a relatively long period?
Yes. Thanks to our partnership with Europcar and Hertz you can benefit from favourable terms in Switzerland and abroad.
Before driving off
How far ahead should I reserve before a planned journey?
Mobility vehicles can be reserved around the clock right up to when you need them. Always reserve plenty of time to make sure your Mobility car is back at its station on time. Late returns incur additional charges.
What happens if my reserved vehicle is not at the Mobility station?
Please call our 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812. We will then help to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
How do I open a Mobility vehicle?
Explanatory video | Getting in and driving off
Hold your Mobility Card or your SwissPass against the Checkpoint on the windscreen (red sticker) until the central locking opens automatically. The on-board computer then confirms your registration and displays your reservation.
What should I bear in mind when starting a reservation?
For your own safety, please observe the following:
- Check the vehicle for damage before driving off.
- Make all necessary settings to the vehicle before starting the engine: adjust the seat, steering wheel, wing and rear-view mirrors to your needs, tune into your favourite radio station, set the in-car climate controls, fasten your seat belt, etc.
- Turn on the light. In Switzerland, the law requires motorists to drive with their lights on even during the daytime.
- In winter make sure that you can see clearly through all windows.
- Pay attention to the traffic at all times.
Before commencing my reservation I discovered damage to the vehicle. What should I do?
You are required to report any damage to the 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812 without delay.
During the trip
Can I interrupt my journey and resume it later?
Yes. Lock the vehicle using the Mobility Card or the SwissPass and leave the ignition key in the car. Some vehicles have a start/stop button instead of an ignition key (e.g. BMW 1 Series, Renault Mégane).
Can I make or change reservations while already in the Mobility vehicle?
Explanatory video | Amending a reservation
The on-board computer can only be used to change reservations. You can use it to extend or shorten a reservation, cancel it immediately or bring it forward. Please note: the on-board can be used only when the engine is switched off.
Can I park my own car in the Mobility bay during my reservation?
You are permitted to park your own vehicle in the Mobility bay during your reservation, provided the bay is not in a multi-storey car park. To avoid being issued with a parking fine, please place a copy of the reservation confirmation behind the windscreen of your vehicle. When entering a multi-storey car park in your private vehicle, you should collect a ticket as usual and park in a regular bay. You must not use the Mobility vehicle’s season parking ticket to enter and exit the car park in your own vehicle.
Important: this rule does not apply to Mobility-One-Way trips.
Are pets allowed in Mobility vehicles?
Yes. However, always they must be sure to transport your "furry friends" kept in pet-friendly cages or placed on a blanket that you must supply.
Is smoking allowed in Mobility vehicles?
No. Mobility vehicles are no-smoking zones.
Can I return the vehicle early?
Explanatory video | Ending a reservation
Of course. If you are back at least 30 minutes before your reservation is scheduled to end, you can end the reservation immediately on the on-board computer ("Res End" button) and save money.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident?
Explanatory video | Breakdown/accident
A detailed check list and other documentation may be found in every Mobility vehicle in the in-car document wallet located in the glove box. In general:
- Keep calm
- Secure the scene of the accident (switch on your hazard lights, set up your warning triangle)
- Remove any injured persons from the danger zone and provide first aid (there is an on-board first-aid kit in the vehicle)
- Call the police: dial 117
I am unable to return the vehicle on time. What should I do?
Always allow enough time for your reservations and, if necessary, extend them in good time. If this is not possible, call the 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812 immediately. This can be done simply and free of charge using the on-board computer.
Please note that you will still be charged fees for a late return.
At the end of the trip
Do I have to refuel the Mobility vehicle?
Explanatory video | Filling up
Mobility vehicles should be returned with the fuel tank at least one third full at the end of a reservation. It costs you nothing to refuel. If you paid for the refuelling yourself, please post the receipt to our address in Lucerne (Mobility Genossenschaft, Gütschstrasse 2, Postfach, 6000 Luzern 7) or scan and email the receipt to office(at)mobility.ch. We will credit the amount to your account, and this will appear on your next Mobility invoice.
What should I bear in mind when returning the vehicle to its Mobility station?
Explanatory video | Ending a reservation
Park the vehicle in the reserved parking space, switch off the lights and other electrical equipment and return the ignition key to the glove box. Lock the car using your Mobility Card or your SwissPass and wait for the on-board computer to confirm your deregistration. Check that the doors and boot are locked and windows shut.
When should I clean the Mobility vehicle?
Clearly visible dirt (both inside and out) caused by the customer must be removed by the customer at his or her expense during the reservation period.
Can I return the vehicle later than originally agreed?
No, returning the vehicle on time ensures that the car sharing system is able to operate smoothly. You can, however, extend your reservation provided no one else has already reserved it. Late returns incur additional charges (PDF).
Does Mobility accept Reka Money?
Yes. For administrative reasons Reka Money must have a counter value of at least CHF 200 and can only be credited to a customer account as a deposit prior to use of services. To ensure that the credit appears on the next invoice, Reka Money must reach Mobility at least 15 days before the invoice is issued.
What payment options do I have?
The payment options are as follows:
- Recurrent Transaction (automatic debiting from the credit card)
- Direct Debit (PDF)
- Manual payment in the customer portal using a credit card
- Electronic banking transfer
- Payment slip
I have mislaid my invoice. How can I get a copy?
You can view and download your most recent invoices via the Invoices heading in the Mobility customer portal.
What does the invoice look like?
Are Mobility vehicles equipped for the winter?
Mobility vehicles are prepared for the winter: winter tyres fitted; cooling systems topped up with anti-freeze; ice scraper and snow chains placed in boot, under the seats or in the spare wheel compartment. Mobility vehicles all come with snow chains, apart from the Micro category and our 4x4 vehicles.
Do you have vehicles with roof racks?
Mobility vehicles do not come with roof racks. Customers are responsible for supplying the correct roof rack, installing it correctly and removing it when returning the vehicle. In the event of damage, Mobility will check if this is related to the use of a roof rack, for example due to overloading. Mobility reserves the right to invoice customers for all of the damage if a link is established.
Is it permitted to install child safety seats in Mobility vehicles?
Mobility does not offer permanently installed child seats in its vehicles. We are unable to offer permanently installed child seats for children up to the age of four for reasons of liability (Mobility would be responsible for their installation and good working order) and for practical reasons (most families with small children already have a child seat of their own). Mobility recommends that customers provide their own child seats or booster seats.
One practical solution is the SitSac, an all-in-one booster seat and backpack with a wealth of safety and practical benefits. Mobility customers can obtain it at a discount.
How many child safety seats can be installed in Mobility vehicles?
With the exception of the Micro and Transporter categories, every model of Mobility vehicle provides ISOFIX attachement points for up to two child safety seats on the outer rear seats. The Ford S-Max (Minivan) can accomodate up to three child safety seats on the second row of seats and two further child safety seats on the third row, all with ISOFIX attachement points.
The fitting of child safety seats to Micro and Transporter category vehicles is not permitted, as the corresponding airbags cannot be individually deactivated.
Do you have vehicles with trailer couplings?
No. There are no such vehicles in the Mobility fleet.
Offer for private customers
What is the minimum customer age for Mobility?
To use Mobility you must be at least 18 years old and hold a driving licence that is valid in Switzerland.
Is there a reduction for persons living in the same household?
Yes. Persons living in the same household as a Mobility Cooperative main member can benefit from reductions by becoming co-members. Becoming a co-member in a shared or family household is a great way of accessing Mobility's services, since all you pay is a one-off admission fee of CHF 125. The cooperative subscription element of the fee, CHF 100, is returned to you if you decide to leave the cooperative.
Cooperative households are able to form additional "groups". Members of these groups have reciprocal, flexible access to reservations. Reservations are charged to the customer making the reservation.
Can I obtain several trial subscriptions in succession?
You can obtain the Mobility trial subscription for CHF 70 as often as you like. Please note: purchasing the trial subscription more than three times in a row (total CHF 210) is more expensive than an annual subscription with discount (CHF 190). Since the Mobility annual subscription is designed to be cheaper than multiple purchases of a trial subscription, discounted Mobility trial subscriptions available in cooperation with a variety of partners (e.g. the Migros Cumulus trial subscription) may not be obtained more than twice.
Can someone who is not a customer also use Mobility?
No. Only Mobility customers can drive the reserved vehicle.
How do I become a member of the Mobility Cooperative or a Mobility customer?
You can apply online or by calling the 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812.
Does Mobility offer trial subscriptions?
Yes – the Mobility trial subscription lets you try car sharing for four months without obligation.
How quickly can I become a Mobility customer?
During the registration process you are asked to state your preferred type of registration. You can choose between:
a) Select payment mode and take the wheel in a few days’ time:
You will receive your personal Mobility Card by post within three working days.
SwissPass subscribers use their SwissPass as the key for Mobility vehicles.
b) Pay by credit card and take the wheel right away:
You can take the wheel in one hour maximum (Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm).
Register, reserve a vehicle and call us as soon as you are standing in front of the reserved vehicle. We will unlock it and activate your personal Mobility Card for you; you will find the card in the on-board logbook.
SwissPass subscribers use their SwissPass as the key for Mobility vehicles.
This type of registration requires you to have a smartphone and to be able to upload your driving licence electronically during the registration process.
Offer for business customers
What is the difference between a personal Mobility subscription and a transferable Mobility subscription?
The personal Mobility subscription is issued in the name of an employee and is non-transferable. The transferable Mobility subscription is issued in the company's name and can be used by all employees who hold a driving licence valid in Switzerland.
Can our employees use Mobility privately on Business car sharing terms?
No, these terms apply to business use only.
Can all employees make business use of Mobility?
Any employee holding a driving licence that is valid in Switzerland can make business use of Mobility.
What conditions have to be met to obtain Mobility Business car sharing?
To register as a Business car sharing customer, your company has to be entered in the commercial register or registered for VAT with the federal tax authorities. This does not apply to public-sector bodies.
What do I do if no Mobility-One-Way vehicle is available?
This scheme is a pilot project. We are unable to guarantee vehicle availability. However, if you wish you can use the standard Mobility fleet instead (in which case a one-way trip is not possible), or look for a suitable reduced-rate option through Hertz or Europcar.
Is it possible to extend or shorten the Mobility-One-Way reservation?
Yes, the reservation can be altered conveniently via on-board computer, app or customer portal, or else by calling the 24h Service Center (0848 824 812).
What should I do if I lose my Mobility Card?
Please report the loss of your Mobility Card by calling the 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812. The card will so that it can be blocked with immediate effect. You will then receive a new Mobility Card. The charge of CHF 25 for replacing the card will appear on your next invoice (applies only to cards issued within the last three years). Your Mobility number and PIN Code will remain unchanged.
I have lost something and want Mobility to look for it.
Log in to the customer portal and select "Feedback" followed by "Feedback on my journey", then select the relevant reservation. Now select the option "Search request" and describe what you have lost. We will look for it and send it to you if we find it. We will tell you how the search went within two working days. This service costs CHF 50, even if we are not able to find the item. Mobility will only check the vehicle you used, we will not contact any other customers.
Explanatory video | Giving feedback
What should I do if I leave something in a vehicle?
Please call our 24h Service Center on 0848 824 812. We can arrange a free 30-minute reservation slot to allow you to collect the item from the vehicle as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can ask us to look for it: we will look for it and send it to you if we find it. We will tell you how the search went within two working days. This service costs CHF 50, even if we are not able to find the item. Mobility will only check the vehicle you used, we will not contact any other customers.
Item found and taken home.
What should I do? Please send the item to our address in Lucerne (Mobility Genossenschaft, Gütschstrasse 2, Postfach, 6000 Luzern 7). Don't forget to include your customer number and reservation number (or the registration number of the vehicle) so that we can assign the item to the correct vehicle. You can also leave the item in the vehicle and we will remove it the next time we check the vehicle.
Item found and left in vehicle.
Explanatory video | Giving feedback
You can notify us of the item via the feedback feature in the app or customer portal. The customer who forgot the item can contact our 24h Service Center. We can arrange a free 30-minute reservation slot to allow him or her to collect it from the vehicle.
Does car sharing exist in Germany?
I will be travelling to Germany. Are there any car sharing companies? You can use your Mobility Card for car sharing in Germany without incurring any extra subscription charges. Reservations are subject to the partner’s hourly and kilometre rates and its conditions of use. Reservations abroad are billed periodically by Mobility in CHF. The Liability Reduction cover offered also provides Mobility customers in Germany with peace of mind.
In Germany, Mobility customers holding the red Mobility Card are able to make direct use of Flinkster’s (part of DB Bahn) car-sharing services. The only exception relates to cards not bearing the Mobility logo: here, a separate card will be required. Reservations are made online using the Mobility customer portal. Clicking the Reservation Abroad heading takes you straight to the Flinkster vehicle reservation system. You then have a choice of 2’500 vehicles at 600 locations. Details of their locations, vehicles and rates may be found under: www.flinkster.de.
Possible only with a personal subscription; not available to business customers with transferable subscriptions.
Can I become a Mobility customer even if I do not live in Switzerland?
Yes, you can become a Mobility customer even if you are resident abroad. Registering with Mobility requires a valid email address and a credit card.
Can I also use Mobility to reserve car rental vehicles abroad?
Yes. The process is quick and convenient using the Mobility customer portal.
Can customers take Mobility vehicles abroad?
Driving abroad is permitted in countries covered by the insurance. Insurance cover pursuant to Clause 10 of the GTCs applies in Europe and the countries bordering the Mediterranean, excluding the Russian Federation, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. Mobility reserves the right to amend this list of countries at any time. The customer should personally obtain special insurance cover, such as European accident and breakdown cover.
How do I cancel my subscription?
Cancellations of Mobility subscriptions must be notified in writing more than four weeks before they are due to expire. The cancellation also automatically cancels any Liability Reduction cover that may have been taken out. Early cancellations are not possible.
Cooperative members may leave the cooperative by 30th June or 31st December provided notification is given in writing six months in advance.
How do I change my PIN Code?
Go to the customer portal and click on "Change PIN Code" under the Profile.
I have forgotten my PIN. What should I do?
Go straight to the customer portal. Below the login window you will find the link "Forgotten your PIN?". Click the link and your PIN will be sent to you by email or by text message to your mobile phone.
How do I activate the SwissPass as a vehicle key?
You have a SwissPass and want to use it as a vehicle key without changing your subscription? Simply activate your personal SwissPass on the Mobility customer portal under Profile --> SwissPass.