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Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

Department vehicle rental


The department allows IEU staff to use vehicles for teaching, field work and transporting goods.

All vehicles are parked in the underground parking structure at level D.
Turn left after the elevators, cross over to the second row of parking fields and look (up) for the IEU sign suspended from the ceiling. The space for the VW Amarok must not be used by other vehicles due to its extensive lenght.

Before you set off, there is ininitial paperwork to be completed for insurance purposes. Follow up  reservations require much less administrative work. Send an email to or stop by our office. Specify the type of vehicle you require and let us know any specific details that are important to know. The more details we get from you, the better we can plan for a successful trip.

During the field season vehicles can be scarce!

Before and after

There is some administrative work to be done before you leave and again after you return but we kept it to a minimum.

Safety & fuel information

Switzerland has some different rules and laws than the EU and the remaining European countries. Familiarise yourself with the basics before you leave.

Details about fuel rebates can be found here.


Should you experience a breakdown or accident, you are required to follow these steps.

Know what do to before you set off.

Weiterführende Informationen

Contact numbers (office hours)

T 044 635 4767 - Susanne Bischof

T 044 635 4845 - Michel Nakano

Authorisation Forms

Individual group documents

TCS Schweiz (in German)

TCS Assistance - in case of breakdown or accident in Switzerland
Bei Panne oder Unfall in der Schweiz
T 0800 140 140

Customer Service / Kundendienst
Mo-Fr 7:30-19:00 h
Sa 8:00-18:00 h
T 0844 888 111

Outside of Switzerland:
Aus dem Ausland:
+41 58 827 2727