Car Rental at Geneva Airport

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Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Geneva Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$46.85 / per day
Geneva Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$59.21 / per day
Geneva Airport
Compact
Volkswagen Golf or similar
Volkswagen Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Geneva Rental Cars
$68.71 / per day
Geneva Airport
Standard Elite
Polestar 2 or similar
Polestar 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$104.79 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Geneva Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$115.39 / per day
Geneva Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 Series STW or similar
BMW 3 Series STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flizzr
$121.96 / per day
Geneva Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$127.51 / per day
Geneva Airport
Standard
Volvo C40 or similar
Volvo C40
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$138.64 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:35 on 2024-06-08. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
French, Italian
Currency
CHF
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+41
Average car rental price
$98 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.22 per liter or $8.42 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.97 per liter or $7.45 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.52 per liter or $9.52 / 1 gallon
Geneva Airport

Airport Car Rental

The largest French-speaking city in Switzerland, Geneva is best known for its role in international diplomacy but also has plenty to offer to visitors. Situated on the southern end of the lake of the same name (known as lac Léman in French), Geneva is a sophisticated city that’s rich in history and culture — but it also offers easy access to Switzerland’s nature. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Geneva year-round. For what to do in the winter, specifically, check out this guide of things to do in winter in Geneva

  • CERN. Geneva is not only a cultural and political hub, it is also the home of CERN, the largest particle physics laboratory in the world. Tours and exhibitions are available to learn about this complex, but fascinating work — some of them with quite evocative names such as the Universe of Particles and Passport to the Big Bang. Meanwhile, the futuristic wooden building of the Globe of Science and Innovation is an attraction in itself. Visit CERN’s official website to learn more about tours and admission.
  • Museums. There are lots of museums and art galleries in Geneva — many of them of very high quality. The magnificent Palace of Nations, home of the UN, offers tours and is an interesting place to visit even if you’re not particularly interested in politics. Other highlights include the beautiful Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, the Museum of Natural History, the International Museum of Reformation (located in the St. Pierre Cathedral), and the Contemporary Art Center.
  • Montreux. Located at the other end of the crescent-shaped Lake Geneva, the little town of Montreux offers arguably even more stunning views of the large body of water. In addition to scenic beauty, it is also known for the medieval Chillon Castle located on a nearby island, the neighboring Regional Park Gruyère Pays-d'Enhaut, and even a statue of Freddy Mercury. The trip from Geneva takes only about an hour.

Top international routes

  • London
  • Paris
  • Amsterdam
  • Porto
  • Brussels
  • Nice
  • Dubai

Main airlines

easyJet, Scandinavian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways, and Vueling

Terminals

There are two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is divided into five piers—A, B, C, D, and F. It hosts most flights. Terminal 2 is much smaller and is only used during the winter season. The new Aile Est (East Wing) pier is under construction.

Location

Geneva Airport is 4 km (2.5 miles) from the city center. Route de Ferney, Avenue de France, and Quai du Mont-Blanc are the main streets leading from the airport to Geneva.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $116 per day
  • Station wagons - from $86 per day
  • Large cars - from $78 per day
  • Medium cars - from $56 per day
  • Vans - from $120 per day
  • Premium cars - from $76 per day
  • Small cars - from $47 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

Car rental desks

Most are located on the arrivals level of Terminal 1.

Services and facilities

You will find restaurants, bars, a tea room, stores and duty-free shops, a pharmacy, a bank office, ATMs, a postomat, a business center, showers, a meditation room, and a children’s area. The left luggage service, CFF Baggage Arcades, is on the railway station level of the airport and is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Migrol station is located at Avenue Louis-Casaï 74 and can be reached in about three minutes. It’s open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Zurich (274 km / 170 mi)
  • Munich (581 km / 361 mi)
  • Basel (251 km / 156 mi)
  • Milan (337 km / 209 mi)
  • Vienna (1,012 km / 629 mi)
  • Dijon (265 km / 164 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 7.0
  • Wi-Fi 7.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.5
  • Lounge 6.5

Geneva Airport (GVA)

  • IATA: GVA
  • ICAO: LSGG
  • Name: Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Distance from city: 2.5 miles / 4 km

Top 7 Locations near Geneva Airport

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Geneva Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Geneva Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Geneva Airport
$67.92
January
$84.24
February
$77.38
March
$61.61
April
$67.30
May
$103.59
June
$154.35
July
$117.87
August
$76.38
September
$66.50
October
$53.70
November
$97.45
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Geneva Airport is November — when rental costs average $53.70 per day. This is 37% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $154.35 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Geneva Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 9 days, while in March, the average rental period is only 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Geneva Airport
6
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
7
June
9
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Geneva Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Geneva Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Geneva Airport in March, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Geneva Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
143%
January
132%
February
146%
March
53%
April
85%
May
91%
June
120%
July
103%
August
82%
September
60%
October
52%
November
133%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Geneva Rental Cars, Thrifty
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Vans, Medium cars
Lowest price $47 per day
Cheapest supplier Avis

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Volkswagen Touran 5 2 Vans
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Up 3 2 Small cars
Enterprise Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Volkswagen T-Roc 5 3 SUVs
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Volkswagen Tiguan 5 3 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Spain
Mercedes Benz A Class
February 5, 2024
I enjoy my trip very much. I like Geneva. The environment is so nice
Australia
Volkswagen Golf STW
January 19, 2024
Skiing in France.
Denmark
Volkswagen Polo
November 14, 2023
Nature
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
August 16, 2023
Wonderful trip
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
July 22, 2023
The Alps in the summer. Hard to beat.
Saudi Arabia
Renault Grand Scenic
March 18, 2023
I drove the car for more than 1000km; from the Genève to the mountains in Lausanne and Interlaken and the lake of Lugano. It was perfect journey.
Romania
Volkswagen Polo
March 5, 2023
Relaxing
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse
October 12, 2022
Montreux castle, Zermat, interlocked, The Matterhorn
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse T-Modell
September 21, 2022
Drove through 4 countries, through the Alps and on the German Autobahn with unlimited speed limit.
Kuwait
Fiat 500
February 12, 2022
Wonderful 👏 very fantastic
United Kingdom
Opel Karl
October 25, 2020
Come to our chalet near Annecy lechatox.com ..call me on +44 7971 915316 for cheaper rates. And use this brill car hire company to reach us just an hours drive away from Geneva airport.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 2 doors
August 17, 2020
Collect bus tickets in baggage hall which are free. Bus stop is furthest one away in wrong direction. Walk if you can it's quicker. GRC is only a little further than normal hire car pick up and it's cheaper!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
March 1, 2020
We hired the car for our trip to Saint Gervais in the Alps, only an hour away and the most amazing scenery on route
United Kingdom
Volvo V40
February 27, 2020
Had a delay by 4 hours on flight the Discovery representative was extremely helpful & efficient in delaying my car pick up relieving aany stress caused by situation
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
February 25, 2020
Great service and all went well.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
February 24, 2020
Geneva was nice especially driving alongside the lake, however ravoire in the mountains was perfection.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
February 13, 2020
Been there many times and will try to use sixt every time
United Kingdom
VW Golf
February 8, 2020
Only difficulty was finding bus to rental desk
United Kingdom
Volvo V40
January 25, 2020
We only landed in Geneva, then headed elsewhere, so can’t comment
United Kingdom
VW Polo
January 14, 2020
I was unsure at first as was out of the airport terminal but actually easy to get to and great efficient service, Thankyou
United Kingdom
Smart Cabrio
January 10, 2020
I've rented many times in Geneve airport, and I can't say this was a good experience. I rented on the French side of the airport because it was a little cheaper, but didn't know that those rental cars have no Swiss autobahn sticker, so paid CHF40.- as I needed to travel through Switzerland. The other times I rented directly from the airport too a long time, and they don't explain things clearly. They're also expensive if you rent from the airport. I actually walked from the airport to collect the car as it was a nice morning. Took about 25mins door to door, but there is a bus service if needed. Great first time experience which I will use again for sure. Highly rated by myself!
France
Volkswagen Up
October 30, 2019
I had to make a quick trip to Geneva for work. Renting the car was very easy and I will use them again.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 4, 2019
Visited Geneva and Lausanne. Beautiful. Little traffic even in the centre. The drive along lake Geneva to Lausanne through the villages was lovely. Clean. Perfect weather.
Spain
Ford Fiesta
July 10, 2019
You have to take a shuttle bus to the parking. I think that is for all the companies.
United Kingdom
Renault Megane
February 20, 2019
the annoying bus to get the car is a real hassle with lots og luggage, car seats and children
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
February 12, 2019
Not needed in GVA city, but very handy for getting to neighbouring ski resorts. Rent from the Swiss side of GVA airport (not French) to guarantee the vehicle has mandatory winter tyres included in the price.
United Kingdom
VW Tiguan 4WD
February 7, 2019
The location of the car rental is located on the second floor of the commercial multi-storey, different from where the rental cars are leased from the airport.
United States of America (USA)
VW Golf
July 9, 2018
Needs better signage for rental car return
United States of America (USA)
VW Golf
July 5, 2018
I did not like having to use the shuttle bus to get to the car rental garage. Inside the car rental garage it was very difficult to find the enterprise Hưng's desk
United States of America (USA)
Opel Karl
June 22, 2018
We picked up our car and explored central Switzerland. The only difficulty of renting in Geneva is the confusion caused by the city being on the border of multiple countries. The airport in Geneva has a difficult layout due to two separate customs areas, and once you make a wrong turn you cannot go back. Our rental experience with Discover Rental Car was phenomenal, as the manager personally picked us up at our hotel in France, brought us to the rental agency, and even drove us to a train station in the city when we dropped the car off. He made our commute easy!
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
City Auto Rent
9.7 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Firefly
7.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
69
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$97.88
Lowest daily price
$46.85
Total cars available
242

Top 14 Suppliers at Geneva Airport in 2024

City Auto Rent
Exceptional 9.7 / 44 reviews
+41227107272
Icc Building - Route De Pré-Bois 20 - 1215 Genève
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Europcar
Very good 8.9 / 102 reviews
+41229096911
COINTRIN AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
$59 - $155
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
National
Very good 8.8 / 11 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$78 - $548
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 305 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$72 - $477
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 93 reviews
+41848884444
Hall des arrivéees Aéroport de, 1215 Genève
$81 - $495
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.5 / 22 reviews
0227178080
Genève Aéroport, Rte de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Genève, Switzerland
$102 - $546
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Dollar
Very good 8.4 / 63 reviews
+410227178080
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.4 / 23 reviews
+41227178040
Geneva Airport, Rte de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$135 - $526
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Enterprise
Very good 8.3 / 73 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$73 - $521
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:30
Tue:06:30-23:30
Wed:06:30-23:30
Thu:06:30-23:30
Fri:06:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:06:30-23:30
Budget
Very good 8 / 21 reviews
+41229290330
Rte des Batailleux 1218, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
$109 - $215
Working hours
Mon:06:45-23:30
Tue:06:45-23:30
Wed:06:45-23:30
Thu:06:45-23:30
Fri:06:45-23:30
Sat:06:45-23:30
Sun:06:45-23:30
Geneva Rental Cars
Good 7.9 / 408 reviews
+41223412222
171, Route De Meyrin, 1214 Vernier
$54 - $168
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:00
Tue:08:30-18:00
Wed:08:30-18:00
Thu:08:30-18:00
Fri:08:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-18:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
+41229290330
Rte des Batailleux 1218, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex
$47 - $320
Working hours
Mon:06:45-23:30
Tue:06:45-23:30
Wed:06:45-23:30
Thu:06:45-23:30
Fri:06:45-23:30
Sat:06:45-23:30
Sun:06:45-23:30
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+41848884444
Desk Arrival Hall, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$122
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7
+41227880051
parking P51 - Off Airport
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:07:00-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
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