Car Rental at Geneva Airport

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Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$35.70 / per day
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Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$37.22 / per day
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Compact
Volvo V40 or similar
Volvo V40
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$38.20 / per day
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Intermediate
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer or similar
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$47.95 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or similar
Mercedes A Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$49.90 / per day
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Standard
VW Passat or similar
VW Passat
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$59.65 / per day
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Full-size
BMW 3er or similar
BMW 3er
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$69.95 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$78.64 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Country code
41
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$41.67 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0
Geneva Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Pick up your rental car at Geneva Airport! Then drive into the city center to Geneva’s most famous landmark, the spectacular Jet d’Eau fountain. Park your rental outside Vieille Ville and stroll through the city’s old town, or check out the historic Italian neighborhood of Carouge.

If you feel like spending the day outside the city, there are many scenic routes along the coast of Lake Geneva to choose from. You can drive to the starting point of one of the lakeside hiking trails or, if it’s winter, ski or snowboard in the nearby Jura Mountains or Alps.

Geneva is amazing, but the whole region has plenty to offer, especially when you get a longer term car rental. Why not travel even higher up into the Alps, explore other regions of Switzerland, or cross the border to nearby France? You can even pick up your rental car at Geneva Airport and drop it off in a different city like Zurich or Bern. Start planning your Swiss adventure today!

Geneva Airport is also known as Cointrin Airport and Genève Aéroport.

Top international routes

Main airlines

easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways, Vueling, and Austrian Airlines

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

  • Station wagons - from $68 per day
  • Large cars - from $66 per day
  • Medium cars - from $53 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $95 per day
  • Small cars - from $53 per day
  • SUVs - from $79 per day

Top car rental companies

  • City Auto Rent (Tel: +41227107272)
  • National (Tel: +410848445522)
  • Geneva Rental Cars (Tel: +41223412222)
  • SIXT (Tel: +41848884444)
  • Alamo (Tel: +410848445522)
  • Enterprise (Tel: +410848445522)
  • Europcar (Tel: +41227178110)
  • Dollar (Tel: +410227178080)
  • Avis (Tel: +41229290330)
  • Budget (Tel: +41229290330)

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)

Airport info

Rating
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Departure and check-in 7.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.9
  • Lounge 4.9

Geneva Airport (GVA)

  • IATA: GVA
  • ICAO: LSGG
  • Name: Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Elevation AMSL: 430 m / 1411 ft
  • Runway Surface: Concrete
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 189,840
  • Passengers (per year): 16,532,691
  • Distance from City: 2.5 miles / 4 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 7 Locations near Geneva Airport

  1. Car Rental at Sion Airport from $70.12 per day
    91.1 km / 56.6 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Bern Airport from $63.12 per day
    129.8 km / 80.6 miles away
  3. 134.0 km / 83.3 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Basel Airport from $35.73 per day
    186.6 km / 115.9 miles away
  5. Car Rental at Zurich Airport from $26.10 per day
    230.1 km / 143.0 miles away
  6. 296.0 km / 183.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Geneva Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Geneva Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Geneva Airport
$77.51
January
$86.58
February
$83.34
March
$54.51
April
$51.01
May
$58.80
June
$115.88
July
$104.00
August
$63.19
September
$63.75
October
$62.05
November
$62.05
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Geneva Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $51.01. You can see that this is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in July (when rental prices start at $115.88 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Geneva Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in May the average rental period is 7 days, while in September, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
7
June
7
July
6
August
4
September
5
October
5
November
5
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Geneva Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Geneva Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
158%
January
113%
February
94%
March
81%
April
102%
May
94%
June
109%
July
96%
August
73%
September
83%
October
92%
November
107%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Dollar Volvo V40 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Dollar Mercedes Benz A Class 4 1 Medium cars
Budget Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Alamo Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Ford S-Max 4 1 People Carriers/Vans
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

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
Volkswagen Up
February 24, 2020
Geneva was nice especially driving alongside the lake, however ravoire in the mountains was perfection.
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.
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.

Top 10 Suppliers at Geneva Airport in 2020

City Auto Rent
Exceptional 9.9
+41227107272
ICC - Route de Pré-Bois 20 - 1215 Genève
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+410848445522
Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
Geneva Rental Cars
Excellent 8.9
+41223412222
171, Route de Meyrin, 1214 Vernier
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+41848884444
Hall des arrivéees Aéroport de, 1215 Genève
Alamo
Excellent 8.6
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+41227178110
COINTRIN AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+410227178080
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+41229290330
Cointrin Airport, Geneva, 1215
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+41229290330
Cointrin Airport, 1215 Genève

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