Car Rental at Geneva Airport

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Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$56.46 per day
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$58.30 per day
Compact
Seat Leon or similar
Seat Leon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$63.12 per day
Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or similar
Mini Cooper
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$66.93 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Standard
Mazda CX-5 or similar
Mazda CX-5
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$71.05 / per day
Intermediate
Opel Grandland X or similar
Opel Grandland X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$76.03 / per day
Compact Elite
Volkswagen ID.3 or similar
Volkswagen ID.3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$84.75 / per day
Minivan
Mercedes-Benz Vito or similar
Mercedes-Benz Vito
  • 8
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
City Auto Rent
$405.34 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:01 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
41
Average car rental price
$110.24 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0
Geneva Airport Car Rental

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:

  • 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 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

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 $115 per day
  • Large cars - from $105 per day
  • Medium cars - from $85 per day
  • Vans - from $200 per day
  • Small cars - from $78 per day
  • SUVs - from $136 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
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in and departures 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)
  • 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 5 Locations near Geneva Airport

  1. 0.3 km / 0.2 miles away
  2. Car Rental in Geneva Acacias from $60.35 per day
    2.6 km / 1.6 miles away
  3. Car Rental at Basel Airport from $51.05 per day
    186.3 km / 115.7 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Zurich Airport from $54.92 per day
    229.8 km / 142.8 miles away
  5. 295.7 km / 183.8 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
$75.94
January
$84.82
February
$81.65
March
$53.40
April
$49.98
May
$57.60
June
$113.53
July
$101.90
August
$61.90
September
$62.46
October
$60.79
November
$60.79
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Geneva Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $49.98. 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 $113.53 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just 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 frequent 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 month for car rental at Geneva Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Geneva Airport in January, while they are least likely to to rent in 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 Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Up 3 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Skoda Octavia STW 5 3 Station wagons
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Tiguan 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Opel Mokka 5 2 SUVs
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Touran 5 2 Vans
Alamo Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
SIXT Renault Captur 4 1 Medium cars

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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!
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!

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
City Auto Rent
9.84 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.15 / 10
Total number of reviews
44
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$110.24
Lowest daily price
$56.46
Total cars available
177

Top 13 Suppliers at Geneva Airport in 2023

City Auto Rent
Exceptional 9.8 / 37 reviews
+41227107272
Icc - Route De Pré-Bois 20 - 1215 Genève
$81 - $926
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
Dollar
Exceptional 9 / 62 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
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 76 reviews
+41848884444
Hall des arrivéees Aéroport de, 1215 Genève
$70 - $142
National
Excellent 8.9 / 7 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$65 - $425
Europcar
Excellent 8.8 / 30 reviews
+41229096911
COINTRIN AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
$76 - $197
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
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 220 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$56 - $387
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
Enterprise
Excellent 8.7 / 32 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
$58 - $396
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
0227178080
Genève Aéroport, Rte de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Genève, Switzerland
$62 - $67
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
Excellent 8.4 / 7 reviews
0227178080
Cointrin 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
Budget
Excellent 8.3 / 13 reviews
+41
Flughafen Genf
$63 - $91
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+41229290330
Cointrin Airport
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
Excellent 8.2 / 248 reviews
+41223412222
171, Route De Meyrin, 1214 Vernier
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
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.2
+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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