Car Hire at Geneva Airport

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Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Geneva Rental Cars
£ 30.64 per day
Economy
VW Polo or comparable
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 45.28 per day
Compact
Renault Captur or comparable
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 48.15 per day
Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or comparable
Mini Cooper
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 58.92 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Compact Elite
Volkswagen ID3 or comparable
Volkswagen ID3
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 74.90 / per day
Premium Elite
Mercedes-Benz A 45S AMG or comparable
Mercedes-Benz A 45S AMG
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
City Auto Rent
£ 394.01 / per day
Standard
Volkswagen Tiguan or comparable
Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Geneva Rental Cars
£ 44.65 / per day
Intermediate
Hyundai Ioniq or comparable
Hyundai Ioniq
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 55.45 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:00 on 2022-05-16.

Travel Information

Language
German,
French
Currency
CHF
Dialing code
41
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Geneva Airport

Airport Car Hire

The main city of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, Geneva is a world-known hub of politics, finance, and diplomacy. It comes as something of a surprise, then, that the city is also a great tourist destination. With an interesting history, lots of high-quality museums and galleries, and easy access to spectacular Swiss nature, Geneva is not going to disappoint. Here’s our pick of the most interesting attractions in and around it:

  • Museum of Art and History. Located in an impressive building in Geneva City Centre, this is one of the best art museums in Switzerland. There are collections dedicated to the artworks of local Genevois artists such as Liotard and Töpffer, as well as internationally renowned masters like Rembrandt, Cezanne, and Modigliani. In addition, there are also collections of traditional art from Ancient Egypt (hosting a 2,900-year-old mummy), Classical Greece, and other places around the world.
  • St. Pierre Cathedral. Built in the 4th century, Cathédrale St-Pierre is not only an example of Gothic architecture but also an important hub for Reformed Christianity. Originally built as a Catholic church and later turned into a Calvinist one, it hosts the International Museum of Reformation but also doesn’t ignore its earlier roots — there is an archaeological site underneath it where visitors can go on a tour and learn about the church’s, and Geneva’s, history.
  • Palace of Nations. Home to the United Nations office in Geneva (and the former headquarters of the League of Nations), it is one of the most impressive places in the city. Although it continues to fulfil its original purpose and hosts up to 1,000 international meetings and events per month, the palace is also open to visitors who can join a guided tour, visiting its spectacular Assembly Hall and the exhibitions hosted here. 
  • Jura Vaudois Nature Park. The majestic Alps are one of Switzerland’s trademarks. In the area of Geneva, this is best exemplified by the Jura Mountain range that makes up a large part of this nature park. Whether you go on a scenic drive to enjoy the views of the snow-capped peaks, follow one of the well-maintained hiking paths, or visit the medieval monasteries in the village of Romainmôtier, this is the right place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. Located just 45 km (28 miles) north of Geneva, the nature park can be reached in about 50 minutes by car.

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 hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 73 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 67 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 55 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 152 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 47 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 59 per day

Car hire 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 petrol 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 hires

  • 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 information

Score
7.6
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in desks 7.5
  • Facilities and services 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.1
  • Dining and car hire services 5.9
  • Lounge 4.9

Geneva Airport (GVA)

  • IATA: GVA
  • ICAO: LSGG
  • Name: Geneva Airport (GVA)
  • Flights per year: 189,840
  • Passengers (per year): 16,532,691
  • Distance from the city centre: 2.5 miles / 4 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 12 Destinations around Geneva Airport

  1. Geneva Acacias starting at £ 53.32 per day
    2.6 km / 1.6 miles away
  2. Gstaad Railway Station starting at £ 106.91 per day
    92.2 km / 57.3 miles away
  3. Bern Airport starting at £ 56.85 per day
    129.5 km / 80.5 miles away
  4. Biel Railway Station starting at £ 52.25 per day
    132.2 km / 82.2 miles away
  5. Visp Railway Station starting at £ 70.60 per day
    133.8 km / 83.2 miles away
  6. Basel Airport starting at £ 30.52 per day
    186.3 km / 115.7 miles away
  7. Locarno Railway Station starting at £ 63.29 per day
    204.5 km / 127.1 miles away
  8. Locarno Airport starting at £ 62.15 per day
    210.7 km / 130.9 miles away
  9. Baden Ifang starting at £ 54.99 per day
    215.6 km / 134.0 miles away
  10. Zurich Escher Wyss starting at £ 71.21 per day
    222.5 km / 138.3 miles away
  11. Zurich Airport starting at £ 71.37 per day
    229.8 km / 142.8 miles away
  12. Zurich Dietlikon starting at £ 56.77 per day
    231.3 km / 143.7 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Geneva Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Geneva Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Geneva Airport
£ 59.66
January
£ 66.64
February
£ 64.14
March
£ 41.95
April
£ 39.26
May
£ 45.25
June
£ 89.19
July
£ 80.05
August
£ 48.63
September
£ 49.07
October
£ 47.76
November
£ 47.76
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Geneva Airport is May with prices starting at £ 39.26 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 89.19. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 57. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car at Geneva Airport keep them for an average of 7 days during in May, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length at Geneva Airport
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 month sees the highest demand for car hire at Geneva Airport?

Though Geneva Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in January. September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Skoda Octavia STW 5 3 Station wagons
Alamo Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Up 3 2 Small cars
Geneva Rental Cars Volkswagen Tiguan 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Fiat 500 2 2 Small cars
Alamo Ford Puma 4 2 SUVs
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

FAQ

Do you offer vehicles on both the French and Swiss sides of the airport?
Yes, we have vehicles available on both sides of the airport. Make sure to search for the side that you wish to travel to — if planning to travel in France, it is important to have a car with French license plates for and vice versa.
Who should I contact at the airport?
If the supplier is located inside the airport, simply proceed to the desk. Otherwise, you will need to follow the instructions listed on your voucher.
How much is the deposit?
Information on the exact amount of the deposit will generally be indicated during the booking process and on your voucher. The amount of the deposit depends on the type of car you choose and the car hire company you select.
How many drivers are included in the price?
Only the main driver is included, some offers allow an additional driver for free and it is displayed on our website.

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 Kingdom
VW Polo
1 April 2022
Local bus service 3 CHF each way. Tickets can be bought at the bus stop with a credit card easy enough
United Kingdom
VW Polo
2 March 2022
The overall rental was fine. I just didn't appreciate that it was a public bus ride (10 minutes) from the airport - perhaps this could be more clear for future travellers.

Top 12 Hire Companies at Geneva Airport in 2022

City Auto Rent
City Auto Rent
Remarkable 9.8 / 37 reviews
+41227107272
Icc - Route De Pré-Bois 20 - 1215 Genève
£ 131 - £ 657
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Dollar
Dollar
Remarkable 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
Outstanding 8.9 / 70 reviews
+41848884444
Hall des arrivéees Aéroport de, 1215 Genève
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7 / 167 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 45 - £ 438
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 29 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 47 - £ 449
National
National
Outstanding 8.6 / 2 reviews
+410848445522
Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 49 - £ 504
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.5 / 23 reviews
+41227178110
COINTRIN AIRPORT (SWISS SIDE)
£ 68 - £ 240
Working hours
Sun:07:00-23:30
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.5
+41227178110
COINTRIN AIRPORT (SWIss SIDE)
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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.4 / 1 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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4 / 5 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
Geneva Rental Cars
Outstanding 8.2 / 248 reviews
+41223412222
171, Route De Meyrin, 1214 Vernier
£ 31 - £ 349
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
Outstanding 8.1
+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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