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Car Hire at Geneva Airport

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Geneva Airport, Geneva, Switzerland
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 21.45 per day
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Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 24.71 per day
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Compact
VW Golf or comparable
VW Golf
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 29.88 per day
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Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Cabrio or comparable
Fiat 500 Cabrio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Geneva Rental Cars
£ 32.15 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Economy Elite
Mini Cooper or comparable
Mini Cooper
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£ 35.11 / per day
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Minivan
Opel Zafira 5+2 or comparable
Opel Zafira 5+2
  • 7x
  • x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
City Auto Rent
£ 58.46 / per day
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Intermediate
BMW 2er Active Tourer or comparable
BMW 2er Active Tourer
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 29.76 / per day
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Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 34.24 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 02:03 on 2021-03-01.

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 £ 50 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 45 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 46 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - starting at £ 92 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 43 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 86 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 4 Destinations around Geneva Airport

  1. Bern Airport starting at £ 42.13 per day
    129.5 km / 80.5 miles away
  2. Visp Railway Station starting at £ 41.99 per day
    133.8 km / 83.2 miles away
  3. Basel Airport starting at £ 20.44 per day
    186.3 km / 115.7 miles away
  4. Zurich Airport starting at £ 20.44 per day
    229.8 km / 142.8 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
£ 59.92
January
£ 66.93
February
£ 64.42
March
£ 42.14
April
£ 39.43
May
£ 45.45
June
£ 89.58
July
£ 80.40
August
£ 48.85
September
£ 49.28
October
£ 47.97
November
£ 47.97
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Geneva Airport is May with prices starting at £ 39.43 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 £ 89.58. 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
SIXT Renault Captur 4 1 Medium cars
Dollar Volvo V40 4 3 Medium cars
Alamo VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Dollar Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Fiesta 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Renault Clio 2 1 Small cars
SIXT Ford Tourneo Custom 5 3 People Carriers/Vans
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar VW Polo 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.

Top 11 Hire Companies at Geneva Airport in 2021

City Auto Rent
City Auto Rent
Remarkable 9.9
+41227107272
ICC - Route de Pré-Bois 20 - 1215 Genève
£ 33 - £ 292
SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9.5
+41848884444
Hall des arrivéees Aéroport de, 1215 Genève
£ 21 - £ 64
Europcar
Europcar
Remarkable 9.5
+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
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+410848445522
Route de l'Aéroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 34 - £ 113
Geneva Rental Cars
Geneva Rental Cars
Outstanding 8.9
+41223412222
171, Route de Meyrin, 1214 Vernier
£ 29 - £ 116
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.6
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 25 - £ 111
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6
+410848445522
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex
£ 28 - £ 113
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+410227178080
Route de l'Aeroport 21, 1215 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:30
Tue:08:00-23:30
Wed:08:00-23:30
Thu:08:00-23:30
Fri:08:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:30
Sun:08:00-23:30
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+41229290330
Cointrin Airport, Geneva, 1215
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+41229290330
Cointrin Airport, 1215 Genève
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
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
410848445522
Geneva Airport
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
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