Car hire in Geneva

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Car hire in Geneva

On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in Geneva, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Switzerland, please read our general tips on car hire in the country first via the link below.

Car hire at Geneva Airport

Geneva International Airport (airport code: GVA) is just 2.5 miles from the city centre. It is the airport where most flights land in Switzerland. It’s also located right on the French border, meaning that one part of it is in France and the other in Switzerland. Because of this, getting to many different areas in both country by car or other means of transportation, is easy.

There are seven car rental firms at the airport. You can find their offices on the Swiss side, right by the arrivals hall. They are easy to spot and get to.
It’s also possible to rent and pick up the car in central Geneva, if this suits you better.

Where to go around Geneva

Geneva is located in the western part of Switzerland, right on the French border. The city is very close to the Alps, and there are many ski resorts in the area. Other than this, there are many nice villages and gorgeous nature to experience. With a rental car, you’ll be able to see it all! Below we’ll mention a few of our favourite spots.

Anzère
The popular ski resort Anzère is just over a two-hour drive east of Geneva. In addition to its many ski slopes, Anzère also has very nice town centre with many shops and restaurants. It is also the city that gets the most sunlight in Switzerland (measured in hours of sunlight).

Biel/Bienne
Two hours north of Geneva is the beautiful city Biel/Bienne, at the foot of the Jura mountains. The surrounding area is incredibly beautiful. Besides massive mountains surrounding the city, you’ll also see a beautiful lake. The city centre is a mix of old historical buildings and modern shopping centres. In short, there is a lot to see and experience and something for everyone in Biel/Bienne.

Vallorbe
The town of Vallorbe is located on the border between Switzerland and France, about 60 miles from Geneva. The city has a long, interesting history. Furthermore, it is situated between three mountains, and there are many natural phenomenas for you to discover. On the outskirts of the town there are also limestone caves. The caves, which are open to the public, have amazing arches and waterfalls.