Car Hire Geneva Airport Swiss Side

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Geneva – One Airport – Two Countries

Things are a little different from the norm when it comes to hiring a car in Geneva Airport as there are two sides, the Swiss side and the French side.

You must make a decision on which side of the airport you wish to pick up your rental car from. Both sectors are housed within the same building.

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Car Hire Geneva Airport Swiss Side FAQ

How many car rental firms are there on the Swiss side of the airport?
8 - Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, National. Sixt, Europcar and Hertz
What class/type of rental cars are available to rent?
Budget/Economy, Automatic. People Carriers, Convertibles, Estate, Luxury, Minivan and more.
Can I drive my Geneva Car Rental all over Europe?
This will vary. In general, it's not a problem but it must be discussed with the rental company and be clear in the contract.
Which car is the most frequently rented at Geneva Airport?
Current data we have shows that budget/economy rentals are the most popular. Ford or Peugeot are popular budget priced models.
How much should I expect to pay for a budget car hire Geneva Airport Swiss side deal?
There are numerous things to take into account but a yearly average suggests a price of around £35 per day.
Do car hire companies at Geneva Airport offer a shuttle bus service to the pickup area?
Yes, most do, if far enough away to be necessary.
Can I get a train from the airport if needed?
Yes, it's just a quick few minutes walk and there are regular services to the city centre.
Do the people in Geneva generally speak good English?
Yes, it's dependent on age of course with the younger population quite fluent.
Is it possible pay with Euro in Switzerland?
Yes, but you will incur charges. It's best to pay with credit cards or Swiss Francs.
What are some of the highly recommended ski resorts in Switzerland?
Zermatt, Davos-Klosters, Verbier, St Moritz, Grindelwald, Arosa Lenzerheide and Adelboden-Lenk to name just a few.

Geneva Airport Car Hire Switzerland

There are of course advantages and disadvantages to each side. It is true that most international flights arrive into the Switzerland side of the airport so quicker access to your car may be possible.

Swiss cars are also more likely to come with items needed for driving in wintry conditions such as snow tyres and chains.

A disadvantage of picking up on the Swiss side would be expense as cars tend to cost a bit more here than with car hire Geneva Airport French side rates.

You need to consider the whole package. Sometimes the extra add-ons needed on the French side can raise the price considerably meaning better value overall on the Swiss side.

You can find the rental desks in the arrivals hall. Keep in mind that Swiss cars must be returned to the same side as they were rented from.

The full name of the airport is Geneva Cointrin International Airport and you will find it just five kilometres from the city centre. If you are on a domestic French flight, you will want to enter through the French side so as to bypass customs.

Vignette for Swiss Side

When you obtain a rental car in the Swiss part, it comes with a sticker called a Vignette. This is needed for Geneva Airport Swiss side rental.

An important thing to keep in mind here is that if you hire a car on the French side but intend traveling in Switzerland, you will be subject to an extra charge for the Vignette. You are likely to be fined if you choose to travel without one.

Swiss Car Hire for EU Citizens

In the past there have been restrictions for drivers from the EU when wishing to use Swiss registered rental cars in the EU.

This can now be solved by signing a simple waiver. You will need to discuss this with the rep at the car hire desk when picking up your rental.

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Some of our most popular car rentals are sorted by category below

Budget and Economy Car Rental Geneva

  • VW UP
  • Fiat 500
  • Hyundai I10
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Renault Clio
  • Seat Leon


  • Audi A3
  • BMW 2 Series
  • Skoda Octavia

Standard Full Size

  • VW Passat
  • Volvo V40
  • Mercedes C Class
  • Audi A4
  • Skoda Fabia
  • Opel Insignia

7 Seater/People Carrier

  • VW Touran
  • Ford S Max
  • VW Caddy
  • Seat Alhambra
  • Ford Galaxy


  • Mercedes E Class
  • BMW 5 Series
  • Audi Q7
  • Mercedes S Class

Car Rental Companies Swiss side

  • Firefly
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • National
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Sixt

Ski Trip

If you are not heading for Geneva City then your first port of call when leaving this part of the airport might be wherever you booked your ski holiday.

Vallée de Joux and Portes du Soleil can be driven to in an hour or so. Many will also be booked into resorts such as Anzère, Zermatt or Les Nendaz.

Swiss Side Geneva Car Hire Return

Watch the video below to see the collection of a car from area P21. The driver then heads for the A1 motorway.

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