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    Car Hire from Geneva Airport - Find Your Perfect Rental

    Geneva is an international hub of banking and diplomacy. With the Headquarters of Europe's United Nations and the Red Cross, Geneva is a cosmopolitan city located by Lake Geneva and surrounded by the Alps. The city's picturesque setting attracts travellers from all over the world.

    Auto Europe provides you with high-quality car rental services at most competitive prices in more than 20,000 locations worldwide. With over 60 years of experience, we are able to meet your highest expectations; due to our cooperation with both local and international suppliers, we present you with a large choice of vehicle categories. Auto Europe provides customers with the guaranteed lowest rates and best customer service. Pick up your car hire at Geneva Airport and start enjoying your journey in Switzerland as soon as you step off the plane!

    Airport Information

    Geneva Airport, also known as Cointrin Airport, is located two and a half miles north-west of Geneva city centre. Due to its location on the border of two countries, the airport serves the Swiss and the French area. Travellers with a booking for a car rental from Geneva Airport can drive to both countries.

    Different rental conditions apply on the Swiss and French side of the airport. Learn why, depending on your travel destination, one side is better than the other for your car hire at Geneva Airport.

    Geneva International Airport (GVA)
    Website: www.gva.ch
    Address: Route de l´Aeroport 21, 1218 Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.
    Telephone: +41 22 717 71 11
    Airlines operating at Geneva Airport: Offering more than 50 airlines for both region and international flights.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Car hire desks at Geneva International Airport are split between the Swiss Sector and the French Sector. In the Swiss Sector, the desks are situated at the Arrival level, towards La Poste. Returns on the Swiss side are at car park P51, lower level. If you rent a car in Switzerland but return it in the French sector, you may be subject to a fee.

    If you booked a car hire from Geneva Airport in the French Sector, you will be able to reach the French side, even if you land in the international one. You will have to collect your bags, proceed to the Check-in level and follow the "Destination France" signs, go through customs ticket counter, and then proceed to the car rental desk. For departure, you can return the car to the French Sector. If you are flying to countries other than France, you will more than likely have to check in on the Swiss side. You can reach the international sector through the transit area.

    Car hire desks operating hours

    Swiss Sector

    Company Opening Hours
    Firefly 7am to 11.30pm
    Avis 6.30am to 11.30pm
    Budget 6.30am to 11.30pm
    National 7am to 11pm
    Europcar 7am to 11.30pm
    Hertz 7am to 11.30pm
    Sixt 7am to 11.30pm

    French Sector

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis Mon - Fri: 7am to 11pm
    Sa: 7.30am to 10pm
    Sun: 08am to 10.30pm
    Budget Mon - Fri: 7am to 11pm
    Sa: 7.30am to 10pm
    Sun: 08am to 10.30pm
    Enterprise Mon - Sat: 8am to 11pm
    Sun: 8am to 10pm
    Europcar Mon - Fri: 7.30am to 11pm
    Sa: 7.30am to 10pm
    Sun: 08am to 10.30pm
    Sixt 8am to 10pm

    Terminals

    Geneva International Airport is split into two passenger terminals, T1 and T2. T1, known as the main terminal, is divided into 5 piers, A, B, C, D, and F. At Pier A, and some gates at Pier D, passengers are not subject to passport checks. Gates at Piers, B, C, and some at Pier D are subject to passport checks. Pier F, known as the French Sector, is used exclusively for passengers arriving or departing to French destinations.

    T2 is used during the winter charter season. This is the original terminal and not as up-to-date as the main terminal. Passengers are checked in and then sent to the main terminal.

    Airport Facilities

    Geneva International Airport offers passengers world-class facilities. With over 25 restaurants, bars, and snack shops throughout the airport, there is something for everyone. Passengers will be able to shop at over 50 stores offering everything from Swiss watches to magazines. ATMs and currency exchanges are spread throughout the airport. The entire airport offers wifi for passengers.

    Transport

    Transportation to and from the airport is made easy using Unireso. Only one ticket is needed for travel by train, tram, bus or boat in the France-Vaud-Geneva region. An added bonus is that all travelers can use Unireso transportation for free by picking up a ticket in the baggage claim area.

    The airport railway station has direct access to the Check-in and Arrival levels. All trains stop at the Geneva-Cornavin station and run every 12 minutes during rush hour.

    Most hotels offer a free shuttle bus outside of the Arrival level. The shuttles typically run every 20 minutes. Taxis in Geneva can be hailed or pre-booked.

    The airport can be accessed by car through the E62 road, also known as 1 motorway. Since Geneva Airport lies in close proximity to the city, the drive from the airport to the centre takes only fifteen minutes. Please familiarise yourself with local driving regulations and take a look at our Switzerland driving information guide.

    Parking Tips

    Parking at the Geneva International Airport is open 24 hours a day, however, it is best to make a reservation in advance to ensure you have an available parking at the airport.

    There are three differeent parking zones in Geneva. Parking in the white zone, where "pay and display" system is in use, is paid Monday to Friday between 9am and 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm. Within the blue zone, one-hour car parking is free. It is prohibited to park within the yellow zone.

    Useful links

    Tourist Guide Geneva


    Additional Information About Geneva Airport

    Geneva Airport
    Route de l'Aéroport 21
    Le Grand-Saconnex,Switzerland,1215

    IATA Code: GVA
    IACO Code: LSGG
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 46.1418
    Longitude: 06.0634

    General Information: Geneva Airport is located in Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland. It is located about 2.5 miles north-west of the city centre of Geneva and is easily accessible by rental car.

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