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Key facts for hiring a car in Geneva

  • Best time to visit

    This really depends on your plans. For winter sports and snow, December to early April is a good bet. For warmer weather try June to September.

  • Car hire locations

    There are two car hire locations at the airport - the French side and the Swiss side. Make sure you know which one you’re heading to!

  • Useful lingo

    Petrol – de l'essence
    Diversion – La déviation

  • Time difference

    GMT (the same as London, UK)

  • Currency

    Swiss Franc (CHF)

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Hire a car in Geneva

A city of pure sophistication, Geneva is as elegant as the waters which sit beside it.

Geneva seems to have it all. From fabulous panoramas of snow-dusted mountains, to quirky and unpredictable buildings, the city is really photogenic. The food is also a delight – dip into gooey fondue, feed your winter soul with a plateful of moreish rösti and wash it down with the local pop, flauder.

Even travelling around is exciting – whether you want to float, cycle or drive (or do a bit of all three) the routes in and outside of the city are hard to beat. So, if you plan to spend some of your trip to Geneva on the road, then easyCar will help you find your way – starting with the perfect rental.

Why book your Geneva car hire with easyCar?

At easyCar, we've been helping customers find their perfect rental for nearly 20 years. Our experience means you can rest assured that you're in good hands. Plus, across the most trusted of review sites, we have over 10,000 reviews. Here's a few from customers who've booked a car in Geneva.

Helpful advice

Geneva Airport car hire information

Pickup Location Average cost per day of car hire in Geneva
Airport £38.10
Downtown £36.90

I want to hire a car at Geneva Airport, where do I collect it?
This totally depends on where you plan on driving your car. There are two sides to Geneva Airport, the French side and the Swiss side. Hiring from the Swiss side, you should get things such as the motorway vignette included, however the car may cost a little more. It is more popular to pick up a car on the Swiss side, and this makes sense if you are staying in Switzerland.

Where do I return my hire car?
Be extremely careful when you return your car, as rental companies at GVA have a habit of charging you extra if you drop of your car at the 'wrong side'.

What's the best value supplier at Geneva Airport?
On the French side, the two best value suppliers are Dollar and Hertz; on the Swiss side the best value suppliers are Dollar and Flizzr.

Which car hire supplier should I choose?

Over the years, we've complied thousands of ratings from our customers so we can help you make the most informed decision when choosing a supplier. The table below shows Geneva suppliers ranked by both popularity (how many people have chosen to book with them) and rating (how people reviewed their rental).

Our most popular
Our highest rated
Avis Budget
Europcar Unirent
Budget Europcar
Thrifty Dollar
Citer Alamo

It's good practice with any car rental company to look carefully at the small print. In a country like Switzerland, pay attention to any added extras which are often legal requirements (such as winterisation). Some companies may at first appear more expensive but have these things included, so be thorough in your search. If you have any questions about what's necessary when you are booking a Swiss hire car, our customer service team are available to help you over the phone 24/7.

Facts and stats about car hire in Geneva

Monthly weather and average cost per day of car hire

Month High Low Average cost per day
Jan 4°C -1°C £38.60
Feb 6°C -1°C £45.90
Mar 11°C 1°C £43.50
Apr 14°C 4°C £36.40
May 19°C 9°C £37.20
Jun 23°C 12°C £33.10
Jul 26°C 14°C £43.30
Aug 25°C 14°C £40.50
Sep 21°C 11°C £33.70
Oct 15°C 7°C £35.40
Nov 9°C 2°C £36.00
Dec 5°C 0°C £50.50

Your questions answered

Frequently Asked Question Answer
What is the most popular rental length in Geneva? Five to six days.
What is the most popular month to rent a car in Geneva? March, when a hire car costs on average £34.60 per day.

Types of car

Car Type Average cost per day of car hire in Geneva
Mini £25.30
Economy £28.40
Compact £36.00

Driving tips for car rental in Geneva

Motorway vignettes – It’s the law to have a motorway vignette in your windscreen if you intend to drive on Swiss motorways. There should be one in your hired car, but if you have hired the car in a different country, there may not be. You can buy them at the border for 40 Euros.

Car lights – Headlights should always be on, even during day time. This is a legal requirement which was introduced in 2014.

Keeping alert – Look out for wildlife on the roads if you are driving in rural areas. There will be signs alerting you to this.

Save the planet – If you are waiting at traffic lights, it is expected that you turn off your engine to help keep emissions down.

Road signs – The language on road signs can vary depending on where you are in the country.

Drive safely – The Swiss authorities are very strict on speeding and consumption of alcohol prior to driving.

Park up – Some small towns and villages are ‘car free’ areas, so it’s best to park outside and walk in.

Giving way – Uphill drivers have priority on narrow roads, but larger vehicles tend to always have priority over cars.

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The ultimate Geneva road trip

There's nothing more enticing when in Switzerland than exploring the brilliant towns and villages surrounding Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) and beyond. We've put together a road trip, which is by no means exhaustive, but gives you an idea of where you could drive to if you're wanting to hit the road. If you head to the opposite side of the lake, try not to miss Montreux, Gruyères or Fribourg, too.

  • Geneva Airport GVA

    The busiest routes from GVA are London, Paris and Barcelona.

  • Car hire pick up point

    Swiss side: car park P51
    French side: P21

  • Lausanne – 60km

    Picturesque lakeside city surrounded by vineyard-coated slopes.

  • Yverdon-les-Bains  – 40km

    Spa town with 30 degree hot springs.

  • Neuchâtel  – 37km

    Attractive city with hillside castle and cobbled streets.

  • Bern  – 55km

    The capital of Switzerland, Bern has a quaint, medieval air.

Swiss road signs

When driving in another country, it's sometimes off putting if you see a road sign you don't recognise. In Switzerland, there are a few signs which you may not regularly see in other countries. Here are three of the most unusual ones explained:

Local driving laws

What are the rules of the road in Switzerland?

Legal drink driving
Minimum renter
0.05 millilitres of alcohol per litre of breath If you choose a company such as Avis or Hertz, they will rent certain cars to drivers as young as 19.

Type of
Speed limit
Autobahn / autoroute / autostrada 120km/h (75 mph)
Autostrasse / semi-autoroutes / semiautostrade 100 km/h (62 mph)
Outside built up
80 km/h (50 mph)
Inside built up
50 km/h (31 mph)