Geneva International Airport (GVA)
Car Hire / Rental
There are 10 car hire firms with desks at Geneva International Airport (GVA). Seven car hire companies operate from the Swiss sector and three operate from the French sector. To ensure that you can hire the type of vehicle of your choice at Geneva Airport, it is best to book in advance of your arrival.
If you will be driving in Switzerland, we recommend that you hire from a Swiss car hire company, while if you are driving in France, the French hire companies are recommended. In general, local companies at Geneva Airport tend to offer the most competitive deals, although weekend specials are often provided by the national car rental operators. Prices do change frequently, so always shop around.
Car Rental, Driving and Rules of the Road in Geneva
For those who want to drive in both countries, it is possible to cross borders with hire cars - just make sure that you inform the hire company that you intend to take the car abroad before you hire. The age required to rent a car at Geneva Airport varies, with some companies accepting those aged 20, while others only rent cars to drivers over 25.
Travelling around Geneva and Switzerland as a whole by car is straightforward, with numerous motorways, all of which are well maintained. Mountain roads can be extremely scenic, although only experienced drivers should consider these routes. Popular alternatives include tunnels through the Alps, such as the Grand St. Bernard tunnel to the south, between Bourg St. Pierra and Aosta in Italy, where a toll is payable. As with continental Europe, the Swiss drive on the right.
Speed limits in Geneva, Switzerland
Urban areas: 50 kph / 30 mph
Open roads: 80 kph / 50 mph
Motorways / highways: 120 kph / 75 mph
Geneva International Airport (GVA) Car Rental Companies
The following is a list of car rental firms with offices at Geneva International Airport (GVA):
- National / Alamo
- Holiday Auto
- Avis France
- Europcar France
- Hertz France
Geneva International Airport (GVA) Car Rental