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Car hire in Geneva

Car hire in Geneva

Hiring a car in Geneva is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Geneva. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Geneva.

Driving in Geneva

Geneva is Switzerland's second most populous city and is an area of both regional and global importance. Both a business and tourist destination year round, Geneva boasts picturesque market squares and an impressive futuristic skyline that overlooks the beautiful Lake Geneva.

Car hire in Geneva is the perfect way to explore this thriving financial centre. Geneva is a major transport hub in Switzerland and across the continent, and is well connected both in terms of motorway networks and a busy airport. Beautiful natural surroundings and rich cultural heritage also make Geneva a popular tourist destination and Lake Geneva remains a highlight for both locals and tourists.

Geneva is a great example of an historic city embracing a new and exciting future. Geneva's importance as a financial centre has seen significant investment across the city. However, Geneva is also the home of a remarkable number of historic and heritage sites. 82 listed buildings of national importance are located in Geneva, including a number of religious sites.

By renting a car, visitors will not only be able to enjoy the impressive architecture within the city limits but also explore beyond the city limits into surrounding of Romandie, in which Geneva is located.

Get the most out of Geneva by renting a car and experience all this thriving Swiss city has to offer. Book your holiday today!

Cheap Car Hire at Geneva Airport

Geneva International Airport, commonly known as Cointrin Airport, is the main airport for the region of Romandie serving the city and surrounding ski and tourist areas as well.

Flying into Geneva Airport brings visitors within easy touching distance of the city centre. Only 5 km northwest of the city centre, those tourists who rent a car will quickly find themselves in heart of Geneva. The journey should not take longer than 30 minutes, even in traffic, though depending on the location of the desired hotel in Geneva, this time may vary. Many hotels in Geneva have recommended routes so it is often a good idea to check before leaving.

When deciding on renting a car from Geneva International Airport, visitors will have plenty of choice. All the major car hire companies have locations either at the Airport in the city, with Avis and Sixt having the largest number of locations for ultimate convenience.

Car rental also allows tourists to select the best vehicle for their journey. Car hire companies in Geneva have extensive fleets of vehicles and will provide the perfect car to meet every need. Driving around the city is best achieved with an economical compact car, though tourists keen on exploring the areas around Geneva may be more inclined to rent a car suitable for longer day journeys or fitting the whole family.

Although many of the popular areas of interest are within the boundaries of the city, there is plenty to explore throughout the region of Romandie as well. The extensive network of roads and motorways facilitates exploring the area and is also extensively sign-posted for added convenience. It is also a good idea to opt for a reliable satellite navigation system.

There are many more remote villages and towns dotted around Geneva that are within touching distance of the city centre and are easily accessible due to the network of roads that connect the area. For nature lovers, one such area of interest should be the nature reserve, Haute Chaine du Jura. A breathtaking valley that covers 11,000 hectares across the Fraco-Swiss border, Haute Chaine du Jura is a must see on any visit to Geneva.

Car hire from Geneva International Airport is the ideal way to see all the city and surrounding areas have to offer with ease.

Car Hire in Geneva, The City

Geneva is a sprawling city but many of the popular museums and areas of interest lie in close proximity to the city centre.

Despite the busy nature of this thriving metropolis, those wishing to drive through and around Geneva need not worry about parking. There are a number of safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst many hotels in Geneva also provide free parking to guests. Parking on the street can be slightly more complicated and is considerably more expensive. Visitors staying at hotels in Geneva should ask the concierge for best tips on parking and they may even have coupons or discounts at select car parks.

Being such a thriving transport hub, Geneva and the surrounding areas can experience a congested rush hour period. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour to avoid the stresses associated with sitting in traffic. Similarly, when returning to the city, an early or late return would be best as the evening rush hour, beginning around 4pm can last for up to 3 hours.

During the day however, driving in and around Geneva is an absolute pleasure. The streets are immaculately clean and the many beautiful buildings make driving in the city both enjoyable and scenic. Views of Lake Geneva are also available from many roads, an added bonus for motorist in the city..

Car hire in Geneva is a great option to see this vibrant city. Tourists will enjoy the cultural diversity of the city whilst also being able to explore the surrounding areas as well. Despite its growing importance as an international centre for commerce, Geneva still provides an authentically Swiss experience that keeps visitors coming back every year.

Discover your own Geneva with the convenience only car rental can provide, book your holiday today!