Car Hire Geneva Airport Swiss side
Car hire in Geneva Airport (Swiss Side)
Pick up your hire car at Geneva Airport (Swiss Side) and explore this Swiss city and beyond at your own pace.
The Avis car hire desk is in the arrival halls of the terminal building on the Swiss side of the airport.
Geneva has so much to offer. Hiring a car is particularly popular during the winter months, as it provides easy access to various ski resorts across Switzerland.
Address & Contact DetailsCointrin Airport, Geneva, 1215. Tel: +41 22 9290330
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Popular car hire locations in Geneva
Plan your trip from Geneva airportIt’ll take you 20 minutes to drive from Geneva Airport to the centre of Geneva in your Avis hire car.
Geneva is Switzerland’s second biggest city and a popular gateway to the Alps. Lying over the waters of Lake Geneva from France, Geneva is part of Romandie, the French-speaking region of Switzerland.
The Jet d’Eau is an iconic water fountain and one of Geneva’s most famous landmarks. Watch as water is jetted 140 metres high with incredible force to create a spectacular sight.
The Old Town of Geneva is a lively mix of ancient streets and squares as well as art galleries, museums and old buildings. Bourg-de-Four Square is the oldest square in Geneva and is where the Roman marketplace once took place. Today it has cafes with outside seating for you to relax and watch the world go by and shops to browse. The square is particularly lovely at Christmas. More shops can be found close by on Rue du Marche.
The Cathedral of Saint Pierre sits on a hill in the Old Town. Climb the 157 steps to the top and take in the wonderful panoramic view of Geneva. The vaults contain an impressive archaeological site with artefacts dating back to the 11th Century.
Road trips from GenevaExploring the area around Geneva in an Avis rental car is an opportunity to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the foothills of the Alps, one of the most popular tourist regions in the whole of Europe.
The medieval town of Gruyères is 1.5 hour’s drive from Geneva. The road from the motorway is simply stunning, with the Alps looming high above and green rolling hills all around. Once you’ve arrived in Gruyères, discover the history of chocolate in the Gruyères chocolate factory and sample the cheese named after the town, or perhaps try a cheese fondue. The Gruyères Castle was once the residence of the Counts of Gruyères and was built in the 13th Century. The castle has some wonderful exhibitions on display.
Ovronnaz is 2 hours' drive from Geneva, and the road takes you around the beautiful Lake Geneva. It’s a great location for making the most of the Swiss Alps – for hiking and walking in the summer and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The thermal baths offer a great respite for aching muscles, whether you’ve been skiing or hiking or just fancy a treat. Take in the alpine scenery from the comfort of your hot thermal bath.
Beyond Geneva Airport, a wealth of attractions and beautiful scenery awaits you. With the convenience of an Avis hire car, you’re free to discover them at your leisure.
Driving rules in SwitzerlandWhich side of the road?
In Switzerland, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- If involved in an accident, and police are not needed, you must complete a European Accident Claim Form. Please return this to your Avis representative
- In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 80 km/h (49 mph)
- Motorways: 120km/h (74mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 and less than 135cm must be seated in appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.