Geneva Airport Car Hire
Geneva - also known as Cointrin Airport - is in Switzerland but, being right on the border with France, cars can be hired on the French side of the airport. It is only 4km from the city centre of Geneva, Switzerland's second largest city. Over 15 million passengers use Geneva airport every year and it is popular all year round because of the winter sports season.
Where are the car hire desks at Geneva Airport?
If you have a car on the French side of the airport, after collecting your baggage, you will need to go up to the check-in level and follow the signs for 'destination France'. You will then need to go through the customs area (to the right of the check-in hall) to the car hire desks. You may be asked for your car hire contract to gain access so please have these ready.
Where can I collect/drop off the car at Geneva Airport?
There is no shuttle bus required. The cars are located in a multi-storey car park 5 minutes walk from the desk. When you come to return the car. make sure you return it to the French side as, if you return it to the Swiss side, you may be charged.
Geneva Airport Top Tips
Due to a new ruling, it is illegal to drive a non-EU plated rental car into an EU country on a holiday. For this reason, if you are planning a holiday in France or travelling through to another EU country, then it is important you specify that you wish to hire a car on the French side when flying into Geneva Airport.
When driving to and from the airport, avoid the Swiss highways unless you have purchased a vignette.
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