Car Hire in Geneva Airport (French-side)
Car hire in Geneva Airport (French side)
Geneva, in the heart of Europe
An airport sitting right on the border between France and Switzerland and with easy access to both, at the very centre of Europe. This hire location is based on the French side of the airport.
If you would specifically like to pick up your rental car on the Swiss Side, please visit our page for car hire at Geneva Airport (Swiss Side).
Hire station information
To reach the French side of the airport, go up to the check-in level after collecting your luggage and follow the "destination France" signs. Then go through customs (next to the Air France ticket counters).
Car rental is next to the arrivals area in a separate building. Follow the "car rental" signs. Car hire return is on level 1 in the P51 car park - again this is signposted. Shuttles run regularly from this car park from 5 am to 11 pm. You’ll find information on shuttle arrivals in the service desk area and a map in the P51 car park for locating Avis.
The airport is around 7 miles from the city centre and can be reached by car in around 25 minutes. It is also well positioned for easy access to France via the A40 motorway, to destinations such as Grenoble, Chambéry and Annecy as well as Lyon and Dijon.
It has also earned the title of "skiing airport", ideally positioned for most resorts in the French and Swiss Alps. Ski resorts within easy distance include Châtel, Courchevel, Flaine, Val d’Isère, Megève, Morzine, Chamonix, Avoriaz, Les Arcs, Val Thorens, Tignes, Valmorel, Verbier and Villars.
Services and optional extrasAvis Preferred: We want to offer you the best possible service. Join Avis' customer loyalty programme and enjoy a range of great benefits to save you time and money. Paperwork will be prepared in advance so you won’t have to spend any longer than necessary collecting your car. The more you rent from us, the more you’ll get back – repeat business customers get free weekend rentals, complimentary upgrades and much more.
You can return your hire car out of hours, because we understand flights run through the night. Just tell us in advance.
Winter equipment: If you’re here to ski, you’ll be glad to know we can provide ski racks for your convenience. During the colder months, you may also need snow chains to ensure your safety on icy roads. Just let us know what you need and we’ll make sure your car is all kitted out.