Car Hire Geneva Airport Swiss side
Find your perfect car hire at 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.
Geneva has so much to offer, it’s hard to know which way to turn. Hiring a car is particularly popular during the winter months, as it provides easy access to various ski resorts across Switzerland.
Plan your journey from Geneva Airport (Swiss Side)Geneva Airport (Swiss Side) is just 5km from Geneva city centre – an easy journey in your hire car. The city offers an enticing combination of cultural charm, world-class entertainment and top-notch cuisine. With numerous ski resorts within easy reach, there’s much to do during winter months too.
Many of the city’s most famous attractions are found in Geneva’s old town, including the St Pierre Cathedral – more than 850 years old. Other attractions include the Barbier-Mueller Museum and the International Museum of the Reformation, housed in an 18th century mansion. If you fancy a relaxing meal, head to Place du Bourg-de-Four – the traditional heart of the old town – where numerous cafes and restaurants await.
From the old town you’ll be able to see Geneva’s most famous landmark: Jet d’Eau. At 140 metres high, this is the world’s tallest water fountain. Every second, 500 litres of water pass through it at a speed of 200km per hour.
For retail therapy, head to Market Street which offers a high-quality collection of shops and boutiques. Also check out Plainpalais – host to Geneva’s largest outdoor flea market.
From the comfort of your hire car, Geneva and beyond is yours to discover.
Beyond Geneva Airport (Swiss Side)The French-speaking part of Switzerland (sometimes referred to as “Romandie”) offers visitors exciting cities, historic monuments and cultural excellence, as well as stunning Alpine scenery and numerous ski resorts. With the option to travel into neighbouring France too, Geneva provides many memorable road trips.
Just under 100km from Geneva Airport, via the A1 and A9, is the resort of Montreux. With its world-famous jazz festival (June/July) and delightful lakefront promenade, it’s a popular tourist haunt. Chillon Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop just offshore, is worth visiting and features fortified walls and a museum.
Travel via the A1 from Geneva Airport for 45 minutes and you’ll arrive in the beautiful port of Lausanne. With its delightful old town (dominated by an impressive gothic cathedral) and vibrant nightlife, it’s well worth visiting. Gourmands will also be impressed by the choice of restaurants, serving a variety of regional specialties.
Around a 90-minute drive from Geneva Airport (via the A1 and A12) is Gruyères – a typical Swiss Alpine village offering picture-postcard scenery, incredible mountain views and the famous Gruyères cheese factory. Here you’ll also find a fine selection of restaurants, many of which specialise in cheese fondue. If you’re a history buff, there’s also a 13th century castle to explore.
Beyond Geneva Airport (Swiss Side), a kaleidoscope of attractions across Switzerland awaits. With the convenience of a hire car, you’re free to discover them at your leisure.