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    Car Hire Geneva, France

    Geneva Car HireGeneva is a unique and proud city. In the 16th century, it was a nation by itself, closed in by France, Italy and Switzerland. It became part of Switzerland in the 17th century, but for the locals, it still feels like a little independent nation. With the official language being French, you'll find yourself in a city with the beauty of Swiss and the French charm.

    Visit the Red Cross Museum, which tells the story of the founding of the organisation, and the role it has played over the years. From here, drive your hire car a few blocks to the east, where you can visit Jardin Botanique, Geneva's main botanical garden. Established over 100 years ago, the gardens house plant varieties from around the world, and also include an animal enclosure which is great fun for the kids.

    To experience the historical side of Geneva, drive your car hire a few blocks south of the river mouth, and visit Saint Peter's Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century. Beneath the cathedral lies an ancient archaeological site, complete with Roman ruins and mosaics, giving an insight into the early history of the city.


    Convenient Locations to Pick-Up Your Car Hire in Geneva

    Auto Europe works with the most trusted suppliers in Geneva, such as Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty, that offer convenient, accessible pick-up and drop-off locations at the French Side of the Geneva Airport. This allows our clients to travel in their car hire with ease and confidence during their time in France and beyond.


    Frequently Asked Questions About Car Hire in Geneva

    Can I hire a car without a credit card in Geneva?

    While some car hire companies do not allow drivers to hire a car without a credit card, Auto Europe knows which suppliers in Geneva allow drivers to hire a car with alternative payment methods, such as a debit card. For additional information, we encourage you to give us a call at 1300-656-601.

    Do I need an international driver's permit (IDP) to drive in France?

    When driving in France, an international driver's permit (IDP) is not required for travellers. For additional information on which countries required an IDP and how to acquire an IDP, we encourage you to contact one of our helpful reservation specialists at 1300-656-601.

    Contact Auto Europe - GenevaCan I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Travel throughout Western European countries is can typically be done with little restriction for most car hires. For certain car hires, such as luxury hires, travel restrictions may apply and we encourage you to contact Auto Europe toll-free and 24/7 at 1300-656-601 for more information.


    Geneva Essentials

    You need to drive on the right-side of the road in Switzerland. Geneva is located on the border of Switzerland and Italy and drivers in both countries drive on the right-side as well. Be aware that in Switzerland, No honking is allowed after dark. Be sure to read the parking signs when parking your vehicle. Different rates and rules are valid during certain times during the day. Did you know you can collect your car from Geneva French side or Geneva Swiss side? The airport in fact has 2 exits! Read more here.

    • Standard Inclusions - All of our bookings include Value Added Tax (VAT) and third-party liability insurance. With 24 hour emergency roadside assistance and 24/7 phone support, you don't have to worry about a thing.

    • Licence Requirements - It is a requirement in both France and Switzerland that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit which must be obtained before leaving Australia.

    • Tolls and Freeways - There are toll roads all throughput France. Take out a ticket when you enter the road and pay when you leave. You can pay by cash and credit card, but note that at some toll roads you can only use credit card. If the 'Péage' sign also says 'eb', only credit cards are accepted. In Switzerland, Vignettes are compulsory on all national class 1 and 2 roads.. You can buy them at post offices, petrol stations, garages, touring club offices and customs.

    • Fleet Guide - You can find details and compare all the great cars available for hire in Geneva by checking out our fleet guides. Please note that not all cars are available from all locations.

    • Border Crossings - Some suppliers allow car hires to be driven throughout Europe without restriction. Both international and domestic one way hires are on a request basis with the suppliers and include minimum duration conditions.


    Useful Distances

    • Geneva to Lyon - 148km (approx. 1hr 40mins)
    • Geneva to Zurich - 278km (approx. 3hr)
    • Geneva to Turin - 250km (approx. 3hr)
    • Geneva to Marseille - 500km (approx. 4hr 12mins)
    • Geneva International Airport - Geneva - 7km (approx. 10 min)

    Additional Transportation Services in Geneva

    Auto Europe is proud to guarantee our clients with the industry best rates on traditional car hires. To provide our clients with even more value, we additionally offer great rates on unique vehicle hires such as luxury, motorhomes, vans and more. So, no matter what you and your travel party are in need of, Auto Europe has a mode of transportation that can make your travel dreams a reality. Compare rates in our booking engine and take the next step in planning your holiday.

    Luxury Car Hire Geneva
    Luxury Car Hire Geneva -  With a luxury car hire in Geneva, travellers can make the most of their time in France. When behind the wheel of luxury models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche and more, you can have a premium car hire experience you will never forget. Compare rates and find your ideal vehicle today!
    Motorhome Hire in Geneva
    Geneva Motorhome Hire -  With a motorhome hire, unmatched levels of exploration in France are at your fingertips. This increasingly popular mode of transportation allows travellers to experience France in an unforgettable way with numerous locations safely pitch and immerse yourself in. When you pick-up an RV in Geneva, you can explore the city and beyond to make the most of our time in the region.
    Van Hire Geneva
    Van Hire Geneva -  When the capacity of a traditional car hire simply isn't enough, look no further than a van hire with Auto Europe. We offer small, medium and large vans that are ready to accommodate anything from large travel parties to heavy luggage, so you can travel comfortably and conveniently. Use our booking engine to compare rates on van hires in Geneva.